Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from the Rt Hon Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP
Thank you for your letter of 28th June. I apologise
for the delay in replying.
I received a one-off donation from Greg Dyke in 1994.
I should stress that the contribution was of no personal benefit
to me, but was to help towards the costs of my political responsibilities.
The contribution came, not from an organisation or company, but
from Mr Dyke in an individual capacity.
I declared this interest retrospectively in the Register
of Members' Interests in January 1995, which was the earliest
opportunity, I believe, for me to have done so. I consulted with
the Registrar on the precise form of words I should use to describe
any individual donations I received towards the Marjorie Mowlam
Research Fund (a copy of his reply is attached). I had established
the fund in 1992 for this purpose and referred to it in my entry
whenever a donation was made.
I continued to seek support for the research fund
in 1995 as I reported to Sir Gordon Downey in my note of 30th
I believe I registered my interests properly under
the rules applicable at the time, but I await your advice.
20 July 1999
Letter to Rt Hon Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP
from the Registrar of Members' Interests
Thank you for your letter of today's date. I have
made the amendments you request and attach a revised print out
of your entry. You will see that in the case of the second item
under category 4 I have changed the wording from "contributions
from" to "donations to", which brings it into line
with your previous entry. I hope that this agreeable to you.
12 January 1995