Further letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from the Rt Hon Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP
Thank you for your letter of 27th July. I must apologise
for not having responded in detail before, but I have been away
I note your summary of my responses to the Standards
and Privileges Committee in 1996 and also your further questions
with regard to my entries in the Register.
Firstly it should be re-confirmed that the donation
by Greg Dyke was covered by my entry in the Register in January
1995 after discussions with registrar on the correct form of words
Having re-examined my submission to Sir Gordon Downey
in 1996, I recognise that it would have been better in retrospect
to have acknowledged Greg Dyke's donation to the Marjorie Mowlam
Research Fund in the submission, consistent with my entry in the
1995 register. I can only say that this was an oversight on my
part, since I had already taken steps to ensure the donation was
properly declared. I apologise for any confusion this may have
I confirm that no further substantial contributions
were made to the fund between 1994 and 1996.
I hope the above clarifications are of assistance.
27 August 1999