Letter from Tony Wright, MP to Madam Speaker
of 29 June
I write to bring to your attention an issue that
the Select Committee has today resolved to investigate.
The Committee had already decided to inquire into
the role of special advisers. It has now resolved to add an examination
of Short Money to this inquiry, believing that this fits naturally
into the general issue of public resources for adviser support
to parties (whether in government or opposition). Our evidence
session with Lord Neill helped to persuade the Committee of this
The Committee has therefore taken the view that this
matter falls properly within its terms of reference, but felt
that it would be appropriate to inform you of its decision.
Tony Wright, MP
29 June 2000