Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter to the Clerk of the Committee on Standards and Privileges from Mr Sarosh Zaiwalla

Thank you for your letter of 7 February 2001 enclosing the transcript for my correction. I will look at the transcript at the weekend and will revert to you. May I take this opportunity to mention two matters to the committee.

Firstly, I wonder if the Committee would publish its report about the complaint against Mr Vaz involving me without waiting for investigation of the remainder of complaints against Mr Vaz. Similarly, I must bring to the Committee's attention that Mr Milne and Mr Brown are wholly discredited individuals. Milne's evidence given on oath has not been disbelieved on three separate occasions by the English Courts and/or judicial tribunals. His current bankruptcy is his second bankruptcy. In 1992 he was declared bankrupt for £1.2 million to 108 creditors most of whom were credit card companies.

Mr Brian Brown has been convicted and jailed on two separate occasions for dishonesty. First in the late seventies and secondly in 1995. I believe that in those circumstances it is most unfortunate that the Commissioner initiated the investigation without satisfying herself as to the credibility of the complainant and his supporting witness.

There is no doubt in my mind that Mr Milne and Mr Brown had colluded with each other in the substantial theft from my office account.

9 February 2001

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