Letter to the Clerk of the Committee on
Standards and Privileges from Mr Geoffrey Bindman, Bindman &
I received yesterday the two file notes prepared
by Mr Arthur Price-Jones of a meeting with Councillor Soulsby
and a conversation with a police contact on 25 and 27 April 1994.
These notes had not been previously supplied by Mrs Filkin presumably
because she did not consider them relevant to Mr Vaz.
They both refer to planning proposals at Beaumont
Leys and, I understand, having nothing to do with the allegation
which Councillor Soulsby has made or reported against Mr Vaz.
It appears that the allegation now revived nearly seven years
later by Sir Peter Soulsby against Mr Vaz is thus not the only
unsubstantiated allegation which he was making at the same time
some 3 days before the election at which his leadership of the
Leicester City Council was to be challenged. The Committee may
wish to ask him about this.
6 February 2001