Letter to the Clerk of the Committee on
Standards and Privileges from
Mr Mark Stephens, Finers Stephens Innocent, Solicitors
Thank you for your letter of 12 February.
When you make your report to the committee I would
be grateful if you would make it clear by placing a copy of this
letter before them that Mr Kapasi is and stands ready willing
and able to have his accounts audited by an independent accountant
whose report can then be made available to both the committee
and Mr Kapasi. This point was made clear in my (Stephens/Filkin)
conversation with the Commissioner who indicated that she did
not have any problem as to who conducted the enquiry, merely that
it was done and would report Mr Kapasi's position. To that extent
at least Mr Kapasi and the Commissioner are ad idem. This
point was also reiterated in my letter to you of 8 February.
It therefore seems accurate but not a complete answer
to say as you do that: "I note that Mr Kapasi is not at present
willing to make his books and records available to The Commissioner"
12 February 2001