Letter to Councillor Piara Singh Clair
from the Clerk of the Committee on Standards and Privileges
The Committee on Standards and Privileges has asked
me to write to you with reference to your recent correspondence
with Ms Elizabeth Filkin, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
The Committee needs to have further information about
a donation to the Labour Party in the form of a cheque for £1,000
from B S Attwall & Co dated 31 December 1992, which was transferred
to the payee's account on 8 January 1993. It is not clear to the
Committee whether or not this cheque was paid into the Leicester
East Constituency Labour Party's account. I would therefore be
grateful if you could provide me with confirmation from the Constituency
Labour Party's bank that this cheque was in fact paid into the
Constituency Labour Party's account.
The Committee has been given power by the House of
Commons to require witnesses to attend to give evidence and to
require the production of documents.
I would be grateful for a reply as soon as possible.
I am sending a copy of this letter to you at the
City Council's offices.
23 January 2001