Letter to Mr Paul Gosling from the Parliamentary
Commissioner for Standards
You kindly wrote to me on 29 February to bring
to my attention some information which you felt might assist my
enquiry into allegations about Mr Keith Vaz. I am writing to you
for further assistance.
Control Securities Ltd
I attach a copy of a letter from Mr Qayyum of
the BCCI Campaign Committee which Mr Vaz has sent me. I would
be grateful to receive any further comments you wish to make on
Labour Party finances
I understand that over a period you had responsibilities
for some of the accounts in Leicester East Constituency and that
on at least one occasion you refused to certify accounts as correct.
I have also been informed that over some years some members of
the Labour Party were asked by Mr Vaz to make donations to him
for the Party and that some donations, which donors believed were
for the Party, were used by Mr Vaz for other purposes. I wish
to establish whether or not these allegations are true and wonder
if you can provide me with any information which in any way relates
to these issues, or let me know who might have such information.
Perhaps you would also let me know during which
periods you held which roles in relation to the Labour Party finances
in Leicester and over which period you were a councillor.
If you would prefer to telephone me in the first
instance, please do not hesitate to do so.
24 May 2000