E-mail to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Councillor Mustafa Kamal
Thank you for your letter of 4 May. I have the
following comments to make.
I have never said to you in my letter of 17
April that Mr Clair made any financial donations to Mr Vaz, what
however, I did say was that he was, in his own words instrumental
to raise a substantial money for him. I am sure you must have
noticed from Mr Vaz's response that he does not deny that. What
he says and I quote "Sikh business community a rather vague
term did not donate any money to his Election Campaign, this sentence
has a covert implication, why the question can not be if he received
any money at all".
Mr Vaz response paragraph 4.
I never stayed at 146 Uppingham Road in my entire
life. The period he is referring to is long before he bought 146
Uppingham Road. He blatantly lies to you when he states that I
assaulted my wife prior to staying in the said premises, in doing
so he commits an act which clearly is a contempt of House of Parliament.
I would have thought that Perjury to such a body must carry some
kind of Penalty. I and my wife, separately or together are prepared
to appear in a court of law to answer these preposterous allegations.
It is difficult to envisage such behaviour from any individual,
but from a prominent government Minister, I am lost for words.
Lastly, I am putting on record as advised by
you in our telephone conversation on 5 May that it will not come
to me as a surprise (I speak from experience) if some form of
harm comes to me, my family or property. In such an event I shall
not hesitate to contact you and hope that you shall take appropriate
11 May 2000