Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Councillor Piara Singh Clair
Thank you for your letter of 14 April 2000.
I was completely unaware that there was an investigation
into Keith Vaz. I am sure there is no truth in any of the allegations
made against Mr Vaz as I have always found him to be a first class
MP that has represented the Constituency of Leicester East very
well indeed. I am a Councillor in Leicester East and I have been
for the last nine years.
I would be grateful if you would let me know
who gave you my name and who it is that says that I might be able
to assist you. I am afraid I cannot assist you as I have made
no donations to Mr Vaz or payments to him.
I have bought him a drink on one or two occasions
in the last 10 years, as he does not drink alcohol this was not
very expensive. I do not know whether you can count that as "support"!
28 April 2000