Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Third Report

Annex 134

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Mr Jaffer A Kapasi OBE DL MKD

  Thank you for your letter of 12 April 2000. I was intrigued to find of existence of a letter addressed to the then Town Clerk which I understand from you makes reference to me telephone conversation(s) with a third party and which you further contend provides "evidence" of my involvement in the above matter.

  I understand from you that the letter in question was written by the then Leader of Leicester City Council Peter Soulsby and dated 22 April 1994. It is a matter of great concern to me to be informed of the existence of a letter making allegations against me along the lines in you letter.

  I feel that under the circumstances I must exercise my right to receive a full copy of the said letter from you, in order to ascertain the context in which your selected statement was made. I will then be in a position to respond to you and also seek legal advice as appropriate. I look forward to hearing from you.

3 May 2000

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