Letter to Mr Jaffer A Kapasi OBE DL MKD
from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
Thank you for your letter for 3 May and for
our telephone conversation yesterday.
The only part of Sir Peter Soulsby's letter
which refers to you is the sentence I quoted to you in my letter
of 12 April 2000:
"This morning I telephoned Mr Jaffer Kapasi
of the Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat who confirmed that he had been asked
repeatedly for a `campaign contribution'."
I assure you that no other part of the letter
refers to you. I am afraid I am not at liberty to send you the
letter in full as the rest of it does not refer to you.
I am also concerned that you should describe
the sentence as making an allegation against you. There is no
allegation against you whatsoever contained in the letter.
Please would you let me know your account of
this telephone conversation and any other conversation you had
with Sir Peter on this matter.
5 May 2000