Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Third Report

Annex 136

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

  Thank you for your letter of 5 May 2000.

  I can confirm that I have no recollection of a conversation with Sir Peter Soulsby or for that matter any one else with regards to a request (s) for a campaign contribution. Furthermore I would reiterate that at no time have I made a payment to Mr K Vaz MP nor indeed has a payment been requested. The only exception was a payment of £52.00 made to Sahara Trust of which Mr K Vaz is a trustee and that I have a receipt of it. This has been declared in my previous correspondence to you.

  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing to my attention the comments of the letter written by Sir Peter Soulsby which makes direct reference to me and my community. I am in the process of taking legal advice regarding the contents of the letter.

17 May 2000

[Handwritten note:]

  17/5/00 Telephone call from Mr Kapasi. He will come to see me on 25 with his lawyer. He will reply to my letter re Sunday Times.

previous page contents next page

House of Commons home page Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2001
Prepared 16 March 2001