Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Third Report

Annex 166

Letter to Mr Bakshish S Attwal MBE, B S Attwall & Co Ltd, from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

  Further to my letter of 3 July, I am afraid that I have to tell you that questions have been raised with me about whether the cheque stub accurately describes the recipient of this payment. I must therefore bother you with further questions and apologise for doing so.

  1.  To whom was the cheque actually made out? Please would you let me have a copy of the relevant entry in your bank statement or provide me with a copy of the cheque to confirm the recipient.

  2.  The cheque stub says "donation to the Labour Party". Did you receive a receipt in relation to the donation? If so, may I have a copy.

  3.  Please would you tell me who requested this donation, how the request was made and for what purpose.

  4.  If the cheque was made out to the Labour Party, please would you explain why the stub names Keith Vaz.

  Thank you once again for your help in these matters.

5 July 2000

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