Letter to Mr Mustafa Abdulali, Treasurer,
Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat, from the Parliamentary Commissioner for
You may be aware that I am currently investigating
allegations that Mr Keith Vaz failed to enter, in the register
of interests of Members of Parliament, donations and other payments
which have been made to him as a Member of Parliament.
During my enquiry I have been provided with
information from a taped interview with Mr J Kapasi by the Sunday
Times in which he says that your organisation provided Mr
Vaz with donations.
I am writing to you to ask you to provide me
with the facts and would be grateful if you would answer the following
questions. If you would prefer to discuss the matter please would
you telephone me on the above number.
1. Has Dawoodi ever made out a cheque or
provided cash to Mr Vaz? If so, please provide me with details
of the date, amount and supporting documentation.
2. Has your organisation or any person connected
with the organisation ever made any payment or donation to Mr
Vaz, or to anyone connected with Mr Vaz and/or Mrs Vaz senior?
If so, please provide details of date, whether it was cash or
cheque and the purpose of the payment.
3. Has your organisation, or anyone connected
in any way with your organisation, made any payment or donation
at any time, to any person, in respect of land acquisition at
discounted prices or planning requirements in connection with
religious building at a site in Hamilton? If so, please provide
4. I have been provided with information
that Dawoodi provided Mr Vaz with a cheque in relation to this
site. I would be grateful if you would let me know whether this
is true. If it is true, please would you send me a copy of the
cheque stub or accounts detailing this payment.
5. If you have any other information which
may shed light on this matter, please would you let me have it
or if you believe another person connected with your organisation
might be able to help me, please would you provide their name,
address and telephone number.
I am hoping to bring this enquiry to a conclusion
shortly so a reply by return, if possible, would be most helpful.
May I thank you in advance for your help.
29 June 2000