Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr Gerald Shamash, Steel & Shamash, Solicitors
Thank you for your letter of 9th January 2001. My
client notes that you are seeking information from as long ago
as 1987, some 14 years past.
You will recall that in my client's detailed letter
of 30th November, he set out the basis on which a Premises Fund
was set up by the Constituency Party to which members and supporters
could contribute. He can recall receiving the sum of £250
in 1995 from Mr Attwall.
My client is aware of a further donation to the Leicester
East Labour Party by Mr Attwall in the sum of £1,000 made
at the end of 1992 or early 1993. To the best of his knowledge
my client is unaware of any other donations made to the Leicester
East Constituency Labour Party by Mr Attwall.
As to Cllr Kamal and donations from 1988 to 1990.
We have already responded to the questions raised in respect of
My client has provided you, through me, with a great
deal of information from such records he has had access to and
from his recollection. I trust that this now finalises matters
as he does not think that he can assist any further.
17 January 2001