Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Third Report

Annex 5

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 this gentleman.

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

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