Letter to Mr Keith Vaz MP from the Parliamentary
Commissioner for Standards
Thank you for your letters of 9 and 13 March.
During the course of investigating the complaints
against you, I have been sent further information alleging that
you have not registered payments made to you as a Member of Parliament.
I set out these allegations below and would
be grateful to receive your response to them:
1. That following your election Mr Nazmu
Virani provided you with computers and other equipment.
2. That Mr I K Patel (now deceased) made
collections on your behalf which he gave to you.
3. That Mr Harish I K Patel sponsored a
breakfast meeting for you at the Regency Hotel where Mr Gordon
Brown was the guest of honour.
4. That an organisation in which you were
involved called Indo-British Business was set up to sponsor dinners
for Cabinet Ministers but the sources of funding, which benefited
you, were not registered.
5. That you received from Mr M Mudhavani
£10,000 to pay for a visit to the UK of the son of Martin
Luther King. The trip has not taken place but the funds have not
6. That the following business people have
made substantial donations to you which have not been registered:
7. That Mr G K Noon paid for you to travel
to Bahrain and for your accommodation during the visit.
8. That you circulated copies of the Caribbean
Times and Asian Times using parliamentary postage.
9. That in 1991-92 you offered to help Mr
Jaffer Kapasi obtain planning permission for a mosque in return
10. That Mr B Attwal provided you with cheques
made out in your name prior to the 1997 election.
Perhaps you would give me your comments on these
allegations or indicate whether they have been registered previously.
If you feel that any of them do not have any basis I would be
glad to know whether you know of any explanation for them.
I am sorry to have to trouble you further on
these matters and if you prefer to discuss these matters with
me in the first instance perhaps you would contact me.
14 March 2000