Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Third Report

Annex 20

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Mr Keith Vaz MP

  Thank you very much for ringing me back on Saturday and for your very helpful reference to the Ninth Report. The Sunday Telegraph is clearly in breach of paragraph 14 of the Report. I have now written to Madame Speaker.

  I have instructed Geoffrey Bindman of Bindman and Partners to act on my behalf as I think this would assist with the inquiry.

  I enclose the material which I told you about last week [not included]. On Saturday, I made a formal complaint to the police in Leicestershire and I have informed the Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign Office. The Officers in Leicestershire have informed me that they will contact you.

  You said to me that you had sent Mr Milne's latest letter but it has not arrived. The letter you said you were sending to me in response to my letter to you of 2 April also has not arrived. I look forward to receiving them both.

  Thank you again for all your help.

9 April 2000

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