Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr Keith Vaz MP
Thank you for your letter of 20 April enclosing
one from Councillor Mustapha Kamal.
I now understand the nature of the "other
matters" you wrote to me about on 14 March. Mr Kamal is part
of a faction on the Labour Group of Leicester City Council; others
have included Paul Gosling. The others will no doubt be in correspondence
with you. They are opposed to another group, who are in control.
This is a matter for the Labour Party. No payments
were made to my office. I, as an elected official made similar
payments to the Labour Party of 1 per cent of my annual salary.
The "Sikh Business Community" a rather
vague term did not donate any money to the election campaign.
Any donations for the election are listed as required. With your
permission I can send a copy of this letter to Mr Clair for his
Many individuals provided their own cars during
all five of my elections campaigns, in 1983 in Richmond in 1984
in Surrey West, in 1987, 1992 and 1997 in Leicester East, this
included Mr Kamal who in 1995 on national television described
me as "a wonderful MP whose work is hugely admired"
This is a matter for the Labour Party. With
your permission I can pass this letter to Councillor Thomas or
you may prefer to write to him.
The only person to live in 146 Uppingham Road
was Mr Kamal. * * * *, I permitted him to live there
for a period of five months * * * *.
This is a matter for the Labour Party. It was
responsible for the 50 Club (not the 200 Club as he says ) as
it does in other parts of the country, by possibly different names.
This is a matter for the Labour Party. My office
has never maintained the "Books".
This is a matter for the Labour Party.
20 April 2000