Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr Geoffrey Bindman, Bindman & Partners,
I write in reference to your letter of 26 October.
My client is extremely concerned that he has
been misled with regard to the role of the Sunday Telegraph. When
he telephoned to complain about the apparent access of the paper
to information about your inquiry you expressed sympathy. You
gave no indication that they were acting as your "informants".
He has asked me to put to you the following
(1) Will you please supply any letter from the
Sunday Telegraph. The document you have provided is an unsigned
and unidentified note.
(2) Please say what evidence you have received
to substantiate the allegations by the Sunday Telegraph.
(3) Please identify the complainants by name.
Did you ask the Sunday Telegraph to identify them?
(4) Please supply all tape recordings of conversations
and all correspondence on which you place any reliance.
You will understand why my client is deeply
disturbed by the hitherto undisclosed role of the Sunday Telegraph
in this affair. He insists on full disclosure of what appears
to be a deliberate campaign against him. He also questions the
role of Sir Peter Soulsby with whom you have contact which you
will doubtless explain to the Committee.
2 November 2000