Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Fourth Report

Annex E

Letter to the Registrar of Members' Interests from the Rt Hon William Hague MP

Further to your telephone conversation with my Private Secretary, Lord Coe, I confirm that I should like the reference to the William Hague Charitable Trust removed from my entry in the Register of Members' Interests.

On the advice of your predecessor, I requested its inclusion whilst arrangements were still being made for its establishment. Over time, however, it became clear that a charitable trust intended to distribute my occasional fees to good causes in my constituency would prove too complicated to manage for the small sums involved. I have therefore reverted to my original practice of requesting any fees to be paid direct to charities and good causes of my choice.

I am sorry that this change in circumstances was not registered with you earlier. But I should be grateful if you would amend my entry as soon as possible.

7 February 2001

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