Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from The Lord Coe OBE
Thank you for seeing me and my colleague, Tina Stowell,
on Monday morning. Further to that meeting, Tina Stowell has been
in touch with all the organisations that made donations to the
William Hague Charitable Trust in lieu of speaking or article
fees and has received confirmation that no cheque was indeed cashed.
Please find enclosed a list of the payments received,
together with confirmation from the organisations concerned that
no cheques were cashed.
As I explained at our meeting, it was decided around
July of last year that attempts to establish the Trust would cease
as it was proving too complicated for the sums involved. Since
then, Mr Hague has reverted to his original practice of requesting
any fee to be paid to charities and good causes of his choice
(the list enclosed details these payments also). Clearly, we should
have amended Mr Hague's entry to reflect this at that time and
I am sorry that this did not occur until later.
I hope you will agree that this issue has now been
13 February 2001