Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
from Mr Geoffrey Robinson MP
Thank you for sending me the draft memorandum and
annexes. You will appreciate that a number of the annexes are
documents I have not previously seen.
It was my intention to complete my reply to these
yesterday. However, this has proved quite impossible given the
length and complexity both of the memorandum and of the annexes
and the speculation and conclusions contained in the memorandum.
It is clear that you put my entire personal integrity
and future at stake in what you write, and it is essential that
I have a proper opportunity to respond.
Meanwhile I reiterate categorically that neither
I nor any company I owned directly or indirectly received the
As soon as possible I shall have completed a detailed
review of your report and the errors and omissions in it and what
I consider to be a biased and tendentious presentation of your
evidence. I am sorry to have to write in these terms, but I think
a major part of the problem has been an unrealistic timetable
to which we have all been working.
26 April 2001