Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
from Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP
Thank you for your letter of today's date and for
letting me have an advanced copy of your findings into the above
complaint. As requested, I am responding prior to your deadline
of 9.30 am tomorrow.
I am grateful to you for investigating these complaints
so thoroughly. I note that you have found in paragraphs 29 and
39, that I did not breach the advocacy rules as set out under
paragraph 58 of the Code of Conduct.
I further note that in paragraph 40, you say "I
should add that in none of the three cases involving Mr Clifton-Brown
do I consider that the failure to declare an interest was wilful."
I accept your findings. I am sorry that you have
been put to the trouble of investigating these complaints.
2 May 2001