Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr John Maxton MP
I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 8 June
I do not believe it adequately answers the points
raised with you. I still do not believe you had sufficient evidence
to begin an enquiry. On this we must disagree and at some time
in the near future someone else will have to arbitrate on that.
I will be taking further advice on your other statements
and action if that is advised.
My main purpose in writing to you is to make it clear
that the letter I wrote to you on June 4 more than adequately
answers the extremely flimsy evidence you presented in support
of the accusation.
Nothing in the transcripts sent to me shows that
I did not employ Mr Winslow in the manner, which I stated in my
letter to you of March 9 this year. I confirm that I had no conversations
with any Labour Party official during the period I employed Mr
I therefore ask you to accept my letter of June 4th
as my formal response and again ask that you dismiss the complaint
against me and inform the Committee accordingly or give me a reasoned
statement as to how it is you consider you are entitled to proceed
any further with it.
12 June 2000