Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr John Rafferty
Thank you for your letter of 11 February 2000.
I was engaged by the Labour Party on a consultancy
basis to co-ordinate the Scottish general election campaign. This
engagement commenced on 12th January 1999 and terminated on May
6th 1999. The scope of my work specifically excluded responsibility
for the employment or management of Labour Party staff. Therefore
I have no knowledge of any matters pertaining to the employment
dates or terms of the individuals mentioned in your letter or
any other member of the Labour Party staff.
I am sorry I cannot help further but if you need
to get in touch with me to clarify any matter please contact me
on as I am frequently away from home on
22 February 2000