Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Second Report

Annex 3

E-mail to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Mr Dean Nelson

To:    The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

From:  Dean Nelson

Date:  10 July 2000 13:51

Subject:  John Reid/John Maxton complaint

In relation to the Lobbying story published by the Observer last year, I won scoop of the year at the Bank of Scotland Press Awards 2000. The panel of judges was chaired by High Court Judge Lord McCluskey. The judges` commented that "the great virtue of the "Lobbygate" scoop by Dean Nelson of the Observer was that it fired an important warning shot across the bows of the new parliament and is bound to have a continuing and healthy effect upon the political climate in Scotland."

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