Letter to the Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP from
the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
I have received a complaint from Mr Dean Nelson alleging
that you used House of Commons allowances to pay salaries to full
time campaigners in the Labour Party`s Scottish Parliament election
campaign, and that you misled the Fees Office by describing Mr
Kevin Reid and Ms Suzanne Hilliard as your researchers. I attach
a copy of the letter.
I have decided that this is a matter which I should
investigate and I would be grateful to receive your comments on
the allegations and any evidence you wish me to consider.
If you would prefer to discuss the matter in the
first instance perhaps you would telephone me to arrange a convenient
27 January 2000