Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Second Report

Annex 194

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Mr Jonathan Upton

Thank you for your letter of 4 May.

The budget documents to which you refer in your letter were internal Scottish Labour Party working documents, which would regularly be updated and amended. As I have already indicated, there is no reason why I should have had knowledge or sight of them. It would have been the responsibility of Alex Rowley, the Scottish General Secretary at the time, to have them prepared. Furthermore, many of the observations you are making are simply reiteration of the detail of these documents; comments on these would be matters for him.

For the reasons outlined above, I am unable to help you with your detailed questions.

15 May 2000

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