Letter to the Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP from
the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
Thank you for your letter of 17 July 2000.
I am sorry I did not write to you to acknowledge
receipt of your submission on 5 July. My assistant thanked the
person who delivered it by hand to my office, but I should have
written to you.
The Standards and Privileges Committee holds its
last meeting before the recess next week and will not, I understand,
meet again until October.
I therefore intend to put my report with any other
comment you wish to make to the Committee at their first meeting.
To achieve that timetable I shall have to provide the completed
report to the Clerk for circulation in early October.
Having considered your submission carefully, I hope
to send you my draft report in early September. I will be able
to offer you two weeks for further comment before I come to my
I agree that the recess adds to the delay for you
and I, too, wish that the matter were concluded.
19 July 2000