Letter from the Hon Nicholas Soames MP
to the Chairman of the Committee
I have seen the Speaker's statement on the 28
November and I wish only respectfully to submit to you the following
If Ministers do not honour the spirit of the
1997 resolution on ministerial responsibility the House of Commons
will rightly be seen to have lost its way.
I regard it personally and on behalf of my constituents
as fundamentally dishonest for Ministerial answers to be anything
else than full, honest and prompt.
In my judgement anything less is entirely unacceptable.
29 November 2001