Letter to Mr David Golding, Asian Business
Network, from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
I am not sure how you spell your name, so please
forgive me if it is 'Goulding' not 'Golding'. I am writing to
you at Coleridge House as it is the only address I have for you.
I am currently investigating an allegation that support
may have been provided through a company called Mapesbury Communications
Limited for Mr Keith Vaz in his role as an MP without this support
being entered on the House of Commons Register of Members' Interests.
As part of this inquiry I am trying to establish what connections
there may be or may have been between Mapesbury Communications,
Wildberry printers (which was wound up in 1997) and/or the Asian
Business Network, which is currently based in Coleridge House.
I have been told that at some time during the period
August 1998 to January 2000 that you were assisting the Asian
Business Network, and that you collected mail from a rented office
in Coleridge House and that you have used it as an office address.
I am seeking to verify information and would be grateful
if you would let me know:
visit or have visited Coleridge House to pick up mail or to attend
what is or was the purpose of any such
meetings or contacts?
if you have or have had an office in
Coleridge House (and if so when) and which organisations were
connected with your office there?
if you are connected in any way with
the Asian Business Network and if so what is the nature and purpose
of this connection?
if you ever had any contact with Wildberry
printers and if so of what kind and for what purpose?
if you are or have been connected in
any way with Mapesbury Communications or have knowledge of the
what contacts you have or have had with
Mr Keith Vaz, MP, Ms Maria Fernandes his wife, Mr Mohammed Pathan,
Mrs Sally Williams or Mrs Rita Gresty or any other person connected
with Mr Vaz in any way? What was the purpose of any such contacts?
If you would prefer to discuss this matter with me
in the first instance perhaps you would telephone this office
to arrange a time.
I would be grateful if you would telephone this office
to confirm receipt of this letter when you receive it.
May I thank you in advance for your assistance with
29 October 2001