Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Fifth Report

Annex iii10

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Mr Arthur Price-Jones

With reference to our recent telephone conversations, my recollection is as follows. I clearly recall some agitation on the part of the directors of Mr Vaz's employing company because of what was perceived as a delay on his part in ending his employment as a Law Centre Solicitor following his election to Parliament. I recall that Mr Vaz ended his employment in or about October 1987, but I cannot be precise.

I enclose a copy of a letter I have received from Mr Goldberg who was the company's accountant at the time. The newspaper cutting, to which he refers, contains a reference to the resignation of Mr Vaz. It is not wholly inconsistent with my recall of the events.

I apologise for the manuscript form of this letter, but I hope it is of assistance.

19 November 2001

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