Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Fifth Report

Annex v1

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Ms Eileen Eggington QPM

I wish to make the following formal complaint concerning Keith Vaz MP:

From 1995/6 until at least May 2000, Keith and Maria Vaz employed an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh as a nanny for their two young children * * * and * * *. Her identity and the circumstances of her employment are set out in the attached four-page document, which I prepared following conversations with Mrs Rita Gresty, former personal assistant to Maria Vaz.

Mrs Gresty has been receiving psychiatric care as an in-patient since July 2000. * * * She remains in a seriously depressed stated. However, she has given the attached information in the knowledge and understanding that it will be passed to the appropriate authorities for investigation. I am confident that Mrs Gresty is an excellent witness.

I have also passed the attached document to Andrew Pearce, Head of Security and Anti-Corruption Section, at the Home Office Nationality Division.

11 June 2001

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