Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Fifth Report

Annex vii7

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Mr Arif Husain, General Mediterranean Holding (UK) Ltd

Thank you for your letter of 8 October 2001.

Please note our reply to the specific questions raised by you:

1.  Mr Vaz was offered directorship of General Mediterranean Holding (UK) Ltd on 26 January 1999.

2.  Mr Vaz accepted the directorship verbally on 13 April 1999.

3.  Mr Vaz resigned from the directorship on 17 May 1999, again verbally; on the date he was appointed minister.

We trust that the above information is sufficient to deal with your query.

12 October 2001

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