Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Fifth Report

Annex i16

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

I have received information which is relevant to your enquiry concerning Keith Vaz MP and his connection with the Hinduja family. The information I have suggests that Mr Vaz and, in particular his wife, Mrs Maria Fernandes Vaz, have been unduly influenced by the wealth of the Hindujas. Maria has been used by the Hindujas to receive highly preferential treatment in obtaining British passports and visas.

Attached is a seven page statement which I took from Mrs Rita Gresty, who worked for Maria as PA for almost two years from August 1998 to May 2000.

I ask that you investigate the above allegation.

26 March 2001

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