Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter to Mr Geoffrey Bindman

from the Clerk of the Committee on Standards and Privileges

Thank you for your letter of 17 December which the Committee had before it at its meeting yesterday.

The Committee was concerned by the report in The Sunday Times and has agreed to give further consideration to it.

Whatever may have been suggested in the newspapers, the Commissioner has never suggested that Mr Vaz has been engaged in a whispering campaign. She has made clear that such incidents have been no real obstacle to her getting on with her job. The Committee has full confidence in her ability to conduct an impartial investigation in relation to Mr Vaz.

19 December 2001

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