Letter to Mr Geoffrey Bindman
from the Clerk of the Committee on Standards
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
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