Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Seventh Report

Annex L

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

from Pete Wishart MP

I am writing to you requesting a full standards investigation by your office into the failure by Edinburgh South MP and DTI Minister Mr Nigel Griffiths to register his interest in the ownership of his constituency office, and allegations of misuse of House of Commons allowances.

I enclose the newspaper articles from the Scottish Mail on Sunday and Scotland on Sunday (9/12/01),[11] detailing this latest problem of Labour MPs and their expenses.

The SNP/Paid Cymru Group believe that the recent cases of Labour MPs requiring investigation illustrate the need to maintain a robust, independent, and properly-resources Westminster Standards Commissioner.

10 December 2001

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