Letter to Mr Nigel Griffiths MP
from the Registrar of Members' Interests
Further to the letter I sent earlier today, thank
you for faxing me a copy of the terms on which Mr MacKay has the
use of space on the above premises.
You say that Mr MacKay made you a one-off payment
rather than paying rent regularly. This is, of course, still rental
income and registrable as such.
You could put in a Register entry to read 'I own
a property at 31 Minto Street, Edinburgh, which I use as a constituency
office and in respect of which I have received a one-off rental
payment from a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the use of
office facilities during the period [whatever period is covered
by the agreement]'.
You could, if you wish, add a reference to the payments from the
trade union committees.
As I explained, this entry will appear not in the
imminently-published printed Register, which was closed on 26
November, but in the first updated printout to appear thereafter;
these appear at roughly monthly intervals.
11 December 2001
12 Mr Griffiths asked for the insertion "of four
years" in the square brackets. Back