8. Letter to the Commissioner from
Mr Quentin Davies MP,
15 October 2003 |
[See also Volume III, PCS Oral Evidence 6]
May I be allowed, in the context of the Inquiry you
announced yesterday into Iain Duncan Smith's employment of his
wife, to submit a small piece of testimony of my own?
I have on several occasions during the period covered
by your Inquiry (which I understand runs from September 2001 to
December 2002) dealt with Mrs Duncan Smith for the purposes of
leaving or receiving messages for Mr Duncan Smith, establishing
his programme or making arrangements to speak on the telephone
or meet with him. Mrs Duncan Smith always dealt very courteously
and efficiently with these requests and I never received any sense
at all that she no longer played the same role in relation to
Mr Duncan Smith's arrangements and Parliamentary duties that she
had done in the period before September 2001 when I had the same
type of dealings with her.
No-one has solicited me, and I have consulted no
one in deciding to write this letter. Mr Duncan Smith, Mrs Duncan
Smith and their staff and advisers will therefore be entirely
unaware that I am sending it to you. However, I am now as a courtesy
sending Mr Duncan Smith a copy of it.
15 October 2003