Appendix 2: Letter to the Clerk of the
Committee from Mr John Prescott, 19 July 2006|
I am very grateful to you for allowing me to see
a copy of the report prepared by Sir Philip Mawer following the
complaint and allegations made against me by Hugo Swire MP. I
should like to thank Sir Philip for the courteous and careful
way that he has prepared his report, which I fully accept.
I, and my department, also accept Sir Philip's concern
about the procedures operated within my department for reporting
gifts to my Accounting Officer. I have asked my department to
undertake an urgent review of its procedures, and we have already
begun to implement new procedures.