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Letter of 20 May 2009 from Professor J S Brooks, Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University, to Mr Phil Willis MP, Chairman of the Committee

Re: The Select Committee and Mr Walter Cairns

  Thank you for your letter. I am sorry that we did not respond to the letter from the Second Clerk which we interpreted as a holding response awaiting the outcome of the Select Committee.

  Mr Cairns term of office on Academic Board completes at the end of this session. The process to re-appoint for the new session has now been completed and Mr Cairns will be appointed for a further term of office. I hope that the Select Committee feels that this addresses any issues of contempt that may have unintentially occurred.

  I understand that this note may be published. I would welcome the opportunity to speak to the Select Committee should this be considered necessary.

May 2009

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