72. Letter to the Commissioner from
Ms Nadine Dorries MP, 27 July 2010|
The only response I can give you with regard to your
question regarding my overnight stays is as I have maintained
throughout. When Parliament is sitting I spend the weeknights
in my constituency home. I spend weekends and recess at home.
I am a mother and have a dependent relative. Last year I had [reference
to family circumstances]. My pattern is not absolute or always
the same. I am not prepared to give you any absolute figure in
terms of numbers regarding where I sleep as I cannot be 100% certain
that it would be truthful to do so.
I am aware that this may not be tidy enough for your
report; however, my pattern of nights is truthful. Confirming
any specific number would not be and therefore I am afraid that
it makes little difference how often you ask me the same question,
I can only answer what I know to be correct and that is how I
divide my time and my general pattern of nights.
I think I have almost jumped through hoops in order
to provide you with absolutes and I am afraid that I have to say
given that you know and are aware of my pattern it is wrong of
you to try and persuade me confirm a definite number. I do realise
that it would make life much easier for me to do this, however,
it is not right to do so unless I am completely sure.
Frankly, you could put together a dozen tables of
nights with small variations either side and any one could be
the right one.
With regard to [neighbour 1]; he states in his first
letter that he could see me through the dining room window. When
the large hedge is pointed out changes this to the fact that he
could hear me.
I take your point that his evidence will be balanced
out against others, however, his evidence is a lie and I feel
very, very strongly that a malicious person who has lied should
be given any consideration whatsoever.
My blog is back online and therefore you can access
anything you wish.
I look forward to your report.
27 July 2010