Mr Andrew Mackay and Ms Julie Kirkbride - Standards and Privileges Committee Contents

9.  Letter to the Commissioner from Rt Hon Andrew Mackay, 2 December 2009

Thank you for your response of the 23rd November. I apologise for not explaining our concerns about double jeopardy clearly.

As we previously noted Sir Thomas Legg has not scrutinised the second home allowances of our colleagues who were being investigated by you so as to avoid double jeopardy. The complaint against us was only lodged with you at the end of October by which time Sir Thomas had made his provisional findings on issues directly relating to these complaints and we have since been in dialogue with him. Therefore our specific point is to avoid double jeopardy surely this matter should be left to Sir Thomas Legg and it is on that which we would appreciate your advice.

2 December 2009

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