The Conduct of Lord Moonie, Lord Snape, Lord Truscott and Lord Taylor of Blackburn - Privileges Committee Contents

Letter to Baroness Prashar from Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Leader of the House, Sunday 25 January 2009

Dear Usha

  You will no doubt have seen the allegations published in the Sunday Times this morning concerning four Peers (Lord Truscott, Lord Taylor of Blackburn, Lord Snape and Lord Moonie) which have subsequently been given wide circulation in the media. Given the circumstances and the serious nature of the allegations made by the Sunday Times, I feel it would be appropriate for the Sub-Committee on Lords' Interests to investigate the issue under its new procedures agreed in December, and I would be grateful if you would take this forward as a matter of urgency. As this is of such importance to the House and its reputation, I hope that you agree it is appropriate for the issue to be referred in this way rather than wait for a complaint.

  Subject to your agreement, I will bring this to the attention of the House today.

  Yours ever

Jan Royall

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