Letter to the Clerk of the Committee on
Standards and Privileges from Mr Sarosh Zaiwalla
Thank you for your letter of 7 February 2001 enclosing
the transcript for my correction. I will look at the transcript
at the weekend and will revert to you. May I take this opportunity
to mention two matters to the committee.
Firstly, I wonder if the Committee would publish
its report about the complaint against Mr Vaz involving me without
waiting for investigation of the remainder of complaints against
Mr Vaz. Similarly, I must bring to the Committee's attention that
Mr Milne and Mr Brown are wholly discredited individuals. Milne's
evidence given on oath has not been disbelieved on three separate
occasions by the English Courts and/or judicial tribunals. His
current bankruptcy is his second bankruptcy. In 1992 he was declared
bankrupt for £1.2 million to 108 creditors most of whom were
credit card companies.
Mr Brian Brown has been convicted and jailed on two
separate occasions for dishonesty. First in the late seventies
and secondly in 1995. I believe that in those circumstances it
is most unfortunate that the Commissioner initiated the investigation
without satisfying herself as to the credibility of the complainant
and his supporting witness.
There is no doubt in my mind that Mr Milne and Mr
Brown had colluded with each other in the substantial theft from
my office account.
9 February 2001