Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter to Mr Mark Stephens, Finers Stephens Innocent, Solicitors, from the Clerk of the Committee on Standards and Privileges

The Committee has considered our recent correspondence relating to Mr Jaffer Kapasi's financial records.

The Committee was most disappointed to learn that, despite what he had said to the Committee in the course of his evidence, Mr Kapasi was unwilling to make his books and records available to the Commissioner. The Committee remains firmly of the view that the Commissioner is entirely independent and that the misgivings Mr Kapasi has expressed on this point are wholly unfounded.

The Committee wishes to give Mr Kapasi the opportunity to make his books and records available to the Chairman of the Committee. Mr Kapasi should be in no doubt that if he refused to do so the Committee would be seriously displeased.

I would be grateful if you would discuss this with your client.

15 February 2001

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