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


Letter to the Clerk of the Committee on Standards and Privileges from Councillor Piara Singh Clair

Thank you very much for your letter of 23 January 2001.

I have spoken to the other officers of the Party as I am bound to do and I write to you with the authority of the Party.

Mrs Filkin asked for all our accounts and she gave us no reason and she kept telling officers that we (The Labour Party) was not involved, you have seen my correspondence and you have seen my replies.

I took over as Treasurer in 1998 the immediate previous Treasurer was John Robinson who did the job for 3 years. I do not have accounts going back to 1993 to check your matter, but I will inquire today how this can be done.

However, I can confirm to you that Councillor Thomas has confirmed that the Party received a donation of £1,000 and that he collected it from Bakshish Singh Attwall. I shall now make inquiries to see whether we can find it recorded.

I will revert as soon as possible.

29 January 2001

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