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


Letter to Ms Maria Fernandes from the Clerk of the Committee on Standards and Privileges

The Parliamentary Commissioner has laid before the Standards and Privileges Committee copies of her letter to you of 10 January, your reply of 18 January, and her further letter of 22 January.

The Committee would be most grateful if you could now reply to the questions which have been put to you by the Commissioner and which are set out below:

    "1.  What was the purpose of the company when it was established and has the purpose changed in any way since that date?

    2.  I understand that money related to Mr Vaz's calendars was processed through the company. Please would you provide me with extracts from the audited records which shows these transactions, including details of who provided those contributions and the payments made from them.

    5.  It may be that some of the material published by the company includes Mr Vaz's name, if so, please would you list such publications and provide me with details.

    6.  Please would you provide me with copies of the full audited accounts for each of the years the company has been in operation with the underlying records which show all the payments into and out of the company, since it was set up."

It would be most helpful if you could let me have a reply by the end of the week, so that I can circulate it to the Committee in time for its next meeting.

23 January 2001

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