Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Third Report

Annex 160

Letter to Mr Bakshish S Attwal MBE, B S Attwall & Co Ltd, from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

  You may be aware that I am currently investigating allegations that Mr Keith Vaz failed to enter, in the Register of Interests of Members of Parliament, donations and other payments which have been made to him as a Member of Parliament.

  I understand that you may be able to assist my inquiry and I would be grateful if you would let me have the following information.

  1.  Have you ever made payments, donations or provided other support for Mr Vaz as a Member of Parliament? If so please would you give me dates, details of the amounts provided and let me know the purpose.

  2.  Do you know of any other people who have made payments, donations or provided support for Mr Vaz? If so would you let me have their names, addresses and telephone numbers and any details you have of the support provided.

  3.  Can you suggest other people who may have information which might assist my inquiry.

  4.  Do you have any other information which might assist my inquiry?

  You may prefer to discuss these matters in person or on the telephone in the first instance. If so please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a time convenient to you.

  May I thank you in advance for your help.

14 March 2000

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