Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Third Report

Annex 7

Letter to Councillor Piara Singh Clair from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

Thank you for your letter of 10 January 2001 and the information you have provided.

As you are aware, I am conducting a parliamentary enquiry and must therefore request you to reconsider your statement at point 7. The House of Commons has conferred upon the Committee on Standards and Privileges by Standing Order the power to send for persons, papers and records, and the Committee reserves the right to use those powers in furtherance of its own inquiries or the Commissioner's if it should prove necessary to do so.

I would be grateful if you would let me have the accounts as requested by return to enable me to check information which I have been given during this enquiry.

May I thank you in advance for your assistance. I am sending this letter to your new home address which my office has checked with Members' Services, but to ensure it reaches you speedily I have copied it to the address at the Council which you gave on your letter.

12 January 2001

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