Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr Geoffrey Bindman, Bindman & Partners,
You will recall that in your letter of 4 July
you identified the allegations against Mr Vaz and set them out
under the different sources of the allegations. You referred to
the Sunday Telegraph as having made allegations and you say that
the source of these is in your letter to Mr Vaz of 14 March 2000.
In your letter of 14 March you make no reference to the Sunday
Telegraph as the source of the allegations and you merely summarise
The other sources referred to in your letter
of 4 July are Mr Milne, Mr Gosling, and Mr Kamal and you have
properly supplied copies of their letters containing the allegations.
You have not done this in the case of the Sunday Telegraph.
I shall be obliged if you will supply as soon
as possible a copy of any letter or other document in which the
allegations made by the Sunday Telegraph were supplied to you.
I can only assume that your failure to do so previously was the
result of an oversight as indeed was my failure to draw the matter
to your attention, for which I apologise.
24 October 2000