Letter to the Registrar of Members' Interests
from the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Further to your telephone conversation with my Private
Secretary, Lord Coe, I confirm that I should like the reference
to the William Hague Charitable Trust removed from my entry in
the Register of Members' Interests.
On the advice of your predecessor, I requested its
inclusion whilst arrangements were still being made for its establishment.
Over time, however, it became clear that a charitable trust intended
to distribute my occasional fees to good causes in my constituency
would prove too complicated to manage for the small sums involved.
I have therefore reverted to my original practice of requesting
any fees to be paid direct to charities and good causes of my
I am sorry that this change in circumstances was
not registered with you earlier. But I should be grateful if you
would amend my entry as soon as possible.
7 February 2001