Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Eighth Report


Annex K

  

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

from Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP

RE: COMPLAINT RAISED BY MR JOHN CRYER MP

Thank you for your letter of today's date and for letting me have an advanced copy of your findings into the above complaint. As requested, I am responding prior to your deadline of 9.30 am tomorrow.

I am grateful to you for investigating these complaints so thoroughly. I note that you have found in paragraphs 29 and 39, that I did not breach the advocacy rules as set out under paragraph 58 of the Code of Conduct.

I further note that in paragraph 40, you say "I should add that in none of the three cases involving Mr Clifton-Brown do I consider that the failure to declare an interest was wilful."

I accept your findings. I am sorry that you have been put to the trouble of investigating these complaints.

2 May 2001


 
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