Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Minutes of Evidence

Examination of Witness (Questions 140 - 142)



  140. As you said, you know John Maxton and John Reid very well and you were a close friend to Donald Dewar. Similarly, an MP's job does not fit into that nice little description of nine to five.
  (Mr Rafferty) Certainly as far as the First Minister was concerned that was the case.

  141. Would you thus say that people who work for Members of Parliament, their hours are similarly not nine to five?
  (Mr Rafferty) I have had little contact with them but I would have thought so.

Mr Bell

  142. Since the Commissioner first contacted you, what external pressures have you come under from anybody else in relation to her inquiries?
  (Mr Rafferty) Absolutely none.

  Chairman: Anybody else? Thank you, Mr Rafferty, for coming along and answering our questions today.

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