Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr John Maxton MP
I acknowledge receipt of your letter, memorandum
and enclosed documents.
Given the prejudicial nature of your memorandum,
I do not intend to respond to you but to write directly to each
member of the Committee.
I do wish to make the following points, however.
1. I formally request that you report separately
on the complaints made against John Reid and myself. Not to do
so is against natural justice.
2. You did not do me the courtesy of informing
me that you were writing notes of our telephone conversations.
They are entirely your version of the calls and do not always
correspond to my memory.
3. I note that you have received or obtained
further evidence from Mr Rowley since I sent my answers to your
questions. Since at least some of this is new and at variance
with my own can I ask why I was not sent it? In particular I refer
to the "note" on your telephone conversation with Mr
Rowley in 148A.
20 September 2000