Letter to Mr Alex Rowley from the Parliamentary
Commissioner for Standards
May I please trouble you for two further small pieces
(i) Kevin Reid was initially
paid at an annual rate of £4,000 for 15 hours per week. Was
this the normal rate for that number of hours? Was any other member
of staff doing comparable work paid at the same rate?
(ii) All three researchers received bonus payments
for their extra effort during the Scottish Parliament election
campaign in 1999. Were claims self-validated or was there some
independent check on the number of hours worked.
May I have a reply by 18 May, please?
You are welcome to telephone me on all these.
12 May 2000