E-mail correspondence between Mr Alex
Rowley and the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
|From:||The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
|Date:||18 May 2000 12:50
|Subject:||Dr John Reid MP and Mr John Maxton
Mr Jonathan Upton wrote to me on 15 May 2000 saying
I should put any outstanding questions to you about Labour Party
finances. Please would you tell me whether there are any other
documents or letters held by the Labour Party which include reference
to employment conditions
and salary arrangements for Kevin Reid, Chris
Winslow or Suzanne Hilliard. Have you written, seen or been aware
of any financial references for any of these people at any time?
If you have such information, please would you also tell me who
else has this information. Thank you for your assistance.
|To:||The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
|Date:||19 May 2000 08:52
Thank you for mail message of 18 May 2000. I am a
bit surprised that Jonathan Upton has said any outstanding questions
on finance should be directed to myself given that the overall
budget for the Scottish Elections had to be agreed by Millbank
before any expenditure took place in Scotland.
That said, I refer to your question about references
to employment conditions and salary arrangements for Kevin Reid,
Chris Winslow or Suzanne Hilliard. I do not personally have any
recollection of providing any of the above. I do however know
that a reference was provided for Kevin Reid in relation to him
securing either a loan or a mortgage. When I was contacted by
Dean Nelson about this matter, I contacted Lesley Quinn who at
that point informed me of such a reference on file, which she
said had been written either by myself or by Annmarie Whyte.