Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Second Report

Annex 144

Letter to Mr Alex Rowley from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

I am sorry to bother you for further information but I am afraid it is necessary. At my request you provided me with budget projections for the Scottish Labour Party. I sent the budget projections to the Party for clarification and have received their reply which I attach along with my questions. I should be grateful for any further explanation you are able to provide on these matters. In particular, I am unclear about `f`; perhaps you would give me your understanding of the facts as they relate to this explanation and any other comments you wish to make on this letter.

You also told me that Lesley Quinn had alerted you to a financial reference for Mr Kevin Reid, which you had authorised and which was causing Dr Reid anxiety.

I have now been provided with a copy of the reference and attach a copy. Perhaps you would let me know whether this was the reference you authorised and any information you are able to give me about why it may have caused Dr Reid anxiety.

I would be grateful to receive your reply as soon as possible as I wish to bring my enquiry to a close, but for the sake of completeness I must say that if you have any further information which relates to this enquiry you should let me have it without delay.

May I thank you again for your help in answering my questions.

27 June 2000

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