Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr Paul McKinney
Thank you for your letter of 18 April. I must apologise
for the delay in replying.
You asked about my recollections of the conversation
with Dr Reid. I cannot be certain of his exact words. I think
when I was first pushed on this point I may have said, in the
context of the line of questioning, that Dr Reid had mentioned
payment. However now that I have been forced to consider these
issues in such depth I cannot swear to Dr Reid`s words, and certainly
cannot guarantee that he talked about cash. What I am certain
of is that he talked to me and said Kevin was free to work. Further
to that I am not sure enough of what was said to make a definite
I am sorry I cannot be of further help.
5 May 2000