Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from the Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP
Thank you for your letter of 19th June, the additional
information and the enclosed file note of 6th April. Unfortunately
the observations noted do not appear in any context. I shall try
to make sense of the note with the use of the material from 18th
April which you say covers the same points.
Your letter does not respond to my request in the
penultimate paragraph of my letter of 15th June. Is this intentional?
To help me develop my response to you as matters
presently stand it would assist me if you could set out briefly
how you see the case against me. As presumably the continuation
of the investigation means you consider there is a case to answer
a clear statement of what that case is would assist. I ask this
as there seems to be a suggestion that because some people have
said that Kevin and/or Suzanne appeared to be working full-time
in some undefined way for the Labour Party it was allegedly impossible
for them to carry out work for me. This varies from Mr Nelson`s
It is also difficult to see how I am to rebut this
if Kevin and Suzanne`s statements are not accepted by you. Continuation
of the investigation does seem to imply that you are not prepared
to accept their statement.
Further, am I to presume that you regard Mr Rafferty`s
views of Mr Winslow`s alleged statement as highly relevant? I
ask this as he has been interviewed it seems at least four times.
You will note that I am still concerned that I am
not being given the full picture of what is being said about me
and by whom.
20 June 2000