Letter to Mr Mohammed Pathan from the
Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
Thank you for your letter of 30 August 2001, which
we received on 12 September 2001, and your offer of further help
with this inquiry. I assume your letter must have crossed with
my letter to you of 10 September 2001. (If you have not received
that letter please let me know)
The transcript of our meeting on 4 July 2001
I am grateful to you for sending me your suggested
corrections and information and look forward to receiving the
information you are obtaining from the company accountant (3.
reference page 38).
Questions from my letter of 10 July 2001
Thank you for providing some information in response
to my questions. It will be helpful if you would also provide
6. The totals which your offer, for salaries
and fees for each director and employee, for each of the years
the company operated.
7. The information you are obtaining from the
8. Your estimate of the period covered by the
list which you provided for the Committee. They will appreciate
that the list was compiled from your knowledge and involvement
with the company and therefore may not be comprehensive and that
the period you estimate may not be totally accurate.
9. Likewise the Committee needs your estimate
of this amount though will recognise that this may not be a precise
I note that you confirm that Mr Vaz did not receive
any payments from Mapesbury Communications.
My letter of 10 September 2001
Please would you let me have your replies to these
questions without delay. As I have explained, difficulties are
being caused by delays on this inquiry and to be fair to all those
involved I wish to conclude matters as soon as possible.
Finally, may I repeat the apology which I gave you
at our meeting when you expressed surprise that the shorthand
writer had made a tape recording as backup to ensure that her
record of our conversation was accurate. You will recall that
you and Ms Fernandes requested the tape recording and the shorthand
writer provided it to you after she had used it to make the transcript.
There is no copy of the tape.
Thank you once again for your assistance which I
13 September 2001