Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Fifth Report


Annex ii70

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Mr Mohammed Pathan

Thank you for your letter of 25th September 2001, which I received today on 4th October 2001. It has obviously crossed again with my letter of 27th September.

I am pleased that you have received the information about the rent for the company.

My letter of 27th September 2001 that has obviously crossed in the post has dealt with all the outstanding questions from your letter of 10th July, our meeting of the 4th July and my letter of 30th August 2001. Also with my letter of 27th September I have attached the financial information the Accountants had sent under a compliments slip.

Your letter of 10th July 2001

2  I have answered these question to you in my letter of 30th August which was: We have explained to you all that is within our knowledge and pointed out that Mr Mahmoud was principally dealing with these matters. We have set out what has been done in the transcript on page 19.

3  I have answered this question to you in my letter of 30th August which was: See my reference to Page 22 above. (Page 22 above. (Page 22 in transcript of our meeting). You stated that you believed the company booked an event in central London on the 23rd June 1999. The company did not book the event nor was it involved in it. I am not aware of any work carried out for the network. If you have any information to enable me to enquire further please let me know.

6.  I have answered this question in my letter of the 27th September 2001.

Your letter of 13th September 2001

8.  I have answered this question in my letter of the 27th September 2001.

9.  I have answered this question in my letter of the 27th September2001.

I am sorry you may have misunderstood my letter of the 14th September. I did not ask you to provide me names of witnesses, I was informing you that it seems that someone is deliberately giving you incorrect information. If you will let me know where the information is coming from I can enquire further, this does not mean you have to provide me with a name.

Thank you for your reply to my question about reimbursement, can it not be that my expenses are taken out from your travel and subsistence cost budget, as you have described this in your letter of 25th September 2001, as you have said I am assisting you in the public interest.

Please let me know if I can be of any further help. As I have informed you earlier I will be away on Annual Leave.

4 October 2001





 
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