Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr Keith Vaz MP
Thank you for your letter of 31st October 2001.
143 Thank you for apologising for your mistake
concerning the misidentification of a witness. This is why I believe
so strongly these matters should be about dealing with facts rather
than rumour or innuendo.
144 I would be grateful if your letter remains
on file in its original form rather than it being changed in the
way you suggest. If it is your intention to publish it I am sure
that you will refer to the error of fact in some way.
145 Can I point out another mistake of fact in
page 7 of your letter of 19th October 2001 you state that Paul
Townsend was registered to vote at 153 Scraptoft Lane, Leicester
since 1995-6. I have now received copies of the electoral register
for that address since 1989. The information that you have given
146 Please let me have your response to the points
in my letter of 6th August 2001 so that I can deal with any outstanding
147 Please will you forward Mrs William's consent
to the publication of her file so that I can deal with the points
that she has raised. I have already obtained the information on
this and have prepared a reply to her points so as to avoid any
I look forward to hearing from you.