Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Ms Eileen Eggington QPM
Further to my letter dated 12th November 2001, I
wish to draw your attention to information, which came to light
in reviewing my papers on this case.
I refer you to Rita Gresty's statement dated 25th
June 2001, concerning the employment of Mrs Mary Matin as a nanny
to the Vaz family. On page eight of that statement Rita added
that in the New Year 2000, Mary came to the Harrow office to assist
with filing because work in the office had become very busy due
to substantially increased workload.
You will see from the attached letter dated 9th June
2000 from Maria Fernandes to Vyan Gresty, that she corroborates
Rita Gresty's statement. Paragraph five states: The volume
of work has increased, as I would expect it to but only to the
point where it needs a part-time additional member of staff. Mary
was already doing some work and I know that Rita found that it
helped her. Furthermore as the practice became busier Rita was
removed from personal duties so that she could concentrate on
the work alone."
Mr Gresty is aware that I am bringing this matter
to your attention.
13 November 2001