Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Fifth Report

Annex IV5

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Ms Eileen Eggington QPM

Thank you for your letter dated 16th October 2001.

I am very happy to answer your questions and, in an effort to be as open as possible, I have prepared a seven-page statement with attachments. These are enclosed.

You will understand that I am particularly concerned about the complaint that I telephoned Mr Vaz's mother in Leicester. If Mr Vaz has made this complaint about me in good faith, somebody, presumably a female, must be impersonating me. Should this women be identified I would wish to consider taking legal action against her. Also, Mr Vaz has made an allegation of harassment against me to the police. I should like to know when and where Mr Vaz reported this matter. During my thirty-six years service in the Metropolitan Police Service I gained a reputation for complete integrity. I am not happy that Mr Vaz appears to be trying to undermine my unsullied reputation.

I hope that you have found my response helpful and not too tedious. Please let me know if I can help you further.

19 October 2001

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