Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Fifth Report

Annex i12

Letter to Ms Maria Fernandes from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

The Chairman of the Standards and Privileges Committee has given me the list you have provided of the "List of clients, events and payments in and out in the knowledge of the directors of the company" and your covering letter of 10 May 2001. I am sorry to trouble you with additional work but I am afraid I need further information so that I can understand the list correctly. Please would you let me have:

1.  The names and addresses of the organisations or individuals who made the payments into and out of the company with the amount concerned, date and purpose of the payment.

2.  The period which the 'list' covers and the level of payment over which you have made an entry on the list.

3.   Please show any payment in or out which was in any way related to the Hinduja family or Foundation.

4. Please state for whom a/the car/s were purchased with dates and by whom it/they were used.

5. Please give details of the complete funding arrangements for the following events

    a) Work Permit Conference

    b) Seminar/Event on Visa Policy

    c) Dada Waswami Event

6.  In your covering letter you say the list 'should not be considered conclusive' as it was compiled 'without the benefit of invoices, from the knowledge of the directors'. Since this is the case please would you let me know the totals covered by the entries on the list and the total received by the company in each of the years covered by the list.

If you would prefer to discuss these matters with me in the first instance perhaps you would telephone me to arrange a convenient time for us to meet.

14 May 2001

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