Letter to Mr Nadhmi Shakir Auchi, Chairman,
General Mediterranean Holding,
from the Clerk of the Committee on Standards
The Committee on Standards and Privileges has received
a report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards on
complaints against Mr Keith Vaz.
The Commissioner has informed the Committee that
she wrote to the Company Secretary of General Mediterranean Holding
on 25 September 2001 asking for factual information supported
by documentation from the company records. She asked for
"1. The exact period(s) during which
Mr Vaz served as a non-executive director on the Board of General
Mediterranean Holdings and/or any of its subsidiary companies
or associated companies.
2. The remuneration agreed by the company
for Mr Vaz's service(s) with the date(s) on which it was agreed.
3 The date(s) on which the agreed remuneration(s)
was communicated to Mr Vaz.
4. The amount of any remuneration paid
to Mr Vaz at any time, by the company, any associated company,
or subsidiary company."
The Company Secretary has provided no documentation
to support his replies. The Company's published Annual Report
& Accounts for 1998 and a Twenty Years brochure are said to
I would be grateful if you would provide the Committee
with Board minutes, letters of appointment or other notification
documents concerning Mr Vaz's appointment as a non-executive director,
and invoices or other documentation confirming the printing and
publishing dates for the 1998 Annual Report and the brochure.
I would be grateful if you could let me have a reply
on these points as soon as possible but in any event by 3 January
19 December 2001