Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Seventh Report

Annex A

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

from Mrs Jacqui Lait MP

You may be aware that Mr Nigel Griffiths, MP for Edinburgh South, has apologised for using his constituency office as his 2001 General Election Campaign base, without informing the Fees Office.

I understand that such use contravenes the rules of the Commons. While I note that Mr Griffiths has apologised, it also appears that is not the only occasion on which he has used the office during an election campaign.

Given these alleged circumstances I would request that you investigate these claims and satisfy yourself as to the true extent to which Mr Griffiths has used his office for political purposes and, in light of any conclusion you reach, whether he should make any financial reparations.

31 October 2001

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