Letter to Mr Keith Vaz MP from the Clerk
of the Committee on Standards and Privileges
The Committee on Standards and Privileges would be
grateful if you could give further oral evidence to it on Tuesday
13 February at 11.00 am in Committee Room 13.
The information the Committee is seeking is as follows:
(i) Confirmation from an independent source
that the cheque from Mr B S Attwal which was paid in on 8 January
1993 did not go into any account you may hold.
(ii) The identities of the three Marks and
one Marco who have worked in your office, and the dates they worked
(iii) Confirmation from an independent source
that Mr Zaiwalla's payment of £1000 in February 1994, which
is thought to be a donation to a charity nominated by you, was
not received by you or anyone authorised by you or your office,
and did not go into any account you may hold.
(iv) The particulars of the accounts into
which Mr Zaiwalla's cheques for £250 in January 1993 and
for £200 in September 1994 were paid. Please provide copies
of the bank statements which show these payments.
(v) Information about the purpose of the
"K Vaz MP office account" into which the first of those
two cheques was paid, and about any other payments made into it.
(vi) The contact addresses of Mr Charles
Riachy, Mr R Mathrani and Mr R Verma, in respect of whom you registered
contributions to your election expenses in 1997.
(vii) The amounts contributed to your election
expenses by Mrs Usha Mittal, Mr Riachy, Mr Mathrani, Mr R Verma
and Lord Paul; the dates on which their contributions were received;
and the particulars of the account or accounts into which those
contributions were paid.
(viii) Confirmation of the approximate number
of times on which you visited Mr Zaiwalla in his offices, or attended
an event hosted by Mr Zaiwalla in any location, between 1992 and
the present day, with dates where possible.
If you were able to provide me with all this information
in writing by 10.30 am on Monday 12 February it would not
be necessary for you to appear before the Committee on Tuesday.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if
you would like any further help or advice.
I am sending a copy of this letter to Mr Geoffrey
7 February 2001