Letter to Mr Mark Stephens, Finers Stephens
Innocent, Solicitors, from the Clerk of the Committee on Standards
The Committee has considered our recent correspondence
relating to Mr Jaffer Kapasi's financial records.
The Committee was most disappointed to learn that,
despite what he had said to the Committee in the course of his
evidence, Mr Kapasi was unwilling to make his books and records
available to the Commissioner. The Committee remains firmly of
the view that the Commissioner is entirely independent and that
the misgivings Mr Kapasi has expressed on this point are wholly
The Committee wishes to give Mr Kapasi the opportunity
to make his books and records available to the Chairman of the
Committee. Mr Kapasi should be in no doubt that if he refused
to do so the Committee would be seriously displeased.
I would be grateful if you would discuss this with
15 February 2001