Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr Arthur Price-Jones
I refer to your letter of 12 April 2000 and
our telephone conversation on 26 April.
I attach copies of file notes dated 28 April
1994. They were made very shortly after the discussions to which
they relate. I do not recall very much more of this matter than
the file notes disclose. I remember that there was considerable
controversy over the sale of land at Hamilton to religious organisations.
I have no recollections of further complaints or allegations being
made to me or pursued regarding the conduct of Mr Vaz.
I confirm, therefore, that so far as I was concerned
I took the view that no formal action was warranted in the absence
of more specific evidence from persons willing to come forward
on a formal basis. As far as I can remember Councillor Soulsby
(as he then was) did not press the matter.
Please let me know if I can help further.
3 May 2000