Letter to Mr Jaffer A Kapasi OBE DL MKD
from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
You may be aware that I am currently investigating
allegations that Mr Keith Vaz failed to enter, in the register
of interests of Members of Parliament, donations and other payments
which have been made to him as a Member of Parliament.
I understand that you may be able to assist
my inquiry and I would be grateful if you would let me have the
1. I am informed that you made a payment
to Mr Vaz in 1991-92 of £500 in return for his help with
a planning permission for a mosque. Could you confirm this and
let me have details of the arrangement.
2. Have you ever made payments, donations
or provided other support for Mr Vaz as a Member of Parliament?
If so would you give me dates, details of the amounts provided
and let me know the purpose.
3. Do you know of any other people who have
made payments, donations or provided support for Mr Vaz? If so
would you let me have their names, addresses and telephone numbers
and any details you have of the support provided.
4. Can you suggest other people who may
have information which might assist my inquiry.
5. Do you have any other information which
might assist my inquiry?
You may prefer to discuss these matters in person
or on the telephone in the first instance. If so please do not
hesitate to contact me to arrange a time convenient to you.
May I thank you in advance for your help.
14 March 2000