Mr Robinson's Initial Response to the
7. In a letter to me dated 23 March 2001 (Annex
B), giving his response to the complaint, Mr Robinson said:
"Let me say once again that I have never
sought nor received any payment for my position as chairman of
Hollis. This is the complaint made against me and I am absolutely
categoric on my position."
This statement was consistent with what Mr Robinson
had said in his book An Unconventional Minister, published
"For period of my non-executive chairmanship
of Hollis Industries, including the management buyout, I neither
requested nor received any compensation as non-executive Chairman,
nor was any payment made to me, despite an erroneous entry in
the 1988/89 accounts showing the chairman, myself, receiving £200,000a
mystery to which I shall return after making three further points
that underline the limited nature of my involvement with Maxwell."