Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mrs Margaret McDonald
I read, with dismay, today, about Members of Parliament
betting on the outcome of the election for Speaker of the House
In particular, I was disappointed to discover that
the Member of Parliament for my own constituency benefited from
I am a Member of the Labour Party and voted for Frank
Roy and now feel very let down by his action, not least because
he seems to fail to see that it is not the amount of money involved
but the principle of not making a financial gain from his position
and devaluing the whole process of parliamentary procedure.
I trust that your Committee will deal with this matter
in a proper and effective way.
26 October 2000