Letter to Mr Chris Winslow from the Parliamentary
Commissioner for Standards
Thank you for discussing my request with me on the
As I explained, the House of Commons has conferred
upon the Select Committee by Standing Order the power to send
for persons, papers and records, and that the Committee reserves
the right to use those powers in furtherance of its own inquiries
or the Commissioner`s if it should prove necessary to do so.
I would be grateful if you would come to see me so
that I can clarify matters of detail to ensure that I provide
the Select Committee with a complete and accurate account of the
events in question. May I invite you to see me on April 3rd, 4th
or 7th. Perhaps you would telephone my office to arrange a convenient
time on one of those days.
24 March 2000