Letter to Mr William Sullivan from the
Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
Before concluding my inquiries into the complaint
against Dr Reid and Mr Maxton, I am seeking to tie up one or two
loose ends which still remain.
In his account of his conversation with you, Mr Nelson
claims you told him you heard Suzanne Hilliard say that, whilst
working as a volunteer for the Labour Party, she was "getting
Maxton`s money". You did not, however, use those specific
words in your meeting with me on 10 April. Bearing in mind that
Ms Hilliard was not formally employed by Mr Maxton until 1 June
1999, could you please confirm whether or not you heard Suzanne
Hilliard use those words? If not, could you offer any explanation
as to why Mr Nelson might have formed an erroneous impression
on this point?
May I have a reply by 9 May, please?
PS. Please telephone me if that would be easier for
2 May 2000