Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from the Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP
Thank you for your letter of 22nd June.
I note your statement at item (i). It follows that
I am not being permitted by you to see what has been said that
confirms my statement. I am not being told who has given statements
in connection with your investigation and that I am not in a position
to offer views on what others unknown may have said about me.
Please note I do not regard this as fair procedure but I say nothing
further about this.
I take it from item (ii) that I am expected to deal
with Mr Nelson`s complaint that is the limit of your enquiry.
I am pleased to note what you say at items (iii)
I hope to complete my written response for you soon
and am aiming to have this with you by 3rd July. As I have been
provided with a considerable amount of material and information
with your letters of 19th May, 5th June, 13th June and 19th June,
you will appreciate I hope, that this important matter cannot
be dealt with superficially by me.
23 June 2000