Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr Arthur Price-Jones
With reference to our recent telephone conversations,
my recollection is as follows. I clearly recall some agitation
on the part of the directors of Mr Vaz's employing company because
of what was perceived as a delay on his part in ending his employment
as a Law Centre Solicitor following his election to Parliament.
I recall that Mr Vaz ended his employment in or about October
1987, but I cannot be precise.
I enclose a copy of a letter I have received from
Mr Goldberg who was the company's accountant at the time. The
newspaper cutting, to which he refers, contains a reference to
the resignation of Mr Vaz. It is not wholly inconsistent with
my recall of the events.
I apologise for the manuscript form of this letter,
but I hope it is of assistance.
19 November 2001