Letter to the then Registrar of Members'
Interests, from Mr Keith Vaz MP
When we met two weeks ago we discussed registration
issues and I promised that I would put in writing any issues that
needed clarification. I also informed you in confidence of the
changes that will be made in the near future for domestic and
personal reasons we agreed that it was unlikely that it would
effect the registration of 144 Uppingham Road, Leicester (Geoffrey
Bindman has written to Mr Sandall and told him that we accept
your advice though I note that I have not come back to you as
I promised) and this would remain an office even though ownership
of 146 Uppingham Road, Leicester would change subject to the ability
of my mother to care for herself as opposed to be cared for by
myself or one of my sisters.
You asked if any of the properties have had tenants.
Neither the flat in London nor the house in *** have ever had
tenants and has been used exclusively by myself and my family
at all times although there is an au pair who lives in *** with
my wife and children. I have told you of my proposals here. As
for my original London flat in Kennington which is no longer owned
by me I have put the queries you have asked and I will respond
when I have the answers. However when I had use of it was used
for a period for work on three political campaigns they paid me
no rent. I had checked at the time and was told that this did
not have to be declared.
Thank you for taking the trouble to talk to give
me advice on these matters.
10 February 2001