Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from the Rt Hon Lord Lamont of Lerwick
Thank you for your letter, which I received yesterday.
I telephoned your office and spoke to your PA yesterday.
I am a director of Compaigne Internationale de Participations
Bancaires et Financieres (CIPAF) which is a subsidiary of General
Mediterranean Holdings. I am not, and not ever been, a director
of General Mediterranean Holdings or any of its other subsidiaries.
As I explained to your PA I have never been a director
of any company of which Mr Vaz has also been a director at the
same time. Hence I know nothing about the dates or terms on which
Mr Vaz may have been a director of any company.
I have never come across Keith Vaz in any business
relating to CIPAF or General Mediterranean Holdings.
I would suggest that you write directly to the UK
office of General Mediterranean Holdings at 364-366 Kensington
High Street, London W14 8NS. I am sure they will be able to provide
you with the information.
21 September 2001