Letter to Mr Arif Husain, General Mediterranean
Holding (UK) Ltd, from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
Thank you for your letter of 12 October and for providing
me with information.
I am sorry that I need to bother you for further
details to clarify that information.
1. Why was there a gap of almost three months
from the offer of the directorship on 26 January 1999 to the acceptance
by Mr Vaz on 13 April 1999?
2. I have seen that Mr Vaz is listed as a director
in the published Annual Report of General Mediterranean Holdings
SA as a director of the UK Holdings Company for 1998 and in the
Annual Report of Compagnie Internationale de Participations Bancaires
et Financiers (CIPAF) Mr Vaz is listed as a director of General
Mediterranean Holdings (UK) for 1999.
Please would you explain why the company provided
these listings for these years if no offer of any directorship
was made before January 1999 and it was only accepted on 13 April
3. Please would you send me a copy of the annual
reports for both bodies for 1996 and 1997.
May I thank you again for your help with this information.
17 October 2001