Letter to Mr Vyan Gresty from the Parliamentary
Commissioner for Standards
Thank you for your letter of 8 November 2001 and
for telephoning me yesterday. I was also grateful to Mrs Gresty
for telephoning me last night.
I am most concerned to hear that you feel that Mrs
Gresty is being subjected to intimidation and harassment in this
I am referring your correspondence to the Chairman
of the Standards and Privileges Committee forthwith. Any attempt
to interfere in any way with the provision of information to a
Parliamentary inquiry would be regarded as contempt of the House.
I appreciate very much Mrs Gresty's willingness to
provide information to assist me particularly while she is recovering
from a serious illness. I do hope Mrs Gresty will not feel undermined
in her very proper efforts to act in the public interest.
I am now in receipt of your second letter of today
and I look forward to meeting Mrs Gresty and Miss Eggington on
Monday morning 12 November 2001.
Please pass on my good wishes to Mrs Gresty.
9 November 2001