Letter to Mr Geoffrey Bindman, from the
Clerk of the Committee on Standards and Privileges
We spoke this afternoon about Mr Vaz's offer to use
his good offices to secure from Mapesbury Communications the information
the Committee is seeking.
The Commissioner's questions to the companywhich
the Committee wish to have answeredare as follows:
"1. What was the
purpose of the company when it was established and has the purpose
changed in any way since that date?
2. I understand that money related to Mr
Vaz's calendars was processed through the company. Please would
you provide me with extracts from the audited records which shows
these transactions, including details of who provided those contributions
and the payments made from them.
5. It may be that some of the material
published by the company includes Mr Vaz's name, if so, please
would you list such publications and provide me with details.
6. Please would you provide me with copies
of the full audited accounts for each of the years the company
has been in operation with the underlying records which show all
the payments into and out of the company, since it was set up."
The Commissioner attaches particular importance to
being able to see the supporting material referred to in questions
2 and 6.
31 January 2001