Message to Mr Keith Vaz MP
Liz Williams rang today with the following message:
She was contacted yesterday (25/10/00) at 4.08 pm
by a journalist called Jonathan Oliver, a Political Correspondent
at The Mail on Sunday. He telephone number is * * * and his mobile
is * * *.
He was making enquiries about people working in the
office not on the payroll. He also asked Liz what did she think
of you. She said that she thought you are a very good MP and strongly
supports you. She said she did not know why Cllr Simons has a
problem and what other people have against him.
Mr Oliver said if Liz thought you were such a good
MP, why did she join the Liberal Democrats. She said she left
the Labour Party because of the cuts to on line services, but
that did not mean she did not think you were a good MP.
Extract from letter to the Parliamentary
Commissioner for Standards
from Mr Keith Vaz MP
Thank you for your letter of 15th November 2001 following
148 When we met after the Mail on Sunday article
was published you asked for a "paragraph" on my response,
Pauline Williams then saw you. You have not shown me a copy of
the statement she has made. You told me that you have no documentation
in your possession that you would like to put to me.
149 I am providing you with Pauline's file on
your assurance that you regard the consent form that you drafted
as sufficient. I prefer the one I sent you as it will cover all
eventualities, however you said to me that Pauline was aware that
information she gave you may be published and indeed co-operated
with its publication in the Mail on Sunday.
150 I have no "disputes" as you suggest.
As you will see from the file Pauline has thanked me several times
for my help see especially the first three documents marked A,
B and C. I have helped her with the following matters:
* * *
18 November 2001