Letter to the Registrar of Members' Interests
from Mr Nigel Griffiths MP
I am writing to seek your guidance. In 1997 I purchased
an office at 31 Minto Street as a base for my constituency office
on one of Edinburgh's busiest bus routes in the constituency.
The purchase was registered in my name and available publicly
as is required the law in Scotland.
The House of Commons has been paying me a commercial
Is there a requirement to register this as an interest,
and if so, in what form?
Since 1999, my local Member of the Scottish Parliament
has been paying me the equivalent of approximately £1,200
per year in return for displaying details of his surgeries and
activities, a telephone for his exclusive use and storage space.
I also have received occasional payments of small sums when a
room is used by local trade union committees.
Again, I welcome your guidance on whether there is
a requirement to register these, and if so, in what form?
If you require any further information, please do
not hesitate to contact me on ***.
Thank you for giving this matter your attention.
8 December 2001