Therse ae are the four questions that I believe Mr. Vaz must address:
- What did Mr. Vaz know about child abuse and what did he do while employed in the 1980s as a solicitor with Richmond Council?
- What did Mr. Vaz know about child abuse and what did he do while employed in the 1980s as a senior solicitor with Islington Council?
- Why did Mr. Vaz seek to change the Law in 1991 with the predictable effect of concealing child abuse allegations?
- Did Mr. Vaz act in any way in or around 1991 which might have the effect of inhibiting the Police investigation into allegations against Mr. Vaz's then colleague, Greville Janner?
See Keith Vaz must make a public statement on his past if he is to continue as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee
for the full text of the letter.
In the letter I raised the question of whether Mr. Vaz had contacted Leicestershire Police in 1991 in a way which might give rise to concern that he had sought to improperly influence the Police investigation into allegations relating to the Greville Janner.
The following is how I expressed the question in the letter of 1st November.
Did you contact or influence Police re Janner allegations?
In addition to the three undeclared personal interests I wish to ask you about your contact with the Police in relation to the allegations of child abuse made agaisnt Mr. Janner.Chief Constable Mick Creedon has indicated that the Greville Janner investigation was closed down by more senior officers.Your praise for Greville Janner was unstinting in the “Contempt of Court” debate in the House of Commons.Was your support for Mr. Janner limited to your words in the House of Commons?
Did you at any time contact the Police regarding the allegations relating to Mr. Janner?Did you at any time act in a way which might give rise to concern that you sought to influence the Police investigation of the allegations relating to Mr. Janner?
At present I am unaware of any private or public response from Mr. Vaz on this issue.You are reported as having contacted Leicestershire Police in 2001 re the matter relating to Eileen Egginton.Did you contact the Police in 1991 regarding the child abuse allegations relating to Mr. Janner?
However, Chief Constable Simon Cole has recently confirmed receipt of my letter and has promised to respond.
I don't know whether or not Mr. Vaz contaced Leicestershire Police in 1991 about the Greville Janner investigation.
The question of whether or not Mr. Vaz did so seems to me to be an important one.