Statement from the Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP
“The Telegraph contacted me on Sunday about an investigation which may or may not have occurred 10 years ago. I asked them to supply me with a copy of the report but they did not have one.
These matters relate to two Parliamentary inquires which began in 1999 and concluded in 2003. My finances were discussed by every newspaper in the country for a period of 3 years and were the subject of extensive examination. I have had no outside interests.
The Telegraph claim that the unnamed police officer states that the payments into my account were suspicious. They were not suspicious in any way. They relate to the sale of a family home in London, the purchase of a new family home and a drawdown of equity from my bank.
When you sell a house and you buy a new house it is normal practice for the money to be paid into your account and the money then paid out.”