Ms Georgia Hutchinson 22 November 2011
Secretary Committee on Standards in Public Life
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ
Re: Mark Simmonds MP Boston and Skegness Corrupt practice
Dear Ms Hutchinson,
I have established via the ironically titled 'They Work for You' that this MP is getting £12,500 each quarter from Circle 'Healthcare'. I have studied Hansard to see if he had declared a conflict of interest where that would be appropriate and especially in any debate on the Health Bill brought forward by Mr Lansley. You will see in the attached text that he did not. The details of his receipt of monies is also recorded on the attachment. This is of course improper at the least and criminal at the worst. I know we have got used to corruption at the centre of our nation but I know righting that is a central function of the CPSL. The fact that his income from Circle Healthcare was declared in the register of interests does not absolve him. What other MPs and what citizens would know that he was earning £1,250 per hour for his 10 hours per quarter from Circle Healthcare when he stood to support the bill?
I thank the committee for considering this serious complaint.
For truth, reason and justice
David Halpin FRCS