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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



John Lyon CB

Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
House of Commons

28 February 2012


Dear Mr Lyon,

I wrote to you first of all 23 November 2011 (cc encl). I received a prompt response which I acknowledged 7 December (cc encl).

I believe the second and last letter I received from you was 12 December (scanned and printed cc encl)

I am aware that you and your office must be very busy given that examples of corruption in the House of Commons surface daily.

What Mr Simmonds has done, or rather not done by failing in the debates on the Health and Social Care Bill to declare his very large pecuniary interest, is in my judgement corrupt.

I ask that you respond to my original complaint and later amplification by the end of this week.

I have abided by your request to keep my complaint confidential. I will now consider seeking publicity for all of this.

I wish to bring corrupt practice by my Lord Warner to an official body. I see that I should contact The House of Lords Commissioner for Standards. I will do that.

For truth, reason and justice

David Halpin FRCS

ps there is a TV interview in which I expressed my views as an informed citizen of this now benighted country  outside the High Court.


Finally, the summary from Lyon: