Correction: Diary: Nick Brown MP

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The Independent Online
ON 21 July we stated that Nick Brown MP had used House of Commons pre-paid envelopes to circulate trade unions, constituency Labour parties and MPs to solicit funds on behalf of Margaret Beckett's campaign for the Labour deputy leadership. In fact only a limited group of Labour MPs, no unions or parties, were approached by Mr Brown in this way: we apologise for this mistake. Furthermore, while the Serjeant-at-Arms's guidelines for MPs state that such envelopes should not be used for fund raising for a political party, or for supporting the return of a person to public office, we do accept that it is common practice for MPs to use the envelopes in communication with each other and that if Mr Brown contravened the rules, he was acting innocently and in good faith.

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