Page last updated at 18:26 GMT, Saturday, 7 June 2008 19:26 UK

Full text: Tina Haynes' statement

This is the full text of a statement released by Tina Haynes, former nanny to Tory chairman Caroline Spelman.

Ms Haynes has become embroiled in a row over money paid to her by Ms Spelman from her MP's parliamentary allowance.

During the period of 1997 to 2002, Mrs Caroline Spelman employed me at her home address, and during the period of 1997 to 1998, I had two roles, one helping Mrs Spelman with childcare and another providing secretarial help to her as an MP.

My roles and responsibilities were general administration which entailed tasks such as posting of letters, answering phone calls at the home address, faxing or posting documents to Mrs Spelman whilst she was in London.

This was performed during the hours that her children were at school.

On Fridays, any help with directions to constituency events was given.

On 6 June 2008, I received a phone call from Michael Crick, from the BBC, stating that he was doing a programme about Mrs Spelman and her family life with her being an MP.

I answered the questions asked, of which a few are listed below.

Did I do secretarial work, to which I answered, 'Yes'.

Was it political, to which I answered, 'No'. (My understanding of this was that he was asking, 'Was it party political work?')

Did I do nannying/childcare for her, to which I answered, 'Yes'.

For a period of time the constituency phone number was Mrs Spelman's personal home landline number, so any calls made to this number whilst Mrs Spelman was not present were answered by myself, and all messages taken were then passed directly onto Mrs Spelman.

I believe my answers accurately reflect that for one year I had two roles in working for Mrs Spelman.



SEE ALSO
MP's nanny 'did secretarial work'
07 Jun 08 |  UK Politics

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific