Stability result is obtained for the approximation of the stationary Stokes problem with nonconforming elements proposed by Jim Douglas Jr. et al. [Math. Model. Numer. Anal. 33 (4) (1999) 747] for the velocity with conforming bubble functions and discontinuous piecewise linear for the pressure on parallelepiped elements. Optimal order H-1 and L-2 error estimates are derived. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.