Day 009 - 08 Jul 94 - Page 02
1 Friday 8th July, 1994.
2 MR. RAMPTON: Before Mr. Langert goes back in the witness box,
I have first to say I must apologise to your Lordship for
3 being slightly ratty yesterday afternoon.
4 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Everyone gets a bit scratchy at the end of
MR. RAMPTON: But more important than that, we have taken your
6 Lordship's indications to heart. I say "we",
Mrs. Brinley-Codd has come up with a scheme so far as the
7 witnesses are concerned which may appeal to your Lordship,
not least because it will give the defendants the sort of
8 time they have been asking for in relation to nutrition.
9 That works in two ways, if your Lordship thinks it is a
good scheme, Mr. Langert is to finish today --
10 Mrs. Brinley-Codd has a redone schedule; it is based in
part on the assumption which we believed to be right
11 because this is what we are told by Mr. Morris and
Miss Steel that Mr. Lipsett is arriving tomorrow -- Mr.
12 Langert to finish today; Mr. Lipsett to give evidence on
Monday. Professor Duxbury is fixed for Tuesday. When he
13 is finished, we stop there.
14 That means that Mr. Mallinson, Mr. Bateman, Mr. Hopkin,
Mr. Stump, Mr. Siddiq, and Mr. McIntyre would retire en
15 bloc to sometime after September 12th to be called when,
if possible, Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Mallinson can be there.
16 That gives us a great deal of flexibility. Then stopping
sometime on Tuesday -- I doubt Professor Duxbury will go
17 the whole day; indeed Mr. Lipsett may not either -- that
leaves the whole of Wednesday, the whole of Thursday, the
18 whole of Friday, the weekend and two part days at the
beginning of the week in which to prepare for the
19 nutritional issue.
20 Going on from there, unless things slip badly, we would
like to bring Mr. Oakley in at the end of July to deal
21 with both recycling and waste and nutrition -- and
Professor Ashworth too. He is a fixture on Thursday
22 28th. There is not much problem about that. That would
mean, which again we apprehend will be an advantage to the
23 defendants, that would give the defendants the whole of
the six week break before they call their nutrition
25 This means two things: First, they have time to consider
the transcripts of what our witnesses have said and,
26 second, to prepare themselves with all the scientific
documents they need for their witnesses.
MR. JUSTICE BELL: They need concern themselves much less than
28 the qualified lawyer would need do as to the extent of
their cross-examination of your expert witnesses.
MR. RAMPTON: In that field, above all, I make it clear that if
30 the cross-examination is not what one would expect,
I should take absolutely no point on it at all. If I get