Day 014 - 20 Jul 94 - Page 02
Wednesday 20th July 1994.
MS. STEEL: Before we start I would like to draw to your
3 attention that we have not had a single one of the
references or scientific papers referred to by Professor
4 Wheelock. There are a number of studies referred to in
the statement where even the name is not given, so we
5 could not get someone to look it up.
6 We realise there may be problems with some documents, but
it appears they have not even attempted to serve them.
MR. RAMPTON: This has been in court on the defendants' side
8 since the first week of trial.
9 MS. STEEL: It has never been personally served on us or drawn
to our attention that was there. We have not had copies
10 at home or anything; no notice, no letters.
11 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Did you not just look through the volumes on
the back and see it has "Nutrition, Professor Wheelock" on
13 MS. STEEL: I looked in our indices of the trial bundles.
There was no reference to any file containing the
14 scientific papers for Mr. Wheelock.
15 MR. RAMPTON: I know your Lordship is not much interested in
history, but a telephone conversation took place between
16 Mrs. Brinley-Codd and Mr. Morris before the trial began in
relation to these documents. Mr. Morris said they did not
17 want the documents delivered to their homes.
Mrs. Brinley-Codd said she would bring them to court,
18 which she did.
19 MS. STEEL: That was a spare set of trial bundles. You
remember, we asked for another set to be provided in the
20 court. We have not had them at home.
21 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Let us progress now and see how we get on.
I think you should look -- what I have been doing, I have
22 realised that the orange bundles are divided up into
topics, I have realised when it comes to witnesses on
23 nutrition anyway they have the names of witnesses on the
back and different volumes. However that may be, I do
24 think you should spend some time making sure you know what
is in those volumes which are in court.
MS. STEEL: I realise we will have to do that now, but I would
26 make the point that they have not drawn this to our
attention. They have not said that these documents are
27 here in court and that you have not a set at home.
28 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I am going to end the argument now. You
have to do some looking after yourself as well. You are
29 doing a lot in many respects. All I say is the lesson to
be learnt from this is you must look at the back of every
30 single volume you have in court and make sure you know the
nature of the contents.