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1 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, yes.
3 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. No doubt you will tell me, but what is
4 the position of Mr. Hayden's statement? Is it Civil
5 Evidence Act or is it proposed that Mr. Hawkes will, apart
6 from amending the figures, give evidence to the same
9 MR. RAMPTON: He will, my Lord, yes.
11 MR. JUSTICE BELL: So do I ignore it as a statement in its own
14 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, yes. It has to be treated as an
15 indication of what Mr. Hawkes himself will or may say.
16 Mr. Hawkes, please?
18 JOHN IVOR HAWKES, Sworn
19 Examined by Mr. Rampton.
21 Q. Mr. Hawkes, are your full names John Hawkes?
22 A. John Ivor Hawkes, yes.
24 Q. So the answer is, no. You give your address as McDonald's
25 Restaurants Limited, 11-59 High Road, East Finchley, London
26 N2 8AW?
27 A. Yes.
29 Q. We have a problem in this court, several problems in fact;
30 one of them is the acoustics are not very good, another is
31 I sometimes do not speak as distinctly as I should, so can
32 you keep your voice up, please?
33 A. I will try.
35 Q. If you do not hear what I say, please indicate that. The
36 third thing is give your answers by speaking rather than
37 nodding if you want to say "yes" or "no" because it has to
38 be recorded by that microphone. That microphone is not an
39 amplifier; it is a recording device. Mr. Hawkes, are you
40 the Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald's Restaurants
41 Limited, one of the Plaintiffs in this case?
42 A. Yes, I am.
44 Q. When did you take up that position?
45 A. That particular position officially of about May this
48 Q. Was that because your predecessor, Mr. Michael Hayden, left
49 the company?
50 A. Yes, it was.
52 Q. When did you join McDonald's?
53 A. 12 years ago -- that would have been in October 1982.
55 Q. What age were you when you joined McDonald's 12 years ago?
56 A. I am 42 now; I guess I was 30, yes.
58 Q. What capacity did you have when you joined McDonald's in
59 October 1982?
60 A. I was a Marketing Assistant within the marketing