Day 044 - 02 Nov 94 - Page 02
1 Wednesday, 2nd November, 1994.
3 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, I did mention to your Lordship's clerk
4 that I would, if your Lordship would allow me, mention the
5 question of witnesses, simply because we have to try and
6 arrange for times which are convenient to them and to
7 your Lordship.
9 We have warned Mr. Miles, if your Lordship has the plan,
10 that his appointment here for Friday is now in some
11 considerable doubt. He can still do Monday; he can also do
12 Thursday and Friday of next week, the 10th and 11th,
13 provided that he is given time at midday to fulfil two
14 longstanding business lunch engagements. Of course, there
15 is the question of Mr. Hawkes as well. Then, of course,
16 there is, in addition to that, the question of the
17 Defendants' advertising witnesses.
19 Having said that, I am not making any proposal. I am
20 entirely in your Lordship's hands. If your Lordship would
21 prefer to bring back Mr. Hawkes before Mr. Miles gives
22 evidence, then so be it. That would probably be on Monday
23 and possibly also Tuesday. When Mr. Miles should give
24 evidence would then fall to be decided. It might be that
25 week. All I can tell your Lordship about his movements
26 further in the future is that he does not have two
27 consecutive days available to him before Christmas, apart
28 from Thursday and Friday of next week.
30 One should add, I feel, that whereas Mr. Oakley ought
31 perhaps to stay where he is, Mr. Fairgrieve, the argument
32 about the amendment, Mr. Siddique and Mr. Stein are capable
33 of being shifted around, in other words, sent from where
34 they are presently placed and brought back at some future
37 While I am on this chart, I would also mention something
38 that I mentioned the other day, which is the question of
39 whether we need to call Mr. Bateman at all, which depended
40 on whether the Defendants were still making a case about
41 the supposed adverse effects of paper making, given that
42 they have now said they are not calling Vicky Carroll. If
43 they are not, then those two days become blank; and we have
44 tentatively suggested that those might be days when
45 Professor Crawford might be recalled.
47 Those things said, my Lord, I am entirely in your
48 Lordship's hands as to what you would like us to do.
50 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. There is another factor, which is the
51 question of a break between the end of advertising, and --
52 I say carrying on with recycling and waste, but we are
53 really going back into it, so it might be treated as a new
54 topic, again.
56 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, then that raises a further question of
57 whether your Lordship would contemplate a break before
58 Mr. Oakley or before the Defendants call their witnesses,
59 or both.