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1 you, if you like. (To the witness): I have a copy of this
2 statement signed by you, Ms. Dibb, which is dated July
3 1993. It extends to just over one page with three
4 references at the end. Do you want me to accept that as
5 part of your evidence?
6 A. Yes.
8 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Very well, unless and until Mr. Rampton
9 objects, Ms. Dibb can refer to any notes she wants. Let us
10 see how we go.
12 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, the only other thing is she did make
13 reference to a video; I am not sure what that is.
15 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Let us wait and see.
17 MS. STEEL: It was the video that was shown in court.
19 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes, that is what I thought but you carry on.
21 MS. STEEL: Could you tell us about your expertise relevant to
22 the issue that you have come to give evidence on?
23 A. I have worked in the area of food and food policy for
24 the past 10 years. For the past five years my work has had
25 particular emphasis on children and food advertising.
26 I have conducted a number of studies into the nature and
27 extent of advertising on children's television. I am the
28 National Food Alliance project officer for their working
29 party on food advertising. And I am the author of a report
30 published by the National Food Alliance in July 1993
31 entitled Children: "Advertisers' Dream, Nutrition
34 Q. What did that look into?
35 A. The report looked at children's diets and influences on
36 children's diets including advertising. It looked at the
37 nature and extent of advertising of food to children. It
38 looked at the regulatory bodies that control advertising,
39 and it looked at the situation in other countries. It made
40 a number of recommendations which were supported, which
41 continued to be supported, by over 50 national
44 Q. Right. We will probably have a look at that later, so we
45 can look at which groups were supporting that as well at a
46 later stage. So, is it right that you have also -- do you
47 want to talk a bit more about the other experience that you
49 A. Yes, as project officer for the National Food Alliance
50 Working Party on Advertising, I co-ordinate the NFA's work
51 in this area. That has involved, particularly in the last
52 year, negotiations and submissions to the advertising
53 regulatory bodies. It has also involved consultations with
54 the Nutrition Task Force. I was asked to make a
55 presentation to the Nutritional Task Force Group that was
56 looking at food advertising.
58 Q. Is that the government body, the Nutrition Task Force?
59 A. The nutrition Task Force is the body that was set up to
60 the implement the government's Health of the Nation White