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     1                                 Wednesday, 30th November, 1994.
     3                MR. TERENCE STUART MALLINSON, Recalled.
     4                  Cross-Examined by the Defendants
     6   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  I have a sheet which is various conversion
     7        calculations and an addendum to Mr. Mallinson's statement
     8        which is dated today, 30th November.  Have you a copy?
    10   MR. MORRIS:  We just got a copy about a minute ago.
    12   MR. RAMPTON:  It is what your Lordship asked us to do.
    14   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Yes.  It is probably helpful if we just read
    15        that, is it not, and have a look at it?
    17   MR. MORRIS:  I have only one copy.  (Pause).
    19   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  How do you suggest we approach this,
    20        Mr. Rampton?  I asked for the information, I have to say,
    21        because for the first time during Mr. Morris'
    22        cross-examination it appeared that in due course he might
    23        argue -- I do not know whether this is Ms. Steel's case and
    24        his -- that in so far as there are figures like 800 square
    25        miles, it is not what is actually being chopped down in any
    26        one year, it is what is required in order to provide year
    27        by year.  At the end of the day, if that is argued, I may
    28        or may not decide that that is a meaning which the words
    29        actually bear, but one has to face the potential argument.
    30        Therefore, subject to anything Mr. Morris and Ms. Steel
    31        say, I would like some evidence like this in because at the
    32        end of the day it might be helpful to me one way or the
    33        other.
    35        On the other hand, I readily confess that it took a bit of
    36        thinking before I understood the calculations in
    37        Mr. Mallinson's original statement.  I am not at all
    38        confident I understand everything which is here.  That is
    39        the first thing; the second is I am not quite sure what is
    40        Mr. Thompson's contribution and what is Mr. Mallinson's
    41        contribution among it.
    43   MR. RAMPTON:  Of course, I understand that.  Naturally enough,
    44        I prefaced this topic with the observation that that
    45        interpretation of the leaflet might be appropriate had it
    46        been a specialist forestry application.  But, my Lord, that
    47        is in the future.  May I suggest the best thing is if your
    48        Lordship takes it up with Mr. Mallinson.  It was your
    49        Lordship's question.  I did not ask any questions in-chief
    50        and if I have to come back in re-examination, so be it, but 
    51        at the moment I do not foresee any likelihood of that.  If 
    52        your Lordship should wish Mr. Mallinson to explain how it 
    53        works and which is his contribution and which is
    54        Mr. Thompson's, although I think one can see from the type
    55        face probably which is which, then I suggest your Lordship
    56        asks him to explain, if that is all right.
    58   MR. JUSTICE BELL:   Yes.  What would you like to do,
    59        Mr. Morris?

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