Day 058 - 30 Nov 94 - Page 03
1 MR. MORRIS: I am happy for either yourself or myself to take
2 Mr. Mallinson through the figures although, having heard
3 them, I would like to consider them over lunch if we are
4 still going and then maybe any further questions.
6 MR. JUSTICE BELL: What I suggest is, it matters not to me
7 whether it is you or me, takes Mr. Mallinson through it.
8 We then leave that there and you go on with other parts of
9 your cross-examination and come back this afternoon to
10 these calculations.
12 MR. MORRIS: If we need to, yes.
14 MS. STEEL: Can I just ask, I am not trying to be awkward but
15 when we were trying to read it, it is quite difficult. We
16 have only one copy between us.
18 MR. JUSTICE BELL: There is another copy. It is your
19 cross-examination so -----
21 MR. MORRIS: I would prefer to go through it myself, but if you
22 want to ask any questions.
24 MR. MORRIS (To the witness): Mr. Mallinson, which of these
25 sheets would you like to concentrate on first, which would
26 be the most useful to concentrate on first, in explaining
27 of the calculations -- is it Mr. Thompson's first?
29 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Why do you not ask which parts of the three
30 sheets are Mr. Thompson's and which are Mr. Mallinson's?
31 A. Mr. Morris, the first sheet was written by me and the
32 other two sheets written by Mr. Donald Thompson.
34 MR. MORRIS: Would it be helpful to go through Mr. Thompson's
36 A. His is the basis of the calculation as requested. His
37 figures are also the basis of the submission I made in my
38 statement originally.
40 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I think that would be the sensible way, to
41 start on page 2, got through to the end and then back to
42 page 1.
44 MR. MORRIS: Right. Obviously, there is no point in repeating
45 everything that has been said. The rotation of 40 years in
46 Scotland that is suggested in the first paragraph: In the
47 Finnish document we looked at on Monday, the generation was
48 described as 100 years. Is Scotland unusual in this 40
49 year -- is it typical or is it unusual?
50 A. A typical of fast growing species of coniferous trees
51 in areas where the climate is useful for that fast growing
52 and also the soil conditions are useful, and it is very
53 typical, therefore, of all the southern areas below
54 Scandinavia, all of northern Europe.
56 The reason for an 80 or 100 year cycle north of that area
57 is entirely due to the hardness of winters and the type of
58 species that grow preferably there.
60 Q. Do you happen to know whether Canada would fall into the