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1 1st December 1994.
3 MR. MORRIS: There are just a couple of documents from the
4 Defendants' side which may be relevant to Mr. Oakley's
5 evidence which we have just served on the Plaintiffs.
6 Actually, there is one of a newspaper cutting which is this
7 year. I have just put the year on it -- I will just put it
8 on now -- and the other document is undated. (Handed).
10 MR. RAMPTON: In order to avoid delay, what I would like to do,
11 if I may -- I have only just looked at these documents, I
12 have not digested them; Mr. Oakley has not seen them -- is
13 to go straight on with Mr. Oakley but have your Lordship's
14 permission, if I may, to speak to Mr. Oakley, if I think it
15 necessary to do so, about these two documents at some stage
16 later on but before tomorrow.
18 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. Until I am told that there is a better
19 place to put them, I will just put them behind Mr. Oakley's
22 EDWARD ANTHONY OAKLEY, Sworn
23 Examined by Mr. Rampton.
25 Q. Mr. Oakley, are your full names Edward Anthony Oakley?
26 A. Yes.
28 Q. You have to say "yes" and you have to speak up for two
29 reasons, first because you need to be recorded ----- Edward
30 Anthony Oakley, do you give your address as the Head Office
31 of McDonald's Restaurants Limited in this country which is
32 in High Road, East Finchley, London N2?
33 A. Yes.
35 Q. Are you chief officer and a Senior Vice President of
36 McDonald's UK and the Republic of Ireland?
37 A. Yes, I am.
39 Q. Can you please tell me, in broad terms, please, what
40 responsibilities those positions impose on you within
41 McDonald's organisation?
42 A. I am responsible for the purchasing and quality
43 assurance departments of the UK and Ireland.
45 Q. Of the UK and Ireland?
46 A. Yes.
48 Q. Do you have any responsibilities for any part of the rest
49 of Europe?
50 A. Yes, I do, in another capacity I work for McDonald's
51 development company and have responsibilities for
52 purchasing and quality assurance in Northern Europe.
54 Q. Does that include Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden,
55 Denmark, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland?
56 A. It does, yes.
58 Q. Have you acquired in the course of your work for McDonald's
59 -- I am coming back in more detail to that in a moment --
60 any knowledge of what goes on in the other European