Day 077 - 25 Jan 95 - Page 03

     1        matter of course through the post, in which case we need to
     2        put the letters that we have sent to them in your
     3        correspondence file.  I do not know the state of the
     4        correspondence file now.
     6   MR. RAMPTON:  Mrs. Brinley-Codd, my Lord, will update the
     7        correspondence file. We do not automatically send letters
     8        to the court.
    10   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  As far as I am concerned, anyone can come and
    11        take the correspondence bundle and insert matters in that.
    13   MS. STEEL:   We have a copy of a letter that we sent to the
    14        Plaintiffs last week for you.  It was sent before they
    15        served the documents relating to Brazil.
    17   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  I will just look at that.  I have read that
    18        so I will hand it down again.  What I suggest is if
    19        Mrs. Brinley-Codd is kind enough to bring my correspondence
    20        file up-to-date, she can then hand it to you so you can
    21        check it has in it whatever you want.  If you are happy
    22        with it, you can give it back to Mr. Stiles.
    24   MR. RAMPTON:  My Lord, Mr. Walker is here.  Before he gives
    25        evidence there are two things I would like to do with your
    26        Lordship's permission; one is that a copy of Mr. North's
    27        second report is put into the Defendants' Witness Statement
    28        bundle No. 1B at section E No. 2.  Mrs. Brinley-Codd will
    29        do that with your Lordship's leave.  I will pass one up to
    30        your Lordship as well.  I do not know, your Lordship has
    31        probably got this already, but just in case.  That is his
    32        report of his inspection of, amongst other places, McKey
    33        Foods.
    34        (Same handed to the learned Judge)  I shall be asking him,
    35        Mr. Walker, some questions about what Mr. North says.
    37   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  When do you think you will come to that with
    38        Mr. Walker?
    40   MR. RAMPTON:  Later on today, my Lord.  The other thing which is
    41        more substantial is that I do have a submission to make
    42        about the report of Dr. Dealer.  Does your Lordship
    43        remember that?
    45   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  No.  I saw there was a reference to it in one
    46        of Mrs. Brinley-Codd's letters but I do not recall.
    48   MR. RAMPTON:  It concerns the question of BSE.  I do not know if
    49        your Lordship still has a copy of Dr. Dealer's report?
    50        I think it must have been handed in by the Defendants at 
    51        some stage. 
    53   MR. MORRIS:  It was an expert report.  It was certainly served.
    55   MR. RAMPTON:  Otherwise I will ask Mr. Atkinson to read the
    56        statement.  It is very short.  Might I, before I do
    57        anything at all -- we are in open court; I had contemplated
    58        inviting your Lordship to hear this submission in chambers,
    59        but in the end I decided I would not do that.

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