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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
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.