Day 091 - 17 Feb 95 - Page 02
1 Friday, 17th February, 1995.
3 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, before we begin, I did mention to
4 Mr. Stiles some administrative matters I should like to
5 remind your Lordship. First of all, your Lordship said
6 that today was the deadline for, or we should try to
7 produce by today, is a better way of putting it, any
8 documents which the Americans have managed to find relating
9 to Dr. Gomez Gonzalez's evidence. With his assistance,
10 I told your Lordship earlier this week or last week,
11 Mr. Hill had been to Costa Rica and had found nothing with
12 the possible exception of one document which may not be
13 relevant anyway.
15 The Americans have now searched Oak Brook and they have
16 come up with a single document from 1975 about, it is
17 thought, which is a patty specification. My Lord, I say no
18 more about it than that. I pass two copies to the
19 Defendants, and one for your Lordship with a post-it. My
20 Lord, it is suggested it should go in pink file IX as a new
21 tab 2B in section A behind what is thought to be the 1967
24 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes, I will not read that through now.
26 MR. RAMPTON: No, my Lord, it does not bear on anything on
27 today's evidence. The next thing is this and I will be as
28 quick as I can. I do not know whether or not the
29 Defendants are likely to finish their cross-examination of
30 Dr. Pattison today. If not, he has a real problem coming
31 back on Monday, it was thought that he might, because he
32 has, if he is released to do so, a meeting in France on
33 Monday to do with the Cargill business which involves,
34 I understand, quite a number of people and quite a lot of
35 visits to various places over a period of about four days.
36 He would much rather not miss that if it is avoidable. If
37 his cross-examination finishes today, then so much the
40 My Lord, by way of connection with that, it would be
41 helpful, as your Lordship knows, we intend to bring
42 Dr. Gomez Gonzalez back on 27th February.
44 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes.
46 MR. RAMPTON: We have left that week free. I, myself, would
47 doubt whether it is even remotely conceivable that he will
48 go the whole of that week to complete his
49 cross-examination. If he does not, and I would ask the
50 Defendants now to give an indication how long they think
51 they will be with him, it is our intention to bring
52 Mr. Ashley Bowes back on Friday, 3rd March, the last day of
53 that week.
55 If the Thursday were also free because the Defendants had
56 finished with Dr. Gomez Gonzalez, then if Dr. Pattison is
57 not finished today, we can try and put him in on Thursday
58 2nd, thus attempting to complete all the food poisoning
59 rearing slaughter witnesses in one complete go.