Day 099 - 08 Mar 95 - Page 02
1 Wednesday, 8th March 1995.
3 MR. MORRIS: We have just served one document on the Plaintiffs.
4 It was the document mentioned to Dr. Gonzalez about beef
5 being the highest herbicide residues food products. It is
6 from the National Research Council in the USA. That is to
7 go with the supplementary list that Mrs. Brinley-Codd is
8 sorting out. At the back of that document -----
10 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I think we are up to 14 now and it is just
11 about bursting at the seams, so sooner rather than later we
12 had better start another -----
14 MR. RAMPTON: Would your Lordship prefer a fatter file?
16 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes, it is extremely helpful to me to have
17 them in the same colours titled as they are. I will leave
18 it on the top there and if at some stage it can go into a
19 wider one, so much the better.
21 MR. MORRIS: I just wanted to point out that I am serving
22 exactly what we got. At the back of that document were
23 three pages which were just the cover pages of the World
24 Health Organisation report into Pesticide Residues and Food
25 1989, but it does not actually have any of the text of
26 that. Obviously, we will try to get that.
28 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, before I call Mr. Kenny who is here there
29 are a couple of the things I would like to mention, if I
30 may? The first relates to Mr. Beavers. Enquiries have
31 been made in the United States -- I hope expeditiously,
32 your Lordship amy think. The position is this. He arrive
33 earlier than he is presently scheduled to do so as to be
34 able to start giving evidence on Thursday, 6th April, which
35 gives five days up to the end of 12th and the weekend in
36 between. After that, alas, he goes on sabbatical. I am
37 not able to tell your Lordship precisely what date his
38 sabbatical begins. That is his position.
40 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I am grateful for that information.
41 Presumably, one could find out how long his sabbatical is.
43 MR. RAMPTON: Yes.
45 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Three months, is it?
47 MR. RAMPTON: Three months, yes. It is either 10 or 12 weeks.
49 MR. JUSTICE BELL: So it is before Easter or in the autumn.
50 That is the choice.
52 MR. RAMPTON: Yes, it looks like it. Effectively, he will be
53 out of commission. I certainly would not want to interrupt
54 his sabbatical unless it is absolutely necessary.
56 MR. JUSTICE BELL: No.
58 MR. MORRIS: Certainly, there is no guarantee that our witnesses
59 will be finished by 6th April and, secondly, even if they
60 had been, we would not have any time to prepare and,