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1 were the quality control sheets from 3rd May to 23rd August
2 1993, the quality control reports 1993 to 1994 and the
3 quality control reports 1993, 1994 -- all destroyed on that
4 day in November 1994.
6 Your Lordship will see from that ---
8 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Let me just look, please. Yes?
10 MR. RAMPTON: -- the black lines across the last of those pages
11 are the documents, the list of documents, referred to in
12 the letter which were destroyed in the 40 boxes. Your
13 Lordship will notice that the unfortunate individual
14 responsible was shortly afterwards sacked by Group Four.
16 MR. MORRIS: Does it say that somewhere?
18 MR. RAMPTON: Yes, indeed, it does. My Lord, the actual list
19 which your Lordship has is compiled, we think -- I will
20 have it further confirmed, if your Lordship would wish it,
21 but this is what we have been told -- as well as the actual
22 sheets which have been destroyed, McKey maintain a
23 handwritten log in summary form showing what the results of
24 the tests were.
26 So far as we are aware at present, that handwritten log
27 contains no more information than is contained on the
28 typewritten list which your Lordship has.
30 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes.
32 MR. RAMPTON: There is nothing more I can add to that at the
35 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Do you know which dates -- I see on the
36 printout it says quality control sheets 3rd May 1993 to
37 23rd August 1993 and then quality control reports
38 1993/1994, 1993/1994.
40 MR. RAMPTON: Yes.
42 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Do you know up to what time and after what
43 time the sheets are available, because that was the other
44 part of the indication, I will call it, I gave that if they
45 were not still available -- of course, I was not
46 anticipating an event such as you have put forward, but
47 just routine destruction.
49 MR. RAMPTON: Yes. What we do know is that we have some from
50 1993. Those did not emanate from McKey, those came from
51 Mr. Kenny's file. What I do not know at the moment (and
52 will find out if your Lordship wishes me to do so) is
53 whether that destruction covers the whole of 1994, or
54 whether there may be some that were put in boxes, as it
55 were, after in date the 40 that were destroyed, for the
56 later part of 1994. That, I am afraid, I do not know but
57 I could find out. Whether it is helpful is entirely
58 another question.
60 The single advantage of the date of 12th January for which