Day 122 - 05 May 95 - Page 03
2 MS. STEEL: No, it is the first one then.
4 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Paragraph 21?
6 MS. STEEL: Paragraph 21, a sentence has been cut out of that
7 which reads: "We have a fully equipped gymnasium at Head
8 Office and two luxury holiday apartments, one in the
9 Algarve and one in the Costa Del Sol, which are used for
10 rewarding high performers". That is about the salaried
13 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, that is in my version, so I do not know
14 what has happened. I have exactly the same words as
15 Ms. Steel.
17 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I think you possibly have -- this is
18 paragraph 21 on page 9 of the statement, is it?
20 MS. STEEL: Yes.
22 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, I am not understanding what the point
23 is? Ms. Steel appears to have a statement which is the
24 same as mine.
26 MR. JUSTICE BELL: It is not the same as mine which is what is
27 in the bundle.
29 MR. RAMPTON: I understand that.
31 MS. STEEL: It is not the same as the one that is in the trial
34 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, that does not matter. If the Defendants
35 have the same statement as I have, then they are at no
38 MS. STEEL: It does matter because a different statement was put
39 in the trial bundles without notification. This was the
40 one we were working from. It was yesterday, because I had
41 some notes from Simon Alenny who had commented on
42 Mr. Nicholson's statement.
44 MR. JUSTICE BELL: You carry on with your submission. Tell me
45 what other differences are there?
47 MS. STEEL: After paragraph 21 there is a whole paragraph that
48 has been cut out which reads: "Thus, the pay conditions
49 for all McDonald's employees is comparable to and usually
50 often surpasses that of our competitors and exceeds on
51 almost all occasions the minimum wage". The whole of that
52 has been cut out. The paragraphs are actually numbered
53 differently in the two statements from then on, so it gets
54 a bit more complicated.
56 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes, but that is a consequence of missing a
57 paragraph out, is it not.
59 MS. STEEL: Yes. If you turn to paragraph 25 of the statement
60 that you have after: "Nonetheless, staff are discouraged