Day 172 - 12 Oct 95 - Page 03
1 the appropriate Act, because the opposing party has not
2 called the witness to attend. They have to be read out to
3 the jury, and the shorthand writer has a copy in front of
4 him or her.
6 MR. MORRIS: I was all in favour of it, as long as it is
7 accurate. Can we call our witness?
9 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. Mr. Pattinson. Would you like to come
10 to the witness box, Mr. Pattinson?
12 TERENCE WILLIAM PATTINSON, affirmed
13 Examined by the Defendants
15 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Mr. Pattinson, if you want to sit down at any
16 stage, pull the chair behind you forward.
18 MR. MORRIS: If I may say that the microphone in front of you is
19 recording what you are saying, not magnifying, so you have
20 to speak up; and if you are assenting to something you have
21 to say "yes" rather than just a nod, so that it comes out
22 on the tape.
24 Can you give your full name and address, please?
25 A. Terence William Pattinson, *******************, *******
28 Q. Can you say what your present position is?
29 A. I am a press officer and deputy editor for the trade
30 union called the Institution of Professionals, Managers and
33 Q. Is it true that you have been a journalist for a
34 considerable amount of time?
35 A. 32 years.
37 Q. 32 years. How long did you work at the Daily Mirror all
39 A. 17 years and seven months.
41 Q. During what period were you the industrial editor?
42 A. From 1986 until March 8th, 1993.
44 Q. Seven years. Do you recall -- maybe if the witness could
45 have the papers?
47 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. There is a pale blue volume with "II"
48 on it at the very top there, please, Mr. Pattinson; do you
49 mind getting that down?
50 A. Yes, I see.
52 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Number 27.
54 MR. MORRIS: You can bring it into the witness box if you like.
55 A. Yes. It is, I can see, a very short page.
57 MR. JUSTICE BELL: There is more to it than that, I am afraid.
58 Flip a few at a time at the front of the bundle and put it
59 in front of you in the witness box.