Day 198 - 08 Dec 95 - Page 02
1 Friday, 8th December 1995
3 MR. RAY COTON, continued
4 Cross-examined by Mr. Rampton, continued
6 MR. MORRIS: Apologies for being a couple of minutes late.
8 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes.
10 MR. RAMPTON: Mr. Coton, I want to turn to this business of
11 docking hours off crew members. That, I understand you to
12 say, was a way of decreasing or saving on labour costs?
13 A. That is correct.
15 Q. I understood you to say that you were taught how to do it
16 by Mark Davis when he was Manager?
17 A. That is correct.
19 Q. Do you remember during Mark Davis' time members of crew,
20 Simon Gibney?
21 A. I do, yes.
23 Q. Omid Shafibeik?
24 A. I do, yes.
26 Q. Adrian Brett?
27 A. Yes.
29 Q. The two Harrisons, one was called Scannell, at the time, a
30 girl, Kate Scannell?
31 A. Correct.
33 Q. Kevin Harrison. Do you remember Siamak Alimi?
34 A. I do.
36 Q. Mr. Gibney was a Floor Manager under Mr. Davis, was he not?
37 A. He was.
39 Q. So was Mr. Brett?
40 A. He was.
42 Q. Mr. Harrison, Mr. Kevin Harrison, was a Trainee Manager?
43 A. Yes, that is correct.
45 Q. Mr. Alimi was a member of the training squad?
46 A. Yes, he was.
48 Q. How do you explain, Mr. Coton, that none of those people,
49 six people, mentions this allegation about docking hours
50 under Mr. Davis?
51 A. I have no idea why they have not mentioned it -- it
54 Q. It was something that did not happen until you took over,
55 was it not?
56 A. That is incorrect.
58 Q. That is why there were six people who did not know about
60 A. Perhaps they had not been asked. It happened through