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1 like to think about it.
3 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. I will say, myself, I cannot really see
4 why Mr. Morris should not have leave to call him in a
5 situation where the terms of his resignation have cropped
6 up to some extent, and his statement -- we have had his
7 letter for just a little while now, and his statement dated
8 24th January does not seek to add anything to that letter
9 or to the matters in Mr. Logan's statement.
11 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, the last sentence says "a more detailed
12 statement" ------
14 MR. JUSTICE BELL: That is another matter.
16 MR. RAMPTON: Quite.
18 MR. JUSTICE BELL: But we will have to wait and see about that.
20 MR. RAMPTON: Yes. If his evidence is confined to what
21 Mr. Logan says, subject to the two exceptions in this
22 statement and to the terms of his letter, I do not know
23 that I will object. I might have to take more detailed
24 instructions on the letter than I was able to do in the
25 time available, since I was only given it on Monday.
27 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Perhaps we ought to wait and see.
28 Mr. Morris, do you know when the more detailed statement is
29 going to be forthcoming, first, and, secondly, whether it
30 is detailed just to the extent that it sets out the matters
31 which are set out in Mr. Logan's statement, or is going to
32 add matters?
34 MR. MORRIS: I do not know. I only spoke to Mr. Olive very
35 briefly on Tuesday evening for the first time. He has not
36 got a home phone number, so far as I understand, so he just
37 said he would do something like that, give it to Mr. Logan,
38 and do a more detailed statement when he could. So I could
39 encourage him to do it as quickly as possible.
41 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I think you should while we have Bath on our
42 mind, and then we can sort out what is going to happen
43 about his evidence.
45 MR. MORRIS: Yes. There is one other document to hand over,
46 which is relating to Mr. Logan's -- it is just something
47 Mr. Logan plans to bring up when we are going through the
48 documents. It is just he picked out one of the names at
49 random and did some work on the actual documents that have
50 been disclosed. We will come to that a bit later on.
52 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, may I say something which I would have
53 said yesterday afternoon had it not been that we ended late
54 and Mr. Morris wanted to get off? I am a bit unhappy
55 about, what shall I say, an unforecast ramble through the
56 documents. There are two reasons for that: first, if it
57 goes anywhere beyond what Mr. Logan has already said in his
58 various statements -- I take there to be at least three at
59 the moment -- it is quite plainly in breach of your
60 Lordship's order as to such matters; second and connected,