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1 Wednesday, 31st January, 1996
3 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, before the Defendants cross-examine
4 Mr. Lemaire, I ought to say something about Mr. Bone who,
5 as your Lordship knows, is due to give evidence on
6 Wednesday next week.
8 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes.
10 MR. RAMPTON: I heard yesterday that he is not in first class
11 health. He is going to the doctor today or tomorrow to
12 have certain tests. He has at the moment every intention
13 of coming, if he is allowed to do so, next Wednesday.
14 Whether he is allowed to come to court next week is
15 dependent entirely on the results of these tests and the
16 decisions of the doctors. I mention it now because, of
17 course, it affects Miss Hovi as well. As soon as I have
18 any more up to date information, I will tell
19 your Lordship.
21 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. Thank you. I will not be required to
22 sit elsewhere in the last week and a half of this term.
23 I managed to find that out for certain yesterday evening.
24 So you can go ahead and do your best with your other
25 American witness.
27 MR. MORRIS: Yes.
29 MR. JUSTICE BELL: If Mr. Preston cannot sit on his scheduled
30 days, if he cannot come back to the witness box on the
31 days -- I think from the Wednesday onwards -- he is written
32 in, then we have to think about who else might. But I said
33 at the end of last week that we should come back to the
34 schedule towards the end of this week, and I suggest we
35 talk about it then.
37 MR. RAMPTON: Yes.
39 MR. JUSTICE BELL: By then, Mr. Rampton may know more about
40 Mr. Bone's state of health.
42 PAUL LEMAIRE, recalled
43 Cross-examined by Defendants
45 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Who is going to start the cross-examination?
47 MR. MORRIS: I was just making a note.
49 (To the witness): You said you worked, I believe you said
50 you worked, something between 35 to 40 hours a week,
51 something like that ---
52 A. That is right, yes.
54 Q. -- when you were at the Heathrow store. Are you still at
55 the Heathrow store?
56 A. That is right.
58 Q. And that goes back, does it, to when you first became a
59 full-time employee?
60 A. As from about May 1993 when I left college and became