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1 Friday, 9th February, 1996
4 MR. MORRIS: Can we recall our witness, Mrs. Hovi?
6 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes.
8 MRS. HOVI, recalled
9 Examined by the Defendants
11 MR. MORRIS: Can you just outline to the court what you have
12 done since you last gave evidence, what your present
13 position is, and what you have been doing that is relevant
14 to this issue, since you last left?
15 A. At the moment, I am working for the CAB International
16 Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau, and their health
17 department; and my speciality there is veterinary public
18 health issues; and I am at the moment working on
19 initialising a new publication concerning zoonosis,
20 diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans.
22 Q. Zoonosis?
23 A. Zoonosis. I have also been advising the Royal College
24 of Veterinary Surgeons Committee on certification on beef
25 and -----
27 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Try not to speak quite so quickly.
28 A. I remember that was the problem last time.
30 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I remember I had to tell you that last time.
31 Speak up loud and clear.
33 MR. MORRIS: You have been advising -----
34 A. I have asked to appear in front of the Health Committee
35 of the Bundestag, the German Parliament, on the safety of
36 beef. I have also appeared as a speaker in the meat
37 hygiene, Meat Inspectors Association annual meeting in
38 September, concerning meat hygiene.
40 Q. Right.
41 A. I attended several conferences concerning meat hygiene
42 and public health, in my present role at the CAB
45 Q. Have you read the statement of Mr. Bone for the Plaintiffs?
46 A. Yes, I have.
48 Q. I wonder if you can get a copy down in front of you?
50 MR. JUSTICE BELL: It is volume which is 7B with a yellow flag
51 on the back; it is towards the left, in the middle of the
52 left-hand section, 7B.
54 MR. MORRIS: There should be a statement there of 25 pages,
55 something like that; yes?
56 A. Yes.
58 Q. Do you know Mr. Bone, or did you know Mr. Bone?
59 A. Yes, I met Mr. Bone. He started working at Jarrets the
60 week I was dismissed; so I worked together with him for one