Day 241 - 26 Apr 96 - Page 03

     1   MS. STEEL:   What happened then was at a subsequent hearing this
     2        statement got handed in by accident.  It was actually the
     3        initial draft and it had errors in it.
     5   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Then I have got something which has a dotted
     6        line across the top and "Statement of David Rose, 12
     7        Holmfield."
     9   MS. STEEL:   Yes, that is the one.  That is the one that we are
    10        going to be relying on.
    12   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Right.
    14   MS. STEEL:   It is a simple one word statement which is quite
    15        clearly a mistake.
    17   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Tell me where the difference with them is
    18        because I glanced across them and I thought they were the
    19        same.
    21   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  They are basically the same apart from in the
    22        second paragraph:  "I took notes of my conversation with
    23        Miss Bensilum".  The one ---
    25   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Yes.
    27   MS. STEEL:  -- we were going to read out in court is the one
    28        that was corrected to -- "there were three"; in the other
    29        version it says "there were two".
    31   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  OK.  I had had marked in the margin "first
    32        telecon", "second telecon" and "third telecon".   So I had
    33        not been thrown by that.
    35   MS. STEEL:   Yes, it was noticed that she said she phoned a
    36        third time and the second to last paragraph, and that is
    37        why we noticed it was a mistake.
    39   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Thank you very much.
    41   MS. STEEL:   I will read through your statement.  If there is
    42        anything you want to clarify or anything that is incorrect,
    43        then if you can stop me at the end of the paragraph and ---
    44        A.  OK.
    46   Q.   -- make any corrections:  "Statement of David Rose.  I am a
    47        reporter with employed by The Observer.  I have worked
    48        there as Home Affairs Correspondent for two-and-a-half
    49        years.  Previously I worked for the Guardian for seven
    50        years".  Are you still at The Observer? 
    51        A.  Yes. 
    53   Q.   What is your present position?
    54        A.  Chief Reporter.
    56   Q.   Right.  "On 5th February 1993 I telephone McDonald's press
    57        officer in London, Ms Eadie Bensilum, and asked her
    58        questions about the purchase by McDonald's of beef from
    59        Montecillos SA.  I had seen documents disclosing this
    60        purchase.

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