Day 243 - 02 May 96 - Page 03

     1        environmental interest but are of no relevance to this
     2        action, namely, bleaching of wood pulp.
     4   MS. STEEL:  I do not think that that is the purpose.  I think
     5        the point is that it is setting the picture of how much
     6        pulp is used and, obviously, because of your ruling, she is
     7        not going to go into the bleaching process and the detail
     8        of it, but that is just setting out the background of what
     9        is used.  As far as I can see, it is an accepted fact, so
    10        it is not really a problem.
    12   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Do you have anything to say about that,
    13        Mr. Rampton?
    15   MR. RAMPTON: No, I am not bothered about paragraph 2.  It
    16        already recites what your Lordship has said, that it is a
    17        waste of time.
    19   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  It is not worth arguing about.
    21   MR. RAMPTON:  No, it is not worth arguing about.  It is
    22        inconsequential.  My Lord, then moving to the -----
    24   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Let me just ask the Defendants, first of
    25        all.  Is there any ground upon which you suggest that any
    26        parts of paragraphs 3 to 37 should be adduced in evidence?
    28   MS. STEEL:  The very first sentence of paragraph 3 does mention
    29        environmental consequences, some of which relate to
    30        forestry practices, so obviously that would be relevant.
    31        But, I mean, it -----
    33   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Yes, but I do not see Miss Link dealing with
    34        that.  We have had a number of witnesses in relation to
    35        that.  Do you have anything to say?
    37   MS. STEEL:   McDonald's have.  I do not think we have.
    39   MR. RAMPTON:  There was Mr. Theo Hopkins.  I would have thought
    40         ----
    42   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  That is right.  We had several days of Mr.
    43        Hopkins.
    45   MS. STEEL:  It has been so long since he gave his evidence.
    47   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Do you have anything to say on those
    48        paragraphs?
    50   MR. MORRIS:  Not 3 to 37, no. 
    52   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Very well. 
    54   MR. RAMPTON:  My Lord, can I ask your Lordship to turn to the
    55        second statement which you will have seen only recently.
    56        There are, I can see, I think, two problems, two categories
    57        of problem, in relation to this statement.  They do not
    58        cover a lot of the statement, but they do perhaps relate to
    59        some important passages, important in one sense.

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