Day 249 - 14 May 96 - Page 02
1 Tuesday, 14th May 1996
3 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I have one query of detail. We saw the video
4 of Dale City. In his statement Mr. Preston said that the
5 occasion was in 1987. If it is possible without any undue
6 difficulty to find when in 1987, I would be grateful. It
7 may be on the video itself. If it is not I do not want
8 anyone to go to any trouble about it, it is just that if
9 there is an easy answer I would like to know.
11 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, yes.
13 MR. JUSTICE BELL: There is no mystery about it. I know there is
14 a challenge as to whether the leaflet in question was being
15 handed out then, but I see from Mr. Nicholson's second
16 supplementary statement that he says it was in October 1987
17 there was the first demonstration outside the East Finchley
18 Head Office, not '85 and '86 as he previously said.
20 MR. RAMPTON: That is right, my Lord.
22 MS. STEEL: 1985, I think, he previously said as well.
24 MR. JUSTICE BELL: What?
26 MS. STEEL: I think he said 1958 as well because he said ----
28 MR. JUSTICE BELL: He said 1985 and 1986.
30 MS. STEEL: Yes.
32 MR. JUSTICE BELL: That is what I have just said.
34 MS. STEEL: Sorry.
36 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, he is here. Would your Lordship like me
37 to call him now?
39 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes.
41 MS. STEEL: Before he is called, there are just a couple of
42 points to deal with.
44 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes.
46 MS. STEEL: I am sorry. One is that I wanted to object to some
47 of the things that are in his statement.
49 MR. JUSTICE BELL: My screen has...
50 (Problem with computer screen)
52 MS. STEEL: The supplementary statement this is.
54 MR. JUSTICE BELL: The second supplementary one, the recent one?
56 MS. STEEL: Yes, the recent one, yes. On page 4, the paragraph
57 that comes under 7A.2.3 -- no, sorry, (ii). It is actually
58 on page 4. Just on the grounds that it is irrelevant and
59 appears to be hearsay as well.
60 The second one ----