Day 257 - 06 Jun 96 - Page 03
1 MS. STEEL: Jane Laporte, and then the only other provisional
2 one at the moment -- sorry, there is Miss Tiller on the
3 Friday, and then on 1st is Adrian Brett. That is the
4 situation at the moment. But, obviously, we are still
5 chasing up the others and trying to slot them in.
7 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. I would like you to, if you can, put
8 someone in on the Monday. I would like you to certainly to
9 try and have someone for the Thursday, and I will check
10 against my list of people you are proposing to call.
12 MS. STEEL: Right.
14 MR. JUSTICE BELL: What I want to do is avoid running any further
15 into July than we have to. I need a lot of persuading here
16 to break off before the end of term if we have not finished
17 all the oral evidence, but I do not think there should be
18 cause for concern about that because with a bit of
19 organisation we should have finished the evidence
20 comfortably before Thursday 18th.
22 MS. STEEL: I think that we should be able to actually slot the
23 other publication witnesses -- mind you, there is Mr. Smith
24 from Veggies, but I was thinking about the other Greenpeace
25 witnesses should be able to be fitted in that week without
26 a problem.
28 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Very well. Bear in mind as well that there
29 is no magic in you giving evidence, if you choose to do so,
30 or Mr. Morris, if he chooses to do so, very last of all.
31 That is the way it has been planned. But if you run into
32 difficulty, for instance, getting the last or the last two,
33 or however many it is, of your publication witnesses, then
34 I may very well give you the opportunity, call upon you, to
35 give evidence if you choose to do so, and Mr. Morris he if
36 he chooses to do so, in order to help the completion of the
39 MS. STEEL: Yes.
41 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Now, are you proposing to serve supplemental
42 statements in relation to the question of publication and
43 consent, and if so when is that going to be done?
45 MS. STEEL: I do want to. I mean, I do not know what I can
46 say, I am really trying to get it done but we are trying to
47 do the appeal, and finish off all the odds and ends, which
48 means thinking about all the different issues, and it is
49 extremely difficult to get it done. But, I mean, I am
52 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Have you thought about the course I was
53 suggesting quite regardless of service of statements, which
54 ought to be done some time, if you are bringing in new
55 matters, I do not know to what extent you are, which is at
56 least to give a list of topics which are expected to be
57 covered. Do you remember, I mentioned on--
59 MS. STEEL: I did say the ones that I can remember the other
60 day, and as far as I know they are the main points if, if,