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
    37        evidence.
    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
    50        trying. 
    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,

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