Day 270 - 28 Jun 96 - Page 03
1 Q. And what is your current occupation?
2 A. I am a legal secretary.
4 Q. When you are speaking, if you can try and speak out to
5 the court.
7 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Especially when you are answering Ms. Steel,
8 who is on your side of the court please. If you can speak
9 up loud and clear into the court.
10 A. I will try.
12 MS. STEEL: The microphone does not actually magnify your
13 voice. It just records it for the stenographers. Have you
14 got a copy of your statement in front of you?
15 A. No, I have not.
17 MR. JUSTICE BELL: It should be in pale blue Volume 1C. It is
18 there. Would you like to pull it down in front of you?
20 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, Mrs. Brinley-Codd has put the notes which
21 we disclosed behind Mrs. Tiller's statement.
23 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes, I have put them in my notes bundle, but
24 it does not matter where they are.
26 MS. STEEL: (To the witness): I will read through your
27 statement and ask you whether or not you are happy to
28 confirm it at the end of it. If there is anything that you
29 want to correct or clarify as I go through, then stop me at
30 the end of the paragraph and say whatever it is that you
32 A. Right.
34 Q. Statement of Frances Tiller. Paragraph 1:
36 "From the 21st August, 1989 to 29th June, 1990 I was
37 employed as a secretary/personal assistant to the Managing
38 Director of King's Investigation Bureau, Chancery House, 53
39 to 64 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QU (KIB).
41 "Towards the end of this time the Managing Director asked
42 me to attend meetings of London Greenpeace as an
43 investigator. I normally did secretarial/administration
44 work in the office, but the Managing Director needed more
45 people to cover investigations and he asked me to do this.
46 When I left King's Investigation Bureau, the Managing
47 Director asked me if I would continue to attend meetings of
48 London Greenpeace for a while and I agreed to do so. I was
49 paid for doing this. I was aware that McDonald's was the
50 client for whom the investigations were being made.
52 "The general practice at King's Investigation Bureau was
53 that the investigators submitted reports on a daily basis
54 and the Managing Director made a composite report from
55 those which were sent to the client. The Managing Director
56 would dictate the composite notes to me which I then typed
57 up. Most of the clients would be sent weekly composite
59 A. Can I just make one comment there. I said "submitted
60 reports on a daily basis". They would have submitted