Further supplementary memorandum submitted
by Mr Donald James
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Further to my recent memorandum to the CMS Committee,
I have now heard from the RSC that the reports from the consultants
are confidential and that I could not see them or the letters
briefing the consultants. This is most unusual as the reports
were the basis upon which RSC decided to propose demolition. It
is impossible not to conclude that RSC do not wish me to see them
more so that the acousticians had not dealt with the auditorium
problem which I dealt with in the memorandum. Because of the suspicion
about these reports I warned Mr Foy that he and the consultants
would be challenged at a local inquiry.
Would it be possible for [the] Chairman or the
Committee to ask RSC for the reports and the briefing letters?
I would be prepared to come to London to inspect them and I would
treat them in confidence, ie the names of the firms or individuals.
If this were possible I would produce a brief additional memorandum
for the Committee.
A copy of the correspondence between Mr Foy
and myself is attached.
I look forward to your comments.
(Item 5 page 2 of my memorandum refers to the
26 February 2002