Examination of Witnesses (Questions 4780
4780. MR ELVIN: My Lord Chairman, absent
an appearance from Khoodeelaar, which I gather we are not going
to have, the next item is to call Mr Berryman on some of the other
4781. CHAIRMAN: Khoodeelaar is not coming.
Not today or not at all?
4782. MR ELVIN: I am not sure. I was
going to call Mr Berryman to deal with lorry routing, Whitechapel
Station issues and some of the other issues that arise in relation
to these Petitions. I wonder, my Lord Chairman, if that would
be best dealt with after lunch, which would give your Lordships
the opportunity of an early lunch.
4783. CHAIRMAN: We are happy to adjourn
and come back early but whether anybody else will is another matter.
4784. MR ELVIN: We are happy to come
back at quarter-past two, if that is convenient.
4785. CHAIRMAN: If everybody is happy
with that, we will come back at quarter-past two and you can deal
with matters then.
After a short adjournment
4786. CHAIRMAN: Is there anyone here
from the Spitalfields group of organisations? (No response) I
am told that Mr Carpenter wants to submit papers about environmental
impact assessment. I am proposing to deal with this on Monday
morning. Unless he finds some method of getting the papers to
me over the weekend I will not be able to deal with them.
General Issues relating to the Spitalfields
4787. MR ELVIN: But your Lordship is
dealing with the matter in writing outside the Committee.
4788. CHAIRMAN: I do not care where he
is. If he wants to submit papers to me he jolly well ought to
have done it before now.
4789. MR ELVIN: Sorry, my Lord. It is
only a question for clarification. Your Lordships are proposing
to deal with the matter outside the Committee hearing on Monday
morning, so if he wants to get anything to you he has not got
very long to do that.
4790. CHAIRMAN: I suppose I could deal
with it Monday afternoon.
4791. LORD BROOKE OF ALVETHORPE: Or Tuesday
morning when I am back.
4792. CHAIRMAN: Well, all right, Tuesday
morning, but I am not going to try and deal with it without the
papers that Mr Carpenter wants to send me. If he cannot get them
to me it is very difficult.
4793. MR ELVIN: I will get Mr Walker
to make sure that he checks the transcript to see what your Lordship
has just said.
4794. CHAIRMAN: I suppose he could email
them here to our Clerk; I do not know when that may occur, and
how he is going to get them to me in Norfolk I do not know, but
there we are.
4795. BARONESS FOOKES: It is not the
responsibility of the Promoters, is it?
4796. CHAIRMAN: I am not putting it on
the heads of the Promoters at all. I am simply saying that I will
not be able properly to deal with any points that Mr Carpenter
wants to make if he does not give me the papers.
4797. MR ELVIN: Understood. I will get
Mr Walker to send him an email to tell him to read the transcript
for this afternoon so he can see what your Lordship has just said.
4798. CHAIRMAN: He will probably have
to send them by special delivery.
4799. MR ELVIN: My Lord, he was here
this morning and he was here for at least part of yesterday, so
I am not sure why he is not here this afternoon, but there it