||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 01 (Sep)
|| EWCA Crim 2067
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Rix LJ, The Recorder of Bristol and Sir Ian Kennedy
||Wyn Williams QC and Charles Scott (instructed by Hextall Erskine) for the defendants.
||Nicholas Browne QC and Gordon Wignall (instructed by Health and Safety Executive) for the Crown.
||19 July 2002
Criminal evidence - Admissibility - Statement - Statement in form of questionnaire compiled by witness following information supplied by other parties - Judge admitting statements in evidence as being statements the contents of which the makers would be unable to recollect - Whether statements rightly admitted - s 24(4)(b)(iii).
Documentary evidence in the form of questionnaires was inadmissible at a trial under s24(4)(b)(iii) of the because the makers of the statements contained therein would have been bound to have recollected the essential information at the time of the trial.
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