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THE SOLICITOR GENERAL: Yes, they have been supplied.
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: I have a distinct recollection, whether it is properly called a de-briefing
document or what it is, it is a statement from the United States Security Service which deals with
their dealings with Mr. E.
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: There were three or four such documents.
MR. TANSEY: I can assist your Lordship. Effectively, I have three documents -----
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: It was in a bundle and I think it was document 1 (a).
MR. TANSEY: I have three documents; one starts off, “Recruited high-fi salesman, an American
living in Britain”, that is the evidence ----
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: Yes, I thought there were four. I really cannot remember.
MR. TANSEY: I have three.
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: It may be there were only three; I cannot remember if there were 3 or
MR. TANSEY: May I just check. We have three documents. I have just received a fourth which I
have not seen before.
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: You have not seen before.
MR. TANSEY: I have not seen this one before, no.
THE SOLICITOR GENERAL: That was 1(a), I think.
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: That was 1(a). My recollection, Mr Tansey, it does not contain much
more information than your other three documents, it is just that it comes from a different source.
MR. TANSEY: There is a certain amount of information, without any specific detail being given, in
those three documents. I accept that. My Lord, despite that, what we have been given: we are being
given documents from the Security Service, effectively, and what we want to do is to check this man
out for ourselves. Why should the defence have to rely completely upon the Security Services when
they are calling and take the statement, or assist in taking of a direct statement from this particular
person, and, my Lord, this is where ----
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: You are saying for all you know he might be a stool-pigeon and totally
MR. TANSEY: It could be, or what he is saying now is not the truth. He may have been okay at
some stage but no longer a truthful witness when one is making important statements, and may I
please refer you to the next page, page 8 eight of R. v. Murphy and Maguire, the Northern Ireland
case. It starts about a third of the way down.
“In that case, the State court of trial sustained the prosecutor’s objection to disclosure of the