£> |>S^ » -• – “/ • .. N -/ 4?* ■:*-. . * >•.-:• . . • THE TIMES No. 65,430 TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 4. Belief in yesterday David Sinclair on the new single PAGE 17 Outside PR firm may be called in as aide returns to Palace duties TV interview costs Princess her press chief SCHOOLS WEEK TODAY: The complete ) ^ / league i lv A tables t Tti £^) THE PRINCESS OF WALES is to lose her Buckingham Palace press secretary as a direct result of her Panorama interview shown on BBC tele¬ vision last night Geoffrey Crawford, deputy press secretary to the Queen, will withdraw his services to the Princess after her working visit to Argentina later this week, and will concentrate on working for other members of the Royal Family. The Palace said that the derision had beat taken with the Queen’s know¬ ledge. and after discussion with the Princess. Mr Crawford, 44. a former member of the Australian foreign service who has worked at the Palace since 1988, found his position unten¬ able after the princess gave her interview to Panorama without his knowledge. The derision, however, was not Mr Crawford’S alone, and is the first tangible sign of the Pal¬ ace’s desire to isolate the Princess after she broke the rules and claimed her right of free speech. Mr Crawford has looked after the Princess’s media interests since her separation from the Prince of Wales, accompanying her on foreign visits and on siding holidays with her children to control the media circus which inev¬ itably follows her everywhere. He will now concentrate mi the rest of his job as deputy to By Alan Hamilton Charles Anson, press secre¬ tary to the Queen, looking after media arrangements for the Duke of York. Prince Edward. Princess Margaret and Princess Alexandra. Married with three child¬ ren. Mr Crawford lives in a grace-and-favour apartment in St James’s Palace, and follows a long tradition of C It is only fair that, like a princess in some sadistic fairytale, she should be free for one hour 3 — Libby Purves, page 18 . is Letters-19 having a member of a Com¬ monwealth diplomatic service on tire palace press office staff. He resigned his Australian post to become a fiill-time Palace employee. The Princess is now left without any obvious support from the Palace except for her bodyguards from the Metro¬ politan Police royalty and diplomatic protection branch. Her private secretary, Patrick Jephson. who will also accom¬ pany her to Argentina, is an employee of the Duchy of The Prince arriving for lunch at Buckingham Palace Cornwall, and his continued service is largely in the hands of the Prince of Wales. There was no suggestion last night that Mr Jephson would re¬ sign. although he. too. was kept in the dark about the Panorama interview. »Palace officials said last night that they would continue to give what help they could to the Princess in dealing with her press arrangements, al¬ though it is difficult to see what they can now do. The Princess is likely to approach an outside public relations consultant to handle her af¬ fairs. and to capitalise on what she doubtless sees as her new¬ found independence, as the Duchess of York did after her separation. Such a consultant would have to be paid by the Duchy of Cornwall, which funds the expenses of the Princess’S public lift With the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Variety’ Performance, and the Princess herself at¬ tending a cancer charily func¬ tion in central London, the Prince of Wales was the only leading player in the drama free to watch the hour-long documentary last night. Passers-by were surprised yesterday to see his helicopter land at Kensington Palace, the home of his estranged wife. The Prince, who had flown from High grove, briefly en¬ tered the palace, and left by car again at 1.15 to host a Buckingham Palace lunch for King Hussain of Jordan. He is understood not to have met the Princess, although she was in the budding at the time. Earlier in the day. the Prince’s friend Camilla Parker Bowles was seen at High- grove. preceded by her horse box. She arrived at 10 am and re-emerged an hour later dressed in a blue hunting jacket to ride a chestnut mare to join the Beaufort Hunt at Leigh tenon nearby. The prince left at 12.15 pm to fly to London and had not returned by the time Mrs Parker Bowles went home in mid¬ afternoon. Slump in home loan lending Mortgage lending has slumped to its lowest level since December 1979. Figures released yesterday by the Building Societies As¬ sociation show that net mort¬ gage advances in October were £295 mill ion compared with £614 million in the previous month and £300 milli on in December 1979. The latest figures led to farther calls by MPs from, all parties for special measures to kick start the housing market in the Budget–Page 25 9 “ 770140*046220 TV. & RADIO –” WEATHER ll..~ CROSSWORDS- Islington schools at bottom of league By John O’Leary, education edtoor THE London borough whose parents, without his income schools were shunned by level, the right to send their Tony Blair finishes bottom of children to schools of their the Government’s examina- choice.” non league tables, which The Phil Kelly, who chairs the Times publishes today in a 24- borough’s education commit- page supplement tee, said: “These rpiits are Overall the tables show a not acceptable. Schools and slight increase in the GCSE die council agree on this. We pass rate used to rank second- are pulling out all the stops to aryschools. 43.5 per cent of 15- improve exam results.” year-olds adueving five high The t°P authority was grades nationally. But fewer Kingston upon Thames, one of than one in five readied that four areas where more than mark in the Labour leader’s half of all 15-yearokJs home borough of Islington. achieved toe equivalent of five Mr Blair sent his son to the old O levels. «… grant-maintained London Or- St Frtuioi^Xavier School m atury School, eight miles away Richmond. North J arkshtre. in Fulham, where the pass more than doubled its pass Ste was twice that of the rate to b™e England* most highest-placed Islington ff for die cStian Shephard, the Edu- Govemmmtto foUow the c ation and Employment Sec- practice adopted in The Times SS said: “No wonder Tony of uidudmg previous years SSr is using Conservative results to give parents a more mliries to send his own child informed picture. nut of this rotten borough. -_ ~ . ” And yet he would deny other Scottish results, page 2 .~;.46,47 LETTERS . .^.19 24 LIBBY PURVES ^ The Princess of Wales heading for the Chelsea Harbour Club yesterday morning Mackay warning over sentencing The Lord Chancellor has joined other senior judges in giving a warning about the | problems posed by Michael | Howard’s proposed new I tough sentencing regime. Lord Mackay of Clashfern said there were “quite sub¬ stantial difficulties’* over the plans for minimum sentences for persistent burglars and drug dealers-Page 4 West jury are sent to hotel The jury in the trial of Rosemary West was sent to a hotel last night after faffing to agree verdicts on the ten murder counts against her. Mr Justice Man tell told them that they should not hurry their derision-Page 3 Immigration curb Two million people a year will have to produce their pass¬ ports or identity documents when they apply for jobs under plans published to curb asylum seekers and illegal immigration-Page 4 Bosnia peace talks miss US (leadline From Tom Rhodes in dayton, orao THE American Government Christopher had attempted to marshalled its foil diplomatic drag the three leaders across force yesterday to try to seal a “the finishing line”, until early settlement in Bosnia-Herzego- yesterday, but a State Depart- vina as the waning parties merit official said that “several failed to meet a planned core issues were outstanding deadline for peace. and substantial differences After 20 days erf negotiations remained”, at the Wright-Patterson Air The latest snag was said to Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, have been introduced when substantial differences were President Milosevic of Serbia said to remain between the demanded a further two to Presidents of Serbia. Croatia three per cent of territory for and Bosnia. any new Bosnian Serb Repub- An air of pessimism settled lie. Mohamed Sarirbey. the on Dayton after Warren Bosnian Foreign Minister, Christopher, the Secretary of who offered to resign last State, and his fellow American weekend, said the Serbian negotiators called a recess to leader had “deliberately tried consider whether a substarv- to open areas that were al- tive agreement was possible, realty settled” The State De pa rt m ent had A draft agreement, which maintained that dialogue was to have been ready for would not continue beyond initialling yesterday, would yesterday. divide Bosnia between a Nevertheless, an advance Muslim/Croat Federation of White House team arrived to 51 per cent and a Serb republic prepare for the possible arriv- of 49 per cent, al of President Clinton in the event of a breakthrough- Mr Nato vanguard, page 14 ARTS. 34-36 CHESS & BRIDGE.45 COURT & SOCIAL.20 SPORT……43-46,48 BODY AND MIND.16 LAW REPORT……42 Private sector to build Britain’s roads and hospitals By Philip Webster, political editor SUBSTANTIAL cuts in the Government’s £2 billion road- building programme to pay for tax cuts were signalled last night when John Major prom¬ ised a prolonged campaign to reduce public spending to nearer die levels of Japan and America. The Prime Minister ap¬ peared to confirm speculation of a significant shift away from public to private financ¬ ing of transport projects in the Budget next week. and cuts of up to £200 million in the roads programme during each of the next three years are forecast Addressing the Lord May¬ or’s banquet at Guildhall. London, Mr Major pinpointed transport as a “rich area for private finance”. The initiative of the private sector had to be harnessed as the Government looked for new ways of deliv¬ ering public services and capi¬ tal investment he said: “The State cannot and should not try to do everything.” That philosophy is also ex¬ pected to be employed by Stephen Dorrell, the Health Secretary, today when he an¬ nounces a big expansion in the use of private money to extend existing health service hospi¬ tals and to build new ones. Over the next six monihs ministers expect health trusts to approve dozens of schemes running into hundreds of mil¬ lions of pounds. At Guildhall, the Prime Minister said the Govern¬ ment’s objective was to bring public spending — now around 42 per cent of national income — to below 40 per cent. At present it stood at some 10 per cent below the average for the rest of Europe and “I expect that gap to widen further over’ the coming years.” Mr Major said. “We cannot afford to compare our¬ selves with our European neighbours alone. Both Amer- h-1 liS 2 > *>itk ffliE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21 1995 HOME NEWS , % 1 °Ph, % leao, lilt?*# ■ ‘-y’£ *y” r ’4 rJSJSsvi^j ■SC’?‘ : .*• .-‘Sf vjvS^/vp 7 ? -fr-va* v ■&- _* – ■■. ‘-. & it vs K . > l. ;•:“•• t J ‘■’ in ■ ^ mmt ‘ iS I vaiflBto ” bopes on anexotic last resort might be, they could be a “place of refuge’’, huddled masses of people Her Majesty’s Principal called “a Special Standing revealed in a Special Stano- Michael Howard, the who could not speak English Opposition (alias the Labour fiJHjJS ~t’ oWtiO Committee”. If Mr Straw ing Committee. A SYLUM is defined as a “place of refuge’’. Michael Howard, the Home Secretary, came to Westminster yesterday to un¬ veil plans for “bogus asylum- seekers”. His Labour Shadow, Jack Straw, came to challenge him. Though the two men dif¬ fered sharply, they did seem to agree that bogus asylum- seekers were foreigners, quite possibly African or Asian ones. To the rest of us it was plain that not one. not two, but three distinct groups of bogus asylum-seekers were in play. First, there were the huddled masses of people who could not speak English properly, from abroad. AH pretended to be concerned for those alone. Second, there was a group whose English is fluent whose passports are British, but who are desperately seek¬ ing a place to hide. Hits tribe is called the Conservative Party: a ragged army of un¬ fortunates, down on their luck, and persecuted merci¬ lessly by Fate, the Press, the Opposition and the elector¬ ate-Third was a group whose flight was equally pitiable. Her Majesty’s Principal Opposition (Alias the Labour Party) was frying to escape from the logic of its own position. Menaced by Tory taunts that it is “soft on immi¬ grants’*, threatened by its own supporters test it turn “hard” on immigrants, and parafysed by fear of voters, this refugee grouping (led yesterday by Jade Straw) found itself caught between a rode and a hard place. Straw ran but be amid not hide. Each of the Commons’s POLITICAL SKETCH two groups of bogus asylum- seekers was pinning its hopes on a different refuge. Michael Howard (cool, poised, preened and polished yester¬ day: white with a Hint of Menace) pointed his tribe to a {dace of safety called “Asylum and Immigration BOX. 1995″. Howard lad come to after an outline map and early direc¬ tions. Implicit was the prom¬ ise that , this measure will hopes oa an exotic last resort called “a Special Standing Committees If Mr Straw mentioned tins ‘, committee once, he mentioned ita dozen tunes. Did be support, the Bill? It was not dear, hot he prove a sort of legislative certainly supported a Special Golan Heights from which Standing Committee. might be, they could be revealed in a Special Stand¬ ing Committee. Mr Straw had only to mention the Special Standing Committee to draw cheers and hear-bears from his oth¬ erwise rather tentative back benches. government members wOI be able to sfreU the Labour Party. “We should bea haven.- not” a bomypotr he yodelled. But he spoke as though from the honeypot on behalf of the bees. ‘ Labour’s tribe rested their How would Labour-vote? Nobody, knew,” but ibey would undoubtedly have vot¬ ed for a , Special Standing Committee.; What changes might the Opposition desire in the BOB They could only say (hat, whatever those changes O ne begins to wonder whether not just this, but the whole range of Labour^ polities might be replaced by a Special Stand¬ ing Committee, to be con¬ vened after the election. R ather than reply to the Lord Chancellor backs judges’ concerns on tough sentencing Mackay sees drawbacks in Howard’s prison policy By Frances Gibb, legal correspondent THE Lonl Chancellor joined forces with other senior judges yesterday in voicing concern at problems posed by Michael Howard’s proposed rougher sentencing regime: In an interview with The Times, Lord Mackay of Clashfem spoke of “quite substantial difficulties” over the Home Secretary’s plans for mini¬ mum sentences for persistent burglars and drug dealers. He suggested that M r How¬ ard would need to address these problems before pub¬ lishing details in a Green Paper. The Lord Chief J ustice. Lord Taylor of Gosforth. has already criticised the propos¬ als as plating a fetter on judicial discretion. Lord Mackay indicated he had sympathy with the views of senior judges over the practicalities of the proposals. Although minimum sen¬ tences already exist for some minor offences, such as in motoring, he said: “There are quite substantial difficulties in the law of minimum sen¬ tences in some other circum¬ stances. because there are often exceptional cases. I would expat that Midiael Howard would wish to put forward ways of dealing with that.” Lord Mackay was making his first public comment on the tougher regime an¬ nounced by Mr Howard at the Conservative party confer¬ ence. Speaking not as a judge but as a senior member of the executive, he emphasised that although Lord Taylor was entitled to put his views, it was for Parliament to decide sen¬ tencing policy. “The Lord Chief Justice was simply pointing out the risk in his opinion. The question is one for Parliament not for the Lord Chief Justice to deter¬ mine. He is entitled to Ids view, and no doubt if a bQl was put before Parliament he would wish to express that view in the House of Lords where he is a peer. Michael Howard is entitled to put that [proposal} forward if he wish¬ es to and to argue ft out in Parliament” Lord Mackay added that his Cabinet colleague had not been talking about the “de¬ tail” of the proposals. “He would obviously wish to put forward a consultation paper. There are certain matters of considerable importance to be solved in relation to problems of this kind — detailed pro¬ posals will have to address those.” Lord Taylor had not been dissenting from the proposal that there should be “honesty in sentencing”, finking sen¬ tences to the time a prisoner served. Rather, he was ex¬ pressing concern about limits on judicial discretion, said Lord Mackay. In a broad-ranging inter¬ view, the Lord Chancellor made dear that be still in¬ tends to press ahead with the main planks of his Green Paper on legal aid, including the controversial proposed cap — or predetermined bud¬ get— on criminal legal aid. It was “very important” to try to achieve this, he said, although the task was not easy. “I certainly think it is wise, if possible, to have a pre¬ determined budget for legal aid as a whole” He gave no indication that he planned to modify proposals for law firms or advice agencies who were franchised to offer legal aid services to instruct and pay barristers. This is being strongly resisted by tire Bar. Police apology for Mawhinney delay By Stewart Tendler, crime correspondent A POLICE officer has person¬ ally apologised to Dr Brian Mawhinney, the Conservative Party Chairman, and Alan Duncan, his parliamentary private secretary, for an 18- minute delay in responding to 999 calls about an attack by demonstrators. Sir Paul Condon. Metropol¬ itan Police Commissioner, told MPs yesterday that a “human error let us down” as officers responded to a “disgraceful” incident He said the officer in charge of responding to calls made by Mr Duncan has written to the two men to apologise. Dr Mawhinney had paint thrown at him last week near Parliament after the Queen’s Speech by demonstrators angry at the Government’s planned legislation on immi¬ gration and asylum seekers. Television cameras recorded Mr Duncan fruitlessly seek¬ ing help on his mobile tele¬ phone and trying to detain several of the demonstrators. Sir Paul was asked to ex¬ plain what had happened as he gave evidence yesterday to the Public Accounts Commit¬ tee on a report by the National Audit Office covering police responses to the public. Answering a question from Robert Sheldon, the Labour chairman of the committee. Sir Paul said he had listened to recordings made by police of the telephone calls. Mr Duncan had acted “correctly and courageously through¬ out”. The 999 call was picked up by an emergency operator in Newcastle covering the mobile telephone system and then passed to police. The officer who took the first call had misjudged what to do and by toying to give it special atten¬ tion had passed it, wrongly, to the special centre dealing with the State Opening, which was over. By doing so he had delayed the police response. The commissioner said both the officers involved and the Yard generally were very dis¬ tressed by the incident CAR INSURANCE {pay by interest free INSTALMENTS* i I SAVE *5====m, I ~ I L..—… • Discount for under 10,000 | miles per year | • FREE 90 day Green Card | • FRS Uninsured Loss Recovery | • Available on pofctes taken out by 31.12.95 ■ Subha n stasia, tanramdcmfitkira. | serviceline callforonetocneser^e -B-., ^-vQ800 OO 4121 Millions to be checked under migrant curbs By Richard Ford and Arthur Leathley Lord Mackay yesterday: said Home Secretary must address substantial difficulties who fear that solicitors will not instruct counsel but do all die work themselves. That was the arrangement “so far as non-legal aid work was concerned”. Lord Mac¬ kay said. He believed the same could apply tor legal aid. provided there were safe¬ guards that the client had the best services. Commenting on calls for more judges from Sir Thomas Bingham. Master of the Rolls, Nureyev’s devotees beat path to auction FANS of Rudolf Nureyev outbid international dealers at a sale of the ballet star’s possessions yesterday. Their eagerness to own a memento of their idol pushed prices well above estimates. The contents of Nureyev’s main home, in Paris, are being sold at a two-day sale at Christie’s. London. Nearly ISO items of clothing, from 18th- century Chinese sSk robes to a modern American bomber jacket and ephemera fetched £194500 yesterday against an expected £80,000. A private collector paid £12650 for three 18th-centuiy gaming purses, against a pre¬ sale estimate of about £400. A James Wyeth pencil sketch of Nureyev, estimated at £300 to £500. fetched £4.830. Christie’s said: “It is exceed¬ ing our widest expectations. Hie saleroom is padeed, with lots of new buyers. Nearly aD of it is going to conedors.” The sale continued last and from Lord Donaldson of Lymington, former Master of the Rolls, to cut the backlog in the Court of Appeal dvfl division, the Lord Chancellor said he was sympathetic and would consider what they had said. But he gave no pledge that he would obtain money for more Court of Appeal judges. “Obviously I want to con¬ sider judicial manpower as carefully as 1 can. The man¬ power of the Court of Appeal has gone up substantially during my term of office. The requirement for more has been intimated from time to time.” He was examining the “re¬ source implications” of Lord Woolfs proposals to reform civil justice. As well as lilting limits on the small claims court. Lord Mackay said be was considering matters such as further training of judges. TWO million people a year will have to produce their passports or identity docu¬ ments when they apply for jobs under plans published yesterday to curb asylum- seekers and illegal immi¬ gration. Midiael Howard, the Home Secretary, said urgent action was needed, as Britain had become “for too attractive a destination for bogus asylum- seekers and other illegal im¬ migrants”. He insisted that Britain would continue its tradition of giving refuge to those in genuine fear of perse¬ cution. His plans were aimed Asylum applications are up from fewer than 4.000 in 1988 to a predicted 40.000 tins year. Applications last yean 20.900 dealt with. 825 giv¬ en asylum. 3.600 granted excep tiona l leave to re¬ main. the rest rejected, leaving 55,255 otdstand- ing. Of the 32580 applica¬ tions received, 7 per cent were from Sri Lanka. 6 per cent from Turkey, 4 per cent from Yugoslavia, 7 per cent from Nigeria. 7.400 illegal entrants were detected. 3500 removed, 5.400 notices of intention to deport issued. at creating a “fair but firm” immigration policy that would make Britain a “haven, not a honeypot” for asylum-seekers, he said. Mr Howard fought off opposition accusations that he was playing the race card but his controversial proposals are likely to make race a key issue in the run-up to the general election. In a low-key Commons statement. Mr Howard un¬ veiled his package of mea¬ sures and criminal sanctions that include a seven-year jail sentence for people convicted of illegal immigration rackets. Under his proposals it will become a criminal offence to employ an illegal immigrant, with employers facing a fine of up to £5.000. The burden of policing the system will cost industry an estimated £25 million to set up, with an annual Mil of £11.4 million. In a consultation paper re¬ leased by foe Home Office it is estimated that each year two million people wW be expected to produce a passport or other identity papers for prospective employers. Businessmen will not be expected to inform the police about people who fail to produce identity documents. Employers will be expected to ask for a National insur¬ ance cumber and if one is not produced, a full explanation or other documents. The other key proposal in the package is the creation of a “white fist” of countries deemed to be safe and from which asylum applications will be presumed to be un¬ founded. Although the Home Secretary refused to disclose countries on the list it is likely to include Poland. Romania. Bulgaria, India, Pakistan and Ghana. The Government will not list Nigeria, Algeria or Sri Lanka, which are all undergo¬ ing internal disturbances. Asylum seekers from a country on the list will have his or her case dealt with on an individual basis but because the claim is denned to be unfounded the burden of proof j will be on the applicant An asylum applicant, who arrives in Britain having passed through a “safe” coun¬ try such as France or Germany will be deported within 24 hours. The CBI and Institute of Directors reacted coolly last night to Mr Howard’s plan to punish employers who hire illegal immigrants. An insti¬ tute spokeswoman said: “We would be concerned if costs of this magnitude are imposed on business.” The CBI said there should be a dear distinc¬ tion between the accidental and the deliberate employ¬ ment of illegal immigrants. Claude Moraes. of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, said the measure was an historic shift towards internal immigration controls. Lab staff who worked with rodents win asthma claim By Gillian Bowditch, Scotland correspondent Nureyev: Paris flat was his principal home night with costumes from 1960s productions of Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty, which had four-fig¬ ure estimates of up to £8,000. Today Nureyev’s paintings, musical instruments, sculp¬ tures, carpets and furniture wffl go under the hammer. Proceeds from the sale will go to the foundation estab¬ lished by the dancer in 1975 to promote ballet Nureyev’s sumptuous apart¬ ment at 23 Quai Voltaire was his principal home for 14 years until his death from an Aids-related illness in 1993. The contents of his New York apartment were auctioned for £5 million last January. FOUR laboratory technicians at Glasgow University who worked with rabbits, mice, rats and guinea pigs have been awarded a total of £200,000 in out-of-court settle¬ ments after they developed asthma. The case is thought to be tire first of its kind in Britain. The three men and one woman developed allergic asthma after caring for the animals in badly ventilated laboratories. They say the disease was exacerbated by animal fur, fluff, dust and excreta and allege that they were not provided with ade¬ quate protective clothing. Glasgow University admitted liability after four separate actions were launched in the Court of Session. The technicians’ jobs in¬ volved feeding animals, clean¬ ing cages and taking blood samples from the animals. Phil Higgins. 44, who worked as an animal technician for the university for 27 years. said: “Following a series of tests it was eventually estab¬ lished that my worsening asthma was linked to an allergy to rabbits. “My employers were aware of this, yet I was moved to the animal house at Glasgow Royal Infirmary which mainly houses rabbits. “Not surprisingly my asth¬ ma became worse. I was pensioned off on the grounds of ill-health two years ago and have not been able to find a job since.” Jim Younger. 39, who left school and trained as an animal technician at the univ¬ ersity. worked for the Depart¬ ment of Pharmacology for 3) years. looking after rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs in foe animal house. “1 first began to have breathing problems in the 1970s. It gradually became worse. My doctor diagnosed asthma and said it was proba¬ bly caused by the animals I worked with. It got so bad that I had to give up my job two years ago. I was re-employed as a photographer by the university on a temporary basis but last summer I was pensioned off on the grounds of ill-health and since then I have been unable to find another job.” The Manufacturing, Sci¬ ence and Finance Union, which backed die men, said the case set a precedent The men were provided with rub¬ ber gloves but did not general¬ ly wear them because they pulled the animals’ fur and caused them pain. Masks were provided but did not filter out the allergens that caused the illness. Last night the university said it regretted the ill health of the four technicians. It had introduced health checks and screenings for employees working with animals. New vacuum-cleaning equipment has been installed and dispos¬ able respirators and ventilated visor helmets were available i for staff. Anti-hunt group split by fox-hunting sympathies By Michael Hornsby COUNTRYSIDE CORRESPONDENT BRITAIN’S oldest anti-hunting pres¬ sure group was in turmoil yesterday after its top official defied orders to take a paid holiday and reinstate sacked staff members. office and could not be contacted. Mr Barrington has been criticised because of remarks he made to The Field magazine describing fox-hunting as a sport with “culture and tradition” in which “many pillars of society” were involved. In the most controversial part of the Jim Barrington, the executive direc-. interview, he said he would not like to tor of the League Against Cruel Sports, arrived for work as usual, insisting he was still in charge, but he later left the see “tens of thousands of respectable fox-hunting people classified as a disaffected class” as a result of a ban on the sport. Mr Barrington had also caused anger within the league by dismissing its press officer. Kevin Saunders, and an administrative assis¬ tant, Michelle Bryan. Last Saturday the league’s executive committee, by a narrow majority, instructed Mr Barrington to reinstate the two staff members, to take a two- month sabbatical and to sign a statement of support for the abolition of all hunting with dogs. He has not complied with any of these requests. John Bryant the league’s head of press relations and research, said: “It is a quite farcical situation. I have abso¬ lutely no idea what is going on.” Tony Wilson, the head of finance, said: “There is an internal battle which is very difficult for everyone.” Last night some members of the executive committee were reported to be taking legal advice on ways of enforcing their derision. to hide Chancellor’s Budget pn^os- als next week, maybe Gordon Brown could propose a Spe¬ cial standing Committee to consider than? Madam Speaker surveyed the bogus to her left and toe bogus to her right with her usual impartiality. fat. Tam Dalyefl’s invitation) aimed a perplexed qifetfion; at Mr Howard. Why did his statement have to be made immediately, “rather than to¬ morrow. or later, at Second Reading”. Miss Boothroyds inno¬ cence can be touching. Vauxhall car workers threaten to strike Leaders of 7,500 Vauxhall manual car workers are ex¬ pected to seek a fresh meeting with management today after union members voted four to one to strike over a 33 per cent pay rise offer. Workers at Luton in Bed¬ fordshire and Ellesmere Port on Merseyside voted 5201 to. 1,425 to reject the two-year package. Bill Morris, general secretary of the Transport and General Workers’ Union, said: “If they fail to deliver a substantial improvement then industrial action is inev¬ itable. Our members feel so strongly we will have diffi¬ culty restraining them from takin g industrial action.” Vauxhall the British arm of General Motors, has offered, die 33 per cent rise in the first year and a rise in line with’ inflation in the second. Com¬ bined with an extra day’s holiday and improved sick¬ ness benefits, and a cut-price car scheme, the company says the rise will be worth 10 per cent over two years. Meningitis test Meningococcal meningitis ~ has killed five people in the – past seven weeks. The toll includes two ISyear-olds V from City School in Lincoln — a girl pupil died three weeks ago and a boy became 31 at flie weekend. Other, pupils and staff will have health tests today. A man aged 40 is being treated for the disease in Lincoln hospital Kegworth record A promising young boxer from Northern Ireland, who was left brain-damaged and partially paralysed after the Kegworth air disaster, was awarded record damages of £1.425,000 in the High Court yesterday. Stephen McCoy, now 23, was 16 when the Boeing 737 London-to-Beifest shuttle crashed on the MI in 1989 with the loss of 47 lives. Nanny is free A nanny has been freed from house arrest in Cambodia, where her employer Prince Norodom Shivudh was ac¬ cused of attempting to assassi¬ nate the country’s co-premier. Jantt McDonnell. 35. from Kilmarnock, Strathclyde, is staying on for the time being to look after the three children in her care, the Foreign Office confirmed. Royal progress Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother had a “quiet and very satisfactory weekend” reco¬ perating from her hip replace¬ ment operation in hospital in London. Buckingham Palace said. “Her Majesty has be¬ come more mobile and is now walking outside her room,” a spokesman said. There will be no further bulletins until. Thursday. £7m for Oxford A £7 million banking fort une has been bequeathed to Ox¬ ford University for 24 annual scholarships. The money was left by Jane Ledig-Rowohlt in memory of her father. Joseph Scatcherd, a Cambridge grad¬ uate. The scholarships will allow up to 12 European students to study al the turiv- ersity and 12 Oxford students to spend a year in Europe. Divorce backed The Irish Government’s at¬ tempt to secure approval for the scrapping of laws against divorce won the cross-border endorsement yesterday of John Hume, head of the Social Democratic and Lab¬ our Party. He directed his plea at what he called “the t voter’s sense of fair play”. Ireland votes in a referendum on the subject on Friday. pie sale of Princess Salimah Aga Khan’s jewels {report. November 16) was conducted fry Christie’s in Geneva. c> IJSk> a be ier *bs . ^ •k- W iih ni / F& * t> the TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 HOME NEWS 5 Terrace that rocked to teenagers making music joins the stately homes of England Three’s a crowd at Beatles shrine bought for nation By Dalya Alberge and Kate Alderson A TERRACED house where Paul McCartney. John Lennon and George Harrison first played together was bought yesterday by the Nat¬ ional Trust TTte three-up. three-down former council house at 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton, Liverpool, was where McCartney had his friends around to practise and write songs such as the Beatles’ first single. Love Me Do. Built in 1952. it is the first post-war house to be bought by the trust and the first associated with a pop star. The five-figure purchase re¬ defines the heritage organ¬ isation’s view of an “historic” property. Angus Stirling, the Director-General, said the tuning, in the midst of new Beatiemania, was an un¬ planned “piece of serendipity”. Martin Drury, Director- General designate, said the trust had not decided whether the house would be opened to the public It was so small that 15 visitors would be “quite a scrum “Coachloads of fans go past every day. Sometimes they have been allowed in by Sheila Jones, who moved there when the McCartney family moved out Mrs Jones, now 66, is leaving to live with her daughter because of concern about security. McCartney said: “My mum would have been dead chuffed to think our little council house would end up with the National Trust It’s a fantastic honour. “This house was the scene of many formative Beatles years, such as leaving for Hamburg, rehearsing our act and writing songs. Sometimes we made a bit of a row. I pity the neighbours — 1 wouldn’t have wanted to live next door.” McCartney moved there when he was aged 13 with his parents and brother Mike from a tough estate in Speke. His father Jim was a cotton- seller on ElO-a-week in I960: his mother Mary, a midwife. She died of cancer shortly after they moved in. It was the absence of a mother telling the boys to keep the noise down that allowed the Beatles — or the Quarrymen and the Silver Beatles as they were known first—to play as much as they did. The McCartney family left under cover of darkness at the height of Beatiemania in 1964. The Beatle bought his fathers house at Heswall on Wirral. Since then, Mrs Jones says that most visiting fans were happy to take pictures of themselves outside the house. Otters wanted to get closer. “Every day of my life there have been fans knocking at the door, anxious to see something which would bring them clos¬ er to the Beatles.” she said. “They came from all over the world and I gave them cups of tea and showed than Paul’s bedroom at the front of the house.” One day she found four tins squeezed into the tiny upstairs lavatory: “They wanted to be photographed an Paul’s loo. I have been offered a lot of money for the drainpipe which Paul and his brother climbed up to the toilet when they were locked out, but I turned them down.” Offers from the United Stales and Japan have been made for the house, but Mrs Jones opted to strike a deal with the National Trust for an undisclosed sum of less than £100,000. Trust managers will decide on its future after consultation with neighbours. Liverpool City Council — which still owns some houses in the street — and the McCartney family. Bill Partington, 72 one of file few residents who lived in the street at the same time as McCartney’s brother Mike at his old home yesterday with Mis Jones. She once found four fans in the lavatory the McCartneys, recalled: “I used to hear them practise and watched George and John come and go with guitars.” His doorstep looks into the McCartneys’ old living room. “One night in 1964 Paul’s father asked me over for a drink and told me they were leaving at midnight We were sad to see them go but the fans had got too much for than.” He remembers McCartney visiting the house with his wife Linda about 20 years ago, but had not seen him since. John Birr, the Director- General of the BBC and a Liverpudlian, told the trust that Mrs Jones had put the house on the market m April after he visited the city. Mike McCartney. Paul’s younger brother — who used the name Mike McGear as a member of the group Scaffold — visited the house yesterday to express approval for the deal. He said: “1 thought the National Trust were fuddy- duddies but when they learnt the house was up for sale, they seized the opportunity to keep it in trust for the nation.” The house no decision yet on opening It to public Reunion single strikes an uncertain note The cover of Anthology, the first of three volumes By Dalya Alberge AND LEY1A UNION TWENTY-FIVE years after the Fab Four split up, a new Beaties song was released yesterday. But musical opin¬ ion was divided on whether Free as a Bird would be a Christmas Nol single, as so many had confidently predicted before hearing it The record was aired for the first time by Radio 1 minutes after the trade was delivered to radio stations at 4am from the vaults of the Abbey Road studios in northwest London. Record stores around the country opened at midnight last night to be among the first to seB tte drmble CD, Artlfrofogy, winch includes material from unreleased studio sessions, live re¬ cordings. the Beatles* own private tapes and the new song, which win come out as a single on December 4. Two more double CDs are planned. Lennon, who was shot dead in New York hi 1980. made a demo tope of Free As A Bird in 1977. It remained unfinished until his widow, Yoko Ono, allowed die three remaining Beaties — Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — to complete iL Their former producer, George Martin, predicted it would be a hit and expressed disappointment that Jeff Lynne bad been asked to take charge this dine. His verdict wax “l do not think it is as good as Strawberry Fields, but it is better than many others. It Is not the greatest they have ever done, but it is certainly a very good record indeed. Be grateful for small mercies. We do not often get this happening.” Mr Martin said that it was impossi¬ ble to know whether Lennon would have approved: “John changed his mind more often than he changed his socks. If you had him in the right mood he would have said, ’Great fantastic.’ On the other hand he could have just have slagged it off “The very fact that Yoko gave the track to Paul with her blessing Is an indication that she thought John would haw loved if However, there was a lukewarm response from others. Paul Du Noyer, Contributing Editor of Mojo maga¬ zine, told Radio 1: “It’s a bit of a dirge for the first half, but 1 think there’s a tune in there that wifi get under the skin. Like a lot of Beaties Cans, IVe been quite worried about the new record, but on bearing the single for the first time I think they might just get away with it” Mark Goodier, a Radio 1 DJ, said: “I reckon it’s a bit of a grower. It’s not a classic though, just a good quality pop song.” DA rare Beaties tape is expected to fetch op to £10,000 at Bonhams in London next month. The 14-minute rehearsal version of l Want You, She’s So Heavy, was recorded at the group’s Apple offices in London in 1969. Beatles verdict, page 17 Leading article, page 19 Churches combine to fight rise in attacks By Ruth Gledhtu. RELIGION CORRESPONDENT MORE than 500 churches on Merseyside launched a “Church Walch” scheme with the police yesterday to coun¬ teract a rise in thefts, vandal¬ ism and arson. The scheme, which models itself on the domestic neigh¬ bourhood watch groups, comes as criminal damage to churches readies unprece¬ dented levels, with on average 17 Anglican churches now being attacked each day. Brian King, of the Ecclesias¬ tical Insurance Group (EIG). which insures 95 per cent of Anglican churches in Britain, said: “Each Anglican church now has a one in three chance of being broken into this year. If your church has not been broken into since 1992, you are living on borrowed time.” It is now rare to find a church open during the week and those that are run the risk of being stripped of valuable antique furniture and fittings. Theft, vandalism and arson cost the EIG £7 million last year, a record, and although arson accounted for only 1 per oent of attacks, h amounted to 40 per cent of the total cost. The Liverpool scheme was pioneered by the Rev Hany Ross, vicar of St Luke’s, after his church, which is next to Everton Football Club’s ground, suffered £2000 of damage during a break-in. Mr Ross said: “it was only after my own church had been broken into and the stained glass window badly damaged that I realised how vulnerable churches are.” Mr King added: “Arson is a security problem. Vicars lock up their churches, but they forget about the shed next door with the lawnmower and can of petrol. Matches by the altar candles are not a good idea.” The £9,000 church watch scheme includes Roman Cath¬ olic churches and the Free Church and is supported by James Sharpies. Chief Consta¬ ble of Merseyside. It works by relying on neighbourhood co¬ ordinators who ring round to alert die police and other churches in the area if they see anything suspicious. i ? Allotment burglar jailed for new raid A BURGLAR awarded £4,000 damages after being shot by a pensioner defending his allot¬ ment was jailed for two years yesterday for a further case of attempted burglary, this time at the borne of a 78-year-okL Judge Keith Matthewman, QC, told Mark Revfil, 29, of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, who is unemployed, that what hap¬ pened on the first occasion was his own fault and added: “Obviously you haven’t learnt. your lesson.” Nottingham Crown Court was told ReviU, who pleaded guilty, smashed a window and tried to get into a house in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, in June last year. The pension¬ er did not wake up and Revill did not get into the house. Last month, three Appeal Court judges turned down an ‘ i appeal against the damages award by Ted Newbery, 83. He had fired a 12-bore shot¬ gun through a hole in his allotment shed after Revill mid another man tried to burgle it in 1988. Judge Matthewman added that, a Revill had been under stress since he was shot by Mr Newbery, the last thing he would have been expected to do was to attempt another B ^Nlr^ewbery said he was sorry to hear of the jafl term Sd especially fHt young children. But he added- “He has no one to blame but himself, it seems that he will B not alter.” Norris suggests lOmph limit where young play By Catherine Milton, social services correspondent THE speed limit for roads where children play could be cut to IOmph, flie Transport Minister said yesterday. Steven Norris told delegates at the Flay in the Sheets conference organised by the National Children’s Bureau: “If 20mph can be made to work I would not be averse to looking and seeing whether lower speeds still will work.” The minister was respond¬ ing to calls from theAAtocuf the 160.000 annual injuries from road accidents by experi¬ menting with a lOmph limit on son* streets where pedes¬ trians and motorists share the road. Mr Norris said that because of the number of child pedes¬ trians dying, a generation of children was being driven to school without learning road Norris: fears children are losing road skiDs skills. In a question-snd-an- swer session he said it was an “utter obscenity” that on aver¬ age more than one child a day was killed in a road accident “When a child loses his life because of a deranged human being, it occupies the tabloids for a week white another seven kids get killed mi the roads.” He added: “It may be that more children now go to school by car. Ironically, we may be creating a generation of children who are not actual¬ ly streetwise about traffic and who therefore lack the skills they will need for later life.” Rob Wheway, a children’s play consultant, said that chil¬ dren’s movements within communities had been severe¬ ly reduced. Research had shown that the range over which chfldren were allowed by their parents to wander foul been cut by two thirds since 1970.That meant that the area available in all directions had been cut by eight ninths. “There is no evidence of an increase in stranger-danger. But there is a dramatic de¬ crease in social interaction within the community because ol the car.” Mr Norris raised the pros¬ pect erf electronic measures being installed on roads to enforce new speed limits. “One day. perhaps, that will be with us,” he said. Leading article, page 19 Lorryloads of water postpone rota cuts By Tim Jones RECENT rain and a huge operation to move by road millions of gallons of water to West Yorkshire have delayed rota cuts until the new year. Reservoir levels are slowly rising, bringing the hope that emergency measures may be postponed indefinitely. Yorkshire Water said: “Ev¬ ery inch of rain puts the cuts bade another week. We can never say cuts are not going to happen at afl. If it is dry between now and Christmas, they would have to be intro¬ duced. ” As executives prayed for an exceptionally wet winter, 200 tankers began a £1 imllian-a- week operation to transfer six million gallons of water from the North East of England to toe depleted reservoirs. The scheme has involved laying a road over a field next to the A66 west of Stockton on Tees and building a 3O0 1 yard long, 22ft-bigh scaffolding gantry from Long Newton reservoir, which wfll cany a pipe capable of fining right tankers in six minutes. The tankers will deliver their cargo to Eocup reservoir, six miles north or Leeds, before return¬ ing by a different route to complete the 120-mile round trip 24 hours a day. Northumbrian Water says it has abundant supplies and is delighted to help. 19 ■ students’ pledge wins May ball reprieve VV BY David CHARTER EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT ™ggSSS35S&**~* complaints about excessive noise made this year, and which next year is planning “the biggest Oxbridge ball ever” to celebrate the college’s 500th anni versary. – Oliver Harrison, president of the ball c ommi tte e , said: “The council’s original proposals wonjd have prevented most of the May balls from happening. People realise they are going to have to work banter to make sure they don’t disturb the neighbours.” His committee was researching technical measures, such as insulated marquees, to keep down the noise, although this would increase the cost Party-goers are undeterred: half the 2,000 tickets, which cost ESS for college students and £11250 for everyone rise, have already been sob! . Every college will be monitored next summer and individual licences revoked if noise levels are unacceptable. Main bands are recommended to end at 1230am and fireworks, which should be “for visual display purposes only with minimal noise effect” — m Other words, no bangers — at 11pm. 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EasyReach 6 HOME NEWS _ Bugs attack miles of copper piping at Guy’s Corrosion blights £150m hospital development THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21 j995 By Jeremy Laurance, health correspondent A CORROSIVE condition that attacks copper piping is threatening to cause costly delays to Britain’s largest and most sophisticated outpatient and day-surgery centre at Guy’S Hospital in London. The problem is caused by a concentration of bugs, which multiply in stagnant water in the pipes and eat away the copper. Miles of them have already been corroded at Guy’s, the centre, intended to break new medical ground by bridging the divide between GP and hospital care, is now unlikely to open before 1997. three years behind schedule, and at a projected cost of £152 million, more than five times the original estimate of £29 million made in 1985. Described by officials as the “most superb piece of real estate in the NHS” it is condemned by outside experts as the most disastrous build¬ ing project the NHS has seen. Repeated delays and other problems have resulted in the Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Trust running up bills of £500,000 in legal fees in the past year alone, according to the Health Service Journal. Both the National Audit Office and die Commons Public Ac¬ counts Committee are to start investigations. It is a nightmare outcome for what was once known as Philip Harris House, named after the carpet magnate who lent his name to the building but withdrew his support ana a £6 million donation in a dispute over its changed use. It is now prosaically re¬ ferred to as the “Phase III development”, symptomatic of the way that the Guy’s dream has tinned sour. Less than four years ago the Guy’s Hospital trust was pioneering the market-led NHS reforms but, since merging last year with St Thomas’s, its more powerful sister, it has become the poor relation. Robert Maxwell, chief exec¬ utive of tite King’s Fund, the independent health think- tank. says the way in which the two hospitals have been brought together, while neces¬ sary, was poorly handled. “There is no single villain of the piece. It was a mix of politics and management In merging two hospitals such as these you want to tty to preserve their past traditions, make them feel equal partners and that the process is being done in an even-handed way. • “It did not feel like that to people at Guy’s. It felt like the St Thomas’s bandwagon was going to obliterate them,” he said. Mr Maxwell said confusion over whether the merged trust would relocate on one or two sites and the “fearsome” capi¬ tal costs added to the problems. “It still looks a bit messy with acute care at St Thomas’s and outpatients and research at Guy’S. The alternative would be to make Guy’S primarily a site for elective surgery. I am not absolutely convinced the current propos¬ als have been worked out from that base rather than for reasons of expediency” Campaigners trying to save Guys as an acute hospital in its own right played their final card last month when an application for leave to bring a judicial review was turned down by the High Court The Save Guy’s campaign had hoped to reverse the Health Secretary’s derision last April to merge the hospitals but the judge ruled their application was too late. The merged trust Britain’s biggest is seeking more than £100 million to fond the cost of rebuilding and reorganising services on the two rites, it placed its first advertisement for investors in the European Journal this month. Under the Government’s Private Finance Initiative, NHS trusts must try to raise capital from the private sector before ap¬ proaching the Treasury. The new stadium, home to the town’s football and rugby league dubs, being inaugurated in August test year By Marcus Binney HUDDERSFIELD’S new Kirklees stadium has won the 1995 Royal Institute of British Architects BirikEmg of the Year Award. The architects of the Lobb Partnership snatched the prize from a shortlist that included Sir Richard Ro gas’s Channel 4 headquarters in London, the RAC centre in Bristol by Nicholas Grimshaw and Blackburn House Centre for Sports stadium wins RIBA building award Women in Liverpool, by the architects Pickles Martinez. 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The awards to – said Kirldees showed “how: bold use of a simple structure ; ; create great architecture. , The forceful silhouette of the arched stands rises above the town.” The award is a re¬ markable doable for its struc¬ tural engineer, Anthony-‘ Hunt, the engineering brains behind last year’s RIBA wire – ner, the Waterloo Internat¬ ional TerminaL Paedophiles use Internet code to preserve secrecy By Stewart Tendler. crime correspondent INTERNATIONAL paedo¬ phile rings are using new encoding techniques to make secret contact on the Internet, an Interpol conference was told yesterday. Borrowing an encryption system known as PGP — Pretty Good Privacy — devel¬ oped in America, paedophiles and drild pomographers can contact each other without anyone else reading their ma¬ terial. Experts estimate that it could take ten years for com¬ puter systems to crack the individual codes. At die start of the two-day conference in London on crime against children. Detec¬ tive Chief Inspector Bryan Drew of the National Crimi¬ nal Intelligence Service said police had found use of the encryption system had been growing in the past two years. Mr Drew said: “Some people are sending pom down the Internet together with the instructions as to how to use encryption to safeguard your¬ self. You need to know the key to unscramble it Paedophiles often network across Europe and beyond to exchange infor¬ mation and experiences with like-minded individuals.” He said details of the PGP technique were available on the Internet to any user who adapted it to their own use with a personal code. Police were also concerned at the use. of a “remaning” service being provided by an Internet expert in Finland who takes material ; sent to him and removes identification marks before sending it out again. . Mr Drewsaidthatalthough police increasingly realised the difficulties posed by. the Internet, which has more than 40 million users worldwide, as yet no one in Britain had decided on a policy for dealing with them. During the conference, Mr Drew said, he would be hold¬ ing talks with delegates from Thailand, the PhilUpines and Sri Lanka about tourist paedophiles. British intelli¬ gence files on paedophiles currently listed 3,000 names, although Westerners account¬ ed for only 10 pa cent of the people who used children for sex in the underdeveloped countries. He believed police were getting closer to discover¬ ing die full extent of the problem in this country. As part of Interpol’s opera¬ tions, a network of 64 liaison officers had beat set up round tite world to keep in touch on investigations. Its not mosquitoes, tsetse fly or snakebite that travellers fear, its being stung by overseas medical expenses. That’s why we’ve perfected an antidote in the form of our travel insurance. 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X’t’X . •’ fT. i’JHMVOHtfk m TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 10p tax rate is expected to curb welfare dependency cordon brown B ‘ N ‘ CHOlAS WOODl CH,EF POLmcAL correspondent Sd’uS^ ® ROWN »mroi,- stan^„ 10 m mcome tax ^frting rate of IOp in n«ved poS5lSfighSS ovct Shadow Chancellor presented his startling promf ^Ployment and a * « a mam foSS*? – 2ff we, t B **»*«*■ The effnr tc*„. .. in Dian would iwct Pi eflr^Lf main ^swtfcnf in S 0 ™ ‘yeUare costs and ™ e j 0 ^f mants ,0 mote opportunity and hard work by slashing the marginal rate of income tax for people on low earnings.” He went on: “Combined with adjustments to benefit tapers, measures to provide greater job opportunities and a minimum wage, our tax pro¬ posal would substantially in¬ crease incentives for people to move off benefits and into work.” Ministers scorned Mr Brown’S remarks as absurd. Stephen Dorrell. the Health Secretary, said that he would be “promising a cure for baldness next”. The former Tory party chairman Lord Parkinson is the treasurer of Politeia and viscount C ran borne, the Lead¬ er of the Lords and an ally of John Majors, is its patron. The think-tank intends to pub¬ lish radical proposals over the next few months on freeing the labour market, boosting edu¬ cation standards and improv¬ ing care of die elderly. Downing Street policymakers are taking a dose interest in its kiteflying” activities. In a pamphlet coinciding with the launch. Dr Law]or. a former deputy director of the Centre for Pblicy Studies, says mat an expansion of the State’s powers, as favoured by Labour with its new talk of community, is the disease rather than the cure. She calls for a return to liberal Conser¬ vatism and the Beveridge prmciple of building individ¬ ual security through insur¬ ance not taxation. Mr Brown said that Tory economic failure meant that the State was taking 37 per cent of national wealth in taxes this year compared with 34.8 per cent in 1979. Labour wanted a tax system that was open and honest, encouraged effort, encouraged long-term savings, and treated the rich and poor fairly. POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT 9 ADRIAN BROOKS Brown and Cook in row over key committee job V ADTIXt r» T __ By Arthur Leathley, political correspondent Gotxton Brown, who outlined his lOp tax plan vestertiav Some colleagues think his influence on policy is too great TONY BLAIR has intervened m a new dispute between Gordon Brown and Robin Cook as tension grows be¬ tween the two senior Shadow Cabinet members. Mr Cook, Shadow Foreign Secretary, is said to be irrated by moves, backed by tbe Shadow Chancellor, to ap¬ point Martin O’Neill as the new chairman of the Trade and Industry Select Commit¬ tee. Mr O’Neill, a dose col¬ league of Mr Brown, lost his frontbench role as energy spokesman in Mr Blair’s re¬ shuffle last month. The chairmanship is consid¬ ered an important position for a Labour backbencher and MPX expected the vacancy to be filled by one of two commit¬ tee members, Ken Purchase or Michael Clapham. Mr Blair, however, is said to appointment of Mr O’Nefll, and his support win add to backbench unease over the leader’s personal involve¬ ment in party affairs. General¬ ly. nominations for select committee chairmanships are put forward by party business managers and frontbenchers nave voiced anger at Mr Blairs intervention. “Martin O’Nefll is being paid compen¬ sation for losing his job. That is not what a select committee chairmanship is for and if$ not for the leader to hand it out as a consolation prize,” one frontbencher said. Mr Cook has been support¬ ed in his opposition by other Shadow Cabinet members, including Chris Smith, the Shadow Soda! Security Secre¬ tory. The argument between Mr Cook and Mr Brown exacerbates the friction be¬ tween the two. Mr Cook led criticism of Mr Brown last week over his decision not to consult colleagues before an¬ nouncing, through a news¬ paper interview. Labour plans to force young unemployed people into work training schemes. Senior Labour figures describe relations between the two as “dreadful” and several Shadow Cabinet members have complained privately that Mr Brown is exerting too much influence over policy. T he true test of the seriousness of any poli¬ tician is not their tax proposals, but what they say about public spending. On that measure. Gordon Brown has only offered half a plan. He has outlined a series of initiatives to get tbe young and tong-term unemployed back into work (financed by a on-off levy on the privatised utilities) and to boost invest¬ ment The latest and most eye-catching, idea is that a Labour government should have the longterm aim of a starting rate of income tax of I5p, or preferably IOp, “when affordable”. . The timing of the proposal is. of course, to prevent Lab¬ our being out-manoeuvred by the Tories over the tax cuts expected to be announced by Kenneth Clarke a week today. In his campaign to dispel Labour’s image as a high-tax party, Mr Brown seeks to contrast his proposals to bene¬ fit lower and middle-income families with Tory aspirations eventually to abolish capital gains tax and inheritance tax. His attempt to position Lab¬ our as a party of lower taxes is shrewd tactics, however much economists may argue wheth¬ er this is best achieved by having a lower starting rate or by raising thresholds. The risk, however, is that promising tax cuts in th is way is unconvincing unless Lab¬ our also presents spending options. The response of Ok B rown camp is that a IOp storting rale is a longterm aspiration, achievable only as and when resources permit But by revealing this goal now. Labour has raised expec¬ tations. It is not good enough to argue that, if Labour suc¬ ceeds in reducing long-term unemployment money will be made available from sav¬ ings on the social security budget It is like assuming that tax cuts automatically generate higher tax receipts. That may happen, but it is wrong to indude the extra resources in forecasts before rastraining spending commff- tnents, the instincts of many spokesmen are still at least to hint at extra expenditure as the solution to problems. Lab¬ our needs to identify real cuts in spending programmes, not notional savings that might result from faster growth and lower unemployment Labour has so far only skirted round the underlying problem of reconciling the strong upward pressures on public expenditure with hold¬ ing down the overall tax burden. Even after repeated squeezes, the present Govern¬ ment has never reduced . spending; even as a share of national income, for more “ton a few years when the economy is growing strongly. The implicatioiis of this strategic failure have been brought out by Professor Nick Bosanquet in a new Social Market Foundation paper. Public Spending into the Millenium. He argues that I the supply-side measures of tbe 1980s and 1990s, such as the Citizen’s Charter, internal health markets, and the ex¬ pansion of higher education. have i ncreased demand for improved services; Tbe grow¬ ing use of commercial capital has created a new breed of businesses with a vested inter¬ est in higher public spending. Consequently, much more fundamental changes are re¬ quired to prevent spending rising towards 45 per cent of national income in a future recession, with resulting in¬ creases in taxes for tower- income groups and small businesses. they materialise. The inherent problem is a iiv uAuviMU pwiun aa that the public still does not believe that Labour in govern¬ ment would, as Mr Brown claims, be “tbe party of wise spenders not big spenders”. However strict Mr Brown and Andrew Smith, the Shad¬ ow Chief Secretary, are in P rofessor Bosanquet is no advocate of a mini¬ malist State, but he does believe the rising de¬ mand for public services can only be met by making indi¬ viduals more directly respon¬ sible through the use of vouchers, income testing for social benefits, more private insurance and partnership with the private sector. Many of these ideas are stiff anathe¬ ma to Labour, but they have to be addressed if Labour is to have a credible long-term economic strategy. Peter Riddell IN PARLIAMENT YESTERDAY in the Commons: questions to national heritage min¬ isters and the Lord Chancellor’s Depffllment statement on Immigra¬ tion by Michael Howard, the Home Secretary: Queen’s Speech debate on Investment trade. Industry and transport. In the Lords: Queen’s Speech debate on law and home and social affairs. TODAY In the Commons: questions to environment ministers: Queens Speech debate on social education and home affairs. In the SSs: Queen’s Speech debtee on environment, agriculture, local gov¬ ernment and education. MP upset by political TV drama i i CarJnsurance over £300? Call Admiral free on 0800600800 jjg- i admiral . i i i i m THE Labour MP Tony Ranks complained yesterday about .the image of the Commons portrayed in the television drama The Final Cut. . Mr Banks told Betty Boothroyd. the Speaker: “This programme is giving rise to a great deal of offence through¬ out the Commons, not because Prime Minister Urquhart is being portrayed as a killer… but our procedures are being misrepresented, and at the end of the programme we see Tory MP Michael Rabricant is the parliamentary adviser.” He asked Miss Boothroyd to explain the procedures to Mr Fabricaxtt “so he can get it right” Mr Fhbricant said that the BBC was not obliged to follow his advice. 7 10 POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT THE TIMES TUESDAY EU agrees Nigeria arms embargo but ‘» – rejects ban on oil r m — % j “1 ‘ iff §L U: Truce on budget ends US By Charles Bremner and Inigo Gilmore THE European Union last night agreed to enforce an arms embargo and other sanc¬ tions against Nigeria to pun¬ ish it for abusing human rights. But ministers rejected a call from the European Parlia¬ ment to halt oil imports. Under the sanctions, the 15 member states will ban the sale of arms, ammunition and military equipment, including spare parts. The EU. which withdrew its ambassadors from Nigeria on Saturday, will also extend a ban on visas for the country’s military and their families to the civilian members of the Government Some E200 mil¬ lion of EU development aid will also be suspended. The European Parliament last week unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution condemning the regime of General Sani Abacha for the “brutal executions” of Ken Saro-Wiwa. the -vriter. and eight fellow Ogoni activists. Agreeing on the sanctions, foreign ministers said they were considering further steps should the military leadership persist with its present course. Klaus Kinkri. the German Foreign Minister, was one of those pressing for a block on oO imports, a step urged by the European Parliament, and the breezing of assets of prominent Nigerians. However, minis¬ ters supported the British and French argument that, for now, an embargo at only a European level would be im¬ practical. British officials said London wanted to get maxi¬ mum pressure from the sanc¬ tions while considering an oil embargo and other measures for passible later use. Freezing assets was‘’one of those things we should keep under review”, an official said, denying South African reports that Britain had already decided to act. In Johannesburg. President Mandela of South Africa took senior Shell executives to task yesterday. Carl Niehaus. an African National Congress MP. said Mr Mandela told John Drake. Shell’s South Africa chairman, that the com¬ pany’s current response to criticism after the executions Mandela: prepared to put more pressure on Britain was “deeply disappointing” He said: “The President raised strongly the need for Shell to show its outrage. Shell should make use of its considerable economic power in Nigeria to put pressure on the dictators.” President Mandela is spear¬ heading a campaign for eco¬ nomic sanctions against Nigeria after the executions prompted him to discard his much-criticised policy of quiet diplomacy with the Nigerian junta. He has been embold¬ ened by a “positive” response from President Clinton over an ofl embargo. Mr Mandela said yesterday that Mr din ton had agreed to urge tire United Nations to take a stand on Nigeria. The South African leader added that he Wild be holding further talks with America and China, and would be stepping up pressure on Britain. □ Wife’s appeal: Winnie Mandela prevented her household goods from being seized yesterday when she lodged an eleventh-hour ap¬ peal against a court ruling that has left her faring debts of 100.000 rands (£20.000). Last week she was found responsible for unpaid bills from Foster Webb Air Charter for the hire of a Lear jet. which bad been used for a failed diamond-buying operation in Angola. ./i V shutdown FROM Martin F1ETCHER IN WASHINGTON NEARLY 800,000 federal employees returned to wort yesterday after America’s longest government shut¬ down. but the six-day closure . r : ) x r ^ • £ r ” v-jS-.w- Sri Lankan government soldiers take a rest during a lull in fighting against Tamil Tigers on the outskirts of J affna, which has been mined by the separatist rebels out is expected to fall within a few days Sri I ank a n troops bear down on booby-trapped capital of Tamils By Christopher Thomas, south asia correspondent Rabin killer ‘trained by Shin Bet’ From Christopher Walker IN JERUSALEM THE self-confessed assassin of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli Prime Minister, appeared in court yesterday shortly after the country’s biggest-selling newspaper claimed he had been trained as a guard by the Shin Bet security service. Yediot Ahronot, a paper noted for its close contacts with the security service, said that Yigal Amir. 25. was trained as a Shin Bet guard in 1992 and sent to Riga, the Latvian capital, to protect the Jewish community there. The allegations, citing un¬ named security sources, fol¬ lowed a government blackout on information about connec¬ tions between Shin Bet and the Jewish Right after disclo¬ sures that one of nine people so far detained in connection with the case had been a Shin Bet agent Mr Amir, who told the Tel Aviv court that Rabin had not been the legitimate leader of the Jewish people, was remanded in custody fora further 11 days. Wearing a black skull cap. he said: “Perhaps physically I acted alone, but it was not only my finger on the trigger but the entire nation which for 2.000 years dreamed about this country and spilled its blood for iL” FOR the firfl time in five years, Sri Lankan troops en¬ tered the precincts of Jaffna city yesterday in a victory that will transform die political and seaitity .landscape.-. The myth of ;tfe-Taira :TTgersl invincibility .has been broken, spreading. panic amdng • the – vulnerableTamil minority..; ;. J The Tigers haw booby*.;, trapped practically-, .every, house and mined evety street The fall of die centre of Tamil culture will take several days more. The army admitted to 100 kilted or wounded on Sunday alone; almost certain- ty -an understatement The Tigers’ losses are also high. A military communique said troops were advancing on the city centre. A new division, the 53rd. which in¬ cludes commandos and an air mobile brigade, will lead the final advance. Hundreds of thousands of people, fearing a repeat of the 1983 anti-Tamil atrocities, have Jefi-.theh? homes raad- victory of die Sinhalese over them. Sinhalese e xtremi sts will certainly be emboldened to fight proposals for devolu¬ tion of power. The Govern- One Jaffa*^ means ibescaleofwfiaX be abutnanxtarfafr^fasterls-‘ : unknown. Rebel gunmen have escaped by joining the hundreds of refugees travel¬ ling in small lx»ts to the mainland. The fall of Jaffna win be foUowed by a campaign to reassure Tamils, who com¬ prise 12 per cent of the population, that they are safe from the army. Many, howev¬ er, wfll view the outcome as a Kumaratnnga: has put conditions on new talks Tamil regional government in Jaffna as soon as possible. All nine Tamil parties in Sri Lanka, two of which are partners in the Government support the devolution plan. President Bandaranaflte Kumaratnnga Has imposed three conditions before talk¬ ing again to the Tigers, who unflatoaDy ended a ceasefire seven months ago: a cessation of hostilities, a laying-down of arms, and negotiations within a precise time frame. The Tigers ordered civil¬ ians out of Jaffna to stop diem coming under government jurisdiction. Many refugees wfll end up in the Eastern Province; which has been practically abandoned by the army to concentrate on die north. The rebels wfll probably regroup there. was merely an in the ideological war be¬ tween a Democratic Presi¬ dent and a Republican Congress over the nation’s direction- _ . On Sunday, fife fw sides agreed a form of wo rds s o they could end the increas¬ ingly unpopular shutdown without losing face. It was a fudge that bought time but papered over fundamental differences. Real negotia¬ tions start next Monday and there could be another shirt- down if no budget plan is agreed by December 15. The Republicans want to cut more than $1,000 billion (£645 billion) from projected government spending by 2002 to balance the nation’s books and to cut taxes by $245 trillion. Congress was prepar¬ ing to send (bat plan to the While House last night President Clinton was set to veto it because its proposed cuts would “eviscerate” vital social programmes. His plan envisages a balanced budget in ten years through far less draconian cuts, and with $111 billion in tax breaks for the less well-off. Sunday’s agreement pro¬ vides only the loosest frame¬ work for negotiations. Mr Clinton agreed to the princi¬ pal of achieving a balanced budget in seven years — provided social programmes were “protected” and bad “adequate funding”. He agreed to accept the more pessimistic economic assumptions of the Congres¬ sional Budget Office, but only after it had reviewed them with his own Office of Management and Budget Mr Clinton has emerged with the upper hand. USA Today and The Wall Street Journal polls yesterday showed Americans blamed Republicans for the shut¬ down by tw> to one. ,***;*•/ *.”.r 4 w # * % . * ‘r-t h Z’ *• ~ . • ■ ■ ■ •** . / – asST M- v – r n ***».:>•*. m . . i j Safe _fj|gk ’ • vv >*»- … •* .V / >. ^Vw .-V ■■■ i s* .• ■x5 _ »*-^;>-t. ; n* >v • •**- …. ■ • • … **&**?&* ■ x‘ A… •’ • ■ rfi P§f * * y:’** . *We like the straight questions. it takes all sorts ill W 7 sfiiicH I ; vi -:r? ? h j.* • ■ *• T f^ v i • Tf.Jf T ,.itu ‘■’-‘.’tfd &&&■. 5°« awav t le °nic trea • ■> . ’ c • . V * » •• *-N S • •• ‘ **»•■* , • *- # ’ . L ’ J c THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 OVERSEAS NEWS 11 5 France denounces _ ‘hypocrisy’ over its nuclear testing FKom Charles Bremner in Brussels f^ANCE ensured itself fresh uJ-wiU among its European union partners last night when it threw diplomatic cau- t>on to the winds and de¬ nounced a majority of them as hypocrites for opposing its nuclear testing. The extraordinary diatribe from Herv6 de Charette, the normally emollient Foreign Minister, cast a paB over a session of EU {foreign Minis¬ ters and scotched predictions that Paris would seek to defuse anger over President Chirac’s fit of nuclear pique at the weekend. The French President threw a spanner into the Euro-works by cancelling a formal summit with Lamberto Dini of Italy and talks with the Belgian and Finnish leaders. Their sin had been to join seven other EU members in a UN vote deplor¬ ing nuclear testing. Britain racked France in the UN vote and Germany abstained, along with Greece and Spain. M de Charette railed at the EU states who had hailed the nuclear umbrella erf Prance and Britain only last week at a European defence meeting in Madrid “and then several days, even hours, later appear through a UN declaration to question the very idea of nuclear dissuasion. It takes a lot of hypocrisy to say white one day and black the next”. Fiance had the right to voice its “bitterness”, he said at a press conference. “We are expressing our rejection of hypocrisy.” Ministers from the offend¬ ing states responded in mea¬ sured tones. Lena Hjetm- Walien. the Swedish Foreign Minister, whose country has been at the forefront of criti¬ cism. said: “It is not a satisfy¬ ing situation when France dob not want to cooperate with other EU countries.” But officials from Italy and Belgium were seething over what they depicted as Presi¬ dent Chirac’s highhanded and precipitate behaviour. “There is a limit to how much we can swallow from this man.” said a Belgian official. British officials took a more sober line. A senior source said the smaller European states “would have fo come to terms with the reality of geopolitical relations’’ which dictated the policies of France, Germany and Britain. The continuing nuclear row. further inflamed by M Chirac’s fits of temper, has served to highlight Britain’s argument that the European Union cannot conduct its for¬ eign and defiance policy in unison. The issue is paramount at the forthcoming conference to revamp the Maastricht treaty since a majority of EU states, including Germany, want to scrap the national veto in favour of majority voting. Letters, page 19 Franco’s legacy seen in Catalan election result FRom Edward Owen in Madrid THE twentieth anniversary of the death of Francisco Franco. Spain’s dictator for 36 years, coincided yesterday with the definitive results of Sunday’s regional elections in Catalo¬ nia. The vote was a slap in a face for the ruling conserva¬ tive nationalists, wbo lost their absolute majority. It might have brought an un¬ characteristic flicker of a smile to the usually stony face of the Caudillo. The anniversary has pre¬ cipitated a welter of books and media comment on Fran¬ co’s role in Spanish history, which could not be discussed openly during his rule, and die crucial roles of King Juan Carlos and Adolfo Suarez. The latter was the Prime Minister appointed by the King, Franco’s chosen heir, to oversee the delicate transition to democracy. A survey by El Pals shows nearly a third of Spaniards believe the Franco regime had good and bad points. This is significant when the centre- right Popular Party — ac¬ cused by the ruling Socialists of harbouring the descen¬ dants of Franco’s old guard and certainly including ele¬ ments of the Far Right — is likely to secure its first victory in a general election, called by Felipe Gonz&Iez, the Prime Minister, for next March. But the survey also shows that a growing number of Spaniards think democracy is here to stay. Fifteen years ago, only 50 per cent believed it was the best system, but 70 per cent preferred it ten years ago and now 76 per cent are in favour. The popularity of the King is at an all-time high and he has an approval rating of 80 per cent Islamic militants convicted Brussels: The appeal court here jailed Ahmed Zaoui, who Belgian authorities believe is number two in the fundamen¬ talist Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA), for four years. But die court suspended the sentence, clearing the way for his extradition. Zaoui and seven other North Africans were tried on charges including the posses¬ sion of forged documents and illegal possession and trans¬ portation of arms and explosives. (Reuter) Rebels ambush Grozny leader Moscow: Suspected Chechen rebels ambushed a convoy carrying Doku Zavgayev, the head of the Russian-backed government in Grozny, rais¬ ing fears of a resumption of hostilities in the republic (Richard Beeston writes). Mr Zavgayev. who was slightly injured, is planning elections next month, a move opposed fey the separatists. Mulroney sues Montreal: Brian Mulroney, a former Prime Minister, filed a £24 million suit against the Canadian Government over daims that he received pay¬ ments to influence a 1988 Airbus order. (Reuter) Nazi extradited Buenos Acres: Erich Priebke, 82, the former SS captain accused of overseeing the mas¬ sacre of 335 civilians outside Rome in 1944, was extradited from Argentina and flown to Italy to face trial Officers executed Monrovia: A firing squad of the Liberian Peace Council militia has executed seven commanders for atrocities against civilians in the south¬ ern River Cess county, militia officials said. (Reuter) Fears grow after frail Papandreou falls ill From John Carr IN ATHENS ANDREAS PAPANDREOU. the Greek Prime Minister, was taken to the intensive care unit of a heart hospital yesterday with suspected pneumonia. The emergency sparked new fears over the frail health of the 76-year-old Socialist Medical sources at the Onas- sis Cardiology Centre, where Mr Papandreou was driven in mid-morning, said a respira¬ tory infection could trigger or indicate serious heart problems. The atmosphere at the cen¬ tral Athens headquarters of the Panhdlenic Socialist Movement was described as “grave”. Id the event of the Prime Ministers death, there is no dear succession proce¬ dure. Socialist deputies op¬ pose the apparent desire of his wife, Mimi, to succeed him. The general share price index on the Athens Stock. Exchange fell 15 points on the news, while the Bank of Greece had to spend about £300 million to fend off a speculative attack on the drachma- It is the second time Mr Papandreou has been taken suddenly ill in as many months and his susceptibility to Alness has increased doubts about his ability to govern. 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All other products are trademarks or reomtered trademarks of their respective companies. 9 J* £> U free lin guararn ‘H N (JpPjil £> ijSk> THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 POLAND 13 Ex-communist’s triumph spells end of Walesa era Victory hailed in East by Left By Roger Boyes POLAND has chosen to dis- its President, Lech Walesa, the hero of the Soli¬ darity revolution, and replace him with Aleksander Kwasn¬ iewski, the former Communist politician. According to results com¬ piled by the PAP news agency, the margin of victory was narrow; 51.7 per cent to Mr Kwasniewski and 4&3 per cent for Mr Walesa. The Polish leader refused to comment until the final papers ha d been counted, but Marek Karpinski. his spokesman, said: “Mi President is not thrilled with the result, and why should he be? But obvi¬ ously we all, and Poland, needed such a lesson.” Three ministers who owe their appointments to the President immediately pre¬ sented their resignations. The Ministries of Defence. Foreign Affairs and the Interior will essentially be run by caretak¬ ers until Mr Kwasniewski is sworn in as President on December 23. “T respect the ouuxuhe of democratic elec¬ tions but I do not accept the single-party system which is now approaching.’’ said Wkujyslaw Bartoszewski. the Foreign) Minister. Solidarity had already given warnings against a “red trian¬ gle” — Government, parlia¬ ment and presidency con¬ trolled by the heirs of the old regime — but for some years there has been a Solidarity triangle and the result was by no means monolithic Solidar¬ ity had splintered and corrup¬ tion had been rife over the pak six years. Mr Kwasniewski’s victory was greeted by six former Communist governments and parties thnxighout Central and Eastern Europe. Former Communists have been suc¬ cessful in Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Hungary. In Russia, Communists look set for success in next month’s elections. Even Germany’s Christian Democratic Union issued a prompt statement saying it was willing to work closely with the former Communists. Despite his political back¬ ground, Mr Kwasniewski shares most of the foreign policy goals of Mr Walesa, including early entry to Nato and the European Union. But there is great concern in Poland that Mr Walesa’s de¬ feat will open the way for the return of disgraced members of the martial law regime. Leading article, page 19 Aleksander Kwasniewski and his wife, Jolanta, celebrate at a party in Warsaw, while Lech Walesa keeps his spirits op after meeting Solidarity friends in Gdansk Opposition mantle awaits discarded hero D uring Lech Walesa’s final election press conference, tile lights failed. “Fire the electrician!” shouted the President into the darkness. Poland has now done just that* it has sacked the bright shipyard electrician who puffed and puffed until the Commu¬ nist house came tumbling down. Polish commentators were de¬ scribing his defeat yesterday as a national tragedy and a personal disaster for the discarded head of state. However, it is wrong to assume that Mr Walesa will automatically withdraw from political life — to milk the lecture rireuit or prod Warner Bros to take out another $1 million (£640,000) film option on his autobiography. The doseJy fought and often bitter election has shown that he has a role as leader of a new anti-communist opposition party in parliament Part of Poland’s problem has been the inability of Mr Walesa to transform himse lf from revolution¬ ary into institutional politician in the way that Nelson Mandela In South Africa and Vadav Havel in the Czech Republic have, with varying degrees of success. Mr Walesa, by contrast discovered that he had only one political talent a genius for destruc¬ tion. The same energy that was used to break Communism in the 1980s was used against six governments while he was President The past five years of Mr Walesa’s rule were conducted on the fringe of constitutional legality; the wooing of individual members of the general staff was particularly dangerous. His inability to play by establish¬ ment rules pitted him against gov¬ ernments of all complexion, from Right to Left. The result was chaos, a permanent Punch and Judy show. Many Poles voted for Aleksander Kwasniewski out of Walesa-fatigue. The rough charm, broken g ramm a r Roger Boyes examines how the closely fought Polish election has left a clear role for the defeated Lech Walesa as the leader of an anti-communist opposition and schoolboy humour were out¬ weighed by Mr Walesa’s constant politicisation of everyday life. The economy. 60 per cent privatised and with a 6 per cent growth, has developed its own dynamic. Mr Walesa has had very little influence on this development bar¬ ring a few public appeals for foreign investment He has. therefore, not been identified with Poland’s great¬ est success story. Instead, the Pedes who fed left behind fay market reform looked to him for protection. In the early years of Mr Walesa’s presidency, delegations of frustrated workers would crowd into the ornate reception room of the Belvedere Palace, lobbying for help to save a factory, a coalmine or a whole region. By the end of his presidency, no workers got doser to him than the palace gates. Partly because his presidential powers were so limited in economic affairs — the most be can do is question the budget law—and partly because he had become so evidently bored with tbeir problems, die miners, the welders and the formers had stopped trying to capture bis attention. Many more workers than expected voted on Sunday for Mr Kwasniewski Mr Walesa’s failure is above afl a personal one. He has re-invented himself many times. Brought upas a country boy, Mr Walesa fashioned himself into a shipyard worker. In the early 1970s be was something of a model worker, but suddenly tamed into a rebel From rebel to strike leader to revolutionary, from revolutionary to political prisoner and non-person, from political pariah to influential backstage politician, from tactician to the presidency: these were com¬ plex passages. Each transition took him further from his roots, each change of location from prison to palace was marked by a shedding of friendships and allies. The didfe of lonely Lech Walesa being carried by workers to a rally at a steelworks near Warsaw in 1981 when he was leader of the Solidarity organisation, which challenged and toppled Communist rule in Poland leadership has become Mr Walesa’s fate, with his advisers chosen for their loyalty rather than on their merits. Almost invariably these loy¬ alists were dismissed in the most disloyal of ways. It was a paradox that Mr Walesa created an organisation called Soli¬ darity because he so dearly lacks the protective qualities associated with the word. The seeds of defeat on Sunday were sown when he dedded in the most brutal iff ways to shatter tiie Solidarity movement between 1989 and 1991. His manner of doing so destroyed the chances for the construction of a Polish Centre- Right. a strong functioning Christian Democracy that could have come into play on his behalf. Poles wanted more solidarity, not less. By some strange twist of history, the Poles have voted in a former Communist to satisfy that need. The best option available for Mr Walesa is to re-invent himself yet again, as a par liamentarian The most significant lesson of the presidential elections was the early failure of Jacek Kuron. a dissident and former adviser to Mr Walesa. Mr Kuron regularly comes top in popularity surveys yet he succeeded in winning only 12 per cent of the vote and dropped out in the first round. He was a victim of the poorly developed party structure in Poland. Had he been backed by a sophisticat¬ ed party organisation. Mr Kuron could well now have been the new Polish President. There are signs that Mr Walesa has drawn conclusions from Mr Kunm’s failure: Poland needs a strong opposition party, and a shrewd politician to lead it There is still a job vacant for Mr Walesa. □ Roger Boyes is the author of The Naked President a political life of Lech Walesa; Seeker & Warburg. £20 Tempting time for the old pals’ act By Roger Boyes THREE years ago, AJek- sander Kwasniewski was a chubby yesterdays man: a former Communist minister, an ex-party journalist be seemed to be concentrating on enjoying life at the margins of politics. He and his estate agent wife, Jofonla, could be seen dancing a version of the twist at Warsaw parties—often the wrong ones, patronised or thrown by the unloved Jerzy Urban, press spokesman of the martial faw regime in the 1960s. Suddenly, Mr Kwas¬ niewski started to lose weight through a combination of tennis, swimming, and a strict diet; he acquired an artificial tan. The Polish suits, pockets bulging with diaries, were traded in for Pierre Cardin. Mr Kwas¬ niewski was dearly in train¬ ing for the presidency. He had a lean and hungry look. Former Communists are a mystery in Central Europe. How Communist are they? How former? Mr Kwas¬ niewski was editor of a lively youth weekly and a virtually unreadable daily called Sztandar MIodych, which were springboards to success in tire Communist youth movement and ensured be caught the eye of another journalisLpoliticiaa Mice* zystaw Rakowdti. the Com¬ munist former Prime Minis¬ ter. who awarded him tire un¬ demanding sports portfolio with a brief to look young. The question is not whether tire 41-year-old Mr Kwas¬ niewski has ambition, bat rather whether he has cour¬ age. Above afl. he needs the courage to leave behind his friends. His celebration party on Sunday night did not inspire confidence: it was crowded with ghosts from the past who believe that their time has come again. Mr Kwasniewski’s victoiy was wafer-thin. He must, despite his atheistic back¬ ground, work out a modus vivendi with a very suspicious Roman Catholic Church. He must reassure the West that swift European Union and Nato entry is his goal lest Western critics of eastwards enlargement use his election to slow the process. Above afl. Mr Kwas¬ niewski has to resist Commu¬ nist cronyism. If parly hacks are installed in tire police, army and foreign service, there will be trouble ahead. He seems bright enough to see these problems. Free line rental this year. No tariff increases guaranteed for life. 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They will deploy to Bosnia by air, sea and rail, using Germany, Italy and Hungary as their main stag¬ ing posts. But. as a British military source said yesterday: “The operation can go ahead only if American Troops are involved.” President CKmon has prom¬ ised 20.000 US troops, and their presence as part of die Implementation Force (Ifor) will underpin the whole blue¬ print for guaranteeing peace in Bosnia. The 1st US Armoured Division in Ger¬ many. equipped with Abrams M1A2 tanks. Bradley fighting vehicles and Apache attack helicopters, will supervise die peace across the north -of Bosnia, taking the proposed Russian brigade of 3,000- 5,000 troops under its wing. In terms of the Nato plan. Bosnia is to be divided into three sectors for the purpose of implementing thejpeace agree¬ ment an American sector, based at Tuzla in northern Bosnia, a British sector, based at Gomji Vakuf in central Bosnia, and a French sector with headquarters both at Mostar in the south and at Sarajevo. The largest area of responsi¬ bility has been delegated to die British, although they will be supported by infantry and logistics battalions from sev¬ eral other countries, including, Canada, Malaysia, Pakistan and The Netherlands. Britain is contributing a total of 15,000 NATO DEPLOYMENT PLAN CROAT I HUNGARY 20 rnfes BIHAC Seconds force, protaMy Russian troops AMERICAN SECTOR 20,000 American troops plus Russian brigade of 3.OOO5.0OQ. Huai Tuzla EASTERN SLAVONIA Go pa nflo farce. probably Russian troops • I Nattfe alEed rapid reaction corps CARRG)HO wMi SLSOO personnel i v.vA “ BOSNIA- ■ HERZEGOVINA Santfws-^ Betpvte Srebrenica m / Oim s. Adriatic Sea BRITISH SECTOR h . ■ VvV • . 13.000 Bnttsh troops, plus L -” -.. ‘ Canadians. Dutch. PaMstenla. I ■ 13,000 British troops, plus Canadians. Dutch. PnMstsnis, Mafaysons aid a imdNnMianal brigade. HQ at Garag Wad 1 FRENCH SECTOR 10.000 French bmps, 1 pbia Spanish, ttalar and , ottwns-headquartore at | Mostsr and Sarajevo Territey hold by: Sorbs_. MusfeitfCroat • : y Federation-: troops, consisting of a foil armoured brigade from 3rd UK Armouzed Division, based at Bulford in Wiltshire, a divisional headquarters in¬ cluding large support de¬ ments. and about 2,000 troops, many of them signals personnel, from the headquar¬ ters of Nate’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), which wiD run the whole show. Spanish and Italian troops are expected to join the French m their sector. The I talians have offered a brigade of about 4.000 troops. Germany has also offered about 4.000 troops but they will be primar¬ ily medical and logistics per¬ sonnel and will be based in Croatia. Volker Ruhe. the German Defence Minister, said yesterday that the first units would be ready to leave by December 20. Nato sources said yesterday that the alliance was now awaiting the final map to be agreed between Croatia, Bos¬ nia, and Serbia before com¬ pleting the deployment details of the operation. Many British and French troops already involved in the UN peacekeep¬ ing operation, such as the headquarters element of Brit¬ ain’s 4th Armoured Brigade, will just switch from blue berets to their regimental caps and begin operating under Nate’s command structure and rules of engagement The advance party of 2,000, the “enabling” force, will be responsible tor setting up the divisional headquarters in the three sectors and the main headquarters in Sarajevo for the ARRC. There are a num¬ ber of potential sites for die ARRC’s headquarters, includ¬ ing the former Olympic stadi¬ um in the capital, which could be turned info a giant camp. Ten to 14 days later, the first wave of infantry troops mil start arriving, at which point the existing United Nations mission in Bosnia will formal¬ ly switch to the Nalo4ed operation. After 30 days. Ethnic Albanians from the Seth province of Kosovo protest outside die talks in Dayton. Ohio, over die presence of President Milosevic of Serbia 30,000 troops wifi be .in position. The command and control arrangements will be crucial to the success of the peace force. Although the Americans instinctively will want to be seen to be in charge, the main operational commander will be Lieutenant-General Sir Michael Walker, the British commander of the ARRC His immediate superior will be Admiral Leighton Smith, the US commander of Allied Forces Southern Europe. It was suggested that he should also set up his headquarters in Sarajevo but, with space limit¬ ed. it now seems he will oscillate between Naples, his usual base, and the Bosnian capital. The man at the top of the military pyramid for the Bosnia operation will be Gen¬ eral George Joulwan, Su¬ preme Allied Commander Europe, based at Mens in Belgium. There is already an agree¬ ment for the troops from 1st US Armoured Division to be based initially in southern Hungary before taking up positions in Bosnia, but final approval must be given by Hungary’s parliament A number of sensitive issues have stdl to be resolved, principally the role to be undertaken by the Russians. It is bring suggested that Rus¬ sian troops could be given “discreet” responsibility for the Bihac pocket in the north¬ west and for Eastern Slavonia, the Croatian province which has been occupied by the Serbs for four years and is now to be handed back to the Croats. Finally, despite all the plan¬ ning. the operation will be a logistical nightmare. For in¬ stance. America, Britain and France will all be deploying tanks which were designed for the flat plains of Germany. Although the Americans will be deployed in the northeast region which is flatter country arid better for tank manoeu¬ vres. their main tank, the Abrams, weighs 70 tens and in ky conditions there could be problems. Sarajevo listens for hint of deliverance From Stacy Suluvan in Sarajevo A Sarajevo woman waits for water yesterday IN THE battered Sarajevo suburb of Hrasno. where small-arras fire betw een the Bosnian Array and its Bosni¬ an Serb enemies still echoes through the charred frames of blocks of fiats despite a nationwide ceasefire that took effect a month ago, residents tune In to hourly Bosnian radio news bulletins to find out how the peace negotiations in Dayton. Ohio, are proceeding. Most of Hrasno’s residents say they would not mind if die sniper scr een of blankets between the checkpoints on the front line that separates the nearby Serb-hdd suburb of Grhavka from govern¬ ment-held Hrasno were re¬ placed by a permanent watt. “A watt would be better than war,” said.Veda Sokotovk; 53, a lawyer before the war. For Mrs Sokokmc, who lives with friends because her own apartment was de¬ stroyed by a Bosnian Serb tank sfadL a peace agreement in Dayton will mean dial die and her neighbours will be able to live without foe fear of the snipers, grenades and Adis that have devastated so much of Sarajevo. Whether the rity is united or divided “doesn’t matter any more”, she said. “I really warn a peace deaf* said another of Hrasno’s residents, Nedim Dohai 42 , a soldier in the Bosnian Anny-“Bttt we could have divided the country without war. So many died unnecessarily.” >!* ‘ s’ 1 ;- *On the road. 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Stevenage Telibri w^gK, “w1„”? wSVSTS 16 BODY AND MIND THE TIMES ‘nnrcnAY NOVEMBER 211995 A newly licensed drug offers relief from the pain of Paget’s disease, a particularly British complaint, says Dr Thomas Stuttaford O ne British person in 14 over the age of 40 has Paget’s disease, a bone disorder first described, in 1S77. by Sir James Paget, Queen Vio Iona’S surgeon. It is particularly com¬ mon in people of British descent, especially those who hail from the North West, and is comparatively rare in Scandinavia, the Far East and Africa. Symptoms are mild in the great major¬ ity of cases but in S per cent it causes severe deformity, pain and immobility. Recently a new dmg. Aredia (pamidro- nate disodium), has been licensed to treat the disease and for the first time offers a chance of keeping the symptoms at bay. even if as yet it has not been shown to cure the underlying illness. Those patients with severe Pagers When bones get out of balance whose future activity would have been constrained tty brittle bones, by the danger of spontaneous fracture, by arthritic joints twisted into painful and unnatural positions, by facial deformity and tty the pain not only from the arthritis but also from die soft vascular- expanded bore which has stretched its normal confines, can now look forward to a more comfortable middle or old age. Like the other tissues of the body, our bones are constantly being renewed. Those which allow us to stride to work today are already appreciably different from those that supported us during die VE-Day celebra¬ tions earlier in tire year. Nail- dippings, the hair on the barber’s floor and the shed skin which accumulates under a bandage are visible evidence of tissue renewal, and a com¬ parable but hidden process is continually rebuilding bones. The correct balance of bone loss and gain is maintained by two groups of cells, the osteoblasts which lay down new bone tissue and the osteoclasts which remove the old. In addition this bore tissue, merely a matrix, needs the addition of cakrum. rrnner- alisatian, to give it strength. When the delicate symmetry in the action of the osteoclasts and osteoblasts is lost bone remodelling is accelerated and Paget’s disease results; too much osteoclastic activity and the bone is destroyed, leaving only the hard fibrous framework: too much osteoblastic activity and the bone be¬ comes thickened but weakened. Sufferers sometimes develop an en¬ larged head, often compared to a lion’s but in fan more Eke a heraldic leopard. The tower limbs weakened by the new soft bones are no longer aide to bear the bodys weight and in consequence bow outwards. As “well as causing pain and disability this change in the structure of the bone can result in pressures nerves, including the brain stem and the spinal cord. Deafness may also result The increased blood supply to the bones can be so great as to cause an unnatural temperature in the overlying skin, and in some cases the enhanced vascofe^ of thehone puts a stram on ^ Thn« oatients with miiu rage diS^needSo treatment be^dsimpte analgesics. Severe cases have wen • treateefeither with calcitomn or Generation bisphosphonates. pow ^ofdrugX^astie acW The new drug. Aredia. is a second generation bisphosphonate ; Jts advan¬ ces are that after intravenous nm- Ss. over six weeks, the patient ran usually expect a two-year remi^ ^ foSefcifpain- It is hoped mthe future that chemotherapy with bisphosphonates may eradicate abnor- mal osteoclasts and, rather than just Obtain remission, effect a permanent cure. Inside the Queen Mother’s hospital Rosemaiy Righter, a recent hip patient at King Edward VII’s, describes the royal road to recovery T he Queen Mother should by now be sedately pacing the corridors of King Edward VH”s Hospital for Officers, her legs garbed in an extremely elegant pair of thick white stockings d la Marie Antoinette. This is a house rule for hip patients and a thoroughly sensible precau¬ tion against thrombosis: their elegance is just a bonus. She will be on familiar _ territory, for she has been there be¬ fore. and she will be approving of all she sees. For. if you have to have some¬ thing as daunting as a hip replace¬ ment — an opera¬ tion to test any¬ body’s fortitude, at any age — there could be no better place to be. King Edward Ml’s is tucked dis¬ creetly away be¬ hind Devonshire Street, unre¬ marked by passers-by. To the profession and most of those lucky enough to have been patients there, the hospital is universally known as Sister Agnes, in affectionate memory of its formidable founder. Its connection with the Roy- aJ Family dates back to its beginnings in 1899. the year before the Queen Mother was bom. It was at the suggestion of their friend, the Prince of Wales, that Miss Agnes Keyser and her sister started the hospital to nurse officers wounded in the Boer War: in Exercises in the pool will help her to get back on her feet SWIFTCALL 8 To the FUSA 7 days a week Free phone 0800 279 0800 12 HOURS A DAY. 7 DAYS A WEEK Ptifay tan CO+TAX-J50 mo> la die ISA. Please have your Credit Card ready. JPtease quote Tl_2 1903 the Prince, now Edward VII. gave the hospital its name. It is now a charity which alms “to provide die best possible treatment at the low¬ est cost” for officers and their immediate families. Beds and nursing are free for serving officers and heavily subsidised for retired officers and their families: in case of need, the Sister Agnes Benevolent Fund _ may assist with theatre, medical and consultants’ charges. Civilians are admitted at die hospital’s dis¬ cretion. Portraits of the Royal Family will greet the Queen Mother in die lob¬ by; her visitors may wait in the library where Har¬ old Macmillan, after his prostate operation, gave her daughter the news that ili-health forced him to relinquish the premiership. But there is neither pomp nor luxury to Sister Agnes. Except for the stairs, there are no carpets, just Air Force blue (non-slip) linoleum. Fine per¬ spectives on Spitfires in action and other military images decorate the walls of a delight¬ fully high proportion of the rooms — which are well designed but. even by plebeian standards, fairly small. The food is beautifully pre¬ sented and very good, but it is plain. And just as well: l remember one splendid old colonel, a much-decorated Sec¬ ond World War veteran, who could be heard bellowing into his telephone that **X had the first hours of that second day at Amhem absolutely wrong”, who complained bitterly when a sprig of parsley appeared on top of his breakfast scrambled eggs. He hadn’t, be com¬ plained. come to a bloody hotel. Indeed, he had not: no hotel, for a start, would invite you to register rank and regiment on the admissions form (leaving a very discreet box at the bottom for the humble word, civilian). The Queen Mother will also enjoy the fact that Sister Agnes is small. She will by now know Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at the Remembrance ceremony at Westminster Abbey shortly before her operation almost all the nurses, cleaners and catering staff on her floor. She will also trust them utterly — or at least as much as any patient ever trusts the person who is about to change their dressing, take out their stitch¬ es or tell them that they really must get back out of bed again. This is not a hospital in which nurses learn by doing, with you as the guinea-pig: as a three-times patient in the past three years. I am convinced that they are the best — the most deft, knowledgeable and sympathetic — in the world. She may be feeling fine, as we all hope, and positively looking forward to the next stage: the swimming pool in the basement. Not exactly a swimming pool, this marvel¬ lous amenity is pool-shaped, heated up to warm bath temperature, and a daily ren¬ dezvous for the walking and not-yet-walking wounded. The exercises she will do under careful personal super¬ vision should take her back to childhood. They resemble the sedatest form of ballet exer¬ cises: swing leg forward, now back, now to the side, back straight, ma’am, please, now some plids. They also happen to be the best way imaginable of getting, almost painlessly, back on the road. S urroundings matter, because reactions to this operation differ a lot In my own case, the pain when 1 came round after the operating theatre was such that I simply could not imagine that the bit of tin or whatever they had put where my broken hip had been would ever be bearable; but I met other patients in the corridors — people in their late eighties—who were positively skipping along on two sticks after a few days, saying how much better they felt and how little it all hurt 1 told a nurse, rather miserably, what a wimp it made me feel: she replied, with admirable tact “Ill let you into a secret when it comes to a jab. the worst cowards are the men who hold the Victoria Cross.” • Further information on the Friends of King Edward TTs Hospital for Officers may be obtained by miring to the Appeals Office, 6 Buckingham Place, London SWIE6HR. Why chickenpox is not a one-off disease The first rash may not be the last, reports Dr Trisha Greenhalgh rent chickenpox: two of them had two attacks, one three and one eight attacks, all of in¬ creasing severity. The family was fully investigated, both for immune defects (none was found), and viro logically.” I have no defence for my abysmal attendance ar lec¬ tures and seminars as a stu¬ dent but I am aware that many experts now believe the frequency of chickenpox infec¬ tion, particularly second at¬ tacks, to be increasing. In _ addition, shingles (a localised rash caused by the same virus and occur¬ ring only in people who have had chickenpox), which used to be a disease of the elderly, is being seen in young adults, chil¬ dren and even ba¬ bies. Several correspondents describe recurrent ttoMM shingles in thetn- BBBN K selves or their children. When I had my rash, a consultant virologist analysed two samples of my serum — one taken recently, the other a few years back — to check whether I had encountered two different immunological variants of the chickenpox virus several years apart. As often happens in medicine, these tests were inconclusive, but similar analyses on other patients suggest that the virus is changing subtly over the years to evade immune defences. SUCH changes would not. of course, explain the high sus¬ ceptibility to chickenpox which runs in certain families such as the unfortunate set of brothers described by Dr Juel- Jensen. As he points out, severe chickenpox in adults needs urgent treatment and the new antiviral drug famciclovir is very effective. • Dr Greenhalgh is a CP in north London. HOW MANY times can you get chickenpox? Many doctors are convinced that a second dose in an otherwise healthy person is impossible, and I was inclined to think so too unto I developed a rash after contact with a chickenpox patient. I had definitely had the disease as a child, so my crop of spots aroused a fair degree of interest among my medical colleagues. What I did not expect was the interest from readers when I wrote about my experi- _ enee on this page (Septembers). Nearly 50 people wrote to disagree with the conven¬ tional medical opinion. A Leicester man re¬ calls having chickenpox twice in quick succession as a child; both episodes were con¬ firmed by his (too- ______ tor but aroused HBjii disbelief in other mothers. “They thought my mum was potty to suggest it,” he writes. One woman’s twins have appar¬ ently had five episodes be¬ tween them, but a man from Rochester trumps this with four medically-confirmed epi¬ sodes of chickenpox. arid sug¬ gests, correctly l am sure, that the medical textbooks on which doctors have tradition¬ ally based their assertions were founded on poor evidence. In fact, as Dr Bent Juel- Jensen. honorary consultant physician in the Nuffield De¬ partment of Medicine at Ox¬ ford University, points out, not all medical textbooks state that chickenpox never strikes twice. He writes: “Had Dr Greenhalgh attended my sem¬ inars on infectious diseases when she was a student, she might have learnt something to her advantage. 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Giles Coren seeks the pundits’ views, plus David Sinclair’s critical verdict The Beatles: all you need is CF A t 4 o’clock yesterday morning the B-Day landings began. Thanks to a world¬ wide embargo for US tele¬ vision, it was in the grim cold hours before dawn that the first new Beatles song for more than 25 years took off into the air from radio stations all over Britain to launch the biggest campaign Beatlemania has known since the 1960s. Virgin FM has been playing Free As A Bird virtually non¬ stop ever since. A television programme last night. The Beatles — All Together Now, provided a taste of hype to come, and tomorrow sees the release of The Beatles Anthol¬ ogy /. a new album containing 60 mostly unreleased tracks. But Free As A Bird is more than unreleased, it was not even recorded. It is a product of virtual pop — John Lennon’s voice taken from a demo tape and rearranged with accompaniment by the three musicians who grew old as he did not But age has wearied todays Beatles fans, and though the song is widely tipped to occupy the lucrative Christmas num¬ ber one slot, there are those who have been waiting years to condemn this long-mooted venture. Ultimately, though, it is the DJs and music writers who will determine whether or not it is all over fay Christmas. Forgetting the hype, what did they actually think of the song? “It is total rubbish,” shrieks Jonathan King, responsible for the odd dodgy tune himself in years gone by. “It sounds like a very bad demo made by elderly session musicians struggling to earn a crust. It reeks of money, not of enthusi¬ asm or musical inventive¬ ness.” But wont it go to number one anyway? “Not if anyone has any taste, it won’t John Lennon would have been ashamed to think It would ever see the light of day — you can almost hear him at the end of the record saying ’What a load of mbbish. Thank God no one will ever hear it'” It is possible that a younger British public — weaned on Beatles derivatives like Pulp and Oasis — will be more forgiving. Paul Lester, fea¬ tures editor of Melody Maker, . takes a sober view. “We will have to give some grudging Cashing in on yesterday IT BEGINS with Free As A Bird, the “new” single cm which so much of this al¬ bum’s commercial hopes are pinned. Given the track’s unlikely genesis as an unfin¬ ished home demo, it isn’t too bad. John Lennon’s vocal is distant.and distorted, and Ringo Starr’s slow, plodding beat sounds rhythmically impoverished by today* standards. But the chord sequence has several inter¬ esting twists, and a medio¬ cre performance is rescued by Paul McCartney’s vocal, which takes over from Lennon’s on the bridging sequence, and by George Harrison’s slide guitar, which soars as free as the limitations of the song allow. As an attempt to recreate the “authentic” glory of the Beatles, however, it leaves much to be desired, not least in Jeff Lynne’s typically stol¬ id production. Granted, he has pulled off a unique technical feat, but how on earth has he managed to make Free As A Bird sound more like a Travelling Wilburys off cut fthe group featuring Lynne, Harrison. Norman Parkinson’s 1963 photo the Fab Four “The Beatles stiff have a Moonie-like hold on the British public” respect to this song simply because every band we cover is influenced by the Beatles. “1 would like to be able to dismiss it completely, and in 19811 would have been able to. Music had gone electronic and the Beatles were forgotten. But pop bring the cyclical thing it is, I cant. Punk critics like Tbny Parsons and Julie Burchill would have slammed it They would have taken the attitude of a 1978 NME cover that showed John Lennon, among others, under tine words Take these gods and stuff them’” But punk is dead. “This is a comfort thing,” says Mr Les¬ ter. “There is something reas¬ suring about the technically proficient masters coming back to upstage the new young bucks. It is a little macabre. ihis v fofce from the grave. Queen have just done it with Freddie Mercury. But the fact is that the Beatles still have a sinister hold on the British public. It is almost Moonie- like. And it is stronger now than at any time since the 1960s. They have got their timing so right irs fright¬ ening.” J im Irvin of Mojo, a more middle-of-the-road music magazine, offers a warmer vwdcQsrie: .“Fra: an oldjktifiek&fa bcHjghjy&e ibfteitr. Theglpms-dorit sound like Ring®P*ft£the guitars have familiar descending chord se¬ quences. .There‘”is-a bit too much studio intrusion’ but they are trying to sound mod¬ em as well as Beatlish. You cant just be a pastiche of yourself.” But it is. in the end, all about mood. “The atmosphere is all there; of lying on your back in the grass on a summer’s day looking at the clouds drift fay— it has that old. slow propulsion that was so effective^,! was a tittle disappointed .mgr; die • lyrics. But, if people cSwise at first -listening it. V worth ? i«mejnberinp that when Hey Jude came Out everyone said it [ was too long aid a “bit odd, . and Lady Madonna was uni- veisally slafi^’V -• _ is not Whigfield singing Sat¬ urday Night,” he says. “People are very quick to judge nega¬ tively but if there is depth it doesn’t necessarily show itself immediately. “Any new Beatles song is better than no new Beaties song, but I have listened to it three times and I am delight¬ ed. Not just because the record is very goqd. but because of the historical continuity. The vo¬ cal harmonies are reminiscent of AbjftpRoad, the last album they recorded. “Theyare very much taking up where they left off. and in that sense this is an important historical., document There may be grounds for cynicism at die timing, but it is easy to : : get caught” up in your own . parochiai thirig of the mo- . merit add lose the. historical Bob Dylan and others), than a Beatles song? The rest of the album, all two hours of it is an archeological dig through another raft of previously unissued recordings and snippets of speech, similar in content and presentation to last year’s immensely successful Live At The BBC album. Some of it—such as the hideously amateurish Quarry Men recordings of That’ll Be The Day and In Spite Of All Danger, from 1958 — is virtually un- listenable, and most of it is superfluous to the great body of Beatles work that already exists. Decca has often been chastised for failing to sign the Beatles, but on the strength of the five tracks featured here which they recorded for their audition on New Year’s Day 1962. the record company’s derision seems perfectly logical. THERE ARE many reveal¬ ing moments, as when a couple of takes of One After 909 fall apart because McCartney is having trou¬ ble coping with the bass line. The group’s witty repartee with Mo recam be and Wise, ending in a yowling chorus of Moonlight Buy recalls their talent as humorous entertainers beyond their incredible musical prowess. But you really wouldn’t want to hear these episodes more than once or twice. Still, there are some breathtaking live versions of old favourites, notably a batch including Money, You Really Cot A Hold On Me and Roll Over Beethoven recorded on Swedish radio in 1963, and for all its faults. Anthology l undeniably throws new light on this most extraordinary group. But in strictly musical terms this stuff wasn’t good enough then, and it doesn’t sound much better now. importance of-this stuff—the single and the album. Produc¬ er George Martin is 69.-and the other three are in then- fifties. It had to be done before they all joined 1 John. They couldn’t wait for ever.” Why do we see drugs as a panacea for life? L ast week was E-Abomi- nation Week; this week sees the Grateful Users of Ecstasy staking their claim. The cycles move with ever- increasing speed these days, hurrying undecorously to take over from one another. No view, no matter what it con¬ cerns, is allowed to mature before it is revised. And it is. ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPICE MARE ST. LONDON E84SA. (Charily Rt£ No. 231323) “Her final days vrith you woe among the happiest o t her Efe. Your gentte convert the rfkmal btiwt nftff of dying Into an art-form. These poignant words from a bereaved husband are echoed agam and again by They an quoted here In thanksgiving to you for the kind support on which our care anyway, somewhat in the nature of drugs that sub¬ stances are either demonised or glorified: we should hardly expect reasoned debate to em¬ anate from that axymoronic construct, the drug culture. Those hoping to rehabilitate the reputation of E in the minds of those still shocked fay the picture oi Leah Betts, intubated in intensive care, are plugging its therapeutic bene¬ fits. It can be used as an effective painkiller (better than morphine because it leaves users in control of their facul¬ ties), as an effective aid in conquering alcoholism (in lab¬ oratory tests, apparently alco¬ holic rats, administered with the drug, stop craving alcohol within three days), in treating depression and Alzheimer’s, and as a means of unlocking the tortured psyche of the pent- up and suffocatingly unhappy: ‘in short this miracle drug is no less than “penicillin for the soul”. As if to illustrate the boons and benisons it brings. Swiss marriage guidance counsel¬ lors — who legally used the drug in their counselling ses- We are shocked by the casualties, yet we have a culture of dependency sions up until last year — point to a portrait drawn under the influence E. Pan of tiie treat¬ ment involved the couples drawing pictures of each oth¬ er, two each; rate drawn sober, one after taking Ecstasy. Two such pictures are used in evi- _ dence, as it were, and illustrate the pome the portrait done by die artist in normal state is a fair represen¬ tation; the same subject drawn while the artist was “liberated” fay Ecstasy is suppqsedly an insightful, uninhibited, un¬ censoring sketch. In other words, a dreadful drawing. This says everything one needs to know about drugs. In other words, they do not make the people who take them more interesting — as all drug users seem to think — they just allow them to think they are. NIGELLA LAWSON They do not make them more talented, more in touch with their creative pow¬ ers: they just en¬ courage them to treat with awe their own inept articula¬ tions and bad art. They may well make one lose one’s inhibition, but to _ treat as an undoubt¬ ed good the desire to lose control over oneself in public seems itself worthy of treatment. The hypocrisy over drugs is quite sickening. 1 don’t mean fay this the huge numbers of lawyers, politicians and emi¬ nent persons who pass the joint round, with the port, after dinner. On the whole, dope-smoking has now be¬ come so routine — I come across more people who refuse a drink than who turn down a toke on the post-prandial spliff — that much of the con¬ comitant chat about the drug has ceased. And as one must surely recognise, any small¬ time, silent hypocrisy over the taking of illegal drugs by legislators is preferable to the tedious drone issuing from drug-culture bores. I don’t mind who takes drugs as long as they’re not my children or yours and 1 don’t have to hear them talk about it No, the real hypocrisy lies in the constant shocked disap¬ proval about the ever-increas¬ ing number of crack addicts and Ecstasy casualties, when the whole of our culture seems wedded to drug dependency. The number of people who are taking PTozac grows daily and gaily. I am not opposed to anti¬ depressants on principle — as they say, some of my best friends take Prozac — but I can’t help thinking that to address oneself to the reasons one might be depressed might be more helpful in the long run than numbing the pain pharmaceutically. That’s not to say a drug cant be an appropriate treatment, of course, but I ofaject to the notion of a panacea for life. It gets worse now children as young as eight are being given Prozac. 1 cant believe that anyone should think diffi¬ cult. unhappy children should just be treated with drugs to make them more amenable? Surely irs better to see what’s causing the disturbance. This week comes news of another wonder drug to cure anxiety. Paroxetine, or as its brand- name will be, Seroxat, is to “cure” people prone to panic attacks. I understand that these dis¬ orders and events may be caused, scientifically speaking, fay a chemical reac¬ tion in the brain. 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If Ked Cross workers had patrolled the streets with collection boxes marked “Save Walesa”., they would have gathered enough to provide blankets and hot soup for every unemployed man be¬ tween the Oder and the Bug. it seemed almost churlish to point out that the sacking of Lech Walesa and his replace¬ ment by a former Communist was not an act of God but a democratic choice. I fielded two phone calls yesterday from Poles who thought they would never again be given a passport to travel abroad; scare stories abound. There is admittedly a prob¬ lem with electing a relatively unknown former Communist How much of a Communist is he? How former? The signs are that Aleksander Kwas¬ niewski. the smooth, 41-year- old, sunbed-tanned winner of the election, believes in noth¬ ing at all. He was a reformed Communist when that was fashionable in the late 1980s; in the confused 1990s he can be all things to all men — which for a president with little constitutionally guar¬ anteed power, is not _ such a bad thing. Even so, the ques- T tion “How Commu- n nist?” is one that L.OIT1I will have to be -rnct i asked again and again as Central g and Eastern Europe F rediscover the Left and : There is no longer a monolithic Left waiting in the wings to bring order to the secret police archives, jail dissidents and dose down churches. There are shades and nuances which have to be monitored careful¬ ly. Honourable soda! demo¬ cratic traditions have to be taken into account as do the new democratic constraints on politicians. Former Communists are not by definition wolves in sheep¬ skin coats. Georgia’s Eduard Shevardnadze and Hungary’s Gyula Horn may have their troubles at home, but they deserve respect rather than suspicion. The rise of the Russian Communist Party leader Gennadi Zyuganov needs, however, to be consid¬ ered more cautiously. He was quick yesterday to praise Kwasniewski’s victory over Walesa. “There is nothing surprising in this, because across Europe there is a movement to the left and this is taking place here in Russia as welL” Zyuganov naturally hopes that he wall be able to ride to power in the Duma elections on December 17 on the back of a popular revolt against market reform. But Zyuganov does not earn many stars in the Red Guide to Good Communists. There is a na¬ tionalist tinge to his social¬ ism, Lenin still lurks in the background and the main source of his support — the industrial elite — has a real chance of rolling back capital¬ ism if he wins. Both Hom of Hungary and Kwasniewski of Poland are less dangerous than Zyu¬ ganov. Reform in both coun¬ tries has developed its own momentum, and is now large- The Communist past comes up again and again A good JEtolish president, claiming to represent all Poles and not just the SI per cent who voted for him. will address these, prob¬ lems even if it means arguing with his old party chums. Mr Kwasniewski may well be up to the challenge. Much de¬ pends on whether he has the courage to make enemies out of his political allies. Lech Walesa certainly had that quality (and ended up with no friends at all), but be had no real sense of in¬ stitutional power. He had the chance to be a Nelson Mandela or a Vadav Havel, but he lacks the imagina¬ tion, vision or patience to make a good leader in this odd era of European transi¬ tion. As President, Kwas¬ niewski could make it his first gesture to encourage Walesa to stay in politics and start his own opposition party. Together, in iheir different ways, they might be able to complete Poland’s unfinished revolution. ly beyond the meddling of politicians. Despite the polit¬ ical chaos of the past few years, the Polish economy grew 6.5 per cant in the first naff of this year, and in¬ dustrial output rose 13 per omt; around 60 per cent of production is already in private hands. It is not the Polish President who defines tiie level of subsidies to stale industry, and he has limited power to break up monopolies. But the Polish bead of state does have a duty to complete the Solidarity revolu¬ tion. That this task should fall on a former Communist is a strange twist of history. Since 1989, parliaments in Central and Eastern Europe have developed an exaggerated role in political life. They were, of course, freely elected, but the parties represented in these debating chambers are for the most part puny creatures. little more than dims of dissidents who have rented offices in the major dties. In Polish elections in 1991, 120 parties took part and 29 parties won seats in Parlia¬ ment A 5 per cent hurdle introduced before the 1993 elections had the effect of i excluding roost right-wing _ parties. The result is I a Parliament domi- j e rated by the former . Communists, the umst only party with a genuine national structure and reli- iain able source of ’ funding, gain So the true nature _____ of the problem in – Central Europe is not the apparent rise of the Left, but the absence of a political Centre. Party organ¬ isations have to be developed, intelligently advised, allowed to grow and become serious rivals to the former Commu¬ nists. Moreover, local gov¬ ernment has to be encour¬ aged and democratic insti¬ tutions have to be protected. The battle for control of state television has become a permanent feature of political life in Poland and in the rest of the region; neither Kwasniew¬ ski nor Walesa offered to turn Polish television into a public service like tiie BBC. 0 s&ssfassi ‘B BIG MEXTMOmE? Princess of publicity L ast week 1 broke ranks with most commentators and de¬ fended the Princess of Wales’s right to duck under the Palace wire and address us directly. She is a woman who, whatever her faults, has spent her youth enduring a difficult, often humiliating, and at times probably rather frightening royal career. It is only fair that she should be allowed to give us her perspective on it; that, like a princess in some sadistic fairytale, she should be free for one hour from her imprisoning disguise of “spokesmen- and “friends”. I expressed a mild hope that this hour would blow away some of the mythical images of her as little girl lost, manipulative neurotic or sexual siren, and stimulate a sensible dis¬ cussion about how the nation can best use her talents. Well, we have heard her, and this is tiie morning to .begin that discussion. In computer language, what you see is what you get we saw her and we know that we have got her for keeps. The days of shovelling unwanted and embarrassing womenfolk into secure convents are long gone, one suspects to the regret of some constitutional commentators and “friends of Charles”, who clearly yearn for the grille-and-wimple option whenever they set eyes on the Princess. She is here to stay. And why not? She is the mother of our next long’s two sons. That alone gives her a role. Moreover, she is still his wife. Our age has developed a deplorable habit of writing first wives out of the script to avoid embarrass¬ ing public figures; how many celeb¬ rity couples have been profiled in domestic bliss lately without any mention of the still-living, carefully forgotten first bride? Plainly, the Princess does not wish to be written out like this; unlike most spurned wives, she has the dout to prevent it The Prince has pubtidy admitted his infidelity to her (albeit after the marriage had, in his opinion, broken down) and, almost worse, the work of his dose biographer Jonathan Dim- bleby makes it pretty dear that he married the poor girl in the first place without the kind of love that a 19- year-old expects of marriage, and that he pushed ahead with this cynical scheme on his father’s impa¬ tient urging. In the old arrogant phrase, he “took a wife”. And so did we, the nation and its m edia. We rejoiced sentimentally over the wedding, built The Princess of Wales is indeed a national asset, and she must be used her into an icon before she was 21. and piled heaps of comment and criticism on her long before she had a chance to pull herself together and fight back. Lord Wakeham is wrong to say that Diana compromised her own right to privacy and the “protec¬ tion” of the PCC by the Panorama interview, and earlier by her conniv¬ ance with Andrew Morton. Who is he to ask that a fellow human being should give up any attempt to rebut fantastical newspaper speculation about her life? This speculation occurs weekly under what he proudly calls “the PCCs protection”: Diana might well retort _ that to judge by her past ten years, “F” * newspaper self-reg- I /J ulation is about as I ,/, much use as a * paper hat in a mon- x—T”v soon. It did not V» mMa § begin with Morton: f IJ a look back through rr t the archives would — show Lord Wake- ham that for years before that book she suffered: snatched photographs of her pregnant in a bikini, reports of her being anorexic, going crazy, shrieking at Charles, spoiling Prince William, wandering around with a Walkman on her head like a zombie, banishing her husband’s friends, sacking staff, and so on. She never was protected, not for one minute. The nation has been sucking her blood for years. Libby A nd yes. all right, like any vampire’s victim she has developed a liking for it At the time of her “withdraw¬ al” from public life a couple of years ago, a group of us idly devised a strategy to keep the press off her back. What she must do, we decided, was to stop being the National Blonde and become boring. We planned to take her out to lunch somewhere unfashionable — per¬ haps a Welcome Break service area- arid tutor her in how to be too dull for the press. It would have been easy: Englishmen very easily get bored with women. You only have to look at their poor glazed eyes at formal dinners when they sit next to the wives of colleagues to see that All she need do was put on a couple of stone, let the hair turn mousy, dress from Hardy Amies, wear dressing hats and devote herself to unphotogenic good causes and committees. She would keep away from the Taj Mahal and yuppie gyms, and take her exercise instead by walking black labradors across dreary Norfolk landscapes, preferably with an un¬ flattering goose-turd-green Husky jacket and a bright red nose. That would choke the press off in no time, sending them haring off in pursuit of some new National Blonde, probably Anihea Turner. As _ our Diana Dullness y y Strategy Group f / would have pointed / I out to her, the Prin- i¥J 1/ cess Royal mau- r ^ • w aged to get through »/ divorce and remar- ma in p riage with minimal r iJ r 1 publicity, simply by k v v eschewing any at- — _ — _ —— tempt to fascinate and getting on with tough, unglamorous jobs such as chairing the Victim Support advisory committee and trekking round Save the Children projects without once picking up a pretty child for the cameras. Diana could resolve to keep well away from Richard Branson, sports stars and bailer dancers, and on no account to hug Luciano Pavarotti. But this strategy was only ever a Quixotic dream. We suspected than, and we know now. that the Princess of Wales and the media have become Siamese twins, too intimately and dangerously joined for any attempt at separation. The sheer skill and relish of the Panorama manoeuvre prove that she needs us as much as we need her. So if either of us is to get anywhere, we are going to have to learn to dance in step. What is to be done? She clearly does not wish to be divorced, or not quickly; but even if she were, even if there were a Queen Camilla. Diana would continue to exist as a public figure, the future King Mother. She must be regularised, channelled, allowed to be useful. Fust of all, the Queen must rise above any resent¬ ment over the Panorama escapade and summon her son and daughter- T hese things are not the fault of the media; they are the direct result of a genuine and deplorable rivalry between two hurt people. In private life, hurt people are entitled to behave like this. If they want to serve the nation, tiny have to pull themselves together and stop squabbling. The Queen is tiie referee. If she can’t bang heads together, who can? Diana has a talent of her own. a unique, magical presence. She uplifts the spirit, cheers the sick, makes children feel valuable, helps angry, lonely people to believe in human kindness. She has used frank ad¬ missions of her own depressions and self-loathings to reassure and heal the sadness of others. At her best, she warms the corides of the nation’s heart That as the French say. is not nothing. So if she really wants to stay on in this royal variety show, it would be crazy to lock the stage door on her and risk her doing her own act on the pavement. Somebody — and it can probably only be the Queen — must , now admit her talents, give ter 1 decent billing, and handle her right A good impresario can put up with a bit of star temperament and can make the rest of the cast however reluctantly, do the same. Film crew MrCK JAGGERS lips are to take a zest from the microphone. He has embarked on a new career as a film-maker. The gyrating rock star is to produce a film of Robert Harris’s latest thriller. Enigma. Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley have, as usual been approached to star in the film, and they are reading the bestseller, which deals with tiie British operation at Bletchley that cracked tiie German U-boat codes during the war. Tom Stoppard is in discussions about writing the screenplay. The lead ringer of the Roll¬ ing Stones has teamed up with the American producer Lome Mi¬ chaels to buy an option on the book for a six-figure sum. Harris’s last novel Fatherland, was made into a television series, but this is being planned as a feature for cinema release. Jagger Is understood to have been the driving force behind the project, after bang gripped by an advance copy of the book during tiie summer. Harris will be a consultant during shooting, drawing on his exhaustive research. Tm delight’ ed of course, and especially because it wfll be a British film made over here with a British director and cast,” he says. “Because of that I hope to have more input We are hoping we might even be able to film at Bletditey itself,” • Yesterday the National Trust announced that it had bought Paul McCartney’s family home, where he and John Lennon wrote ■hr- odgy joint mERGRAD.ATES™^, Star ZOT’Sin* ^caughttheheadywhJofcail- grant-aided schools for thdr Sr. ns while passing the Oxford while denying them to rubers They i0n P^a spiSdswipeat *?£sfeted j vrashejm foroier conventgu-l Ftos Scheme, which gives the ablest inameFfothfidl had arrival to of the poor access to the best public e a speech, and is said to have schools. And their projS £200 med her nerves with a joint million windfall m m «rivm She had one just before speak- ised public utilities is simrfva 1 ” confirms a corduroy-clad swindle on hundreds of thousands (5 irce who witnessed the event, small investors, who were never fed she askedla friendtoiroU warned that when ecause her hands were shaking cerns became profitable after tAvati- u . ■ shareholders would be ■aithfull’s agent is surprised – robbed, it 1S a cunning precedent for wugh not half as surprised as stealthy renationalisation without ne of the straight-laced union compensation, rials, “irs highly unlikely that Youthful charm, courage and inno- : would have done something cence are attractive. Mr Blair has t ally.” he says. “Although she bravely tom some barnacles off “old” ! been known to smoke the odd Labours face, but il is still dominated iff.” by fbe instinct of envy and levelline p.T-J. C . ! £? a S? ble *Iiefthat”3re JT 11 O – gentleman m Whitehall knows best”. in-iaw together, for days if need be. to work out a strategy. If it includes divorce, there must be a timetable, and until the matter is final both parties should make certain that they have no public involvement with friends who might cause embarrass¬ ment. Especially, in the Prince’s case, accredited ex-fovers. Then there must be joint appear¬ ances cm various balconies and church steps, during which it is made dear to everybody (not least their hapless children) that they are with¬ out rancour, and respect one another. Even if they don’t Moreover, they must pledge that thrir secretaries will work ctosdy together to ensure that engagements do not dash or upstage one another. No more of those hilarious but demoralising days on which she puts on a very short skirt ■and hugs children to draw attention away from his tour of a pilchard factory, or waits for him to make a long-faboured-over speech cm the 1 environment before suddenly reveal¬ ing through a friend on the Daily Mail that she has dived into the Serpentine to rescue a golden-haired chad from an escaped piranha fish. • No sooner had Radio 4″s Start the Week programme yesterday got cracking with a discussion on the paranormal than an alien voice beamed through to the pro¬ ducer’s desk. Leonard Nimay , alias Dr Spock. was in London; his ears had pricked up during the discussion hosted by psycholo¬ gist Nicholas Hampshire, so he phoned for a tape. Dodgy joint UNDERGRADUATES might have caught the heady whiff of can¬ nabis while passing the Oxford Union last Wednesday evening. The vrashedrup former convent girl Marianne Faithful! had arrived to give a speech, and is said to hare calmed her nerves with a joint “She had one just before speak¬ ing,” confirms a corduroy-clad source who witnessed the event “In fed she asked a friend to roll it because her hands were shaking so much.” FaithfulTs agent is surprised — although not half as surprised as some of the straight-laced union officials, “irs highly unlikely that she would hare done something that silly.” he says. “Although she has be&i known to smoke the odd spliff.” P-H-S f i 19 the TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 PINK AND LIGHT Poland’s turn to the left need not lead to ruin fifteen years ago. Lech Walesa’s Solidarity movement joined battle with the ruling Communists in the shipyards of Gdansk. In 5 rt fought its way through a semi-free Jp victory against General Jaru- reista’s discredited regime. The brave trade union leader’s steady repulsion of the party monolith marked the first victory by Eastern Europe’s democrats over the Soviet-imposed order and was a heartening example to each country’s anti-Communists as they sought to drive out their oppressors. History will honour Mr Walesa, but voters are not obliged to translate such recognition into continued electoral success. Yesterday it was confirmed that Mr Walesa had narrowly lost the Polish presidency in a free and fair vote to Aleksander Kwas¬ niewski of the Left Democratic Alliance, one of the new breed of what might be called “Communism Light” politicians surfacing in most of the former Communist countries. There will be much bitterness in Warsaw at this development But much of the blame lies with Mr Walesa, who proved far more efficient at demolishing the existing system than at stabilising the construction of a new one. His truculent, autocratic manner and tendency to pick fights with successive governments constrained the relationship between presidency and executive and distracted attention from the dull but necessary task of strengthening local gov¬ ernment structures and tackling uneven economic development Mr Walesa fatally failed to redefine the post-SoIidarity Right to accommodate its various diffuse strains and interests. Cava¬ lier treatment of many erstwhile allies caused bitter rifts among groups who should have been able to form a coherent conser¬ vative movement Not even the powerful influence of the Church could save him from the combined retribution of the disaffected. With the Communists dominating the legislature, the Government and now die presidency. Poland superficially matches Mr Walesa’s description of being “trapped in a red spider’s web”. The truth is more muted. Half the electorate may have shown that association with the Communist cause is not considered a barrier to power, but Mr Kwasniewski’s commitment to Nato entry, membership of die European Union and acceptance of the free markers effectiveness places him closer to die centrist mainstream than Oskar Lafontaine. the turbulent new leader of Germany’s Social Democrats. With 60 per cent of Polish firms already in private hands and a population which already takes the choices, if not the challenges, of die market for granted, a return to wholesale planning and ideologi¬ cal restriction is unthinkable. Along with other politicians in the new breed of East German, Russian and Hungarian ex-Com- munists, Mr Kwasniewski is acceptable to swaths of the electorate only because he was a very small fish in the old order and has managed to divest himself of responsibility for the misery it brought As far as the West is concerned, Poland’s new President is likely to prove a biddable partner, anxious to show that his embrace of democracy is genuine. But the shifts in public perception of Communism through¬ out the East combined with the uncertain fate of democracy in Russia, add to the arguments for welcoming the Visegrad states into the European Union and towards Nato. John Major emphasised in his Guild¬ hall speech last night that to agree on EU enlargement in principle is not enough. Next must come difficult practical derisions: the common agricultural policy must be over¬ hauled and money found to help the newcomers to adjust to membership. The news from Warsaw shows how right he is that there is no more urgent task before EU governments than to bind these coun¬ tries into “the democratic embrace of Western Europe”. But words are cheap, and Britain has been acting as though it can do nothing without Helmut Kohl — whose enthusiasm for enlargement appears to have dwindled. Here is a case for more active British diplomacy. In this matter, it is wise to leave as little as possible to chance. CHILDREN OF THE ROAD A small change in car policy could bring great new freedoms When a black-and-white photograph of a 1950s street scene is juxtaposed with the same street now. the most striking difference is the absence of the motor car. Then the streets were almost always filled- with children playing. Now the road belongs to the car. Even the pavements have been lost to children. A conference held by the National Children’s Bureau yesterday sought ways to redress that balance. The Automobile Association called for the Government to experiment with a lQmpb speed limit on some residential streets to see whether the threat of road accidents could be reduced. Steven Norris, the Transport Mini¬ ster, seemed ready to take up the challenge: “Certainly, if 20mph can be made to work I would not be averse to looking and seeing whether lower speeds still will work,”he told the Play in the Streets conference. Road traffic has nearly doubled over the past two decades and is forecast to double again by the time that today’s children are parents themselves. The British accident rate for child pedestrians is 31 per cent higher than the EU average. Yet the child death rate has fallen hugely since the car was first introduced to Britain. In 1922, twee as many children were killed on the roads than now, even though there were 25 times fewer cars. This does not, however, suggest that streets have become safer. Rather, children have been withdrawn by their parents from the threat of traffic. The threat of abduction, or “stranger danger”, exists more in the minds of parents than in reality. There will always be the oc¬ casional tragic and widely reported case of children being abducted or murdered by perverts. But the chances of this happening are minuscule; which is why when it does, it receives such extensive media coverage. Traffic is another matter. It has hugely circumscribed children’s freedom and in¬ dependence. Children are no longer allowed to roam their neighbourhoods, to visit friends, to discover a world of the imagina¬ tion that can be acted out free from adult supervision. Their ability to deal confidently with the outside world is much diminished. Their health suffers too; not just because the extra exhaust pollution can trigger asthma attacks, but because bring ferried around in a car instead of walking or cycling has made today’s children probably the least fit generation ever. Transport planners must start to rec¬ ognise that the rights of motorists to reach their destination as quickly as possible should not have domain over 100 per cent of Britain’s roads. Other users have a stake too, not least children, who do not wield a vote. Their lives and the lives of their parents would be much improved if local authorities were to design safe routes to schools so that children could walk or cycle unaccom¬ panied, and to enforce very low speed limits in selected residential areas. A small change in policy could lead to an enormous boost to children’s freedom. PENNY LANE, POUNDS FUTURE Beatlemania can help Liverpool again he news today. oh boybegins a fine song; anyone reading the news in reeks could be forgiven for thinking i band had never broken up at all. is a new single featuring vocals i by John Lennon before his murder; a television series claiming to be the re history of John, Paul. George and and there are acres of newsprint to a group which ceased to be a century ago. . . … of the greatest beneficiaries erf this wave of Beatlemania should be liv- itsdf, the city which spawned the In a perfectly-timed nod to’popular nt the National Trust announced iy that it has bought Paul nay’s home at 20. Forthlin Road, ited by his parents in 1955. the house an unofficial rehearsal room for the in their early years and was prob- . place where many of their first tuts fme Me Do came into bong. Some ld it.rtra.ge to the band w>uch tftudons^ Yet, as the trust rays, the at took shape here touched the SSS-‘ffllS ^archive of the real Eleanor Rigby (1895-19391 was buried in a churchyard near McCartney’s house: the bank, inspector, bartser and fire engines of Penny Lane were all images from the Beatles’childhood; Strawberry Held was a Salvation Army orphans’ home. Those who market locations to business and government caution towns against trading on nostalgia. For Liverpool, the past stirs ambivalent emotions: pride in John Lennon is matched by shame over Derek Hatton. The city wants to shed its traditional’ image as the capital of complaint and declining industry. Under the banner of the Merseyside Partnership, Liverpool is trying w rebuild itself as a natural home for innovators, entrepreneurs and high-tech research. University students will soon account for one in ten of its inhabitants. But Liverpool’s wisest civic leaders have realised that there is no dash between Beatlemania ami fixture shock. On the contrary: renewed interest of this kind can only betoliverpooVs benefit In January, for instance. Paul McCartney’s project, the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts —the rite of the school where he and George Harrison were pupils —will open its doors to s t udents from all. over the globe. In a broader sense, the association of the group with the city is an enduring attraction to businesspeopLe lookmg for a place to live as well as to work. It is memory as well as visible progress that makes the dty what it is. Yesterdays Beaties fen, after all is today’s pinstriped investor; Penny Lane may yet lead to the information superhighway. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 1 Pennington Street. London El 9XN Telephone 0171-782 5000 Questions on MPs’ pay: more, less or none at all? Press, Princess and public interest From the Director of the Press Complaints Commission Sir, The last Chairman of the Press Council. Sir Louis Blom-Coqper. in his tetter today on the forthcoming broadcast by the Princess of Wales, appears to be out of touch with deve¬ lopments at the Press Complaints Commission. We do not have a “sole function” to adjudicate on specific complaints. It is now within our pow¬ er — but one only judiciously exer¬ cised —to take up matters of public in¬ terest in the absence of a specific com¬ plaint In his article in The Mail on Sun¬ day yesterday. Lord Wakeham did not direct his comments to any one indi¬ vidual. He was inferring general prin¬ ciples, not just from die press’s own code of practice but from the PCC5 own not-insubstantial case law. it is against the code and the weight of this case law that any complaint will be judged — and it is our duty to make the interpretation of both of them as dear as possible. Thirdly. Lord Wakeham was mak¬ ing a point—with which 1 doubt if Sir Louts could disagree — tint the inr alienable right to privacy is inalien¬ able only so long as an individual seeks to keep his or her life private. It is surely axiomatic that if any of us seeks to make our life public property different rules inevitably apply to sub¬ sequent press reporting of that life. That final proposition is quite dear¬ ly self-evident, and restatement of it does not in any way prejudice the im¬ partial judgment of die PCC. Yours faithfully. MARK BOLLAND, Director. Press Complaints Commission, 1 Salisbury Square. EC4. November 20. In defence of water From the Chairman of the Water Services Association Sir. To claim (letter. November 17) that rising demand and leakage are putting long-term pressure on rivers and wetlands is wrong. Only 4 per cent of the rain that falls on this country is put into the public water supply. Of course there are focal abstraction problems and they are being addres¬ sed by the National Rivers Authority and the water companies. The companies have already made their commitment to reduce leakage levels substantially over the next ten years. They have no problem with tar¬ gets being made mandatory if that is what Parliament deddes. What seems to escape the attention of the critics is that water that leaks goes straight back into the water cycle. It is not a “loss” in any true sense of the word. In the interests of accuracy, your correspondents, Ms Young of the Roy¬ al Society for the Protection of Birds, and Mr Cooke, of the Chartered Insti¬ tute of Environmental Health, should be aware that Ofwat has not “publidy carpeted” three water companies re¬ cently. Nor have any companies “lost their charter marks”, though some have had them extended for a year. They may, incidentally, like to provide the evidence for tiieir conten¬ tion that “opinion polls reveal huge public support for mandatory leakage targets”. Yours faithfully, NICHOLAS HOOD. Chairman, The Water Servioes Association of England and Wales. 1 Queen Anne’s Gate, SWI. November 17. Barristers’ committee From Mr David Van Hee Sir. According to your item, “Totem polls” (Law, November 14), Grays Irm is to elect a barristers’ representative committee. For many years Middle Temple has had an elected hall com¬ mittee to represent the views of barris¬ ter and student members of the inn to the benchers and to serve on the inn’s committees. My last duty as the outgoing chair¬ man of the haff committee has been to help count the votes cast in a keenly freight contest between 14 candidates for ten available places. Yours faithfully, DAVID VAN HEE (Chairman, Middle Temple HaU Committee 1993-95), 3 Dr Johnson’s Buddings, Temple, EC4. November 16.. Slightfy foxed From the Reverend Athenagoras Constantinou Sir, William Rees-Mogg (“Diamonds aren’t for ever*. November 16) is right in stating that the word “alopecia” is beautiful but wrong about its Latin derivation. The word is found in Sophocles and Aristotle, both in the sense of fox- mange (from the Greek word for fox. alopex) as well as in the sense of “bald¬ ness”. The Latin word for fax is vulpes. Yours faithfully, ATHENAGORAS CONSTANTINOU. St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral. 305 Camberwell New Road, SE5. November J6- From Mr Rcry D. Roebuck Sir, It is not quite correct to say that “MPS were not paid at all until 1911” (report, November 14). MPs were paid in the 13tb century and until the end of the 17th by the shires and boroughs which sent them to the Commons. In the 18th and 19th centuries a par¬ liamentary seat could produce a great income from the sort of activities which have caused the present contro¬ versy. and which were denounced during tite 1911 debate, as “indirect surreptitious and corrupt” The £400 a year agreed in 1911 was not intended to reflect the material value of the service provided but to en¬ able people without private means to render public service and was largely the result of agitation by the Labour Party following a court derision that made LUegal the trade union levy to pay for the support of Labour MPS. The present demand for large sala¬ ries comes largely from those who do not see being a Member of Parliament as an honourable vocation to render public service but as a commercial en¬ terprise. Some who should (and prob¬ ably do) know better have been heard to speak of the “profession” of politics. Some, it would seem, use the present generous expenses to make member¬ ship of the House a family business. All this should be discouraged by permitting people to serve for only three Parliaments. The notion that something other than ordinary ability is required to be a Member of Parlia¬ ment is absurd and can be tested by looking at and harking to throe pres¬ ently occupying each front bench. J have the honour to be. Sir. your obedient servant, ROY ROEBUCK, Bell Yard Chambers, 116/118 Chancery Lane. WC2. November 14. From Mr Peter J. White Sir. While I concur fully with the no¬ tion that the remuneration of Mem- Game of wits From Mr Christopher Ellis Sir. You say that “the Government is engaged in a high-stakes game of wits with the benches opposite” (“Duck and weave”, leading article. Novem¬ ber 16). Your tone is lofty and con¬ temptuous. But of course that is what the Government is doing: it admits it freely- We live under a system of adversar¬ ial party politics that culminates every five years or so in a general election. It is a flawed and sometimes nasty sys¬ tem. but it is the best way we have found of implementing democracy, itself far from “perfect or all-wise”, as Winston Churchill recognised. Do not Name the parties for play¬ ing the system. Rattier comment on the skill or otherwise with which they play it Yours faithfully. CHRISTOPHER ELLIS. 18 Upper Old Park Lane. Farnbam, Surrey. November 16. European Union From Mr John Szemerey Sir. It is nonsense for Sir Peter Smith- ers (letter, November 16) to suggest that because Nigeria is in danger of breaking up, ami because the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia have broken up, the European Union will not suc¬ ceed. Practically every country in the world is an amalgam or union of sev¬ eral previous countries or unities. This is as true of the United Kingdom as of Germany, France, Italy, tine Uni¬ ted States, China and many more. Will all these countries break up. just because Nigeria — under a military dictatorship — is having internal problems? The lesson of the countries Sir Peter has cited is that countries created arti¬ ficially. either by force or by an occu¬ pying power, and without the support of their people, are at risk. Another lesson, that of history, is Hold it… . From the Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon . Sir. I read Dr Ann e-Carole Chamier’s letter (November 15) threatening to re¬ fuse further wedding invitations un¬ less there is mo professional photog¬ rapher in attendance, just after telling yet another bride and groom that the first mouthful of food at their recep¬ tion would be at least three hours after the start of the church service, unless they took charge of their photogra¬ pher. The average photographer adds an hour and a half to the time before the reception begins. I add. however, that couples must be prepared to give precise instruc¬ tions about timing and number of shots. Unashamedly I recommend a local photographer who takes rolls of fihn but raray with the couple &wtpe of what he’s doing. They are more in charge of their own day and guests are not left hanging around. 1 must Business letters, page 29 Letters should carry a daytime telephone number. They may be faxed to 0I7M8M046. bers of Parliament should be set by an independent review body, the commit¬ tee chaired by Lord Nolan is not, I suggest, appropriate for that purpose. The Nolan committee was estab¬ lished to consider standards of con¬ duct in public life and its membership reflects that task. As currently consti¬ tuted the committee can hardly be des¬ cribed as representative of those whom MPS represent and who pay their wages. What is needed is a review body that reflects a broad public, not just the great and the good. Such a review body might include a nurse, a junior hospital doctor, a dvil servant and a pensioner among its members. Yours faithfully. PETER J. WHITE. 54 Mossboume Road, Pouhon-Le-Fylde. Lancashire. November 14. From Dr Rudolf Hanka Sir. In 1983 MPS rejected recommen¬ dations of a select committee and of the Government and voted by a dear majority to automatically link from 1988 their pay to the sum received by a senior principal in the Civil Service. The result of the vote was at the time heralded as a victory for common sense which restored pay relativity between MPs and those with compar¬ able responsibilities. This link to a specific Civil Service grade has been maintained since 1988. bi the absence of any increase in the responsibilities and duties of back¬ bench MRs, or for that matter, any de¬ crease in the workload of the relevant grade in the Civil Service, what argu¬ ments can be put forward for break¬ ing a link once welcomed by MPs as fair and fully justified? Yours faithfully, RUDOLF HANKA. Wolfson College. Cambridge. November 15. Transport safeguards From MrM.E.J. Wheeler Sir, Attention has recently focused on the hazards of airborne particulates produced largely by traffic emissions. Your report of November 9, headed “Diesel fumes ‘are killing thousands of people a year’ ”, stated that buses generate more particulates than lor¬ ries. vans, taxis or cars (letters. Nov¬ ember 14). There are pros and cons with all modes of transport and buses remain relatively efficient. Particulates are only part of vehicle emissions: one should also mention noise, habitat destruction and blight The Government must implement policies id integrate all modes of trans¬ port to ensure maximum efficiency and reduce damage to our health and environment Yours faithfully. MATTHEW WHEELER (Environmental management consultant), 6 Westcliff, Whitstable, Kent that as the world evolves and as wea¬ pons and communications improve, and as trade increases, neighbouring small countries join together of their own free will ami in their mutual in¬ terest — to defend themselves from common dangers and to do things jointly which they cannot do on their own or cannot do as well on their own. The European Union has been built bride by brick, by agreement and with the support of its member states. This is the big difference. Of course there is often lrvety discussion about future developments, and ev¬ eryone may not always agree on every detail of what is finally decided. But the vast majority of the Euro¬ pean Union’s 370 million citizens want the European Union, warts and alL And as long as they do. the risk of break-up is minimaL Yours faithfully. JOHN SZEMEREY. 76 Mamixiaan. B-3090 Overijse. Belgium. Yours faithfully. PETER HOLLIDAY. Stratford Vicarage. 7 Old Town. Stratford-upon-Avon. Warwickshire. From the Reverend Ron Wood Sir. Wedding photographers have be¬ come masters of ceremony: few wed¬ dings now have much spontaneous joy about them. I am happy to allow confetti in the churchyard; photog¬ raphers prohibit it in order to create a “photo opportunity”. I hear them counting down and saying “Now!” at the lych gate. Entering the church for a baptism (Hie Sunday afternoon last summer. 1 found a bride and groom, married two weeks previously, whose photog¬ rapher had brought them back, in full rig, to re-take some shots. The vicar can say nothing, or risk being accused of spoiling the couple’s big day. The whole cost of the wedding ser¬ vice in church is £110 — perhaps a quarter of the cost of the photo album. No wonder the photographer is some¬ times seen as more important Youis faithfully, RON WOOD, The Vicarage. Sixpenny Handley, Salisbury, Wiltshire. From Mr George Chowdharay-Best Sir, Professor Anthony Ralston’s no¬ tion (letter. November 14) that MPS could, with the aid of “staff support”, become “experts” is almost as bizarre as Simon Jenkins’s suggestion, in his article of November 8, that they should be paid advocates. Why should MPS be paid anything except expenses? The case needs to be argued. For over two centuries, from 1700 to 1900 and beyond. MPs were unpaid. They seem to have been much more highly regarded by the public during that period than they are to¬ day. Parliament sat for shorter peri¬ ods and passed what seems in retro¬ spect more sensible legislation. The notion that large amounts of money {El00,000 a year and more is mentioned) would produce better and more public-spirited MPs is simply laughable. If MPS were unpaid they would have no incentive to sit almost continuously and churn out so much foolish legislation which the citizen has to obey but has no time or oppor¬ tunity to read. Yours faithfully. G. CHOWDHARAY-BEST, 27 Walpole Street, SW3. November 15. From Professor Keith Smith Sir. Given the haste with which our elected representatives are now seek¬ ing to regain the ground so recently conceded on personal rewards, is it too much to expect that any inquiry will subject MPs’ earnings to the cri¬ teria used for many years to deter¬ mine academic salaries? Evidence of recruitment problems, or perhaps some demonstration of productivity achievements, would surely be as appropriate for this part of the public sector as any other. Yours faithfully, KEITH SMITH, 11 Grinnan Road. Braco, By Dunblane, Perthshire. November 15. Hall of memories From MissNeUa Marcus Sir. As the person who arranged Dame Joan Sutherland’s recordings in London from the beginning of her career until the 1970s, I can confirm that London’s Kingsway Hall was the preferred choice for her (letter, Nov¬ ember 16), and for other eminent artists. It had a rare clarity of sound (apart from the regular rumblings of the Central Line under the building). One technician attributed this to the layers of dust which had accumulated over the years. The pillars resounded bril¬ liantly whenever Dame Joan deliv¬ ered (Hie of her remarkable top notes. To restore the glory of Kingsway sound one would need to revive that dust, those pillars, and the incompa¬ rable quality of Dame Joan’s singing. Yours faithfully, NELLA MARCUS, Garden Flat 22 Upper Park Road, NW3. November 17. Taking issue with EU From Mr Rodney Hewlett Sir. I was shocked to hear on the radio yesterday an advertisement for the EU about a woman claiming compen¬ sation for being “bumped” off a sched¬ uled airline flight. It ended with words to the effect, “This is tire EU looking after your interests and protecting your rights within Europe and the UK.” Since when did we give the EU the right to use public funds for overtly political self-promotion? Those who object can do as as I shall — tune to a different station. Yours truly, RODNEY HOWLETT, Clevedon. Brays Lane. Hyde Heath, Amersham. Buckinghamshire. November 20. Approach to the Henge From Lady Bowman Sir, Before a decision is made to put the road past Stonehenge into a tunnel (report November 10). will somebody please spare a thought for the passing motorists? I drive frequently between Somerset and Berkshire, and the glimpse that I get of Stonehenge, halfway through such journeys, never fails to rejoice my heart. Yours sincerely, CHRISTIAN BOWMAN. The Walled Garden. Chamberlain Street. Wells. Somerset November 13. Pat on the back From Mr Michael Zehse Sir. I wept with joy when I read, in Richard Cork’s review of The British Art Show at Manchester (November 7). that Chris Ofili “does not interfere with the braren reality of the elephant dung he applies to his meticulously crafted paintings”. With such splendid artistic integrity Mr Ofili is surely destined to become a superstar of the cultural milieu. Yours faithfully, MICHAEL ZEHSE. 80 Hordle Promenade North, SE15. see if I can negotiate a commission. COURT CIRCULAR BUCKINGHAM PALACE November 2ChThe Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today gave a Luncheon fbr’The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to celebrate His Majesty’s Sixtieth Birthday. The Qum Patron, and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening attended a Royal Variety Perfor¬ mance in aid of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund at the Domndon Theatre.. The Duke of Edinburgh earlier opened an Exhibition of Jain Art from India at the Victoria and Albert Museum. By Command of The Queen, the Baroness Milter of Hendon (Bar¬ oness in Waiting] was present at Heatfuow Airport, London, today upon the Departure of Hie Duke and Duchess of Gloucester for Mexico and bade farewell to Thdr Royal Highnesses on behalf of Her Majesty. November 20: The Princess Royal. President this morning visited The Princess Royal Trust for Carers Centre. 21 Ward Road, Dundee, and afterwards attended a Fund-raising Luncheon at Stakis Dundee, Eari Grey Place. Her Royal Highness. Patron. National Association erf Victim Support Schemes, this afternoon attended the Annual General Meeting and Guest Lecture at the Brewery. Chisweil Street. London ECI. KENSINGTON PALACE November 2Ck The Princess of Wales this evening attended a Gaia Evening In aid of (he Euro¬ pean Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTQ at Bridgewater House. Cleveland Row, London SWl. November 20. The Princess Mar¬ garet Ctountess of Snowdon, today opened Scotland’s Lighthouse Mu¬ seum, Kinnair d Head Fraser¬ burgh, Her Royal Highness was re¬ ceived fay Her Mqestys Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire (Cap- tain Colin Farquhaison of Wtuiebousefr. KENSINGTON PALACE November 20. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this after¬ noon departed from Heathrow Airport to cany tut engagements in Mexico. Upon arrival at Heathrow Air¬ port Their Royal Highnesses were received by the Ambassador of Mexico (His Excellency Senor Andres Rozemai) and Mrs Rczental and Sir Roger Hervey (Special Representative of the Sec¬ retary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs). Mrs Euan McCorquodale and Major Nicholas Barne are in attendance. YORK HOUSE ST JAMES’S PALACE November 20. The Duke of Kent. Colonel-in-Chief. the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, this morn¬ ing visited the Firs Battalion, Barker Barracks, P&derbom. Germany. Captain Marcus Barnett was in attendance. The Duke of Kent, Patron, this evening attended the Anglo Jor¬ danian Society’s Biennial Dinner, the Langham Hilton. Portland Place: London WJ. THATCHED HOUSE LODGE November 20. Princess Alexandra, Presktert. this evening attended a j Reception given by the Imperial Cancer Research Fund for fundraisers and s u pporters at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WCZ. Royal engagements The Queen will hold an investiture at Buckingham Palace at 11.00. The Duke of Edinburgh, as patron and trustee, will attend receptions at St James’s Palace for young people who have readied the gold standard in the Duke of Edin¬ burgh’s Award at 1130 and 4.00: and. as Founder and Chairman of the international Trustees. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award inter¬ national Association. wQl give a luncheon and preside at a meeting at Buckingham Palace at 1245. Later, as Patron and Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, he will give a reception at Bucking¬ ham Palace at 6.00. Later, as Founder and Chairman of the International Trustees of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Inter¬ national Association, he will at¬ tend a world fellowship dinner at the Cafe Royal at 7.45. The Prince of Wales, as Duke of Cornwall, will visit Newiyn, to visit the British Cured Pilchards museum and booty, at 10.10; will visit representatives of the local fishing fleet and other members of the fishing industry at the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen at 10.45; and as Presi¬ dent of the Princes Trust will attend the premfere of Goldeneye, the new James Bond film, at the Odeon Leicester Square at 730. Prince Edward, as Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, will attend the friends reception at Buckingham Palace at 6.00. and will attend a dinner for the chartered members at the Royal Lancaster Hotel at 8.00. The Princess Royal will attend a consultation fay the National Fam¬ ily Trust at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, at 930; will open the new library in Batchelor* Acre. Windsor, at 205; and, as President of REDR – Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief, will attend the annual meeting at the Institution of Civil Enineers. 1-7 Great George Street SW1, at 5.00. The Duchess of Kent wiQ open the Sussex Nuffield Hospital Warren Road. Woodingdean, Brighton, at 11.00; and. as patron, will visit the Sussex Bacon. Bevendean Road, at 130. Lord Home of the Hired, KT, PC There will be two Memorial Services. London A Service of Thanksgiving far the life of Lord Home of the Hired will be held in Westminster Abbey at 1130am on Monday. January 22 Those wishing to attend are asked to apply in writing, enclos¬ ing a stamped addressed envelope, to Miss Karen Koenen, 23 Great Winchester Street. London. EC2P 2AX- Tickets will be posted an January 8. Edinburgh A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Lord Home of die Hired will be bekl in St Giles* Cathedral, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh car Monday. December 4. J995. at Ham. No tickets required. Birthdays today Mr Caningsby Alid&y. former Chair man, British Nuclear Bids, 75; Miss Beryl Bainbridge. writer, 61 Mrs Georgina Baffisoombe, author, 90; Earl Beatty, 4$MrRpy Boulting, film producer, 82; Miss Tina Brawn. Editor, Mw Yorker, 42; Mr iS>. BuBroorc, a director, WPP Group, 66; Miss Amelia Freedman, (bunder, Nash En¬ semble, 5& Mr Nickoias Grace, actor, 48; Dr Michael Grant, classical historian. 81; Miss Goldie Hawn, actress. 50: Mr Stanley Kalins, founder, Dixons Group, 64; Mr Jacques Laffite. racing driver. 52: Mr Peter Uddk, race- hose trainer, 5ft Miss Natalia Makarova, ballerina. 55; Mr Tim Robinson, cricketer. 37; Mr ftter Sharpe, Chief Constable, Hert¬ fordshire, 51; Sir William StuttafbrtL former president. Nat¬ ional Union of Conservative and liniaaist Associations, 67; Mr Makohn Williamson. Master of the Queen’s Music. 64; Viscount Younger trf Ledde. 89. GILL PENROSE ThcRo yal Academy of Engl Sir William dent of tbe Engineering. Lecture and: at the Royal London. The Chris Fay, ( Executive; i Spoke 00 ‘B Engineer in; neering Barlow, FEng. Presi- Rqyal Academy of , presided, al ihe CSE Dinner bdd last night Aeronautical Society, guest speaker was Dr Chairman and Chief IheS UK Ud, who inkling Trust – The Ust Century Society*. Meetin KnyalOieN The Counecs itus Chaliim Cross, and ‘ Internationa] Crescent sac speaker at Discussion R- MarfsrfSBC ajtdMjss SJ£-Brett . • ■ Hie engagement is amwunced; between Capt ain Ejward-. M*££arian& Coldstream Guards. – detest son of Lieutenant Cokmd, and Mrs Richard Mac&rtane. of Wickham. Hampshire, and Qandon. Surrey. MrCW-G.Morkty . and Miss L Ke”■*■«* of Jay. loved and loving father and grandfather to Kenneth. Anthony. Anthaa and TfanoOw. Sadbrndmedby an bis family and these privileged to ha*a known ban. Cremsfloe Patoey Vote geui e b e t i an 4 pm Friday 24th November 1995. Family flowers only- u deatred donaUom to The Stroke AssociBtlon c/a Edwto Barnett.229St John’s ran. London swu ith. Cremation followed by . Service of Thwafcsgtvtno ml woodsetto Parish Church Friday November asm «d 12 noon-NoflowH i pteesfe Any donations for Woodsatts Church Appeal easy be aent to John Heaab A Sons. 4-16 r .n O m .. ran ..I WwyM y TL8. telephone: (0114) LEVY – Pricy RegkuW MBE i peacefully on IBth 1 November aged 78. DevMM | I bustemd of Connie nd murii I loved father of DeidTe. Moku end Keren and granitoMhor i of Sarah. Debor ah . James end Nicholas. Funeral at Edgwarebury Cemetery, Edgwsrebury Lana. Edgware. Middx., on Tuesday Novembe r 21st rt 12 noon. No flowers. 1 Dnrattfnm may he marts to the Royal Collage of Surgaons. Thanksgiving Service details to he —*■■■ it later. UNDSEY-RENTON – On 13 th November 1996. raarrfiifia> in Durian. South Africa, bn “Fe an “, south loved husband of (he late Oare and father of Duncan. Angus, tofn Bad Catriona and traadtaDny ometteb buy. Catrlona. Alastalr. Lucy. Flora. Crtharine and QtHtea. The funeral was held Ih Durban an 18th No wsa b u. beloved wife of Piers, auddeniy of a heart attaflk to Ctenarta on iStti No ve i flter. RIP. MALL4N80N – sir WHtes. On Friday ITtti taveotoer 1996 at ihe Royal HomttaL Putney aged S3 yearn Much loved father of Kate. Funeral sm at warrieton Cre matoriu m Mam cteuni. edtnhurgh. on Thursday November 23rd at 3 ten. FfamBr flowers may. D o n a ti ons tf desired to the Q.A.R.A.N.C. Benevolent Fund. Q-AJULfLC. Aasc Keofln Benwao. Afi> Vote. AMcntmt Haste. MBcGlIlRE – On November idth 1996. E-I. ••BUB”, dearly loved. The funeral wS take place at Otdldfonl Crematorium on Friday November 24th at 11 an. FamSy flowers. Donauons if desired to The Imperial Cancer TteweaWh Ftaad c/o Bernthorns. Forest Road. East Hotkey. 8y. tCTM 6E8. MONTE1TH – • On 19Ui November. Shefla Mergmuf Shand (Shells Black) or Tenterden. aged 71 yean. Steter of Mary and ilearij loved aunt of Jane. Helen. Patrick and Angus and thrtr faudbej . Funeral Swice to be held at St Mildred’s Church. Tenterden. on Monday Z7th Nsn e d w t at mn am. No flowers pleaee but danatlona If detered to St Mildred’s Church Choir. Ttetootfen c/o T.W. FUgtfe ft Son. 20 Artiford Road. Ttefrnfcm. KmtTNSD 60U. MOTT – on 17B> Novembo- 1996. p catTM By alter a long aine» patiently bona. Peta Grey, beloved father of Andrew and Cover and thrtr wives Deborah and H e lena , uuafbniiir of centtoe Mery and grandfather of Christopher. Gabriel. Timothy. Charles and Sebastian. Cremation at Yeovil Crematorium on Thurs(fty, 23M Novemher ec 2 pm. There will be a Memorial Service on Thmeday. Slat March 1996 at 2-30 pm at Long Sotted Parish Church. Somerset, Family flowos only please bat d ceim o n e. tr vMal to The Somerset Gaud of Craftmam c/o Poney ami Son. Pmad Pool fleea e r to n . S oro eraafc MURPHY – John A. Archbishop Emeritus of Cardiff at St Joseph’s Hospital. Mai pas. on N u ie tn b ri 16th 1996 to Ids 90th year. Reception of body Into St David’s Cathedral. Cardiff, on Wednesday November 22nd at 6pm. lying m state « Thunder BwmJtotn Funeral Mass to 12 aeon Friday 24lb. November, f a n outed hr teda^ an t st usraamam mm- No flown. B desired dcua- Hons to St Anne’s Hoaplca c/o The Administrator. Bistort. Newport. Gwent- loved wtfo for 67 years of Ivan (The Very Rev. IJ3. Neill) peacefully at Crowbot o ogh. Bunsen on 17th November aged 79. Bdoved mother of ftetricte and Robert. anm an Friday 24th N ovn ob ri 1996 foaowed by a iteatty cremation at Amersham crematorium. Family flowers only please. D o n a tion s If derirea to Tlw National Osteoporosis Society. PO Boa 10. RaftdMflc BA. BAS SYB. PARKER – C. Angns died peacefully at Rye on November 16 m. lw aba nd or Betty, fuher of AkamiAn and Roderick, grandfather (Gumpy) of Rebecca, Naceahaandlteaaah.foBHr- injgw of MBten – tovhw and tovud- WS wn r em wibte the laughter end hepiv timet, ■eumaa Msee at St Ansxaw of pafirm CtnariL wmaana Street. Rye. Tuesday November 26tfa at 2 pb. faBowed by bartal at Bye Omtstenr. Flowers If dotted or donations would be appreciated to the British Memorial Cm Centre c/o EBfcj Brooms. 3 FWj Rood. Rye. t± (01797) 222394. PWCHETT – On November 17m at Tenterden. John aged 88. Dearly loved hrabend of Ettesbeth. private i crenanon Charing Crematorium on Friday 1 November aeth. Service of] Thankafiflvtao to be held M The Memodtet Church, Mtfi Street Tenterden at 12 tenon. Family flowers only but donations if desired to M a rtini HumdUcn for the cars of Victims of Torture c/o T.w. Fnggte ft Bon. 20 Ashford Road. Tenterden. TO30 6QO. •EARS – On 17th H u vm Ub er 1995. peacefully in Dorchester ate a ebon anal ■Bneas. Dr. Handd Trevor Newton Sears M.D.. FJtCJ>„ UmL Widower of Janet, beloved rather of Eltsubeth. Charles ana Andrew; gnsttdbcr id m mundc h nd r en. Qvbmiu P rivate. Service of T y pfcK d rtn g at St Mmarta Qwtfrti. Pu ddft tow n at 2pm aa Friday 24th NcwMb n 1996. run«r flenrau only. If (Haired, to The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund or Imperial Cancer n caeer ch Fund c/o Qwty Fteieral Service. 16 Prtooes Street. Dorchestar. Donat’ DTHI1TW. Tel: (01906) 262938. SEYMOUR – Nancy on November 17(h 1990 pocenmy. beloved arUe at Dick, mother of Phflfe man Daphne, nana to Poppy William. George. Helen! Grace. Florence mu Henry. Funeral Service at St Mkfoaei^ ova Smm Wood. Reading on Frtdav tavemher Z4th at 2 jo pm. Ftowgre a-deaoBane In «d of St Micbael’a Church, Bpencen wood to he and to AB. water * Son LbL. 86 Btai Road. Reading ROi 4DL MEMORIAL ^RYICES Service for H. Douglas GoRrash Eso.. forma- Head ! of Ctaeela at Bedford Schoto. 1 wfl beheld on Saturday Mb . MEMORIAL SERVICES MORMAM – A Memorial Service for Antony Nonnan . OBE will be held on Wednesday January ton 1996 at 8t CtoBMt Dmies Church. ^Tha Strand. UUn at noon. IN MEMORIAM — PRTYATE _ wSmTmTbTSS 1 author, died in Paris on N o ve mb er 2ist_ 1984. HR wta. eon. tansy and friends remember Mm wan love. 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Not only was he responsible for those ageing nuclear power stations which not even the Thatcher Government had dared to privatise, but he had to confront a host of public fears about the safety of nuclear power, only three years after the disaster at ChemobyL At its inception in 1989 his com¬ pany stood, in Collier’s own words like a prisoner in the dock, “accused of excessive costs, unquantifiable liabilities and of being uncommer¬ cial. We were sentenced to five years minimum in the public sector.” By the time of his death, the privatisation of the nuclear generat¬ ing industry was imminent. Output had risen steadily, and costs and staffing levels had been reduced, without resort to compulsory redun¬ dancy. More crucially, the image of nuclear power was vastly improved, and largely because of Collier’s genuine concern with safety issues. Collier was not sane professional troubleshooter, brought in to make an industry profitable, but an expert on water-cooled nuclear reactor sys¬ tems, with a long track record in the technical aspects of the business. Before setting up Nuclear Electric. Collier had worked at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB). There he JOHN COLLIER was seen as the protege of Margaret ThatcheTs one-time scientific advis¬ er, Lord Marshall of Goring. The two had very different operating styles but agreed on the big issues. Where Marshall was an extrovert physicist, very confident in his own abilities and cleverness. Collier was an engi¬ neer. used to coping with the com¬ plexities of a real-life situations. He was down-to-earth, approachable and he could explain technical points in a comprehensible way to politi¬ cians and businessmen. He had spent his whole life in the nuclear industry, for most of that time as an academic researcher rather than a professional manager. Nothing about his early career could have prepared Collier for his later role as a public figure. John Gordon Collier was the son of a professional double bass player. In 1951 he left St Paul* School. Ham¬ mersmith. with an engineering ap¬ prenticeship — much to the disapproval of his headmaster. He joined the Ministry of Supply, serv¬ ing at Harwell, the birthplace of atomic energy in Britton. From there he won a scholarship to University College London, where he got a first in chemical engineering. He returned to Harwell, and worked his way up through a series of key technical posts. The book he wrote there. Convective Boiling and Condensation (1972). became a stan¬ dard work on the subject In 1975 he became head of the chemical engi¬ neering division. Two years later he joined the technical side of the atomic energy authority, the UKAEA, be¬ coming director of technical studies in 19S1. It was in the early 1970s that Collier had first come to the attention of Walter Marshall, but it was not until 1983, when he was in his late forties, that he was recruited by Marshall, the new chairman of the CEGB, and given his first hands-on management job outside the research sphere. The post was director-general of the general development and construc¬ tion division at the CEGB. the man in charge of the whole building pro¬ gramme for power stations. Collier admitted to his team at their first meeting: “The biggest thing I have ever buUt is a sandcastfe.” Moreover, his department was held by outsiders to be responsible for many of the problems besetting Britain’s nuclear industry. By taking on such a thorny job, and doing so well in it. Collier was singled out for future promotion. That came in 1987, when he was appointed chairman of the UKAEA. Collier never expected the job to be easy, but he was shocked by the rate at which the Government proposed to run down funding to the industry, only 18 months later. By November 1989, however, the Government had decided, in the wake of Chernobyl and other appar¬ ently intractable problems, to take nuclear power stations out of the equation for electricity privatisation. John Wakeham. then Secretary of State for Energy, summoned Collier to a meeting and asked him to set up a new state-owned nuclear company. He told Collier that he was making a statement in the House that after¬ noon and it would help him enor¬ mously if he could use Colliers name in it. Collier accepted the challenge, but in a state of numbed apprehension. He was given only 22 weeks to do the job — Wakeham could not afford to delay privatising the rest Of the electricity generation industry — and he knew nothing about setting up a business. Immediately Collier left the meeting, he sat down at his desk and telephoned colleagues for help. This transparent humility worked as a management technique. He gathered a strong team around him. and Nuclear Electric was in business by January the following year. in 1992 Collier split the role of running the company and brought in a chief executive. Robert Hawley. The two men had known each other for years and complemented each other well. Collier concentrated on die safety aspects of the industry, and ran the board and “education” — talking to politicians and City ana¬ lysts about the need for privatisation with evangelical zeal. Under his leadership, he saw the enormous Sizewell B nuclear plant on the Suffolk coast built on time and budget. He was elected a Ffellow of the Royal Society in 1990. Collier dominated meetings because of his technical grasp of die subject But he was also a physically impressive man — standing at around 6ft Sin—and he towered over colleagues. In younger days at Harwell, before boardroom lunches had taken their toll, he had been a fearsome fast bowler with a thunder¬ ous run-up. He inherited a love of music from his father, and he was a regular churchgoer at his village church in Sheepscombe, Gloucester¬ shire. He was working as hard as ever until quite recently. He is survived by his wife Ellen, and their son and daughter. REAR-ADMIRAL JOHN LEE-BARBER Rear-Admiral John Lee- Barber, CB. DSO and Bar. wartime destroyer captain and Admiral Superintendent Malta. 1957-59. died on November 14 aged 90. He was born on April It 1905. JOHNNY LEE-BARBER was a distinguished member of the remarkable breed of wartime destroyer captains, noted for their stamina, seamanship and aggressive spirit While in command of the destroyer Griffin . he took part in many of die most desperate early battles of the Second World War. Initially ill-equipped to deal with tor attack, destrory- j ers suffered many casualties and Griffin was finally left the only survivor of a flotilla of nine. Lee-Barber’s navigating of¬ ficer recalled that Griffin’s apparent luck was largely due to her captain’s fine judgment and ship-handling skill, but he also recorded what was to be the consistent theme of Lee- Barber’s naval service — the affection and confidence that he inspired among his sailors, particularly under conditions of extreme danger. Griffin’s war started in the North Sea amid fog, German destroyers and U-boats. But the major threat was the newly introduced — and at that time unsweepable — magnetic mine. In February 1940 Lee-Bar¬ ber had to go ashore for a stomach operation and re¬ turned under a strict teetotal order. He afterwards attribut¬ ed his longevity to his instant disregard of this inhibition. His first mention in dis¬ patches was awarded in recog¬ nition of Griffin’s contribution to tiie landing and subsequent evacuation of troops from Namsos during the unsuccess¬ ful Norwegian campaign of April 1940. Complete German air superiority allowed the freedom of the skies to Junkers and Heinkel bombers and led to many sinkings. The team on the bridge of Griffin became pretty sharp at spotting the next wave of Stukas in the sun and avoid¬ ing the falling bombs. “Where?” “Where?” Lee-Bar¬ ber would say and once he had spotted them, everyone felt better, apart from some not unnatural panic among the embarked troops. Grin’s next operations were off the Friesian island of Texd and then die French coast in support of the retreat¬ ing Allied armies. In refit at Devonport, she missed die Dunkirk evacuation but sub¬ sequently saved a Polish bat¬ talion from St Nazaire, earning Lee-Barber the award of the Polish Cross of Valour. 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Lee-Barber partici¬ pated in the disastrous events surrounding the expedition of Allied forces to Greece and their subsequent evacuation from both Greece and Crete. By this time the Germans had arrived to support the Italians in the Mediterranean theatre in strength; life had become highly unpleasant and the combination of Rommel and the Luftwaffe bade fair to give them victory. The Royal Navy lost many ships and men, and Lee-Barber earned a fine rep¬ utation for his seamanship in towing damaged ships and recovering troops while under attack, being awarded his second DSO. Griffin also re¬ ceived a congratulatory mess¬ age from Cunningham. In that school, these were per¬ haps harder earned than were the medals. With fewer than 20 destroy¬ ers operational after Crete, Griffin was kept busy bom¬ barding the Vichy French off Haifa and Sidon, and then contributing to the support of the fortress of Tobruk, sur¬ rounded by Rommel’s Afrika Corps from April 1941. The Tobin k run required full speed, zigzagging to avoid U- boats. and a rapid discharge of all forms of military and logistic cargo within 40 min¬ utes in order to get back under friendly fighter cover by dawn. Although described as “a running sore” to the enemy, Tobruk was something equal¬ ly painful to the Navy, costing many ships and lives. Alter this exceptionally ar¬ duous command, Lee-Barber was posted home in late 1941 to an army liaison job in tiie Home Counties. Within a year he was again at sea in the destroyer Opportune with the Horae Fleet His tour lasted until shortly after the Nor¬ mandy invasion in June 1944, Opportune having taken part in Admiral Bruce Fraser’s elegant entrapment and de¬ struction of the battleship Schamhorst off the North Cape. This action, in foul weather and darkness, re¬ quired destroyers to dose in for torpedo attacks and earned Lee-Barber a second mention in dispatches. Johnny Lee-Barber took some pleasure in never having served in the Admiralty and always preferred conversation to correspondence. There were those, however, who consid¬ ered that his qualities suited him well for a senior person¬ nel post, even Second Sea Lord. After he joined the Navy in 1919. his early career included a spell in a gunboat on the Yangtse but was almost exclu¬ sively in destroyers — the Griffin was his third com¬ mand. After the war. he had two further destroyer com¬ mands as well as command of the 4th Destroyer Squadron. Having been promoted cap¬ tain. he went to Santiago in 1950 as naval attache receiv¬ ing a high tribute for his services from the Chilean Minister of National Defence. Promoted commodore in 1954, Lee-Barber led the Inshore Flotilla at Harwich, a host of minesweepers and fishery protection vessels commanded by young officers among whom his wisdom and hu¬ manity were much admired. His final tour was Admiral Superintendent in charge of the dockyard at Malta. This was a somewhat depressing period coincident with the United Kingdom Govern¬ ment’s derisions to run down the Mediterranean presence and, in an ill-judged act of policy, to dispose of the dock¬ yard to a commerriaJ interest. Lee-Barber was badly injured during a workforce riot sus¬ taining a broken leg. This must have been a distressing experience, given his devotion to all who worked for him. He was appointed CB on his retirement in 1959. A keen sailor, he lived first in Suffolk and then moved to Wrvenhoe in Essex, becoming a local fixture held in much esteem by all the community. His nineti¬ eth birthday was recently cele¬ brated cm tiie quayside and featured a sail-past by his friends. In 1939 he married Suzanne Le Gallais of St Helier, Jersey, who died in 1976. He is survived by their two daughters. F. M. HEYWOOD Francis Melville Heywood. Master of Marlborough College. 1939-52, died on November 2 aged 87. He was born on October L 1908. AS WELL as possessing a first-class mind, “George” Heywood (nobody seemed to use either of his proper Chris¬ tian names) had all the per¬ sonal qualities most valuable in a pedagogue. He was patient and kind, wise but never portentous, witty but never malicious. His habitual expression was one of benign intelligence — though even this must have come under strain when, towards the end of his career at Marlborough, he was unfortunate enough to become one of the victims of the young Humphry Berke¬ ley’s juvenile jape as Rochester Sneath. the soi-disant head¬ master of SelhursL To be fair, unlike some of his colleagues, he never entire¬ ly feU into the trap that had been so carefully laid for him. From the tone of nettled irritation with which he re¬ plied to Sneath*s first letter inquiring how he had “man¬ aged to engineer* a royal visit to Marlborough through to his final curt announcement — “I am not an agency for domestic servants and I really must ask you not to bother me with this kind of tiling” (this in reply to a request for help in appointing both a private detective and a nursery maid) — it was clear that, if Hey¬ wood had not exactly seen through Berkeley’s practical joke, he had at least not been wholly taken in by it When the whole comic epi¬ sode was related to the world with the publication of that mini-classic. The Life and Death of Rochester Sneath in 1974, Heywood (by then al¬ ready well into retirement) managed to react to his unwit¬ ting part in it with customary serenity. This quality was firmly based on his strong Christian faith and baric- ground — he was the son of an Anglican bishop and had been brought up in various vicar¬ ages. including that of Leeds. But he also had a less serious side, revealed in a penchant for scribbling irreverent verse (often starting with a familiar line of poetry and then satirising it in the second line). Francis Melville Heywood was educated at Haileybury. where he was a scholar, going from there, again as a scholar, to Caius College. Cambridge, where he took a double first in Gas sics and won a rugby Blue. He then went back to Haileybury. where he spent the next four years before returning to Cambridge as a Fellow of Trinity Hall- From there, just as war broke out he was swept up, at the early age of 31. to become Master of Marlborough. The war years were a taxing time for any headmaster and. al¬ though Marlborough was luckier than some schools in not being evacuated. Hey¬ wood confronted any number of administrative and person¬ nel problems (with all his young staff away at the war). He faced up to them bravely but after 13 years — taking in postwar problems, too — felt he had had enough. Slightly unorthodoxly, in¬ stead of moving to another major public school, he accept¬ ed the post of Warden (or headmaster) of Lord Mayor Treloar College for handi¬ capped boys. He spent 17 years there, winning the hearts of boys and staff alike. He retired in 1969 at the age of 61 and latterly lived in Folkestone. His wife, Dorothea May hew. whom he married in 1937. died in 1983. He is survived by a son and two daughters, one son having predeceased him. JAMES McADAM CLARK James McAdam Clark. CVO. MC. diplomat, died on October 15 aged 79. He was born on September a i9i6. JAMES McAdam Clark was equally at ease in the world of arts and that of science. He was a diplomat and a scientist, a poet and raconteur of great charm and eccentricity. Bom in Edinburgh, he was fiercely proud of his Scottish ancestry. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and then took a first in Chemical Engi¬ neering at Edinburgh Univer¬ sity. He joined the Conser¬ vative Party in the 1930s — an allegiance he was to continue until his death, though charac¬ teristically never in an uncriti¬ cal spirit It was in this period, too, that he began to write poetry. He rarefy sought to publish, but was occasionally persuaded to do so. In the summer of 1940 he joined the 56th Heavy Artil¬ lery’ Regiment as a subaltern, and was sent to North Africa in 1943. The next few years were spent fighting in North Africa and then taking part in the landings at Salerno and tiie fighting up through the Apennines to Monte Cassino. It was during this campaign, on August 8.1944. that he was awarded the MC In the field for bravery. Then, in 1945. because of his scientific back¬ ground, he was sent bade to England to the Royal Military College of Science, where he remained until 1946. Before the war he had met Denise Dufoumier, a young French barrister whom he determined then to marry, though this was not to be until 1946 after her release from the notorious concentration camp of Ravensbruck where she had been incarcerated as a mem¬ ber of the Resistance. After some deliberation, and resisting numerous offers to work as a scientist in industry, he entered the For¬ eign Service in 194& thus embarking on his nearly 30- year diplomatic career. This was to take him first to Ecuador, as a young head of chancery, then after a brief spell in London, on to Lisbon in 1956 where he enjoyed four happy years. From 1960 to 1964 he was posted to Vienna as counsellor and as tiie United Kingdom’s representative to the Atomic Energy Authority where his Russian opposite number was the then demoted former For¬ eign Minister V. M. Molotov. He followed this with a spell in London, seconded from 1966 to 1970 to the Ministry of Technology, then under the charge of Tony Benn. This was followed in 1970 by his posting as Consul-General to Fhris, where he was to serve under three ambassadors for a remarkable seven-year tour of duty. He was appointed CVO in 1972 in recognition of his contribution to the success of the Queen’s visit to France in May of that year. He retired to Aldeburgh in Suffolk where he was content to lead a simple, almost reclu¬ sive. life, concentrating on reading, and further broaden¬ ing his already remarkable erudition, on writing poetry and on improving his handi¬ cap in golf. His wife died last year and he leaves two daugh¬ ters. Remember The Donkeys And We’ll Remember You! Over 6.700 donkeys have been taken into care many from Ives tormented by crueBy and neglect and wb need your hetpto continue rescuing donkeys. A bequest to the donkeys wfil hs# Immensely and your name wJU be Inscribed on our Memory WaB. Acopyof our’’Gidde to Mskkig a WflT is available on request. The Donkey Sanctuary, (DeptTM), Devon EX10 QNU. Tet (01395) 578272 Enquiries to Dr E. D. SvemLen, MBE Sag. Charity No-2fi«tt__ BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE TROPICS (By Prince William of Sweden) Lake Kivu lies opal-tinted, glittering, smiling invitingly. High soft mountain ranges surround it on all sides, varying in colour from dark green to violet blue. A more beautiful setting for a precious stone no jeweller could imagine. On the shore trees mirror their tops in the crystalline waters. No reed-growth or papyrus, no marshy outlines, nothing but the dear wide expanse of glittering surface, where delicately shaped canoes with long bowsprits glide gently among the rose-coloured Kwijwiji islands in tiie background. In these crystal waters one can bathe to one’s heart’s content. They are free of crocodiles or other water vermin. My tent is pitched at a few yards from the shore. The breezes blow m softly from afar. Numberless butter¬ flies flutter in the sunshine. The scent of flowers is wafted from the glades. Nora human being anywhere. A tew tumbled- down huts, with burnt roofs and gaping sides, bear witness to what the place ON THIS DAY November 21,1921 The writer of this article, the younger son of the King of Sweden, had returned from a zoological expedition to central Africa and the Belgian Congo. once was—an idyllic little Belgian outpost on the Ruanda frontier. But war broke out White killed black and black killed white, and desolation spread everywhere… How should one shoot gorillas? One must, to begin with, have strong legs and a stout heart Few animals give the huntsman sterner work. You must tramp about on the steep hillsides, clatter down steep ravines, and climb up on the opposite side, till you come upon a fresh trail. Then you must creep and crawl, endeavour to imitate the move¬ ments of the quarry you are pursuing. With good luck, after a day-long pursuit you may find yourself in the midst of a chattering group, of which you may bring down one or two ere the rest with deafening screams and the rush of an avalanche, dart away through the woods, uprooting young trees and tearing away branches in their precipitous flight. They generally fly before man, and only turn when wounded. Then they rise on two legs and rush madly at their foe: otherwise they rarely quit their four-footed atti¬ tude. 1 must say. however, foal the only gorilla I shot personally behaved some¬ what differently. He rushed at me, with lightning rapidity, before l had fired. But 1 believe that was to defend his retreating comrades. He was a sturdy old male, bent on repulsing the intruder, and ignorant of the danger he was incurring. The beast had burst through the bush within a few feet from me. A .350 magnum bullet right through his lungs put an end to the old fellow’s life. v 22 INTERACTIVE TEAM FOOTBALL _ the times Tues day November 211995 Bromsgrove supporter’s team of no-names the worst that money cannot buy Veale makes coming last a first priority W atching Bromsgrove Rovers, of the Vaux* hall Conference, ev¬ ery week seems to have given James Veale. one of their most serious supporters, a unique insight into what makes a football player. For Veale can, and does not hesitate to, boast of entering the team in last position amongst all 210,709 entries received For t he I nteractive Team Football (ITF) competi¬ tion. This calamity, though, came about by no accident. Rather, he set out his stall to select the ITF team most likely to register the fewest points. His score, to be precise, is -4. Veale is a postal worker from Bromsgrove in Worces¬ tershire and stands faithfully on the terraces of his local team each week. When consid¬ ering how to make his entry for ITF — which he entrusted to the Royal Mail — he decided that fame, and not money, was to be his target. “f have entered several com¬ petitions like the ITF.” he said, “but l have not got anywhere. So I decided to try and enter the worst team in the hope of being noticed.” He did not stop there. He selected 11 players who, de¬ spite the £35 million limit imposed on the cost of each ITF team, could be purchased for a mere £7 million. “1 did have to make one or two difficult decisions.” Veale mused, “but, basically, 1 set out to seiecr the cheapest side available. “1 have never heard of most of my team, because I looked specifically for players who were never likely to get a game in the premiership beat use they were behind an estab¬ lished team member. My goal¬ keeper. Warner, has no chance of playing for Liverpool with David James in the team.” Veale. 23, targeted players from teams that he thought would struggle in the premiership. “Bolton was my favourite team to pick from,” he said. “I thought they were sure to struggle and the manager, Roy McFarland, was an auto- THE TIMES IN ASSOCIATION WTTH marie choice in his position. I also went for Green, whoever he is. who apparently plays ar full back.” Veale admits to having lost his entry form, and it came as something as a surprise to him to find that his team was doing so “well”. “I had lost touch, to be honest, though i am pleased things have worked out so badly,” he said. “It would be great if my entry actually got to play Bromsgrove Rovers. Just looking at the side, my reaction is that Bromsgrove might nick it £-1. Although the ITF players I picked were sure to score low points, they are still on the books of basically good sides.” THE WEEK’S TRANSFERS IN ITF IN Code Player Club Value 31605 RShaw Coventry City £1 5m 50506 TBrofln Leeds Untted £5 Om OUT Code Player Club Value 50804 G Pereica OPR BO.0m Veale’s team. The Wanabes, in full comprises: manager R McFarland (Bolton Wander¬ ers); goalkeeper A Warner (Liverpool); full backs; B Small (Aston Villa], S Green (Bolton Wanderers); centre backs: J Cundy (Tottenham H). A Whitbread (West Ham Uni¬ ted); midfielders: C Holland (Newcastle United), S Hodge (Queens Park Rangers), N Spademan (Chelsea). R Jones (Sheffield Wednesday); strik¬ ers: A Clarke (Wimbledon), O Donaldson (Sheffield Wednesday). IS. unlike Veale, you intend to improve the fortunes of you ITF side, with your players lacking form and fitness, you can move into the transfer market to improve your score. ITF has a transfer system that allows you to change up to two players each week. Which player you want to offload and who you replace him with is up to you. although you must replace the outgoing player with one from the same cate¬ gory fie, a full bath with a full bade] and keep within your £35 million budget You can make transfers only by telephone. Using a Touch- tone (DTMF) telephone (most push-button telephones with a * and a hash key are Touch- tone), call the 0891333 331 line during the times given. Calls will be charged at 39 pence per minute cheap rate. 49 pence per minute at other times. If you ate calling from the Republic of Ireland, you must call 004 499 020 0631 and you will be charged at 58p per minute. If you are lagging behind the leading team selectors, the transfer system will be an appealing option to you in the chase for the £50,000 prize or the monthly £500 prizes. With ITF. not only are you pitting your selectorial skills against other readers of The Times, but also you are match¬ ing your wits against those in the know. With the support of the Professionaj Footballers’Asso¬ ciation, FA Carting Premier¬ ship players have entered sides of thdr own, and Kevin Hitchcock, of Chelsea, gives his selection on the opposite page. Like him, you may spend £75 million on lan Wright — but will he do better than cheaper alternatives? DAll transfer queries re¬ garding Interactive Team Football should be directed to 0171756 7016. Please direct all other inquiries to 01582 488122. Alan Shearer, who is ranked second amongst all ITF players with 40 points, is not afraid of the physical side of the FA Carting Premiership HOW THE SCORING SYSTEM WORKS IN ITF All FA Carting Premiership and FA Ciq> matches In the 1995-6 season count for points. Every goal and penalty counts HOW T O MAKE A TRANSFE R ETF ! CaH 0861 Wsn ! , i POINTS SCORED Goaticeeper Striker Keeps ciaan sheet* 4pts Scores goal 2 pts Scores goal 3pt» AD players F 118 back/Central defender Appearancat ipt Keeps clean sheet* 3p» Scores goal 3ptS Teem wins 3pts Mkffteld player Team draws Ipt Keeps cfemi sheet* IP* Scores goal 2 pts l POINTS DEDUCTED { Goalkeeper Booked ipt Concedes goal 2 pts Concedes penaRy ipt RiS back/Central defender Misses penalty Ipt Concedes goal Ip* Scores own goal ipt An players Manager Sent off 3pt» Team loses IP* i ; i 1 t • I r • must Imvb played lor 75 minutes m the match t must haw ptoyed for 45 – • ‘ vi V-‘- ‘’’ y‘ ‘ h ‘.‘ i ‘Cafe cost (per irinuta} 39p cheap rate, 48pcahwtnhes. RHp. 58p 1 ” [ 7” Kca^igfroni thaFtepubBc of Ireland, caD 004 499020 0631 -: You can mala transfers only fay telephone using a Touch-tone (DTMF)tetophone (roost push-button telephones with a * and a hash toy are Touch-tone). You wffl need your fWMfljflt ae le ctol ‘ a PIN, whlite roost be tapped in and not spoken. Fo&owtne simple tostroctiotia and use the ptayeref – flvn-dlgft codas. The One Is open from canon Tuesday untH 11am on Saturday; from 6 pm on Saturday to iiam on Sunday and from 6 pm on Sunday until 3pm on Monday. If mere are oadneeh matches, the tinea HO Mao dose at 3pm on the day of the match (or iralches) and re-open Hie following day aff 8 am.’ Yon may maka up to (but no more than) two transfers a week. Each franaterta a separate transaction and you must sell a player before you can buy one. A player transferred out ot your team must be replaced by a player from the same category – for example a full hack tar a fan back. When purchasing a player you must ensure that the team value son taBa within your £35 mffiion budget (even if your next transfer would rectify any oversporxfing) and does not contain more then twoIndividuals (two players or one player ana a manager] from the same dub. tour new player only starts tn score points tor you when Ns transfer Is registered. The score of the player transferred out is taken at the time of transfer he then ceases to score for you. ™’. r {|gf P*ayer 235 28 Gary Pearce (G Pearce) 235 32 Phsyco and SmWier (K Booth) 234 32 The Premier Raiders 1 (Miss C Efla) 234 34 Percy* Progress (MPersich) 233 34 Noodles Beers (S Cozens) 233 38 Goal Diggers (C Stacey) 232 36 No Defence Ok (J Portwood) 232 38 The U K Beavers (J Elkins) 231 38 Strike F C (A Koutsoutfis) 231 38 Fergles Fury (P Simpson) 231 38 Tyes Blue Noses (MrSTye) 231 42 Passed 1 (PShuter) 230 42 PSVBetamix (UAMcCole) 230 42 Glow In The Dark (J Smith) 230 42 FCWombies (AWaiiams) 230 42 MIBiue* (P Harden) 230 42 Partisans (E Donald) 230 48 Betiey Reserves (MrMWasik) 229 48 Braoksborough (G Brooks) 229 48 Here We Go (Mr S Smith) 229 48 Fair Fair Hapster (C Woodward) 229 48 Watting Warriors (P Shanks) 229 48 Beardsleys Hah (Mr P Johnson) 229 48 Not Got A Chance (M Clark) 229 48 BunweB United (R Bantam) 229 48 Grove Rovers (T Townsend) 229 48 Fudgets Foutore (1 Abu Hejteh) 229 58 The Black Knights (R Green) 228 58 Good Times untied (MrT Stabielord) 228 58 The Good Bad & Ugly (K Booth) 228 58 Henry HRda (M-TThonpsnn) 228 58 Malcolm Hair XI (CWSkant) 228 58 Beckys Babes (D Ready) 228 58 Edprops Untted (R Edmondson) 228 58 Jesmond I860 (S Murray) 228 58 Sunderland Stars (K Brown) 228 67 Forman’s Finest (A Forman) 227 87 Francis CaMwe» FC (F.CaldweB) 227 67 The Cake Eaters (Mr S Hughes) 227 67 The Masked Turnips (MrDWardy) 227 FIND OUT HOW YOUR TEAM IS DOING • O-.V ‘Calls cost (per minute) 39p cheap rate, 49p other times. Rep. 58p’ Call the ITF checkflne on 0891 774 796 Check ’ points total and your ranking. You need a Touch-tone taphone (most push-button telephones with a* and a hash key are Touch-tone) and your ten-digit setectoris PIN. The Gne is open from noon today 67 OverhUl Rovers (Mr M Janies) 227 67 Lot’s Utd (N Laine) 227 67 Taylor Cockrets (j Taylor) 227 67 Scot Utd (BScoIBck) 027 67 Mac United (T McCJuskey) 227 67 Armarch (A Matthewson) 227 67 The Subjugators (M Ayres) 227 67 Power House (A Jasso) 227 79 Alistars (Mr W Davisworth) 226 79 Sharon’s Buds (Mr D Conroy) 226 79 Newcastle Browns H (BMacLerman) 226 79 Oh Nicky Evans (Mr P Johnson) 226 79 The Conjurers (MrD Farmer) 226 79 Didcs Dudes (RMtaon) 226 79 Mercer’s Men (D Bowfbrs) 226 79 Harrington Inter (MrD Lovell) 226 79 Golden Boots (A Marshall) 226 79 KHTUtd (R Patterson) 226 79 9lnMi4 laiknaw iwmusters (CMttcheU) 226 79 Mad XI (P Rogers) 226 78 WeUdon Wanderers FC (S Lae) 226 79 Robbo’s Army (P Callaghan) 226 79 Wabharmy AFC (MrD Walsh) 228 94 Inhetweenar (Mr A Sfcora) 225 94 Papadapoutos Cfty (A Papadopoutas) 225 94 Barnet Buy Cote (Mr P Johnson) 225 94 Wahtfey Wanderers (S Whatley) 225 94 Brawn Montego (H Davies) 225 99 Moneybags United (PEttridge) 224 99 Warfaraek Mteflts (C Lang) 224 98 RoyfesBktea (Q Taylor) 224 99 Atei Sugars Huge Ego (N Bnmerson) 224 99 Martinets 5 (T Martin) 224 99 Dirty Boogare (G FaBowflold) 224 105 NoHopers (S Harris) 223 105 Lentonlas (MrPGregoriou) 223 105 Wheres Botham (Mr P Johnson) 223 105 Monster Monster (M Parish) 223 105 Bohlnon Forest (3 Bunn) 223 105 Howies Heroes (MrHWwfl 223 105 The McManemyg (1 Broadsrrdth) 223 105 The Cutting Edge (Mr A Weston) 223 105 Adams’ Snaekere (M Sfcadden) 223 105 Incstfa (B Daly] 223 105 MGM (M Morgan) 223 105 Shrew Votes (H Brasher) 223 105 Jones Boys Four (L Jones) 223 105 AIJoufFox (Mr J Reader) 223 119 Highbury Utd (EPryce) 222 119 Fantasy Flops? (I Nletd) 222 119 Champions 1995-96 (S McGill) 222 119 JtmaXI (J Hayes) 222 119 Wallace Wanderers (MHaugh) 222 119 — ■ (P Hanna) 222 119 Hutt Red DotBs (G Foster) 222 119 Redcar (G Thompson) 222 119 G Force (W Gayle) 222 119 No Few Utd (G Saunders) 222 119 SCUD 4 (P Hymaa) 222 119 Nell’s Nobbtors (Mr B O’Sutfrvan) 222 131 Synthetic Dozen (Mr J Donaldson) 221 131 Andys Athletic (A Hawse) 221 131 Daniel Jamas Utd (S Reynolds) 221 131 Oh There It Is 1 (P Jones) 221 131 Disaster Area (S Pottage) 221 131 Dreamer Rthp (Mr G Wesson) 221 131 Jaynes Jugs (K Hughes) 221 131 Rovers FC (D Summerhill) 221 131 Nirvana FC (Mr J Donovan) 221 140 Pig In a Poke (Mr J Waters) 220 140 Razor’s Raiders (R Knowles) 220 140 Score A Bundle (S Billing ham) 220 140 Esther My Lovely (Mr P Johnson) 220 140 TwfnkMoea Two (J Brawn) 220 140 Lucks Rovers 3 (N Brutes) 220 140 Steves Lions 6 (S Brewer) 220 140 Stiktawn Ravers (S Cowan) 220 140 Waters Wanderers (Waters Wanderers) 220 140 Gates Champions (M Gaia) 220 150 riggers Two (LUndstrom) 219 150 GohRsGodelQ (MrBGoM) 219 150 The Celts (P O’Connor) 219 150 Terry’s Tigers (MGreensifl) 219 150 Old Gits (Mr P Johnson) 219 150 Wesihms United (A McConnoil) 219 150 The Talent (S Cole) 219 150 Mighty Men 1 (C Marshall) 219 150 View Forth (Mr J Taylor) 219 150 Laytons Lions (Mr R Layton) 219 150 Didcs Delight (Mrs G Jennteon) 218 150 Danmarfclms (MrVGaiard) 219 150 ADB Sign Shearer (Mr P Johnson) 218 150 Donnas Doughnots (D Burt) ■219 150 The Doug Hutches (M Stacey) 219 150 Richies Rovers (R Lovefl) 219 150 Novocastrfans (E Donald) 219 150 Half Utd (T HaB) 219 150 Than United ](N GbdcfingsJ 219 150 Care’s Hotshots (C Camwse) 219 150 The Otters (O Mfltar) 219 150 Bora In Tashkent (Mr D McMahon) 219 172 Partick Thistle [CNiooO 218 172 TheJaides W Adams) 218 172 Good Work Fellaa (J Cook) 218 172 Si SI Maximum United (S Morris) 218 172 Icecream and Rhubarb (P Payne) 218 172 Steves Lions 2 (S Brewer) 218 172 Oooge (R Booth) 218 172 Norfolk N Good (A Graver) 218 172 Goals’R’ Us (D Stephenson) zia 172 Bretts Bounders (Mrs B Brett) 218 192 GohRsGodsSS (MrRGohU) 217 182 Shop’s Super Squad (T Shepherd) 217 182 The Warbhds (K Anwar) 217 182 Jantyjacfcs (J Baker) 217 182 Map 6 (M Priestley) 217 182 Fish (D Gennery) 217 182 ThePbdesI (A Price) 217 182 Khamashfrn ShUsee (MrG Fogefl 217 182 We’re Not Boring (WGadd) 217 182 Melds SK0I Monsters (M Meldrum) 217 182 LaatoanvB City (P Harris) 217 182 Warren Wizards (J Buckle) 217 182 WRbos Villains (P Willetts) 217 182 The Losing Battle (M Long) 217 182 Wardens Wonders (S Warden) 217 197 Inter Red Dragon (D Williams) 216 197 Fantasy Formbook (Mr G CrutchJey) 216 197 Choppers Eleven (Mr P Chambers) 216 197 Fantasy Formbook (Mr G Crutchtey) 216 197 AC Avengers (A Coulter) 216 197 Crofton Rangers (G Moss) 216 197 Vesuvto (G Batchelor) 216 197 Real Athetotic (Mrs G Keynes) 216 197 Goalee SoTtbeard (C Armitage) 216 197 Churopdoria (THtebs) 216 197 Ayresome Rangers (Mr G Smith) 216 197 Glenwood FC (R Greenhalgh) 216 197 Severn Legal (M Moore) 216 197 The Wee One Too (A Nelson) 216 197 — (K Cochrane) 216 197 County Pine A (J Hunt) 216 197 Rash In The Pan (A Thuriow) 216 197 Blaby Dynamo (L Gilbert) 218 215 Willy’s Wanderers (JMerrett) 215 215 Supabyka 3 (G O’Donnefl) 215 215 Art Time Lemons (M Stetham) 215 215 Misfits Pathetic (Mrs J Grainger} 215 215 Blatant Orient IJOay) 215 215 Bazs Bruisers (Mr B Harwood) 215 215 Dyfamwyr Mall (D Owen) 215 215 biter MKhaniS (S Sharp) 215 215 MS AfMare (M Stayman) 215 215 The French Do (0 Youds) 215 215 —— (E Scott) 215 215 Btockpearis (W Gayle) 215 215 Chipmunks (Mrs S Hancock) 215 215 Woodford Rangers (J Hawkas) 215 229 Rory’s Rovers (JWeall) 214 229 Dwayne Dribblers (APhBcox) 214 229 Ktogstand Rowers (G BeK) 214 229 Robbie’s Raven (H Dick) 214 229 PVCOvencMps (GHari) 214 229 Who Needs Marie (NPersIch) 214 229 Reel Freytag FC (R Fterra’r^) 214 229 Merts Mates 20 (Mr M HSrf) 214 229 Dopptegangers XI (A Draper) 214 229 Nanou (G Bahdje^an) 214 229 Steves Lions 8 (S Brewer) 214 229 RuetuB Rabbits (J Whateley) 214 229 Fantasy PC (DVerm) 214 229 The SpedaBsb (PLoveridge) * 1“ 214 243 Leads The Fields (MrD Smite) 213 243 A Team (A James) Km IV 213 243 Mercury (D Aftwood) 213 243 L (L Brown) 213 243 Kims KJdcers (G Sutton) 213 243 Sad City (J Oakes) 213 243 Eating Eagles (C Bennett) 213 243 Gu)ar Khan Urtted (F Mahmood) 213 O’ IJ&O % the tim es TUESDAY November 2i 1995 _ hk INTERACTIVE TEAM FOOTBALL 23 The players’ weekly and overall scores and their values if you are considering the transfer option . x ‘Si 10101 10102 10201 10301 10302 10401 10402 10501 10502 10601 10602 10603 10701 10702 10801 10802 10803 10901 10902 10903 11001 11002 11101 11102 11201 11202 11301 71302 11401 11402 11501 11502 11601 11602 11603 11701 11702 it 11703 11801 11802 11901 11902 12001 12002 20101 20102 20103 20201 20202 20203 20204 20301 20302 20303 20401 20402 20403 20501 20502 20503 20504 20601 20602 20603 20701 20702 20703 20704 20705 20801 20802 20803 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Newcastle United Newcastle United Newca stle United Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Queens Park Rangers Queens Park Rangers Queens Park Rangers Wimbledon Wimbledon Wimbledon Southampton Southampton Chelsea Chelsea Arsenal Arsenal Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday West Ham United West Ham United Everton Everton Coventry City Coventry City Coventry City Manchester City Manchester City Manchester City Aston Villa Aston Villa Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Bolton Wanderers Bolton Wanderers +5 -16 0 -1 -1 +2 -13 -15 0 0 ■3 +9 0 0 +5 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1+10 -1 -22 0 0 0 -7 0 0 -1 -12 0 0 0 Q +5 -23 0 0 -7 -19 -1 +6 0 0 -3+25 0 0 -1 +1 0 0 +5 -4 0 0 0 -28 0 0 0 0 -1 -19 -1+13 0 0 0 +3 +5+24 -5 -35 0 0 H Berg G LeSaux J Kenna D Irwin P Parker G Neville P Neville S Pearce DLyttie Ad Haaland RJones S-i Bjomebye $ Harkness ADorigo G Kelly N Worthington K Sharp J Beresford M HotUger W Barton D Austin J Edinburgh S Campbell D Kerslake “ C Wilson D Bardsley R Brevett NZetic A Kimble G Elkins K Cunningham R Joseph J Dodd F Benall S Chariton S Clarke S Minto G Hall A Myers T Phelan DPetrescu L Dixon N Winterbum S Morrow ! Nolan P Atherton J Dicks TBreacfcer K Brown K Rowland G Ablett E Barrett MJackson P Holmes D Burrows A Pickering S Morgan M Hafl REdghUf D BrightweJl J Foster G Charles S Staunton A Wright P King B Small C Btackmore N Cox C Morris C Fleming G Bergsson S Green J Phillips A Todd S McAnespie C Hendry I Pearce N Marker A Reed 5 Bruce G PaUtster D May C Cooper SChetUe P Babb N Ruddock j Scales M Wright DUatteo DWetheran C Palmer j Pemberton p BeesJey r jobson P Albert SHowey D Peacock GMabbutt CCalderwood SNetheroott K Scott JCuntfy Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Rovers Manchester United Manchester United Manchester United Manchester United Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool Leeds United Leeds United Leeds United Leeds United Newcastle United Newcastle United Newcastle United Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Queens Park Rangers Queens Park Rangers Queens Park Rangers Wimbledon Wimbledon Wimbledon Wimbledon Southampton Southampton Southampton Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Arsenal Arsenal Arsenal Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday West Ham United West Ham United West Ham United West Ham United Everton Everton Everton Everton Coventry City Coventry City Coventry City Coventry City Manchester City Manchester City Manchester City Aston fflla Aston Vflia Aston Villa Aston VDla Aston Vflla Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Midcflesbrough Middlesbrough Bolton Wanderers Bolton Wanderers Bolton Wanderers Bolton Wanderers Botton Wanderers 3.50 +4 +2 4.50 +7 +3 3.50 +4 +5 4.50 +1 +5 250 0 +6 250 0 +1 0.75 0 +5 4.50 -6 +8 3.00 -6 +5 1.00 -7 -7 3.00 -1+13 3.00 0 0 0.75 -1 + 16 3.50 +4+10 3.00 +3 +9 1.50 0 -1 1.50 +3 -8 1.50 +4 -9 0.75 0 0 2.50 +1 +1 3.00 -2+22 0.75 +3 +6 250 0+10 1.00 +4+24 0.75 +4+23 0.50 0 0 Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Rovers Manchester Untied Manchester United Manchester Untied Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool Leeds United Leeds United Leeds United . Leeds United Leeds Untied Newcastle United Newcastle United Newcastle United Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur ■S”’*•-v • ■ *r* 4.50 +4 +5 3.50 0 +3 0.50 0 0 0.75 0 0 4.50 0+11 450 0+14 1.50 0 0 3.50 -2+10 3.00 -5 +1 3.00 -1+15 3.50 0+16 3.50 -2 -3 1.00 -1+14 0.75 0 +4 3.50 +4+16 3.00 +4+12 150 0 -1 1.00 0 +1 1.50 +4 +4 4.00 0 +3 3.00 0+22 3.00 0+19 2.50 -1 -5 250 0 -3 0.75 0 -1 0.75 0 0 0.50 0 0 Kevin Hitchcock surveyed the choices for his ITF team with the same care that he takes as a goalkeeper for Chelsea Value lies with strikers PICKING my team took me a while. I started off by spending the largest amount of money on the strikers, because it is in this area that die real value in Interactive Team Football (ITF) must be found. From there, the goalkeeper came next then the defenders, and whatever money I had left went on the midfield The team needed a lot of changes before I felt happy. So far, 1 have not got involved in the transfer system. 1 picked my side and that was that but 1 thought I would be doing a bit better than I am. so I think I wifi have to start thinking about new players. Certainly, this season, the star men are emerging. Tony Yeboah has made a great start with his spectacular goals and. when we played Blackburn, I was very impressed with Lars Bohineru he is a real quality player. From week to week. Jamie Redknapp and Nicky Barmby keep turning in good performances. The main buy was Ian Wright at £75 million. Finding a forward who is going to same goals is die most important thing. The Cad that my midfield players are doing well is a bonus, but, having srnd that I knew Ian Bishop was a good buy. He cost only £15 million, but I know him and J know how West Ham revolve around his play. At die start of the season, I would have picked a few of our players at Chelsea if Kevin Hitchcock, of Chelsea, explains his ITF selection the rules of ITT had let me. I am not so sure now. but you have to say that Ruud Gullit and Mark Hughes were the bargains of the season — in the real world, at least Ruud has settled in well at Chelsea and he is a great asset to the team. You cannot help but learn from the way he plays. I am disappointed with my defence and I think they wflJ be the first to go when 1 start dabbling in die transfer market I have Craig Short and Colin Calderwood as centre backs and I dunk 1 Gaafceeper. Fufl backs: Centre backs: Manage; MCroBstey D Bardsley C Wilson C Short CCaktetwood I Bishop fl Earle JMoncur JJensen 1 Wright DDubfin GHodcfle (Notts Forest) (OPR) (Tottenham H) (Everton) (Tottenham H) (West Kami (Wknbtedon) (West Kami (Arsenal) (Arsenal) (Coventry) (Chelsea) will trade them in for Pearson and Vickers from Middlesbrough. As a team, they are very defence-minded and they have not given many goals away. The two centre backs are only £750.000 each, so 1 may just go for one of them and a bigger name to score some points. Crossley. of Nottingham Forest has been a bit of a disappointment The team are doing well but he has not earned points. 1 do not want to go for David Seaman because, although he is doing so weU. he is very expensive at £5 million and to buy him would mean changing my forward line. When you start dunk¬ ing about changing players, it all gets complicated. I had to pick Glenn Hoddle as my manager, whkh is fine, but it is not such a good thing when you look at the price of him. The managers seem to cost a lot and not do very much. The transfer market is going crazy. Someone, somewhere has to draw a line and stop the huge prices. The way things are going, we will end up like Scotland, where you have two (Earns — Celtic and Rangers — with no one else able to keep up with their spending power. Still, I think it Is time to start spending again. 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Southampton Chelsea Arsenal Sheffield Wednesday West Ham United Everton Coventry City Manchester City Aston Villa Middlesbrough Bolton Wanderers 5.00 +3+10 4.00 +3+27 3.00 -1+23 4.00 -1+19 3.00 +3+21 4.00 +1+34 3.00 +3+19 1.00 +1 +3 1.00 +1 +3 1.50 -1 +5 2.50 -1+11 3.50 -1+21 200 +1 +7 1.00 +3+11 200 +3 +9 1.50 +1 +1 1.50 +1 -3 250 +1+21 1.00 +1+21 0.50 -1 -1 I Princess loses her press chief ■ The Princess of Wales is to lose her Buckingham Palace press secnetaiy as a direct result of her Panorama interview shown on BBC television last night Geoffrey Crawford, deputy press secretary to the Queen, will withdraw his services to the Princess after her working visit to Argentina later this week, and will concentrate on working for other members of the Royal Family. .— Page I More private funding for roads ■ Substantial cuts in the Government’s £2 billion road¬ building programme to pay for tax cuts were signalled when John Major promised a prolonged campaign to reduce public spending to nearer the levels of Japan and America. He appeared to confirm speculation of a shift away from public to private financing of transport projects-Page 1 Examination tables Islington, the London borough whose schools were shunned by Tony Blair, finishes bottom of the league tables.— Page 1 Bosnia deadline The American Government mar¬ shalled its full diplomatic force to try to seal a settlement in Bosnia- Herzegovina as the warring par¬ ties failed to meet a planned deadline for peace —Pages 1.14 Pressure on Dublin John Major increased the pres¬ sure on Dublin for an early summit as London officials called for a display of “courage and imagination” to kickstart the peace process_Page 2 Lottery grants The National Lottery Charities Board awarded grants of more than E35 million to 548 charities and expressed confidence that h had diffused the controversy that surrounded its first round of grant-giving-Page 2 ‘Lifer* cleared Lawyers acting for a man who was cleared of murder after serv¬ ing seven years of a life sentence are to seek compensation from the Home Office.Page 3 Sentencing warning The Lord Chancellor joined forces with other senior judges in warn¬ ing about the problems posed by Michael Howard’s proposed new tough sentencing regime. Page 4 Asylum plan Two million people a year will have to produce their passports or identity documents when they apply for jobs under plans to curb asylum-seekers__Page 4 Hospital hold-up A corrosive condition that attacks copper piping is threatening to cause costly delays to Britain’s largest and most sophisticated outpatient centre…—.Page 6 Brown’s tax promise Gordon Brown committed Lab¬ our to an income tax starting rate of I Op in the pound amid renewed political infighting over reform of the £85 billion social security budget–—- Page 9 Nigeria sanctions The European Union agreed to enforce an arms embargo and other sanctions against Nigeria to punish it for abusing human rights.Page 10 France in dock France ensured itself fresh ill-will among its European Union part¬ ners when it threw diplomatic caution to the winds and de¬ nounced a majority of them as hypocrites-Page II Poland drops Walesa In the presidential elections Po¬ land has dismissed Lech Walesa, the hero of the Solidarity revolu¬ tion. and replaced him with for¬ mer Communist politician Aleks- ander Kwasniewski.Page 13 National Trust buys Beatles’ No 20 ■ A terraced house where Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison first played together was bought by the National Trust. The three-up. three-down former council house at 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton, Liverpool, was where McCartney had his friends around to practise and write songs such as the Beatles’ first single. Love Me Do .Page 5 THE TIMES CROSSWORD NO 20,018 ACROSS I Spend unlimited time in various places (61. 5 Bend on track that’s helpful to travellers (4.4). 9 The sort of story to generate suspicion about old horse? (8). 10 An ability to snatch one point away (6). 11 Doctor given note about therapy, primarily as fllustration (8). 12 Bits and bobs found on train (6). 13 Humanity in agreement (8). 15 Key section of tennis lesson (4). 17 Boss buttonholed when dressing (4). 19 A foreign fruit-tree succeeds in swamp (8). 20 Consumed in litres, unknown not long ago (6). 21 Traitor left on island — that’s sensible (8). 22 Bandsman in the cavalry once? (6). 23 Exaggerated but remaining comme il faut (8). 24 Left with part-time troops, is soldier showing charm? (8). 25 Harsh words produced by one caught in traffic (6). Solution io Puzzle No 20.017 BH0ra0aaa aaanaa flananajiaa shush [DgaBnggga @ s a a a b a aaciEaonaEi ana an go ana a anaaaaa aaaaaa sdq a a a HQHaao naaaaaa a a a a a a qqejqs aaaaaanaa Hnaaasgg gBGUBsoiaaia aaaaa s s a ei a a a a a a a a a a a DOWN 2 The first to be put inside as infidels 18). 3 African danseuse whirling about ( 8 ). 4 American militiaman’s missile (9). 5 Naturally fitted for role like Ham¬ let 6 It barely can be moved without a licence (7). 7 Ladies affected with it could become romantic (8). 8 Had no time for questions going into action (8). 14 Earthquake thought to be genuine (9). 15 Unqualified rased, not banned ( 8 ). 16 Tall trio unwinding on the beach (8)- 17 One who supports monarch at present (8). 18 Disheartened and abandoned (8). 19 Point supporting malicious com¬ plaint (7). Times Two Crossword, page 48 THE TIMES TODAY TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 Preview: Man’s cruefty toarama&ti is provocatively explored in Afet-.H work First (ITV, ia40pTn) ftevlw^; Matthew. Bend finds the story the Earthrwreddnigt asteroid jar compelling as ever— The Cypriot cargo ship Darfur embedded into the gas-carrier Happy Fellow from Manila after a collision off Honfieur yesterday For [ha West region by region forecast, 24 hours a day. dal 0891 500 Mowed by Ihe appropriate code- Greater London- . — . __ . .._ .701 Kanl,Surrey.Sussex .— _ _ . _ -702 Dorset,Karc. 8. tOW. ….703 Devon & Commas . _ — 704 Wts.GkXJCS.Awi.Soms.. . … 705 0etfc3.Buck3.Oxon.. .. …. 706 Beds.Herts & Essex ..707 NorJatV.SUlafc.OTOS.. .. .. 70S West Mid & Sth 0am & Gwent. __ . 709 Shrop^Kemkte & Wares.. __ 710 Central hfctends . . .„ _ „ 711 East Uplands . . . . … … 712 Lines & Himbercjda . … _. 713 Dyfed&Ftauys….. . 714 Gwynedd & Owyd . .. .. 715 NWEngland .. .. _ „ …. . …716 WRSVafcs&Dates…. .. 717 NEEn^and . _ . … ..718 Cumbra A Lake Dismct . ___ 719 SW Scotland.„. 720 WCentralScotland .. 72i ErUnSfteAxrthtaji & Borders . .. ..722 E Central Scotland . _ …723 Giamper . . … .724 NWScotland.. .. _.. … 72S Caithness.Orkney £ Shetland_ N Wand. weahetcall i& charged 3t 39p per minute (cheap rate) and 49p par minute at al other times. For the blest AA tfaffctfoadworks nfcrmaUon, 2 4 hex es a day. cSal 0336 401 loBcmed by the appropriate code-. London a SE baffc. ro adw u rfca Area wtftan M25 .. – ..731 Essex/Heis.’Beds^lKivs/Bart^/aiajn_… 732 Kart/Surrey/Sussex/Harts__ ..734 M2S London O-bHal only… …. 736 National battle and radararte National motorways — 737 West Country__ . – 738 Wales… .. 739 Midlands….. . .. 740 EastAngle …. – . ..- 741 North-west England. … _— ..742 Norih-eas En@»id . 743 Scotland— .. 744 Northern h*md….. 745 AA ftaadwatch Is charged at 39p per minute (cheap rate) and 49p per rnirufc at aS other Ifcnes. Yesterday: Highest day tamp: Ppffand. Dcreert. 14C (57F); lowest day mane SSathaftan. Tayslde, 3C (37F); highest nrinMb Katas, Moray Firth, a 1 lr; highest sunshine; Clacton, Esses, 6.2Jv. FLIGHT SAVERS LONDON TO EDINBURGH OR GLASGOW Phone Ar UK at 0345 666777or artact yo* bad agent. H major crctt e*ds accepted. Subject to wahbflty and airport to. wiy. ■ – I? I 1 Home loans: Calls for Budget mea¬ sures to help the housing market have intensified after net mortgage advances fell to their lowest month¬ ly level since the Tories came to power in 1979.—.-.Page 25 Growth: The economy would not have grown in the third quarter if there had not been, a huge build up of stocks, a sign that growth could deteriorate more..-Page 25 Rexam: Shares took another tum¬ ble after the packaging giant, for¬ merly Bo water, issued its second profits warning…Page 25 Markets: The FT-SE 100 was up 19.6 to dose at a record high of 3,628-8. Sterling’s dipped from 823 to 82 2 after a fall from $13516 to $13460 and a rise from DM2.1794 to DM2.1S34_ Page 28 Motor rallying: Colin McRae was 39sec behind Caries Sainz, his Su¬ baru team-mate and rival for the world championship, after the sec¬ ond day of the RAC Rally. Page 48 Football: If Nottingham Forest are to progress as England’s lone stan¬ dard-bearer in Europe, their pa¬ tience will need exercising to the full in their Uefa Cup tie against Lyons-Page 44 Rugby union: The Rugby Football Union has set aside nearly £13 million for the payment of the Eng¬ land management team as well as 50 of the best players-Page 45 Cricket No play was possible on the final day of the first Test be¬ tween South Africa and England in Pretoria after rain fell for the fourth successive day_Page 48 Lyric triumphs: London and Paris are enjoying major operatic suc¬ cesses. At Covent Garden the young Argentinian tenor Jose Cura confirmed his golden potential, while the Theatre de Chateiet un¬ veiled a production of Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron -Page 34 Bourgeois tendencies: Feted as one of the world’s foremost sculp¬ tors. the 84-year-old Louise Bour¬ geois is only now receiving her first British retrospective_Page 35 Huddersfield premieres: Britain’s top new-rausic festival has swung into action with an impressive pro¬ gramme of premieres_Page 34 MacCalg honoured: Literary fig¬ ures will gather in Edinburgh to celebrate the Sth birthday of the poet Norman MacCaig—Page 36 Yesterday’s men: Giles Coren finds out what the pandits think of the first the new Beaties single for 25years, and David Sinclair gives a rode critic’s verdict-.Page 17 Royal recovery: Rosemary Righter writes from experience about the Queen Mather’s hip replacement operation and the process of reha¬ bilitation afterwards…..— Page 16 Pink and fight ) Poland’s new Preadfaff.is fifedy to prove a biddabte paitaer fcc the Wesv anxious to : show .thaf his embrace of democracy ‘ ■>’£. ‘ V. -.1 BUSINESS 29 The takeover inside track in The Times 100 THE ARTS 34-36 SPORT 43-48 • y- Scotland’s national i•• % j /*1 Australia bask treasure: poet “IK * in 9 lor Y of Norman MacCaig —^ another victory TIMES SAUCE AND BUSINESS SENSE Success secrets 31 BUSINESS EDITOR Lindsay Cook TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 ‘j=- Rexam hit by second warning By Patricia Tehan REXAM, the packaging group formerly known as Bo water, has issued its second profits warning in three months, blaming high pulp prices, destock¬ ing and weak demand. The company said in August that it expected re¬ sults for the year to be below expectations, dose to last year’s £231 million pre-tax profit However, yesterday it said that in view of current trading, it expected 1995 profits to be about 20 per cent lower — which would mean a pre¬ tax figure of £185 million. The margin on sales would fall from 93 per cent in the first half to about 8 per cent Rexam said. The surprise profit warning sent the shares down 37p, to 335p. against a year’s high of 517p. David Lyon, chief execu¬ tive, said that in spite of the bad news, institutional shareholders were stOt “strongly behind” die com¬ pany and understood its long-term strategy. He said that the com- Chancellor comes under pressure to help ailing housing market Home loans lowest since 1979 By Robert Miller and Janet Bush but was continuing to fol¬ low its strategy of growing its “eight dusters of busi¬ nesses on an international basis” and continuing in¬ vestment in research and – development. Mr Lyon is to retire at 60 next March. He had hoped that a successor would be appointed by the end of the year. Yesterday he said that he hoped to announce an appointment in the first six weeks of next year. Rexam is making a $41 million acquisition of The Mark Industries, a Con¬ necticut-based lipstick case market supplier, to expand its position in the interna¬ tional lipstick packaging market The deal indudes freehold properties worth $21 million. In a stock market state¬ ment, Rexam said volatile demand for raw materials continued “to have a detri¬ mental effect” on it CALLS for Budget measures to help the housing market have intensified after net mortgage advances fell to their lowest monthly level since 1979, the year the Conservatives came to power. MPs from both sides of the House joined leading industry figures in calling cm the Gov¬ ernment to provide practical help to restore consumer confi¬ dence in the £350 billion home loans industry. The Halifax, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, called for Stamp Duty to be abolished. The Building Societies Asso¬ ciation (BSA), whose members account for more than 50 per cent of the mortgage market, said that net advances in October were £295 million compared with £614 million in the previous month and the £281 million recorded in De¬ cember 1979. Savings in-flows remained healthy, with E702 million in October against £903 million in September. Net mortgage lending by banks in October was £509 million, down £85 million on September, according to fig¬ ures yesterday from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA). Consumer credit in general grew more strongly, with banks lending £505 million. The weak mortgage lending components of yesterday’s fig¬ ures underlines the case for lower base rates. But M4 money supply figures showed a rise of 0.7 per cent in October, taking the annual rate of growth to 8.7 per cent from 8.2 per cent M4 lending was up by E5.4 billion, a larger increase than the £4.1 billion recorded in September. Pieter Williams, head of research at the BSA, which also announced that gross mortgage lending in October was £2.6 billion compared with £2.7 billion the previous month, said: “Over recent months total lending activity, measured by either the gross advances or net new commit¬ ments data, has remained fairly steady compared with previous year levels. This is especially the case after allow¬ ing for the fact that figures since August 1995 no longer indude Cheltenham & Glou¬ cester.” C&G is now the offi¬ cial retail mongage arm of Lloyds Bank. Noting that most new mort¬ gages business is people re¬ mortgaging their homes, Mr Williams said: -Reflecting the very low levels of property transactions generally, die number of loans advanced by building societies for acrn.it house purchase has fallen by 17 per cent in the first ten months of this year compared with the corresponding period in 1994.” Mr Williams added: “The general cuts in personal tax¬ ation likely to be announced in this month’s Budget may help to build consumer confidence over time, but there is also a strong case for the Chancellor to announce specific addition¬ al and immediate measures to help the housing market” Nicholas Winterton, Tory MP for Maodesfield, has campaigned for such help since early summer. He said: “The situation in the housing market is now dire. If we are Pennington _. to avoid free-fall, homeowners have every right to look to government to deliver policies nexi week in the Budget” He urged the Government to “generate the increase in housing market activity thai is essential if the economy as a whole is to begin to grow to fulfil the potential that other indicators suggest it has”. Alistair Darling. Labour’s City spokesman, said: “The main reason the housing mar¬ ket is so flat and growth activity is so low is because of people’s deep fear of unem¬ ployment and the complete uncertainty as to what the future holds.” Money supply is now grow¬ ing near to the top of the Government’s 3 per cent to 9 per cent monitoring range and is known to be causing con¬ cern at the Bank of England. However, City economists said that there are various reasons for M4″s strong growth which do not necessar¬ ily signal a pick-up in econom¬ ic activity or inflation. Top Tesco post for Leahy TERRY LEAHY, deputy man¬ aging director of Tesco, is expected shortly to be appoint¬ ed chief executive of the super¬ market chain. Sir Ian MacLaurin will remain chairman of Tesco and will work dosely alongside Mr Leahy who will adopt what is a new title on Tesco ^5 board. Mr Leahy has been a member ofTesco’S board since 1992. He joined the company in 1979 and held several marketing appointments until 1986 when he became a com¬ mercial director of Tesco Stores. Sir Ian, 58, has stamped his authority on the company since he took over as chairman in 1985. There has been specu¬ lation within die City as to whether Tesco would seek outside talent, or promote from within. In the event, Tesco has chosen the latter course. Sir Ian is expected to retire in two years’ time and will hand over the UK’s most successful supermarket Cham, Leahy: lead role in terms of sales, to an as yet undisclosed successor. Sir Ian, who is also a non¬ executive director of Guin¬ ness, NatWest and Gleneagles, joined Tesco as a management trainee in 1959 and was appointed to the board in 1970. He became managing director in 1973, and deputy chairman a de¬ cade later. In 1985 he took over as chairman from Sir Leslie Por¬ ter, son-in-law of the late Sir Jack Cbhen who founded Tesco on a “pile them high, sell them cheap” philosophy. A subsequent attempt by Sir Leslie’s wife. Dame Shirley porter, to join Tesco’s board was rebuffed. Sir Ian is widely credited in the City with having overseen Tesco’s transformation from a family dominated company to one of the UK’s most aggres¬ sive retail chains. With Sir Ian’s retirement nearing, the format of Tesco’s board will come under in¬ creasing scrutiny, by City institutions and retail rivals alike. In September, Tesco re¬ vealed a 25.6 per cent rise in raid-year sales to £5.9 billion, with like- for-like sales up 10 per cent Pretax profits rose 15.1 per cent to £290 million, with market share rising from 10.6 per cent to 12.6 per cent On the stock market yester¬ day Tesco’s shares held steady at284p. BUILDING SOCIETY MORTGAGE LENDING – NET ADVANCES ■TV:* m%mm £7^7Gm Ten months to end ol October 79 1980 81 82 83 84 1985 86 87 88 89 1990 91 92 93 94 1995 Stockpiles signal slower growth By Our Economics Correspondent THE British economy would not have grown at all in the third quarter if there had not been a huge build-up of stocks, in itself a sign that growth could deteriorate even more in the months ahead. The figures convinced the City that the Chancellor will soon push for lower interest rates. The prospect sent ster¬ ling to another record low on its effective index against a basket of currencies. It closed at 822 against Friday’s previ¬ ous record low of 823. The Shares surge to record before Budget By Michael Clark SHARE prices on the London stock market closed at an alttime high ahead of next week’s Budget Prices opened on a firm note, anticipating that the Dow Jones industrial aver¬ age would dimb above the 5,000 level for the first time after President Clinton’s an¬ nouncement that he had reached agreement with Congress on the US Budget At one stage, the FT-SE 100 index surged 30 points to a new high of 3,6393 cheered by an upward revi¬ sion of the third-quarter GDP. But a hesitant start to trading in New York, which saw the Dow briefly breach 5,000, left prices in London below their best. The index saw its lead reduced to 19.6 at 3.6283, Stock market, page 28 Central Statistical Office re¬ ported that gross domestic product rose by 0.4 per cent in the third quarter. Preliminary figures had shown growth of 03 per cent and a year-on-year rate of 2.4 per cent Non-oil GDP grew by 03 per cent against 03 per cent in prelimi¬ nary estimates. This pushed down its yeax-on-year growth rate to 2.1 per cent, the lowest rate since the second quarter of 1993. The mix of growth was also worrying, with consumer spending up 0.7 per cent but investment down by a sharp 22 per cenL Imports out¬ stripped exports and con¬ struction fell sharply. The 0.4 per cent rise in total GDP came only because there was a large build-up of stocks, which boosted GDP by 0.4 per cent When these stocks start moving they wfll be a signifi¬ cant drag on GDP and growth in the next two quarters could be very weak. The Bank of England has expressed concern that a build-up of stocks could de¬ press growth quite sharply and it is likely that yesterday’s figures will have softened its opposition to lower base rates. Experience in America, with a build-up of stocks and then a shake-out suggests that out¬ put price inflation will slow sharply and keep retail prices subdued, Michael Saunders of Salomon Brothers said. Two impediments to lower interest rates are sterling’s weakness and strong growth in M4 money supply. Nuclear chief Collier dies By RdssTieman INDUSTRIAL CORRESPONDENT THE death of John Collier, chairman of Nuclear Electric. Britain’s biggest state-owned atomic generator, on Saturdaycasts a shadow over government plans to float Nuclear Electric’s most mod¬ em power plants, together with those of Scottish Nuclear, next June or July. As chairman of Nuclear Electric and deputy chairman of British Energy, the new holding company created for privatisation. Mr Collier, 60, was to have played a key role in the sale. A chemical engineer by training, he climbed through tiie ranks of the Central Elec¬ tricity Generating Board to become head of the its power- station building programme in 1983, when nudear projects headed the agenda. In 1987 he was appointed to lead the Atomic Energy Au¬ thority. the technology lead body for Britain’s nuclear Collier, campaigned industry. But in 1990. after plans to privatise Britain’s nuclear power industry were abandoned, he was brought back to run Nuclear Electric, with a portfolio of atomic power plants accounting for a quarter of the electricity used in England and Wales. There he presided over an outstanding improvement in productivity and plant avail¬ ability, combined with big reductions in output cost. He also campaigned to rebuild the industry’s blighted image, and for privatisation. Nuclear Electric is set to be vested on January 1, in prepa¬ ration for a flotation, together with Magnox Electric, con¬ taining older plants destined to remain in the public sector. Bob Hawley, chief executive, is expected to take the work forward while Ian Lang, president of the board of trade, appoints Mr Collier’s successor. Mr Lang is expected to seek a candidate who. like Mr Collier, combined long operat¬ ing experience in the nudear industry with a strong under¬ standing of the engineering principles. One likely candi¬ date is Ray Hall, chief execu¬ tive-designate of Magnox Electric. But Brian Eyre, chairman of the AEA Govern¬ ment Division, and Derek Pboley. its chief executive, may also be front runners. Obituary, page 21 Business today FT-SE 100_ 362&S (+10.61 Yield… 3.94% FT-SEAAfl share 1776J7 (+7.47) mkei _ 18383.82 (+232.60) NewYoric Dow Jones_ 4992.48 (+2.53}* S&P Coni posits 599.06 (-1.01)* Federal Funds…. Long Bond. IOVii* ZV ~ UONDOMWOfffi’f 3-mth Interbank. BW (8V*>) Uffe long gOt future (Dee)_ 108*» ( 108 ‘M NewYoric $_ 1.5493* (1.5433) London; 5_ 1.5497 (1.5508) DM…. 2.1888 (2.1733) FFr. 7.5360 (7.50701 SFr.- 1.7643 (1.7807) Yen_… 157.14 (158.12) C Index_ 82J? (82.3) mmmm London: DM_ 1.4095* (1.4073) FFr.. 4.8562* (4.8482) SFr—… 1.1380* (1.1385) Yen_ 101.32* (102.15) $ Index-.. 93J> (93.1) Tokyo dose Yen 102.75 Brent 15-day (Feb) S1&60 (516.65) …. .. tv*’,■**’.V.- London cksa_ S38&40 (5386.55) * denotes midday trading price Rowland seeks to bar Lonrho merger By COlin Campbell TINY ROWLAND, ousted from Lonrho’s board in Nov¬ ember 1994 after a public and private fall-out with Dieter Bock, chief executive, is urging fellow Lonrho shareholders to block Mr Bock’s plans to merge Lonrho’s platinum in¬ terests with Gen cot’s Impala platinum mines. Mr Rowland, who with 63 per cent is Lonrho’s second- largest shareholder, promises a detailed circular outlining his objections, which will con¬ tain “interesting information”, is to follow shortly. Meanwhile, he says Lonrho’s platinum mines in South Africa are the compa¬ ny’s major asset. Shareholders are told they should “not lose control of a great mine” on the cheap. Mr Rowland said last night that three years ago Gen cot’s then chairman. Derek Keyes, offered to buy his (then) 16 per cent stake, or 94 million shares, at 260p a share. “I refused the offer when Gen cor told me that they would not extend the same terms to all other sharehold¬ ers,” Mr Rowland said. Mr Rowland’s latest rile against Mr Bode suggests he fears Gencor, which in recent years has made various offers to acquire Lonrho’s platinum interests, is “creeping” up on Lonrho again. Mr Bock holds 18 per cent of Lonrho. “In my opinion, further purchases of a major block of Lonrho shares would, com¬ bined with this [platinum] merger, put Gencor in control of Lonrho without a full offer.” Mr Rowland said. “It is my firm belief that this is the wrong deal and should be voted down.” he said. D&trJoJw’, NlfA ft twrtfyXfi’ tktfS fu’M- fit +.43%, w/wtmtv / I /n NW tfo trmm. Ycurs, ArmsfrthJ? 4.7% When it comes to feed rale mortgages, no-one tries harder than John Charcot Our latest rate of jut 4.49% (4.7% APR) unti October 1997 certainly deserves your full attention. This exceptionally aompetitiw mortjpgs is available far purchases 143 to 95% and remortgages of up to 80% of the property’s value. There are no compulsory insurances, and at the end of the term, you have the choice between antfher fixed rare or a variable rate. For a written quotation. oU John Charooi on (0171) 6117000. or Leeds (0113) 247 0338 or our new offices fa Cambridge (01223) 464 146 and Southampton (01703) 339 889. Alternatively, drop fa and see us at 10 -12 Great Queen Street. London, WC2B 5DD JOHN CHARCOL TALK ABOUT A BETTER MORTGAGE 0 17 1- 61 (-70 0 0 1 ^ 2 ^ CTarmrr»yifl«|rm^a > «r% l APR4-79£ )wd tohcrcanire tethc»ar^tre rate the red irrrair^rftfcniCT^^ Cl1750 Q5Qmbot^fc^ ff9vA4igi fee. gOsc^tetOT TtderrtteT) and £121# accrued rtac^U^ajto a muUcBre re Searty m 3 be reqwed IrriedinkaaMfc IMnencjnuiiQrsavdaUererefesl. AJtaniseartynfle tom da menage ganraem^berwed. l^cuatetin Odrfcrrtorterfipto l%rfte»ro^baro^n»y bettaf^/Wrrayv^.ireuarxerT^kerKj^rd J THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 Two call no evidence in Maxwell court case By A correspondent THE defence case in the marathon Maxwell trial end¬ ed yesterday without either Ian MaxweD or Larry Trachtenberg calling any evidence. Kevin Maxwell last week ended a four-week stint in the witness box at the Central Criminal Court defending himself against two charges of conspiracy to defraud pension funds. Yesterday, the 150th day of the trial, Edmund Lawson. QC, for Ian Maxwell, and Michael Hill, QC. for Mr Trachtenberg, each told the court that they were calling no evidence. Lord Justice Phillips then told the jury that this meant that all the evidence had been concluded and that it was now time for final speeches. They will begin today with Alan Suckling. QC for the prosecution, followed by coun¬ sel for all three accused. The judge told the jury of five men and seven women Bank Bank Buys Sens Australia S….. 2.19 2-03 Austria Sch …. 1S.45 1495 Betanitn Fr 40.15 43.85 2-195 2935 Cyprus CypC . Denmark Kr ._ 0.740 S.12 0.685 832 Rriand MKk … 7.10 645 Francs Fr 737 732 Germany Dm . 2J5 il4 Graecs Dr «… 37854 35354 Hong Kong S 1259 1159 Ireland Pt 102 094 Israel Shk.- 5.1500 45000 Italy Lira __ 2577.00 2422.00 Japan Yen. 172.79 156.79 Malta.-. 0586 0531 NettiefkfeGW ZB12 2.382 New Zealand S 252 250 Norway Kr …. 10.26 9.46 Poitugid Esc .. 24150 223 00 S Atnca Rd… ref. 532 Spain Pta_ 196.50 16250 Sweden Kr — 1050 10.00 Swnzertand Fr 151 1.73 TufVey Ura _… USA S- rater 776309 1.843 1.513 Rates tar smn> aeoiomrattwi bark notes only as suppBod by Barclays Bonk PUC. Dtttererrt rates apply lo travellers’ cheques. Rates as at dose at trading yesterday. that, after that, he would need a little time to prepare his summing up. He said that he intended to start summing up on Decem¬ ber II and would send the jury out when he had finished. If they had not reached a verdict on the first day, he said, he proposed to send them to a hotel for the night and on subsequent nights. If any of them had problems with that, they should inform his clerk. The judge altered the timing of this Thursday’s session because he is being sworn into the Privy Council after his ap¬ pointment as an appeal judge. Kevin Maxwell, 36, denies conspiring with his father, the late Robert Maxwell, to de¬ fraud the pension funds by misusing £100 million worth of shares in Scitex. an Israeli company. He, his brother fan. 39. and Mr Trachtenberg, 42. a former Maxwell financial adviser, deny a similar charge relating to £22 million worth of shares in Teva. another Israeli company. The prosecution alleges that, at the material time, the shares belonged to BIM (Bishopsgate Investment Management, which administered the pen¬ sion funds) and were not for the Maxwells to sell or pledge. The Crown claims that in the months before Robert Maxwell’s death at sea in Nov¬ ember 199), he and Kevin sold the Scitex shares to pay private Maxwell company debts. In the days after the tycoon’s death, the prosecution claims, the three accused pledged the Teva shares as security for a loan to try to prop up the collapsing empire. Kevin Maxwell has told the juiy that he believed that the ownership of the shares had been transferred from BIM to the Robert Maxwell group of companies and that, therefore, he had been acting honestly and in what he believed were the best interests of the group. The trial continues today. Robin Miller. Emap chief executive, is not concerned by an expected fall in advertising growth Emap warning after 53% rise ByEr/cReguly EMAP, the media group, re¬ ported interim earnings at the high end of City forecasts but gave a warning yesterday that slowing revenue growth, com¬ bined with higher paper costs, will take the sheen off second- half results. Emap, whose properties range from specialist maga¬ zines such a s Angling Times to Metro Radio in London, had pre-tax earnings of £33.9 mil¬ lion in the half-year to Septem¬ ber 30. up 53 per cent from the same period last year. The company made gains in all its business units, including com¬ mercial radio and Emap France, its latest acquisitions. David Forster, a Merrill Lynch analyst said the radio division was the best perform¬ er. Like-for-like advertising revenue rose 25 per cent in the first half, leading to radio operating profits of £5.4 mil¬ lion (Eli! million). The results include earnings from the Trans World Communica¬ tions stations acquired last year but only a small contribu¬ tion from the Metro Radio stations, bought for £102 mil¬ lion in mid-September. Emap. now owner of the largest UK commercial radio network with a 17.7 per cent audience share, said radio will Boeing strike comes to an end From Richard Thomson in newyork WORKERS at Boeing, the Seattle aircraft manufacturer, are claiming victory in a strike that has affected 35,000 staff and cut the company’s produc¬ tion by about 15 per cent this year. The 45-day strike is due to -end today after 20 hours of negotiation between the ma¬ chinists’ union and manage¬ ment over a three-year contract which gives workers protection against subcon¬ tracting work and improves serverance pay and pensions benefits. The deal, which workers are expected to ap¬ prove in a vote today gener¬ ates $450 extra for each employee over the next nine months on top of higher company benefits. The strike has helped to FOR A BETTER DEAL ON CAR AND HOME INSURANCE GO DIRECT TO NORWICH. Now, direct insurance from the name you know. • Top quality. 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The end of the strike comes at a crucial time for Boeing which is currently in negotia¬ tions with McDonnell Doug¬ las, the military aircraft manufacturer, over a possible merger or asset swap that could create the world’s larg¬ est aerospace group. contribute 20 per cent of full- year profits, rising steadily over the next few years. Mr Forster said rising radio earnings is among the main reasons behind ms foil-year pre-tax profits estimate of £85 million, or 26.3p per share, up from his previous estimate of £815 million. Anthony De Larringa of Panmure Gordon also expects full-year profits of £85 million against his last estimate of £S2~miUion. The company’s pre-tax prof¬ its included a £3.9 million charge for restructuring busi¬ nesses acquired in the first half. Earnings per share rose 34 per cent to 10.6p while turnover was up 43 par cent to £334.1 million. The interim dividend, payable on January 12. rises from 25p to 3.7p. Robin Miller, chief execu¬ tive, expects slower economic growth in the second half to take the momentum out of advertising revenue He pre¬ dicts advertising growth will rise 6 per cent against 8 per cent in the first halt “It’s not the end of the world, and ad levels will depend somewhat on what happens in the Bud¬ get.” he said. The shares dosed unchanged at 553p. Tempos, page 28 Dutch ultimatum over Fokker’s fate THE Dutch Government will allow Fokker togo to the wall unless a new pan-European regional aircraft company is formed embracing British Aerospace, Aerospatiale of France and Alenia of Italy. Hans Wijers. the Dutch Economics Minister, said. The threat comes as the crisis in Europe’s aerospace industry boils over into strike action over job cuts by aircraft industry workers at Daimler-Benz Aerospace (Dasa) in Germany. 1716 job cuts will accompany detail* of Dasa’s rescue plan, approved yesterday. Dasa is still negotiating with the Dutch Government about the future of Fokker, a minority partner in the Dasa subsidiary. Mr Wijers said Fokker must continue to assemble aircraft and play “a very important role” in a new European grouping. “When Dasa cheaply bought the majority of Fokker shares from the Dutch Government in 1993. it was agreed that Fokker would, have a leading position in a European group.” he said New jobs for Ulster UP TO 2,000jobs are to be created in Northern Ireland in six investment projects which are expected to be announced this week. It is understood that Sir Patrick May hew, the Northern Ireland Secretary, will this morning announce the creation of 1,000 jobs at Monmpet. the FTOnch-owned manufacturer of car components in Belfast Sir Patrick will announce the details at the Belfast headquarters of the Northern Ireland Industrial Development Board which has attracted the new investments. C&W power struggle BOARD members of Cable & Wireless were meeting last night in an effort to break a bitter power struggle between Lord Young, executive chairman, and James Ross, chief executive. The company is likely to make an announcement today about the outcome. C&W said “legal reasons” prevented it from making an announcement last night while the London Stock Market was closed It is expected that that one of the two executives will announce his early retirement today. Capital plan in store CAPITAL & Regional Counties, the property group, unveiled plans to spruce up the Wembley area after it bought the local retail park and industrial estate for £16 million. Capital & Regional said it had identified opportunities to enhance the value of the north London estate, bought from Clerical Medical, which it said was in need of upgrading. There are 23 stores at the site, including MFI, Carpetright and WH Smith, as well as industrial units. LCH set for shake-up A CHANGE in the ownership structure of the London Gearing House, used by all City futures markets to dear contracts, is likely to be agreed next week, according to Michael Jenkins, an LCH director. The London Metal Exchange has been concerned about the effect on its clearing system, rf LCH changes meant that the LME was effectively clearing through another exchange. If unable to agree on changes, the LME could opr for a dealing system of its own. Accounting rule change Companies dftanf&^ffj^ comparative figures to disclose the effeqr of the dumge-orr their current year’s ‘figures, the Accounting Standards Board’s urgent ssues task force has ruled in a clarification of company law. It applies fo accounts for.tradiri§years ending after December 22 Under existing standard FRS3, com¬ panies already must shfiw what the previous year’s figures would have been if the new poticy had been applied.’ LEGAL & PUBLIC NOTICES 0171-782 7344 PUBLIC NOTICES late October I9R pertodara to A LrwH. soUcNm. 4C LEGAL NOTICES LEPHAWK LIMITED NOTICE IS HEREBY OVEN RvH « mrcUng of ttv cradllen of Dk Bbotr Cum ratty, wih Be hold in accordance with tor provision* o# section 98 of uw Insolvency Art 1986, at Thomea Court. I Victoria Street. Windsor. Ben- mire SL4 1 MB on 30 November 1995 at |l .30pm. TTw purpoaen of toe meeting are lo iwrtvf a snHemeni d affairs and a re Bon on me company from a directors and. If tee credi¬ tors so wish. Id nominate a IHrul Qatar and appoint a liquidation commit lee. Mr D G J«m ol Price Wotcrhouse. Thames Court. 1 Victoria Street. Windsor. Berk¬ shire SLA l MB rteteyhonr: 101763) 7622441 will provide a creditor, free of charge, with Information concerning Bve affairs of the company uiat may reasonably be reutdml. Pram the lmehHHMV Ruin 1986 nance is hereby given mm i. peter Noonan spratt, and mjr partner Dtpankto- Mohan Ghosh, LJcnwd Insolvency Pnunuionerv of Thames Court. 1 Victoria Street. Windsor. Bmahlr* «L4 IHB were opootnlcd Uquldatora of me above Company by tee MoiMn an 6 November 1996 peter Norman SoraU IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff. THE RESSODfCE AND REAL PROPERTY AT 39 BOLTON CARDENS. EARL’S COURT. LONDON SWS. and/or THE PROCEEDS REALIZED FROM THE SALE OF THE SAID PROPERTY. TOWTT, £325 000 1 POUNDS STERLING 1 – MORE OR LESS. Defendant |3UI Action No 9&00473-CB-C PUBLICATION ORDER WHEREAS. Ihe United Stole) of America riled lu Complaint tar Forfeiture Wi Rem on June IS*. 1996. wlte tee United Stain District Court tor Hie Southern DMrict of Alabama apteral Uie Defendant Residence and Real Property at 39 Bdtton Cardona. Earl’s Court. London SW6. and/or the Proceeds Remised from tee Sale of ihe sun Property. ToWW. £336.000 rpounds Storting), mare 1 or lew: WHEREAS, by virtue of due t ranti m order to meet tee reaterereenta of tee law in such marten, tec United Stem of ARustca. by and mrouati.. toe Untied Stoics Attorney General or Her Duly Authorised Representative has wurd the Defendant Property, end has tt In custody Nonce w hereby given lo Oil persons claiming Ihe same or knowing or having anything lo say why the same should not M condemned as fortoiled to Utc me of Ihe Untied Stoles of America, pursuant fo the prayer of said Complaint, that ctetan for ssM Defendant Property ahaB be toed with tee United Slates District Court for Ihe Southern DMrki of Alabama. liSSI Joseph street. Mobile. Alabama 56602 (United Stalls of Amettcai. with a copy amt thereto to AaeMont United States Attorney Otorto A. Bedwtel. IM Dauphin SUtcL Suite 200. Mobile. Alabama M602 (United Stole* of America!. wUhln ten eld)days froth tet late date or pubtteauon or wtihln such additional tune os may be g Bowed by Uw Qauri. end that tee answer la uid Comptouii far Fo/Telrure shall be (Dvd within twenty cMi 4«in Iram Uk M d Uwtfttng o( tee ctaun. ■ WITNESS nty Rand, this SIM day of October. 1996. Marilyn-Ha* eno PtS TRICT DIRECTOR UNTTED STATES. CUSTOMS SERVICE – GRAHAM MAGNETICS EUROPE LTD flN MEMBERS’ VOLUNTARY U0U1DAT1ON1 COMPANY NUMBER: 2716966 NOTICE TO CREDITORS: OR 31 October 1996 tea above com¬ pany was ptooM Into Members’ Voluntary UqutdaOan ana John Roger Km and Marun FHfamoh of Abbots House Abbey Street Reading. BerfcthJre were ■pool Died Joint Uquktaion by tea Member*. The Joint Uoiddaton give notice ounuonl la Rum 4.182A at me teMvena) Rules 1986 teal the cntflfon of the company mug toad details, in writing, of gay rta&n against tee com Bony |p John Roger Hm or Martin FUuaon by ta January 1996. The Joini UauaLMon also gwm notice under the provision of Ride 4.1S2AI61 that thereafter they intend 10 make a final return to creditors who have submitted rtteim By id January (996 ana that there will bend further tustrl- btifton to creditors. The fins] return to cnwsn win ht> made without regard to Uw cUIm of any person in rested of n detR nor already proved. The company W able to pay all of us known creditors In full- OMC 1A KKWPiHUer 1998 JOHN R HILL. Jotm UquUOIor THE LEADENHALL DEVELOP VENT COMPANY LIMITED NOTICE. 18 HEREBY OVEN teat a meeting of tho creditors at the above company, will M held In accordance with uie proe ta to u a of seexton 98 of tee Insolvency Act 1986. at Thames Court. 1 Victoria Street. Windsor. Berk¬ shire SLA IHB on 30 November 1996 al IO JOsm. The purposes of tee meeting are 10 receive a statement of affairs and a report on iho company from a directors and, ir ter errdi lore so wish. 10 nominate a Uqul da lor and appoint a liquidation commlnee Mr D C Jones of Price Waterhouse. Thames Court. 1 Victoria Siren. Windsor. Bpr* •hire SLA IHB (telephone. -*za*ft9« FT-SE MW 250_3966J l+ZJJ FT-5E-A 350 .—- 1801.8 (*7.9) FT-SE Eunwradi 100 _ 144656 f 13.91) FT A All-Share_1776.971+7.47] FT Non Financials- 187586 fSJi) THE Italian Government is feeling rather insecure about the privatisation of Eni Not every broker or investment bank has been corralled into the global offering of 15 per cent . of the stare oil company’s shares but there are few left to take an independent view. Eni has been priced at a discount to leading oil companies and the explanations offered dwell an the usual concerns about volatile Italian politics and share markets. But there are more fundamental reasons why an investor might be wary of buying the stock. Eni is not really an international oil company but a domestic energy supplier. In 1994. three-quarters of its L7.537 billion of operating income was generated in Italy with 40 per cent from Snam. the piped-gas operation. About half of net income was earned by Agsp, the oil-exploration company. whose main strength is a virtual monopoly on JXSfr Italy’s Po Vallor. Protopn there is cheap with costs as tow as $2 per barrel and Agip makes three 1SS from Kalian barrels as from those drilled elsewhere. Unfortunately for Era. Agip’sPb Valley oil monopoly will end in January 1997 when outsiders begin tomusclem.. . That leaves Eni heavily exposed to a sm^e economy. It is a position that draws better comparison with Repsol’S dependence on SpaST rather than the higher ratings of a Shdl or Exxon. Moreover, the ItalianGovezu- ment is as keen as its Spanish counterpart to raise revenue and investors can expect further: tranches of Eni to be sold. The prospecf of further shares hitting the market will keep a lid on Em’s share price just as it has with Repsol. FT Fixed interest. FT Govt Secs- Bargains- SEAQ Volume_ USM (Dactstrml „ USS— German Mark — Exchange Index … _ 113.36 HE 17) _ 94J58 {-CL 15) –, 34870 . . 686.710 _ I88J6WH59) . L5460 (-00056) 2.1834 (+00050) –82-2 (-0.11 Emap Bant of England official dose (4pm) fcECU-1.1673 fcSDR-1X895 RP1-149.8 OCt 13-2%) Jan 1987=100 RPIX — 148.7 Od (2.9%) Jan 1987=100 . RECENT iSSU£^: Abirusi Aslan smilr 92 – -. Abtrusi Sml Cos Wts 32 – Arion props 9 BZW Eqts Tesco Elis 291 2 BenTield & Rea 102 Charwell uuj M creos mu 124 + 2 David Glass (60) 70 Entrprse Inns (145) 14S Guinness Flight 91 Guinness Flight u 191 Guinness Flight w 10 Heritage Baihs 1)25) 156 mtl Greetings 503 MultiMedla (45) 65 Northern Venture 97 Perp UKSmlC(ioO) 99 Schroder Asia Pc 96 Schroder Asia Pc wc 35 vero Group 277 * EMAPS solid gains in oper¬ ating margin came as a pleasant surprise to the mar¬ ket The growth was achieved with little help from circulation; consumer magazines suffered a rirmla- tion volume decline but ad¬ vertising revenue both in consumer and business titles grew by 10 per cent. Emap itself may have aid¬ ed the circulation decline. Rising paper prices posed a threat to its precious margins and in order to minimis e the effect the company aggres¬ sively targeted paper wast¬ age. Typically, some 25 per cent of magazines produced are never sold and Emap reckons it reduced its unsold production by one percent¬ age point Emap’s recent big gamble is local radio and the cynics who said the company paid too much when it bid £102 million for Metro Radio are having second thoughts. Radio is benefiting from a new interest from national advertisers and its propor¬ tion of total UK ad spend has risen from 2per cent three years ago to 4 per cent New advertisers have boosted both revenue and margins with more than half of Emap’s increased revenue raniing from higher rates. Emap believes it can defiv- er synergies across its radio network. Head office costs are easy to cut but the company must prove it can cut costs in advertising and programming- With more interest from nationwide ad¬ vertisers the plans are look¬ ing more credible. MARGINS TUNE IN EMAP V share price gw IVifssSeJ FT-SE ad-share price Index (rebased) ■ Nov Dec Jan Fab Mar Apr May Jun Jut Aug Sap Oct Nov Graseby . RIGHTS ISSUES Frpon Lets a/p (100) 15 Maybom n/p f2i0) 34 PUJangton n/p(i55) 49 + Rhino Group n/p {8} 6 *■ Superscape n/p (330) 86 – MAJORCHANGES RISES: Toy Options. AMcAipine. HKland . Panty .. Haynes PiA). Psion. Woodside. . 101pi~14p) … . I40p(+14p; . . 169p(-12p) — 2S5p (*15p) . . .. 668p(+28p) . 322p (*10p) .. .. 700p(-20p) Uovds. .., . 453p (+ 12p) 749p(*16p) FALLS: REXAM. . 335p (-37p) . 287p(-T0pi .4S0p I-10p) . 625p(-10pl Security Serv. . 930p'(-i0pj Closing Prices Page 33 THERE is a weary familiar¬ ity about the latest profits warning from Graseby. the electronics group. For the past five years, the company has wooed investors with its promises of success, but de¬ livered only heartache. In theory, next year should be the year the company finally makes good. Graseby has an exciting high-tech ponfolio in fashionable sec¬ tors such as medical and environmental instrumenta¬ tion. The financial problems caused by the recall of die faulty eheckweigher should be quickly overcome. That said, Graseby faces two fundamental problems and so far the company is making little headway in its efforts to resolve them. Graseby relies too heavily on the fickle American market which provides 45 per cent of its sales. Chief executive Paul Lester talks about refocusing the company on the Far East, but Graseby is a long way from making the Asian tigers its main market. Secondly, too much of the company’s core business re¬ quires a helping hand from governments around the world. When a change in government policy brings cutbacks in defence or the watering down of environ¬ mental legislation. Graseby bleeds. The result is that the com¬ pany generates less profits now than it did in 1989 before it launched a big restructur¬ ing programme” After the latest disappointment it is hard to believe that next year will finally herald . a new dawn. Filofax ALARM bells always ring ‘ when directors sell shares. Of¬ ten with good reason as tile view from the boardroom is backed by access to manage¬ ment accounts. In the case of filofax, yesterdays placing by three directors raises tiie ques¬ tion whether the miraculous recovery of the last five years has run its course. Filofax is a stranger busi¬ ness today than the stock market fashion accessory that was launched in the late 1980s. Personal organisers no longer symbolise the That- cherite workaholic but are used by everyone, from houswives to plumbers. The recent acquisitions of a greet¬ ings card maker and a leath¬ er goods manufacturer reduces the risk of exposure to a single product while thecore business is still show¬ ing underlying growth. Filofax shares have risen in from a low .of I3p five years ago to a peak of 275p last week. Filofax has ambitious expansion plans but the com¬ pany is still pushing a prod¬ uct with many imitators. Given the oontinumg expo- j sure of the company to Christmas gift sales and weak high street spending, investors ntight want to cash in any capital gains. Edited by Carl Mortished J – ; -vxqp» RATES F-ffiSi? 5SEP. i LONDON COMMODITY EXCHANGE COCOA Dec-93MW Mar-1050-1048 Mar-W2-97I May-IOSS- 1 O 54 May-98*987 Jul-unq Jul_1005-1004 Sep- Sep-1026-1025 Dec-1007-1036 Volume: 5383 ROBUSTA COFFEE (B) Nov_ 2455-2448 Jul_ 2020-2019 Jan- 2247-2246 SCP-1985-1980 | Mar ,-2155-2154 NOT- I960-1940 May- 3082-2081 Volume 42*0 WHITE SUGAR (FOB) I Roden o a _294M9L0 Spot S86S Dec_MUWtjO 1 Mir- 348.047 J Mar-29Q8-6&0 May-mo-37 I May-292*900 I Aug_329-5-29.6 Volume 1226 MEATS LIVESTOCK COMMISSION Average fatsroc* prices ai reprraematJve markets on November 17 CNF LONDON GRAIN FUTURES WHEAT BARLEY (dose tm (dMcCJQ Not-127 JS Not -mm Jan-1Z8J0 Jan-119.25 Mar-IJtLM Mar-121JS May-IJ2JD May-12125 Jul-13430 Sep-I1U5 Volume: 631 I volume: 31 POTATO (E/tJ Mar- Apr- May — Open close — unq 2700 … »U0 253 JS _unq 305.0 Volume: 27 (pftaslw) n* Sheep Cade GK 99.13 111.16 I24J2 I*H -2.14 -058 -4.13 Eog/WaJer_ 99.13 111.96 124.45 fin- -2.14 *1.+} -4A7 W – *70 -26j0 -aw Seottend:- unq 106.76 12X32 W-i – __ ~A34 -0.06 {%) ■■ – — -MO -18b ICIS-LOR (London 6.00pm) CRUDE OILS 1$/barrel FOB) Brent Physical- 1685 -02D Brail 15 day (Jan)-16.85 -0.15 Brail 15 day (Feb)-16.60 -005 W Taos Intermediate (Jan) isns -005 W Texan intermediate (Fetoi 17m -005 PRODUCTS ff/MT) Spot OF NW Europe (pnn^ii defirefy) | Premium Gas J5 &190[*2) 0:193 (+3) Gasoil EEC- 160 (n/0 161 (n/c) Non EEC IH Dec 162 Hi I63t*» Non EEC 1H Jan 161 (*ll 162(4-1) 35 Rid Oil- 87 (+2) 891+1) Naphtha– 149 l+J) I5K+J1 IPE FUTURES (GNI Ltd) GASOIL Dec_158-35-58.50 Mar. I53.75-54JB Jan — 157.35-5750 Apr – 15ZOT-52-25 Feb — 135-5056X0 Voi: 1997 BRENT (6.00pm) Ian_16.B5-16.86 Apr — 16J7-1630 Feb — 16.63-16-64 May – I6.15-J6.IS Mar-16.44-16-45 Vot 16401 (Offitiai) (Volume prev tog) LONDON METAL EXCHANGE Radotf Wolff Copper Gde a (tnonne)-Cash: 2998JKKWOO taste 37480-27500 Vot 1351500 Lead O’lonnq–—.— 73200-723X0 70200-70250 IWI825 Zinc Spec HI Gde d/tanne) _ 1024-5-IC05 j 3 KM&XVims 2*3450 Tin 8/tonne)_ 6jm»6J75i) 6405XWHIO0 36330 Aluminium HI Gde Cf/lorUK) I6JUH6365 16705-16715 10531CO Nickel U/lonne)_ 8410044200 851006520.0 53140 RUBBER (No 1 RSS Cffp/k) Dec_II1J5-IL1.75 BIFFEX (GNI UJJlO/pO High Low Close NOT 95 1780 1750 1760 Dec 95 1680 1610 1620 Jan 96 1620 I5» 1550 Apr «>6 1605 1605 1520 Vot 505 lots Open Interest: 3937 Index I7S3 *5 Period Open High Low Sen Vot FT-SE 100 Dec 95 – 36370 3651.0 3625.0 3629X3 10407 Fieri mb open Irnerat 74220 Mar 96 — 36660 J67U 36525 3652.0 2706 FT-SE 250 Dec 95 _ 34850 3985×3 30730 597010 205 Provlaus open interest 3618 Mur 96 40I5J0 0 Three Month Sterling Previous open Interest: JTOZ8 Dec 95 93.44 9145 93.42 93.42 7736 Mar 96 _. 9X67 93.68 9JA3 93.63 8551 Jun 96 ._ 9171 93.73 9X67 9369 4110 Three Mth Eurodollar Dec 95 _ 9627 0 Prevtousopen interest: no Mar 96 _ 9434 0 Three Mth Euro DM Dec 9*5 .- 96.08 96xJ9 96JJ7 96X* 7942 Previous open merest: 88277? 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Z £> IJ52> THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 ANALYSIS 29 THE TIMES CITY DIARY -—#- Good tuning with Panorama RICHARD DICKSON, wtM> last year took early retirement from De Beers jtfter 33 years of service, has lost none of his sense of timing. His first public company directorship was announced yesterday on the day that his chairman was over from Australia to spread the wend about an alluring new gold project in Kenya. The company just hap¬ pens to be called Pan¬ orama. As the critics are saying this morning of last night’s TV programme of the same name, “worth watching”. Shadow boxing MEANWHILE, Gordon Brown, the Shadow Chan¬ cellor. is a man who knows his limitations. He took the opportunity as guest speaker at The Sunday Times KPMG Budget lunch in aid of die British Dyslexia Association to unvefll an important tax pledge. But he listed all the news items he was having to compete with for a headline — the Prime Minister’s speech last night the Bosnian peace talks, the outside chance of a verdict in the Rosemary West case. But. of course, the Panorama interview was always destined to be the top story. Panorama. Brown quipped, has a very broad view of current af¬ fairs these days. He won¬ dered whether the Prin¬ cess might make a short detour from personal reve¬ lations and say what she thought should be in the Budget “That’s our latest—an electronic profit warning.” Prize charities FEATURED among the winners at yesterdays 12th Charity Annual Report and Accounts Awards, sponsored by die Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, were “green” and home¬ less charities. This year a record 598 organisations entered their accounts. Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund. The Depaul Trust. and Earls Court Homeless Famffies Project won first prize in their respective categories, and each picked up £2,000- Insurance case NO WONDER some in¬ surance companies are sceptical. WorldCover Dir¬ ect is examining a chum from a man who put his case under a train seal. nodded off for the eight- hour journey, and woke to find all that was left was fiie frame of die suitcase. He asserts a rat or mouse must have eaten foe outer cover and the entire con¬ tents- He is claiming for two mohair suite, foor pans of crocodile skin Sees, six silk shirts, wo bottles of whisky and two of aftershave, one box of dears and various items or gentleman’s jeweDny. “We’re looking into n. Ian McAllister, centre, chairman of Ford, backs the analysis of his company in The Times 100 teaching material for business studies students Classrooms gain insight into what makes business tick O ne of the most extensive business studies projects gets under way this week when thousands of packs begin to be transported across the country to every secondary school and college. The Times 100 project is intended to supplement the text books for all business studies students taking the GCSE and A levels with real-life case studies from business and industry. About 6D00 schools and colleges will receive the pack this week. Sponsored by more than 50 leading companies, die business studies package should help to bridge the gap between class¬ room theory and the problems and challenges facing businesses. They give the reasons behind big takowers involving household names, other key derisions taken by industry and some of the strategies that the companies featured are employing. Research fay Understanding Indus¬ try, commissioned by the Goitre for Applied Social and Organisational Research at the University of Derby, shows that wily 22 per cent of 16- to 19- »year-olds saw themselves working in industry. Most shared a negative view of it. “It just seems monotonous” and “You don’t get anywhere” were two of the comments. The research also indicated a much higher level of social awareness than business awareness, and although doctors and engineers were perceived to be worth the salaries they receive, managers were not More wonyingly, the participating students had a poor knowledge of industry. More than 50 per cent could not even name three top British companies. 77ie Times 100 project was developed to bridge the information gap and to give students a dear idea of bow industry works. In addition to case studies and support material on com¬ puter disks, TTie Times J0O pack has an introduction to understamting busi¬ ness, industry and the working of the City and the business. City and economics coverage of The Times. Companies supporting the scheme indude Abbey National, – Allied Domecq, British Steel, Cadbury Schweppes. Coca-Cola, Dalgety, Fbrd. Hillsdown Holdings, IBM, Ladbroke Group. National Power, Prudential Redtitt & Colman and Seiko. The sponsoring companies have not only assisted the scheme financially but have given open access to their derision- making process so that students can Lindsay Cook on how The Times 100 shows students industryjis exciting understand the thinking behind key issues faring the companies now. Roam, the packaging and printing group, which changed its name from Bo water in September, details the thinking behind abandoning a well- established name and choosing a new me that many people have difficulty spelling. The Rexam case study states: “A strong global name is as much a strategic asset Ah’ a business as are its information systems, human resources and range of products.” The inability to use one name for the whole group, because it did not have the right to use tiie Bowater name in America, had become an increasing disadvantage. The company felt a name-change was a commercial neces¬ sity and used professional name- change advisers, and consulted customers, management and the workforce. The name chosen had to be acceptable to all andvmore important¬ ly, not be used anywhere in the world and not mean anything rude in any language. Ford decided to allow access to its Employee Development and Assis¬ tance Programme — a joint union and company initiative. The programme was deemed necessary because the Ford workforce is. in general less qualified than the workforces of lead¬ ing international competitors. About 80 per cent of the current workforce wifi still be with Ford in the year 2000 and the company d e ri d e d it was necessary to make sure that it is educated to a level to meet industry’s needs now land in the future. Courses organised are taken voluntarily and in the employees’ own time. During the first five years, 100,000 applications have been processed, and last year a third of the employees were involved in 60 courses, with computer literacy topping those chosen and German. Spanish arid French not far behind. fan McAllister, chairman of Fbrd UK. praised the analysis of his com¬ pany and of the others in the package. “The material which Ford, and others, have produced in collaboration with The Times team has resulted in a powerful collection of teaching and learning materials.” he said. H e continued: The principle of business working with schools and colleges is one which Fbrd has actively supported for many years and I am very pleased that Ford is associated with the new Times {00 initiative.” Peter Stothard, Editor of The Times. said: “We hope that the project will be useful to students and will give them a real understanding of business and industry. We are proud to be associated with it” Allied Domecq revealed the rationale behind the acquisition of Domecq last year. It is part of the company’s strategy of building up a strong global presence in the wine and spirits market “In An on-site fitness centre for Ford employees shown in the study pack business there is a simple rule, if you can build up the predominant market share then the profits will follow.” says the case study. It is important to be aware of the environment now and how it is likely to change over the next five or 20 years, the study adds. The company says that it has locked well ahead and that it visualises that, in 20 years’ time, its profit will arise evenly from around the world, with one third coming from an expanded European Union, one third from the Americas and one third from the Pacific Rim. Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. In the soft-drink market. Cadbury Schweppes looks at its acquisition of Dr Ftepper/Seven-Up, the American company, and explains that although die brands may not be well-known here, the company had an U-6 per cent share in America last year and was one of the fastest-growing companies. Dr Pepper, the oldest soft drink nationally distributed in the US, was created in 1885. a century after Jacob Schweppe perfected his process for manufactur¬ ing mineral water in Geneva. In 1993 Cadbury Schweppes had just 4.9 per cent of the US market combining with Dr Pepper/Seven-Up gave it a 163 per cent share of the world’s largest soft-drinks market During the takeover, the project was given the code name “potato” because spud was an anagram of DP/SU, but the deal was not small potatoes. The total cost of buying the outstanding shares was £1.6 billion, with £1.1 billion funded by banks and £500 million from shareholders. The deal was completed in March this year. The case study looks at the strategic planning of Cadbury Schweppes and the compa¬ ny’s vision that it can become the number one noneola beverage com¬ pany in the world. The education packs have been 1 developed after consultation with teachers who complained that material on business studies was soon out of dale and contained fictitious examples of companies. Teachers wanted real examples of companies in foe news. Now that the first year of the project is complete, teachers are asked to evaluate the material in a question¬ naire and make suggestions as to how it can be improved next year. The Times 100 team will keep in touch with schools and colleges by E- mail. Fbrther information can be obtained from TheTimesJOO. Business Communications Centre. Ashley House, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, LS23 6EA or (telephone 01937 541541). Contra cts with British Gas must be made null and void From Mr Keith Foster Sir, It was with incredulity, indignation and infuriation that I read the headline “Cus¬ tomers may have to share British Gas loss” (November 11 ). As you state. British Gas has long-term take-or-pay con-. tracts with North Sea gas producers, agreed when Brit¬ ish Gas held the monopoly position for supplying custom¬ ers in the UK When British Gas was pri¬ vatised. one of tbe agreements was that it would continue to ; enjoy this monopoly for a farther 20 years. Hus agree¬ ment has not been honoured. – The industrial market has been opened to competition arid the British Gas share has dropped ‘to 35 per cent Tbe domestic market is be ing openedprogressrvelytocompe- Keepingthe focus on the real tax issue FivmMrPetokVfynuin Sir, Robert Bruce reporting an foe English ICA tax faculty’s 1995Philip Hardman memori¬ al tednre (Why taxpayers need a Mr Nice Guy, Accountancy, Novembers) summarised suc- rinedy and deafly foe central point of foe lecture presented fry-“Dawd Goldberg, QC, tition. What was not reported is foe discrepancy between foe longterm contract price — 2pp/therm — and foe current spot price, 7p/themL litile wonder that the North Sea producers wish to enforce foe current Jong-term con¬ tracts and the financial pos¬ ition of British Gas is so weak. I reflected on how a some¬ what similar situation in 1973 was handled As many of your readers will recollect, Opec imposed a substantial parent¬ age increase in foe price of erode dB. The oil companies, many of whom are produces of North Sea gas today, who sold crude .and products an long-term. fixed-price contracts, realised foal their position was untena¬ ble. Therefore, they invoked force majeure and agreed new namely that a new tribunal is required “to control foe exer¬ cise of the Revenue’s power of care and management”. Regrettably, writing in foe Any Other Business column, he then implied that 1 was opposed to this idea. I am not. As well as being an eminent tax QC, David Goldberg is one of the most engaging members of the Revenue Bar. jn his efforts to entertain his audience, he engaged in some contracts with their custom¬ ers, including foe then region¬ al gas boards. The conse¬ quences were that the Western consumers paid more and the producers became wealthy i overnight It seems to me that now. we need a “force major” to insist that all existing contracts with British Gas are declared nidi and void and that new ones are agreed reflecting foe cur¬ rent conditions. In that way, British Gas would not be c omp ro m ised and, much . more importantly, all foe gas consumers in the UK could enjoy lower prices now. Yours faithfully. KETTH FOSTER, Aril House, Hog Lane.. Ashley Green. Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Revenue-bashing and. in the process, somewhat exaggerat¬ ed the extent of Revenue maladministration to foe evi¬ dent discomfort of many present from both the Revenue and professions. My intervention at foe end (ti the debate was intended to prevent this from obscuring foe real issue, , that is, that when things do go badly wrong, as eveiyone accepts they do from time to time. Building societies are failing nation in their rush to turn into banks From Mr David M. Parkes Sir. So foe building societies are paying out £11 billion to members in their headlong rush to convert themselves into banks. As if we haven’t enough banks already! What a missed opportunity! The building society move¬ ment was established in the last century to encourage thrift and to enable ordinary people to acquire a roof over their heads without first having the requisite capital sum. Work¬ ing expenses were kept to a minimum and most societies were essentially mutual friendly societies. Tones have changed and there is now an urgent need for an enlarged rented sector. there is still a gap in the taxpayer’s armoury of defences. David’s proposals would go a long way to filling foe void. Justice requires that his ideas are given very fiill and serious coftaderation. Yours faithfully, PETER L WYMAN, Head of Tax, Coopers & Lybrand, 1 Embankment Place, WC2. We are lagging way behind other developed countries, such as Germany and foe USA. If the Government were serious about injecting some life into the housing market, it should encourage the building societies to establish housing corporations offering houses at affordable rents. Matched funding from the Government would be an effective carrot and would provide help where it is really needed. The building societies are foiling the nation by diverting from their original raison d’etre. Their business is to provide housing at affordable houses. Cobblers should slide to their lasts. Yours faithfully, DAVID M» PARKES. The Dower House. Church Walk, Wrington, Bristol. Letters to foe Business and Finance section of Tbe Times era be sent by fax on 0171-7825112. Brown breaks grey orthodoxy F or tbe first time in are taxed at 40 per cent By years, Britain seems to abolishing the seven-yeai be gearing op for a rule, the rale could probabh F or tbe first time in years, Britain seems to be gearing op for a worthwhile debate about taxes. That may sound like a strange reaction to yester¬ day’s speech by Gordon Brown, dismissed in ad¬ vance as nothing more than “gimmicks” by foe Institute of Fiscal Studies. But this instant judgment was quite wrong. For too long, politi¬ cians and fiscal experts have bamboozled the public into believing that tax policy shook! be judged by only two objectives: simplicity and foe steady reduction of an arbitrary number called the “standard rate of tax”. Today, many Tory politi¬ cians believe that a cut in foe standard rate offers their party its one slim hope of electoral survival even though such a cut will only draw attention to tbe much bigger clandestine tax in¬ creases imposed since 1992 on the middle class. Gordon Brown’s speech ought to make tbe Tories think again. Far from being a fraud or a gimmick, Mr Brown’s plan for a tapering tax structure, starting from a very low rate such as 10 per cent, offered an attractive alternative to the Tory view that foe standard rate is the only thing that matters. It. also challenged the Treasury and IFS orthodoxy that tax systems should be made ever-simpler, with the smallest possible number of rates, allowances and in¬ come bands. And in contrast to tiie expropriative tax plan Labour published before foe 1992 election, Mr Brown’s alternative would redistrib¬ ute income only gently, and over a long period of lime. Whether Mr Brown can torn tbe tables on the Tories and make taxes a “Labour issue” will largely depend on whether the Chancellor can think of something more imaginative to do in his Budget than merely cut the standard rate. Two distinctively Tory policies, directed specifically at middle-class voters, come to mind. One would be to reform inheritance tax — at a minimum, by eliminat ing the seven-year rule which allows the really rich to put their assets in trust during their lifetimes without pay¬ ing a penny of tax, While middle-class people who cannot afford to lose control of their assets before death are taxed at 40 per cent By abolishing the seven-year rule, the rate could probably be reduced to 15 per cent or less, without loss of revenue. Reform of this kind has repeatedly been considered, but always abandoned — largely because of tbe oppo¬ sition of the life assurance industry, which coins money by devising avoid¬ ance schemes to take advan¬ tage of tbe iniquitous seven- year rule. It is surely time to defy this special pleading. Another distinctive tax policy, with more of a popu¬ list appeal would be to restore foe value of the married couple’s allowance. The Treasury, in its obses¬ sion with “fiscal neutrality”, has cut this back almost to the point of abolition, turn¬ ing Britain into the only major industrialised coun¬ try with no si gnifican t tax privileges for marriage. OECD figures show that foe average single worker in Britain pays 26.5 percent of his income in taxes and National Insurance contri¬ butions, putting him only marginally above the Amer¬ ican worker, who pays 25.1 per cent and far below the tax levels in European coun¬ tries. But the taxes paid by a British married couple with one earner, at 24.1 per cent of gross income, are for above I the levels not only in Ameri¬ ca (19.0 per cent} but also in France. Italy and Canada. In fort, married couples’ taxes are lower in every other G7 country apart from Germany (and even there couples enjoy a huge special relief, worth more than 10 per cent of pretax earnings). T o the Tories, the polit¬ ical case for tilting the tax system in favour of fondles ought to be compelling. Tbe same should be true for a root- and-branch reform of inher¬ itance tax For Labour, foe political advantages of op¬ posing these policies may be equally dear. Tbe question is not which side is right — that simply cannot be an¬ swered — but which party’s tax package proves more appealing to its own poten¬ tial supporters. That kind of decision¬ making is what democratic politics is made for — and with all due respect to foe fiscal experts, the structure of taxation is a perfect issue for democracy to decide. Renewing your home contents insurance? If you’re looking for quality home contents cover from a company you know and trust, call Legal & General. ytfe offer up to £35,000 new-for-old cover with added discounts for foe over 40s or for Improved home security. And if you arrange both your home contents and buddings insurance with us, we’ll give you 20% off your buildings policy. So find out about better home contents cover at a better price. Call now for your free no-obligacion quotation, we’ll even give you a free coinholder keyring just to thank you for calling. Call the name you can trust. 0800 282 404 Ptene quote reference 368&-2K Office houcK Moodny-FTKay taObapm. Saturday 92n»-lpnj lend a Gamd InManoc. FREUOVC Otar IIouc. rearrfrm Em. BMwfcy 1UU. Sal MULmb Dn IBB. lloaKr Comb tamer l&ontr mfaNr u Enfdud. Snutoil and VSfai and » m jmi—in f br uaSranm * M General L&Gpays £44m for life book ABI looks to exports for expansion mmm JAMES MORGAN in Australia By Marianne Curphey 1 Legal & General (LAG) has increased its funds under management in Australia by 50 per cent after paying A$93.8 million (£44.4 million) for the life business of SGIC, the South Australian Govern¬ ment-owned insurer. The deal, which analysts said yesterday was made “at a reasonable price”, will provide LAG’S Australian subsidiary with a readymade database of clients and is being funded through a loan from the parent company in the UK. LAG. with ” about A$Z7 billion currently under man¬ agement in Australia, ‘has combined with SGIO. another Australian insurer, to pur¬ chase the Adelaide headquart¬ ers of SG1C for a total A$24 million. They will share SGIC’s offices and telemarketing department. SGIO. a quoted company formerly owned by the state Government of Western Aus¬ tralia. has paid A$52.1 million for the general and health insurance businesses of SGIC. David Prosser, LAG chief executive, said in London yes¬ terday: “This purchase gives us a good lift in critical mass in Australia at a fair price.” LAG is the sixth biggest player in life business in Australia, a market which is dominated by ANP and Nat¬ ional Mutual. It plans to use Australia as a springboard to expand into South-East Asia, especially Thailand. The com¬ pany’s shares on the London stock exchange rose lOp to 6S5p yesterday. SGIC. one of the state government-owned insurers developed in the !970s. is being sold off to reduce the South Australian Govern¬ ment’s debt In the year to June 1995. it generated a premium income of A$I17 million and showed a pre-tax profit for the period of A$8.43 million. SGICs net life assets amount to A$89-S million. The purchase price includes con¬ sideration for an investment management contract for the South Australian Govern¬ ment’s compulsory third-party insurance business. David Garrick. ABI Leisure chief executive, finds that caravans sell more easily abroad titan at home ABI Leisure Group, the UK’s largest caravan manufactur¬ er. said the domestic market remained tough and the com¬ pany is looking to increase exports to underpin future growth. Profits in the year to August 31 rose to £42 million before tax from &6 million, on turnover. op to £853 million (£70.6 mflfion). Earn¬ ings rose to 9,7p a share from a restated 84p-There Isa final dividend of 193p a share, due December 29, liftin g the total 7.1 per cent to 435p. Export sales by ABL where David Carrick is chief execu¬ tive. totalled £352 mflfioo, ah increase of 323 per cent In the UK, touring caravan sales increased, helped by an improved dealer network, bat the market remained “ex¬ tremely tough.* the company said, with a lack of demand and overcapacity. ABI expects the balance between UK and export busi¬ ness to cantmue to shift in favour of exports. As a result, it expects a greater proportion of profits to be earned in the second half of the financial year and a need for more working capital particularly in the first half. Diploma profit rise led by special steels . . ■ i Mmnanu fl9C lil DIPLOMA, the industrial holding profits in spite of the recession m the The company increased pretax £25 million in the year to Septemter even‘“SK.JS was a fell in the contribution from building components and dectrmks. Special steels led the advance. Shares in Diploma rose 12p to ‘ despi £?S company’s view that prospects remained mixed. A number of . nossiSe acquisitions are under review and negooatm Diploma has plans to expand all three divisions and particularly the company’s UK electronic acnvraes. Group turnover rose to £216.1 million from £19!3 n^honprewousty and operating profits rose to £25.7 million from E23.8 mflkm but this disguised the mixed performances of the three divisions. Earnings rose to 3I.7p a share from 28.9p. A fi nal dividend of lOp a share, payable January 11, makes a total of 143p (133p). Shake-up at Volvo Car THE British sales company of Volvo Car, carmaking aim of Volvo. Sweden’s largest industrial group, is being absorbed into the company’s European marketing organisation in ft a shake-up. The move follows disappointing results for Volvo Car, which earlier this month reported a 7 per cent fail in operating profits in the first nine months. Britain is one of the company’s main markets. Tuve Johannes son, Volvo Cart new chief executive, said the reorganisation was essential if the car company was to overcome the challenges it faced- Graseby shares lose weight PIA contracts plan on warning of profits setback THE Personal Investment Authority has confirmed it is to consider introducing individual contracts between itself and pensions and investment salesmen. In a consultative paper, the regulator for firms selling to the public sets out options where it might take action against salesmen who break the rules, including fining them. The’ watchdog has taken on new disciplinary powers, allowing it to order members to take out newspaper advertisements, at their own expense, stating why they nave been reprimanded or fined. By Alasdair Murray TEETHING problems with a new checkweigher product and a substantial decline in sales of environmental moni¬ toring equipment forced Graseby, the electronics group, to issue a profits warn¬ ing yesterday. Graseby shares fell 12 per cent to I26p and analysts downgraded their profit fore¬ casts by as much as 50 per cent to about £6 million, after the company revealed that it had recalled its new D40 check- weigher and placed all orders for the product on hold after a fault was detected. The company said that this, combined with pressure on margins, would force a 30 per cent decline in profits from its product monitoring division. Graseby added it would be taking a £2 million exceptional diarge in its end-of-year ac¬ counts to restructure its strug¬ gling environmental division. Sales have fallen 20 per cent this year, due primarily to a decline in orders from US utilities, which have now largely satisfied US environ¬ mental monitoring requirements. Sales in the technology divi¬ sion have also fallen 3 per cent as tile company continues to struggle against the reduction in defence-related activity. Graseby added it has com¬ menced compensation negot¬ iations with the Ministry of Defence, after the cancellation of a long-term classified project, although no agree¬ ment is expected until next year. But the company insisted that its prospects for 1996 remained sound, and assured investors that it intended to maintain the dividend at 6.6p. Graseby’s medical division performed well, increasing sales 15 per cent and there was an increased order book for its product-monitoring division. Paul Lester, chief executive, said: “We have decided to take a big hit now on the environ¬ mental restructuring. But we remain fairly bullish. The AT&T in $4bn Time Warner talks From Richard Thomson in new yorr ATAT, the US telephone com¬ pany. is in discussions about injecting up to $4 billion into Time Warner, the entertain¬ ment and communications conglomerate. The proposed investment is designed to take advantage of the increasing convergence of the phone and cable indus¬ tries. combining AT&Ts dom¬ inance in the international phone market with Time Warner’s massive US cable network- The entertainment group is said to be looking for between $2 billion and $4 billion to reduce its heavy debt and to help its cable operation into the phone business. Gerald Levin. Time War¬ ner’s chairman, has faced criticism for spending $5 bil¬ lion this year buying cable systems and is in the process of buying Turner Broadcast¬ ing System, the cable TV group that owns CNN. for $73 billion. Mr Levin is known to have considered dividing his company into several pans, including possibly spinning off the cable operations, but is thought to have decided against it Tune Warner be¬ lieves tile synergies between its businesses warrant its remaining as a single group. AT&Ts desire to invest in Time Warner is partly driven by the knowledge that Sprint its main rival in the long distance telephone market has already tied up agree¬ ments with other major cable groups including Telecom¬ munications Inc, Comcast and Cox Enterprises. Although ATAT is in the middle of a complex break-up into three separate companies, it is expected to embark on the acquisition trail in the near future, using $7 billion in profits from its communica¬ tions services. 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Germany’s industrial flagship, were yesterday finalised by the board as thousands of workers demon¬ strated in protest The so-called Dolores pro¬ gramme, short for “dollar low rescue”, is expected to elimi¬ nate almost 9.000 jobs. Given the scale of the restructuring, the group’s main board will meet today to give its blessing to the plan. Dasa, Germany’s biggest aircraft maker, has run into severe problems arising from the strength of the mark and the high cost of production at its German plants. Its woes have been worsened by huge losses at Fokker, its Dutch planemaking subsidiary. Worker representatives at Dasa plants said yesterday that they remained hopeful that jobs could be saved. Management has promised to discuss the job cuts with the workers before making final decisions. In the first half of this year. Dasa reported a net loss of DM1.6 billion, primarily aris¬ ing from a DM13 billion risk provision for its order backlog. Revenue fell 8 per cent, to DM53 billion. About 500 protesting work¬ ers, carrying torches ami ban¬ ners. gathered at the entrances of Dasa’s European Airbus plant at Bremen. Brief strikes and other protests were held at other factories across Germany. Govett awarded defence costs in California case By Patricia Tehan, banking correspondent • Business card organiser with Iwnm silver nickel mechanism, dghi alphabet index dividers, 16 removable transparent sleeves for up to 96 Cards back-to-back and a diagonal pocket fix’ loose cards. Measures 200mm x 140mm. Price £31.1X1 • Credit card wallet incorporates a removable Rv^pocket quality pvc credit card section, ID window, and two leather ca/ri pockets. Meaures 105mm x 75mm. Price EI4.0CL | TO ORDER BY CREDIT CARD: 01525 851945 | GO VEIT, the fond manage¬ ment and insurance group, has been awarded its lawyers’ fees of an estimated $1 million incurred in defending a law¬ suit brought by a fond it used to manage. 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Minorco German buy problems with the D40 have been corrected, and the direc¬ tors purchased 60,000 shares in the market today, demon¬ strating our confidence.” Mr Lester added that the results next year would be boosted by a shift away from the difficult American market to the Far East The company has recently signed a number of contracts to trade in the Far East, including a £1.6 million order to supply Zeneca, the pharma¬ ceutical company, with its ambulatory infusion pump for use in Japan. The company is still consid¬ ering a number of possible acquisitions. Gearing will be stabilised at under 30 per cent, after the company makes a £2.3 million property sale, also announced yesterday. Graseby has undergone a transformation in the past few years since it changed its name from Cambridge Elec¬ tronic Industries. It has shed 80 per cent of its workforce, disposing of a series of plastics companies to concentrate on producing electronic instru¬ ments. But Graseby has con¬ sistently disappointed investors with erratic results, despite the promise of a more focused business and exciting new products. MINORCO, the natural resources group, has added a third East German aggregates operation to its sand and gravel interests, paying $44 million for Kies-und Natursteinbetriebe Leipzig. Hank Slack. Minorco chief executive, said KNL was well-placed to serve the Leipzig area — Europe’s second- largest construction site (after Berlin) — where projects commissioned totalled DM12 billion- Minorco has expanded its two other operations to meet demand. Moynihan joins Ranger Tempos, page 28 COLIN MOYNIHAN, the former Conservative Minister, has been appointed a director of Ranger Oil and has taken up a position on the company’s safety, health and environmental committee. Mr Moynihan was an MP for 10 years until he lost his Lewisham East sear in the 1992 general election. 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If a puot project run with Hereford & Worcester Business Link succeeds, tne database will be extended nationwide. The aim is to encourage invest¬ ment from companies seeking ru¬ ral properties and to stem the tide of business leaving rural areas. Andrew Hale, who runs the consultancy, thought of the idea “ter researching what alternative uses fanners considered for sur¬ plus land and buGdxngs. Mr Hale found that 70 per cent wanted conversion to residential use to raise capital to invest in the core farming business. However, he found that councils were becom¬ ing more selective in granting residential planning permission, rejecting buildings of poor quality. Councils were more willing to give consent for modem farm buildings to be used for employment He says: “As the majority of farmers do not want to house their own alternative business ventures in these buildings, a need has been created for joint ventures between than and businesses seeking rural premises for relocation and start¬ ups.” The Hereford and Worcester property database will store details of property that formers are wffling to make available for employment use and details of businesses seeking premises. Advice will be given to property owners on appropriate uses for land and buildings, die necessary planning procedure and the op¬ tions available on letting, selling or setting up joint ventures. Data will be supplemented by information from farmers’ professional advis¬ ers and local estate agents. The system will be self-financing through a charge to landowners and businesses for storing and receiving information. European Union funding is befog sought Mr Hale says: “It is possible that mce the database is established in the trial area it will be enlarged and made available throughout the regional offices of business links to provide a national service.” □ Details: Freephone0800104010 Home-made sauce range spreads around the world David Fanning talks to a couple who built a flourishing business on zest T im and Rina Clarke gave up their jobs ten years ago and pinned their future to a small jar of home-produced pasta sauce. Today the pair own and run Zest Fbods, a speciality sauce-maker. From sales of a few jars of pesto to the local delicatessen in Wadebridge in Cornwall, turnover has grown to more than Li-5 million, with net profits around 8 per cent In five years, says Mr Clarke. 50, sales have increased by 30 per cent a year and he expects a 40 per cent annual growth over the next few years. Zest Foods now produces a range of 40 sauces in jars, sachets and catering packs — a far cry from the days when pesto sauce, made from imported basil, was produced in a shed and labelled and packed on a kitchen table. Tim Clarice always enjoyed mak¬ ing his own sauces and couldn’t resist the opportunity to turn his amateur skills to commercial prof¬ it. He left his job as a graphic designer for a major primer to become his own boss. Rina, 48. left teaching and joined him. “We started off with a £30 a week enterprise allowance.” he recalls, “and a smallish overdraft with Lloyds Bank.” The business grew by leaps and bounds and within two years the Clarkes were selling pesto sauce to outlets all over the country. By the end of 1987, the business had to move or die. Increasing sales were putting immense strains on the couple’s severely limited facilities. The problems of distributing na¬ tionwide from a town in Cornwall were huge. “We looked around for suitable sites and eventually chose Newton in Powys.” said Tim. The Develop¬ ment Board for Rural Wales of¬ fered an attractive relocation package. Three years after moving to Newtown in January 1988, the business again needed larger premises. And again another three years later. In July 1994, the company leased a further factory and now operates from two sites on an industrial estate. Zest supplies delicatessens and shops throughout Britain and ex¬ ports to other European countries, the United States and Australia. Tim Clarke is proud of the wide acceptance of Zest products amongst quality retailers. “You’ll find Zest sauces on the shelves at Harrods, Salisbury’s, and Tesco,” he says. “We are now an approved supplier to Heinz. Also, we have introduced an inno¬ vative catering pack for quantity users like airline and ferry opera¬ tors, restaurants and hotels.” The division of responsibilities works well, but both realise that the fate of growth calls for additional management and boardroom re¬ sources. To this end, two non¬ executive directors are to be appointed. Small firms hailed as way to prosperous times for rural Wales By Iola Smith FANNING Tim and Rina Clarke, suppliers of speciality sauces, at their depot STIMULATING the small busi¬ ness sector is the key to economic growth in rural Wales, according to the region’s development board. In its submission to the Welsh Office’s White Paper on rural Wales, the board outlines numer¬ ous regeneration proposals that would boost the countryside’s per¬ formance in the run-up to the millennium. They include an environment, agriculture and food strategy, a telecommunications initiative and a rural charter. The former would seek to capitalise on the resources of wood. wind, water and agricul¬ ture to create wealth and employment. The planning system should ensure that these developments take place in harmony with land¬ scape. For example, it is recom¬ mended that small food-processing companies be established in agri¬ cultural villages, so that they are as dose as possible’to the farms that provide their raw materials. Good telecommunication (inks are essential if small businesses are to overcome the distance disadvan¬ tage of rural areas. Therefore, the board wishes to improve informa¬ tion technology facilities by attract¬ ing to the countryside more small businesses specialising in this sector. Although inward investment is beginning to make an impact in the area, economic development de¬ pends on strengthening indigenous small firms, the board says. Priorities should be a network of advice sectors; a training partner¬ ship involving training and enter¬ prise councils, businesses and the University of Wales in improving workers’ skills; and a drive to stimulate business start-ups in agricultural villages. The board is adamant that continuing public-sector invest¬ ment is vital, particularly in the construction of factories and com¬ mercial premises. These are needed, it says, around market towns because the region has a low manufacturing base. Only 15 per cent of the rural workforce is employed in manufac¬ turing, against 24 per cent nation¬ wide. This means that the sector is fragile and vulnerable to cyclical downturns in the economy. The board recommends refur¬ bishment of rural towns. Local shops should be supported, per¬ haps with capita] grants being offered to improve premises and business efficiency. These grants could be extended to the pillars of village life, the garage and the pub. The existing post office network should be retained throughout. Transport improvements, such as extending the post-bus service, and adequate provision of housing are also necessary if new firms are to be attracted to the area. To ensure that economic develop¬ ment takes place in parallel with community development, the board urges the creation of a rural charter. This would set out the minimum standards expected of public-sector organisations operat¬ ing in the countryside. The hope is that the Welsh rural White Paper will accelerate the diversification of the rural economy. That should result in increasing business start-ups, more small businesses moving in, and the occasional inward investor estab¬ lishing its UK headquarters in the Welsh countryside. “They’re lucky th* time to have dt ‘can find ldren! Entries have opened for the 1996 Livewire awards for entrepre¬ neurs aged 16 to 25 who have started businesses since February 1. Prizes total nearly E200.000 and there is a new prize of a year’s unlimited first-class rail travel. Information and entry forms from 0345 573252 or Livewire. Freepost NT805. Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1BR. Closing date is January 31. □ Lloyds Bank will cut charges to small businesses from January 10. The charge for each transaction will be reduced from 65p to 63p. The banking package for business¬ es in their first year has been improved, with the removal of the £100 overdraft limit before charges are imposed. The first year’s free banking has been extended to start-ups with turnover of up to £1 million and existing businesses with turnover of up to £50,000 that switch to Lloyds. □ The Institute of Directors has published a guide for small busi¬ nesses on raising finance for growth. Copies of A Director’s Guide to Financing Growth costs £9.95 from the Book Department. Mountbarrow House, 6-20 Eliza¬ beth Street London SW1W 9RB. □ The Forum of Private Business has proposed a professional body for consultants who advise on the availability of grants after com¬ plaints about dubious consultants preying on small firms. The FPB has issued its 24.000 members with guidimes on responding to unsolicited approaches by grant- finding consultants. □ Guidelines on cutting custom¬ ers’waiting times, managing stock levels and reducing costs will be given at a workshop by the Greater London Supply Chain Network on November 28. Places for the workshop, at the South London Training and Enterprise CoundJls Bromley offices, cost £40 plus VAT. Contact 0181-941 2218. □ Kingston Smith, chartered ac¬ countants, has become joint nat¬ ional sponsor of Line, the local investment networking company that matches potential investors with firms seeking equity finance. 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Oh yes it isi OPERA: Maximum effect from minimal staging in Paris; good singing masks a poor plot in London Moses stripped to the essential I t has been a goad au¬ tumn for opera of the interwar period. Six weeks ago the Nether¬ lands Opera staged its no¬ expense-spared production of Moses und Aron, which is bound for Salzburg next year. Last week the Royal Opera mounted its musically impec¬ cable Mathis der Mater, in which Hindemith Buds a quite different musical way forward in the post-Wagner era. and ponders problems of non¬ communication not dissimilar to those in Schoenberg’s unfin¬ ished opera. And also last week, the Theatre Musical de Paris was performing its own new pro¬ duction of Moses at the Chare!et. While it would be an exaggeration to say that one might almost have been seeing a different opera, it was cer¬ tainly a case of chalk and cheese, and served to increase admiration for Schoenberg’s unique vision. In Amsterdam. Peter Stein played the text with near- slavish realism. At the Chatelet, Herbert Wernicke — producer, designer and light¬ ing man — took a diametrical¬ ly opposite approach: not a horse to be seen, the four Naked Virgins clothed from head to foot, the Burning Bush firmly off-stage. His perma¬ nent set was a skyscraper tilted backwards, with a chorus in dinner jackets and black frocks popping out of the windows and holding their scores. Moses. Aaron and the solo¬ ists were all in black tie and white-face, performing mini¬ mally on an acting area in front of the chorus that was part yellow desert pathway, pan pile of books. What visual variety there was came from the washes of strong colour in Wernicke’s fighting ploL Aaron performed no conjur¬ ing tricks to add consumer- appeal to Moses’s abstrac¬ tions, and there was no Golden Calf: instead, the com¬ pany donned horned half- masks. as did Moses, who was on stage throughout The sight of the prophet trying vainly to shake his head free of the mask was just one of several powerful images replacing Stein’s naturalism, and Aar¬ on’s mimed use of a mega¬ phone for his spin-doctoring was another. This may sound unpromis¬ ing. as if confirming the suspicion that Moses is as much an oratorio as an opera. Moses und Aron Ch&telet Eugene Onegin Bastille but the overall effect was quite the opposite, concentrating the mind firmly on the arguments in the text and its inherent drama. And it would be to ignore what was going on in the pit After Amsterdam I won¬ dered rhetorically whether Boulez’s conducting was not a touch too analytical The ques¬ tion was answered derisively in Paris. It would be idle to pretend that our own Philharmonia matched the sheer finesse of the Concert- gebouw’s playing, but under Christoph von Dohndnyi’s in¬ spired direction they made it plain that they were accompa¬ nying a drama, not a lecture in philosophy. The sound was full-blooded and immediate, not etiolated, the textures bril¬ liantly coloured raiher than “respectably” ironed-out. D ohndnyi’s pacing was almost tradi¬ tionally operatic — the piece bowled along with unstoppable theat¬ rical momentum. The horror of the orgy came from the pit. not from mollocking on stage. Above all, Dohnfinyi found the flashes of wit in the piece: “You wfl] feed on the purity of thought.” says Moses optimis¬ tically. and Aaron answers with a saucy little waltz, played with cheeky delicacy. Schoenberg was not bom in Vienna for nothing. Philip Langridge^s Aaron was a tour de force: truculent, sleazy, smug and sung with bewitching lyrical ease, a per¬ fect partner to Aage Haugland’s great brooding presence as Moses. The latter’s final line — “Oh word, thou word that l lack”— spoke of towering personal tragedy, as much, you might argue, the composer’s as his protagonist’s; but never before have 1 heard Schoenberg’s “word” conveyed so vividly. This was no longer an “impor¬ tant” or a “problem” piece; it was. thanks to Dohnanyi, living, pulsating 20th-century drama. It was in sad contrast to what was playing at the Bas¬ tille last week, a chic, self- congratulatory staging of Philip Langridge’s Aaron (right), is “a tour de force; truculent sleazy, smug, a perfect partner to Aage Haugjand’s great brooding presence as Moses” Eugene Onegin first seen two years ago in Cologne, on which subject the programme was strangely silent Cnouvelle production”, it said, tout court). We know that producers do not have to follow century-old stage directions any more, but Wlfiy Decker made it a point of honour to disregard every single one. to die extent of inserting an interval in the middle of the second act and subtly altering characters’ mo¬ tivation. Turning Tatyana’s name-day dance into an ex¬ tended cabaret turn for M Triquet was a particularly nasty idea. There was good heart-on- sleeve conducting from Alex¬ ander Anissunov, and excellent singing from Antho¬ ny Michaels-Moore in the tide role and Kurt Moll as Granin. The rest had better be silence. Rodney Milnes A tip of the hat to the tenor N ot everybody likes Fe¬ dora. Rodney Milnes. for instance, who re¬ viewed this production in The Times when it was new to Covent Garden last year, thinks it the worst opera ever written — a conviction shaken only by exposure to Mas¬ cagni’s Iris. Yet Giordano’s verismo melodrama retains a firm place on the fringes of the repertory, enjoying lavish re¬ vivals in major international houses while more deserving rarities make do (at best) with the odd small-scale perfor¬ mance at some enterprising specialist festival. Fedora’s appeal is certainly not dramatic. The plot — love, assassination and foreign travel, against a dim back¬ ground of revolutionary in- Fedora Covent Garden trigue—has little to commend it. as even Giordano may have realised to judge by the way he belts through its twists and turns. Nor are the musical attractions compelling, al¬ though the score is atmospher¬ ic enough, with emotive effects often skilfully deployed. The credit, such as it is. for Fedora’s survival must go to the singers who continue to be drawn to its two principal roles. Unlikely as it may seem, this is one of opera’s star vehicles. The star in the current Covent Garden revival of Lamberto Puggelli’s stylish. mainly monochrome produc¬ tion — and the justification for some starry ticket prices — is Piarido Domingo, who gives the first of four performances tonight (to be reviewed by John Higgins on Thursday). But on Saturday, for the opening night of the run, prices were lower and the tenor was the young Argentin¬ ian Jose Cura, who made his Royal Opera debut in similar circumstances in June, alter¬ nating with Domingo in Stiffelio. He has a vivid stage presence and shrewd dramat¬ ic intelligence, which he used to add convincing dignity and warmth to an essentially two- dimensional character. He also has a voice of real distinction — dry, slightly metallic, not always refined, ENJOY THE QUALITY AND STYLE OF THESE HAND-CRAFTED WALLETS DIARIES Executive leather collection F ar readers who enjoy quality. The Times oflers a coDectxn of wallets aid diaries, handrsthcted using the finest leathers. 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He has been featured at Huddersfield before, 12 years ago. and he was strongly represented at Musica Nova in Glasgow four years after that, but without endearing himself on either occasion to a public which was then turning against his kind of uncompromising, all-out complexity. Something of the sullen sound of his music from that period was recalled at the weekend in a Music Projects programme labelled Portrait of James Dillon. In spite of the expert direction of Richard Benias, the concert served to confirm what heavy going Uberschreiten is and how obscure the motivation of La femme invisible. Alongsidead- mirably lucid performances of Webern’s Six Songs, Op 14, and Birtwistle’s Nenia, beauti¬ fully sung by Alison Wells, the Dillon p raffle seemed darker than ever. Then came Accroche Note, an irresistibly personable group from Strasbourg which finds Dillon’s music more congenial than most of its British counterparts and which dearly, in its turn, has charmed several layers away from the extra-thick textural protection he used to wrap round his ideas. devolution du voL which was written for Accroche Note two or three years ago, is a happy, sensual celebration of Complexity is back in fashion the personalities in the ensem¬ ble — not least that of its stylish soprano Francois* Kubler — expressed in the intimate terms of solos, duets and a septet, this last dying away to the sound of a musical box running down on a phrase from a Tchaikovsky waltz. Whistling the waltz was prob¬ ably not the authentic reaction but at least it carried the concert on to the street outside. The new Dillon work sched¬ uled for the Accroche Note concert was unfortunately not ready on time. But after that disarming glimpse of the Dil¬ lon personality in the after¬ noon die English Northern Phflharmonia’s revival of the notoriously problematic Helle Nacht in the evening was as good as a first performance. Paul Daniel’s remarkably dear, superbly controlled in¬ terpretation would have been a revelation anyway, not so much perhaps in sustaining a perceptible continuity as in profiling those events which from time to time shed a dramatically brilliant tight on the turbulent darkness of this profoundly worrying piece. That was only one of several challenges taken on by Daniel and the ENP in an exception¬ ally demanding programme in Huddersfield Town Hal). There was also the first British performance of The Sands by the veteran minimalist Terry Riley, who has infinite re¬ sources of amusing melody and no idea when to stop. Tippett’s early and quite ex¬ traordinary encounter with Rachmaninov in his Fantasia on a Theme of Handel (with Ron an Magill the heroic piano soloist) and the same compos¬ er’s late and visionary The Rose Lake. It is difficult to imagine any other orchestra prepared to take on such a programme, let aJone perform it so persuasive¬ ly and with such unfailing Gerald Larner / – & 4 I but ardent and authentically heroic, with ringing tap notes. He returns for the last night of the run on December. 2 His ardour was matched by the Fedora of the Russian soprano Maria Guleghina, making a welcome and over¬ due Ccwent Garden debut Passionate, intense, with lus¬ trous tone and impressive power, she too brought to her role a conviction and credibil¬ ity ft hardly deserves. The same commitment was evi¬ dent in nicely detailed cameos from a large supporting cast— a tribute to the efforts of the revival director. David Ed¬ wards. and to the poised, persuasive conducting of Edward Downes. Ian Brunskill LS/Benjamin. Queen Elizabeth Hall EVEN when not playing under its new principal con¬ ductor. Markus Stenz. the London Sinfonietta is apt to set the pulse racing again these days as of old. On. Saturday night George Ben¬ jamin took the podium lor the. second instalment of “The Composer Conducts”, and all four pieces were delivered with tiie panache and exper- tise for which the Sinfonietta is renowned. Benjamin’s Three Inven¬ tions for Chamber Orchestra (UK premiere) were pro 1 grammed alongside Oiseaux exotiques by Messiaen (his teacher) and two other works by French or French-bora composers (GCrard Grisey and Varese). The overall effect was an emphasis on colour . and sonority rather than process. Archetypicalty French was Grisey’s own programme note for Le temps et I’ecume, which instead of telling us what he means by “6cume” (my dictionary offers “foam”, “froth” or “scum”), indulges in the kind of metaphysical ver¬ biage that plain-speaking English folk tend to call pre¬ tentious twaddle. The opening sounds (bowed tailpiece of double bass plus cavernous percussion) presumably corre¬ spond to the “music of whales” referred to in the note- More impressive was the way the piece established its . own sphere, outside time — though coming after Varese’s Integra¬ tes, tiie Grisey ultimately lacked the rationale, the con¬ viction. of that masterly score. • Btatrjamin’s somewhat tense conducting technique contrib¬ uted in several items to a sense of rigidity— less of a problem in Integrities, which received a suitably sharp-edged perfor¬ mance. than in Oiseaux exotiques. But in the solo piano part of the latter, Yvonne Loriod found an ideal balance between the shrill calls of the exotic avian speci¬ mens in question and the rich musical language in which they are clothed. Benjamin’s own Three In¬ ventions consist of a trio of strongly contrasted pieces scored for 24 players. The naivety of the opening of No 1 turns out to be ambivalent not only does the texture become increasingly sophisticated, but it supports a solo whimsically given to the flugelhom. No 2 began with the cor anglais soloist Nicholas Daniel, shooting to his feet as the music started. More theatrical gestures followed when he swung his instrument’s bdl up and down to exaggerate the rising and falling of the line. The longest movement No 3, suffered the greatest from the preoccupation with texture over directional im¬ pulse. Where one wanted more movement, it seemed to pet ever more constipated. But it provided, nevertheless, a magical, multifaceted condu-. sion to a substantial contribu¬ tion to the repertory. I look forward to unravelling more of its mysteries when the wink is heard again on radio and : compact disc. Barry Millington . i y The Barbican Fine Art & Antiques Fair Blue Hall, Barbican, Golden Lane, London Thursday 30th November to Sunday 3rd December Further information and complimentary tickets from Creative Events 34 Lewisham Pack London SH3 6QZ Telephone THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 ■ VISUAL ART 1 Given her due at last: at 84, sculptor Louise Bourgeois enjoys her first British retrospective ■ VISUAL ART 2 Revolutions recalled in tranquillity: a new show celebrates Ian Hamilton Finlay THE^^iTIMES ARTS ■ VISUAL ART 3 From Olympics to outback: modern life observed In riotous colour by Wilhelmina Bams-Graham B ■ VISUAL ART 4 … while the wild fantasies of “A Oscar” reveal a painter of unmistakably British eccentricity Richard Cork on the stunning first British retrospective devoted to the venerable Louise Bourgeois; plus other shows At home with the haunted Wi ‘hy has Louise 1 taken so long to; her present eminence? At the age of 84 she is holding her first British retrospective at Oxford^, Museum of Modem Art It is a major event, but a decade ago Bourgeois was scarcely known in this country. Even America, where she has lived since 1938. was slow to recognise her. Only in 1982 did the . Museum of Modem An in New York stage a large survey and begin, finally, to establish her stature. Part of the problem probably lies in her gender. Bourgeois was fortunate enough to arrive in New York at an exciting moment, when the city superseded Paris as the foremost capital for Western art But the painters and sculptors there did not * take female artists very seriously. In the macho spirit of the period men played the heroic role in the studio. Women were expected to be subordi¬ nate, and none of them gained the reputations enjoyed by Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko and the rest Bourgeois left her native France for an excellent reason: she married the distinguished American art historian Robert Goldwater. The onset of die Second World War a year after she settled in New York must have made her feel grateful to escape the Nad invasion. Many of die artists she had admired in Paris, including her teacher Lfcger, fled across the Atlantic as well. So Bourgeois soon had good reason to feel at home in New York, stimulated fay the exceptional vitality and cosmopolitanism of the city’s burgeoning avant-garde rirde. All the evidence suggests, however, that she felt marooned. The earliest work on view at Oxford was pro¬ duced in the late 1940s, and it conveys a powerful sense of isolation. The emaciated figures, displayed at her first one-person show in New York, speak of frailly and loss. Made from rough poles and planks, they seem scarcely able to stay upright Bourgeois’ readiness to arrive at extreme simplification and her re¬ spect for die innate character of her materials suggest that Brancusi had been a key influence during her years in Paris. Giacomettis etiolated fig¬ ures may also have impressed her. All the same, a singular vision is already apparent Her totemic fig¬ ures lack arms, and their absence increases the air of helplessness. But alongside this inability to defend themselves, they show signs of surprising resilience. Even the most stripped and flattened figure is enlivened by pale blue striations. which offset the blankness of the face above them. In the other figures, the overall emphasis on elongation is alleviated, in places, by unexpected protuberances. Although for less generous than the swellings which Bourgeois would explore later, they proclaim her interest in the obstinacy of sensual, organic growth. The tension between these two extremes — fearful attenuation and stubborn ripeness — went on to In the aptly titled sculpture Age of Anxiety (foreground), “Bourgeois forces us to see our own reflection in the body she has made” nourish all her finest work. At this early stage, however, the sense of confinement prevails. In a small yet. immensely potent ink drawing of 1947. Femme Moison, Bourgeois gave vent to a feeling of unbearable entrapment The naked woman who dominates the image is only visible beWWher waist, the upper half of her house. Two arms protrude from its sides, one waring and the other dangling. They both reinforce the mood of repression, stifling enough to border on panic. No eyes can be discerned in the apertures punctuating the house’s facade. The budding shuts the woman away from the world outside and no amount of arm-gesturing can restore her lost contact The woman’s identity has been swallowed up in a domesticity that seems taflor-raade. Confining it may be. but she cannot do without her claustrophobic home. Later an. especially after Bourgeois produced a print version of Femme Moison in 1984, it became a feminist icon. And, in one respect, it does reflect the artist’s perception of the conflict in her adult mind between the rival demands of married life and a more independent existence. But her interest in the house also stems from a deeper obsession with child¬ hood memories. The size of the funding in Femme Moison reflects that of Bourgeois’ family home at Choisy-le-Roi. She has continued to ruminate on its significance through¬ out her career, and even in 1947 the artist began to explore its interior spaces as wdL I n an outstanding print called He Disappeared into Complete Silence. Bourgeois leads us into a bare room. Four rudimentary ladders hang from the raftered ceiling, one of them seeming to rest on the equally austere floorboards. They offer the promise of ascent but lead nowhere. Once again Bourgeois presents the home as a site of imprisonment Although a window at the side holds out the promise of escape, the likelihood that the room is an attic suggests that exit would be perilous. Bourgeois managed to leave ChoF sy-le-Rot but not before she had been seared by her life there. Although her mother provided a stable foundation, she was often in and died in 1932. Long before then, her philandering husband kept as his mistress the English tutor. Sadie, who lived with the family for a decade. Bourgeois was profoundly unsettled by his betrayal. The emotional complica¬ tions involved in having three paren¬ tal figures were bewildering, and help to explain why her work has returned incessantly to rooms redo¬ lent of childhood anxieties. At Oxford the image of a lair takes many different forms. The house appears, at its most minimal, as a severely smooth and simplified Mai- son in austere white plaster. An entrance is visible but no exit, and the entire structure has a forbidding air. Then, in a small bronze, the lair becomes a pyramid punctured by a large hole at the front. Windows are included this time, along with a far smaller hole at the back. But it still looks ominous, and Bourgeois’ deci¬ sion to model the sculpture in a rough, almost pummelled, way hints at brutality within. Violence is finally given open expression in Labyrin¬ thine Tower, which uncoils in the air like a predatory creature. It termi¬ nates in a fist-like form, ready to hit A sense of danger energises ail of Bourgeois’ finest work. At its most spectacular, the Oxford show boasts a colossal spider presiding over the largest upstairs gallery like an appa¬ rition from an Alien movie. The white egg lodged in the spider’s belly cage implies that Bourgeois believes in the creature’s capacity to spawn an infinite progeny. But the most moving exhibit is found at the other end of the upstairs floor. Walking past a relief in pink rubber crammed with female breasts, and a rough-hewn slab where penile forms thrust upwards in polished profusion, we eventually arrive at The Age of Anxiety. Swaying slightly in space, the headiess body of a woman hangs from the roof. Her back is arched as if in acute pain, and her splayed fingers stretch towards the exposed soles of her feet. The gleaming surface of the sculpture is deceptive at first, lulling us into imagining that such a lustrous figure could not be suffering too much. But then we realise that Bourgeois forces us to see our own reflection in the body she has made. • Louise Bourgeois at the Museum of Modem Art. Oxford (01865 722733) until Dec 31 Michael Archer on a retrospective marking the 70th birthday of one of Britain’s most versatile artists TaSTs?®- Object lessons in the poet’s art short story writer. Since the mW 1960s; however, he has be¬ come increasingly recognised within the world of visual art. A peculiar feature of this recog nition, in view of Finlays preoccupation with Britain’s landscape tradition, is that it is strongest away from these shores. The occasion of his TOtti birthday sees no change in this circumstance, and it is in Hamburg, at the Deiditor- hallen. that one finds a thoughtful retrospective sur¬ vey of the past 30 years’ work. The exhibition opens with a large dry-stone wall mto which are set a series of metal plaques recording the names, ages and occupations of those victims of the gufflotme wi» are commemorated in Panss Picpus cemetery- At lav’s devotion to the pastoral arid his interest in the French Revolution are brought togeth¬ er. . , _.c ^ Finlay makes repeated ref¬ erence ro certam ijstonad periods: not only Revolution and its aftermath, but also the andeitfGreOTOf the pr^ocratic and die Second Work! war The ideas and anagffy ofag sneak of the struggte extension they are employed in Finlay’s art to acknowledge a requirement for reflective, virtuous and principled ac¬ tion, since it is more often than not human foiling rather than uncontrolled nature that is “XTwe find Ite^smoke- stadcs of Japanese warships likened to classical columns, rusticated masonry compared to camouflage patterns, pack-, ets ofwildflower seeds spelling ■, out “REVOLUTION, ELO-l QUENCE and TRANSPAR- ENCY” in three-foot high letters, and the words of Heraclitus carved cafligram- matically into blocks of stone. In 198V – Finlay co-founded the Wild Hawthorn Press. The intention at the time was to publish-contemporary poetry, particularly that strand known as concrete poetry, a laconic form in which there was dose unity between _ a word, its. meaning an d_its typographic and visual treat¬ ment on the page. Over the years, the press has come to concentrate entirely on Fin¬ lays own considerable output As some measure of his prolif¬ ic nature, the current birthday display of only those cards, booklets, pamphlets and other publications produced during the 1990s fills London’s Vic¬ toria Miro gallery. The press forms just one part of an output that is remarkable for its variety. There are poems and texts printed in a variety of ways, prints, photographs, bronze, stone and wooden sculptures, ceramics, objects, furniture, tapestries, large-scale public works. Even, now, though. 30 yeare on, Finlay continues to refer-to himself in- conversa¬ tion as apoet Each object can be under-. stood as’ a’-realisation. of a poetic text aversion or rendi¬ tion of it fo afl instances it is mrii-fp not by Finlay himself bat by a collaborator skilled in Finlay, visual artist who describes himself as a poet a particular technique. Be¬ sides this range erf things there is the abiding work of Finlay’s career, his garden at Stcmypath in the Rentland Hills near Edinburgh, seen in Hamburg in a sequence .of large .blade .and white As Finlay himself says, his ability, 3 he has ooe, is as a composer. He can arrange things, find an order, make connections, and Ids garden is’ such a composition. A trust has recently been set up to ensure its upkeep and conser¬ vation. Begun in the late 1960s Mien he moved with his family into an old croft, it now covers several acres of the surrounding land. Ponds, lakes, a sunken garden, wood¬ land paths, grottoes dedicated to mythological figures, an outhouse transformed into a temple to Apollo and the muses: all this has been creat¬ ed within a cultivated micro¬ cosm of toe larger world beyond the garden’s boun¬ daries. Finlay sees the difficulties of the virtuous life, the problems of compromise, and the hard¬ ships of truth to principle starkly expressed in the activi¬ ties of Robespierre and his Committee for Public Safety. More than anything they pro¬ vide a touchstone for his central concern with propriety in the constantly shifting rela¬ tionship between humans and their world It is Saint-Just, a member of the commit t e e, whose words, “The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future”, are carved into the 11 large stone blocks that sit on the hillside above Finlays house. And it is another statement taken from Saint-Just that appears on a carved panel in more than one European language in the Hamburg exhibition: The na¬ tive land is not the land itself, it is the community of affections.” The same multilingual text will soon be set outside the new Hamburg Kunstverein as a more permanent and public exhortation to rational dis¬ course between peoples. • Deichtorhallen, Deichtor- strasse 1-2,20095 Hamburg (0049 40322735). until Nov 2&. Victoria Miro Gallery. 21 Cork St. London WI (01717345082). to Nov 30 T he most extraordinary thing about the new show of work by WQ- helmina Bams-Graham — apart from its being made up entirely of brand-new work— is that it shows the 83-year old artist, with self-evident relish, looking at new things and going off in completely new directions. During the three years since her last one- woman show in London she has been looking at, for example, the fireworks at the dosing of foe Barcelona Olympics, an epidemic of bushfires in the Australian outback, and the decorations for VE-Day. All of them have caught her attention: all have been reflected in her work. For some years now Bams- Graham has been hovering on the borderline of represen¬ tation and abstraction, some¬ times. as in her Lanzarote landscapes, indining slightly towards the figurative, some¬ times shying completely away from it But even her most derisively abstract works are always abstracted from something, and she does not hesitate to tell us what if we are interested. Several gouaches in the present show are categorised as wind or fire paintings, while others, which consist largely of cir¬ cles and curves, are labelled “Constellation Series”. But the traces of the basic inspira¬ tion are often more substan¬ tial than a matter of labelling. Art First, 9 Cork Street. WI (0171-734 0386) until Nov 30 O It is sometimes a mystery why artists feel impelled to assume a pseudonym — espe¬ cially when they do so at as early an age as A Oscar. Possibly he felt that his own name, Peter Miles Trelawny Sheldon-Williams, was too much of a mouthful; possibly he felt there were too many Shddon-Williarrises already involved one way or another with art; perhaps he feh his real name sounded excessive¬ ly parochial for someone who already at the age of 15 had ambitions to be a man of Europe as well as a man of the world. Anyway, Oscar he became, and Oscar he re¬ mained for all painterly pur¬ poses. Though he did write on art, notably a book on the art of Haiti, as SheIdon-W3- liams. He was by any stan¬ dards precocious, having his first two exhibitions, in Paris and London respectively, when he was just 17. The following year, 1937, he won a travelling scholarship and used it to study in Berlin, Paris and Epmal. In his teens he was a Surrealist as ad¬ vanced and aware of what was going on on the Conti¬ nent as any of his more noisy and professional fellows. In the early Sixties he lays on paint very much like de Steel, on the brink of abstraction but never quite going over. And yet in both of these phases, and several others. from the sophisticated naive¬ ty of the late Thirties to lhe obsession with the story of El Cid in the early Eighties, there is a wild and wayward fantasy and a sly sense of humour. If this is related to any movement, it is to the great tradition of British nonsense. Belgrave Gallery, S3 En¬ gland’s Lane, NW3 (0171-722 5150) until Friday □ Bom in 1927. Fred Wil¬ liams was a few significant years younger than what we Think of as the classic genera¬ tion of modem Australian artists, represented by Nolan. Arthur Boyd, Dobell and Drysdale. His formation was different: after studying in Australia he came to London in 1951. and spent the next six years at Chelsea School of Art and the Central School, but more importantly working for a prominent picture fram¬ er and learning his craft from close observation. The twin shows at Marlborough, of paintings and of graphics, do not go back as for as the London etchings, many of music halls and influenced tty Sickert, but they do show how rapidly Williams developed his own unmistakable style after he got back to Australia in 1957. Never, it seems, a joiner of movements (though apparently he was upset not to be asked), his self-defini¬ tion turned on his discovery of the Australian landscape, at first in the bushlands of New South Wales, then in the granite hills near Geelong, and finally, after 1967. in the real outbade Gradually he pushed nearer and nearer to abstraction, but though at first glance several of the paintings here look like rath¬ er casually assembled ab¬ stracts, closer inspection proves them to be meticulous¬ ly constructed records of spe¬ cific landscapes. Though it has taken time for Williams’S work to be appreciated out¬ side Australia, since his death in 1982 he has come to look like the finest Australian painter of the 20th century. Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street, WI (0171- 6295161) until Dec 2 □ Leslie Worth is also pri¬ marily a landscape painter, but a much more convention¬ al one than Williams. The major retrospective he is ac¬ corded at the Bankside Gal¬ lery (he is a past president of the Rpyal Watercolour Soci¬ ety) coincides with the publi¬ cation of Michael Spender’s book 77ie Paintings of Leslie Worth (David and Charles, £•101. and demonstrates, if demonstration be needed, that the English watercolour tradition is very much alive. Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street. Blaclrfrian. SEI (Di7i- 928 7321) until Sunday John Russell Taylor ‘GONNA LIVE FOREVER” JL “THE ENERGY IS ASTOUNDING” BOOK NOW CAMBRIDGE THEATRE 0171 494 5081 • TICKETS FROM £10 NOW BOOKING THROUGH OCTOBER 19961 PURCELL MAKES A COMEBACK. LIVE THE PURCELL TERCENTENARY CONCERT LIVE FROM WESTMINSTER ABBEY ON RADIO 3 AND BBC2. 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RICHARD IB Today 130 THE TWMQ OFTW SMEW Tori 730 SWAN THE RELAPSE Toni 739 TOR HE PH0B0CHN WOMEN ““ssffir™ 5 THE TIMES ^ADYEimSEBS ADVERHSINGFA^L^U, 93.3 IKLEX w 925088 ™^VEimSEHS TE L. 0171-481 40Q0 ‘ J ‘ ! ? • f »V; the times TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 LAW • NEW DIVORCE BILL 39 • RENEWAL OF ENERGY 39 Shooting the umpire is not cricket Bringing the Bar to book Peter Goldsmith QC urges barristers sury and Civil Service Select , j t • , , , . , , commiaee said this month, to adopt a complaints scheme tomght M Ps were not referring to regulation of -— -—-£2- lawyers; but they might as well have Bart future depends rat our insistence the wrong thing for fear of a complaint “ea . on quality. The Bar will survive be- Both arguments are bad and show The signs are all too dear. Politicians cause of its excellence. But excellence little confidence in a barrister’s abilities attack judges for being soft on sentenc- must not be taken for granted. One and qualities. The scheme contains ing and lawyers for helping “crimi- shoddy piece of work lets us all down, strong safeguards against frivolous nals” to get off. The National Secondly, it is simply right to adopt it if complaints being pursued. A robust Consumer Council, meanwhile, pro- a diem suffers inadequate professional lay commissioner will be encouraged poses a Government quango to tackle service, justice demands we do some- to throw out “try-ons” The word will complaints against solicitors and bar- thing about it not shrug it off as an soon get round that lodging a frivolous risters — a lay-dominated system for inconvenience. complaint that your counsel failed to which lawyers would have to pay. The The proposed scheme is balanced. It say good morning is a waste of paper. Legal Services Ombudsman has critt- balances the legitimate interests of cised the Bar’s complaints system, clients with the understandable con- omplaints cannot be brought which is concerned only with grave cents of barristers. Further safeguards ■ over those areas of work cases of professional misconduct have been included, after represents- & which the law protects under But showing that the Bar is prepared tions by the Criminal Bar Association “advocates* immunity” This to regulate responsibly in the interests and others. The definition of “made- immunity is not for the privilege of of the public, as well as its own. is just quate professional services” has been advocates, but to prevent cases being one reason for adapting the complaints broadened to take into account all the relitigated under the guise of a corn- system. Tonight, if we want to continue circumstances (no unfair £2,000 fines plaint It is right that this immunity to regulate our own affairs — as an for £30 briefs) and compensation to be should stay and it will cover what independent profession should — we paid only where the complainant can happens in court and much that must show we are not prepared to demonstrate loss. The scheme will be happens outside. It covers advice on a shield the incompetent the careless, reviewed in 12 months to ensure it is plea of guilty as well as on whether the the arrogant or the rude. working fairly for alL defendant should give evidence. There are two other reasons for What, then, do opponents say? First Secondly, opponents say the scheme adopting foe scheme. First, in foe new that barristers will receive a flood of does grave injustice to the Bar. But it competitive world where solicitors can unjustified complaints and be unable requires nothing not already required do what once only barristers could, the to withstand the diem’s pressure to do by foe Code of Conduct banisters are David Pannick qc Every wrong should have a remedy M uch strong feeling In particular there is the until the complaint was for- mem with government decis- has been generated Complaints Commissioner, rnafly dismissed. ions? Almost all barristers’ among barristers by who will consider all com- But there remain a worry- work involves a belief that the Bar Council’s proposed plaints and can summarily ing few justified complaints where there is a wrong, there complaints scheme. I am not reject foe frivolous or un- where our present system does must be a remedy. We apply known as a great supporter of founded. Many barristers are not serve the public. It is good that principle to others and Bar Council policies, but on unaware of how many frivo- at dealing with the (rare) cases must be willing to do so to this occasion I believe the lous complaints are made to of dishonesty or unprofession- ourselves. The Bar should also council has got it right The the Bar Council under foe pre- a] conduct but does not deal consider foe consequences of scheme is, I believe, sensible sent system. I have been on the with simple incompetence, rejecting foe new system, and workable and barristers Bar’s professional conduct These cases are few; but they Politically, the status quo is not would te foolish to reject it committee (PCQ for a year bring the profession into an option. If we do not create a The main objection is over and in my view most com- disrepute and we must be new complaints system, we the proposal foal barristers plaints — about 400 a year — prepared to deal with them will have one imposed on us could be ordered to pay are unfounded. and Oder compensation for by the Government — one out compensation for inadequate Yet they must all to go any damage or pain. of our control, and possibly professional services. through the FCC procedure. more draconian. The Criminal Bar is espe- The barrister must be asked A suggestion that having The proposed new scheme is tiaDv worried at the idea of for an explanation, the case / a compensation not perfect and will need to be prisoners with nothing better considered by a FCC member X A. scheme would encou- kept under scrutiny to ensure to do than send in complaints and, in most cases, formally rage complaints is an un- it does not cause injustice. But in the vague hope that they dismissed by the PCC itself. If barristerlike argument — and it is a welcome first step, might get a few pounds out of there were a quicker way of goes against all we sand for. Aonicnw it. But this criticism looks at rejecting the unfounded com- Do we abolish the Court of JNEIL ADDISON nnlv half the oroposed scheme, pfoints at the start, barristers Appeal because it encourages • The author is a barrister in It[ like us, your track record speaks for itself we would like to hear from you 1995 has proved to be the most successful year yet in the expansion of McKenna 6c Co’s corporate finance and banking practices. We are confident of being able to continue offering our lawyers some of the most challenging transactional work In the City. Corporate Finance Out corporate finance team has recognised expertise In flotations, takeovers, capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions. In the first seven months of 1995 alone we acted on 9 major takeovers worth over £1 billion. 10 Stock Exchange flotations and 18 secondary issues. Our client list Includes many of the major merchant banks and financial Institutions as wed as numerous household name pics. Banking/Project Finance Our banking team has developed a strong domestic and International practice In the fields of project and structured finance. It has also been involved In the financing aspects of major privatisations and the subsequent raising of capital for the privatised Industries through the capital markets. It has advised on projects In several countries including the UK, Ireland, Portugal. Spain, Greece, Hungary, Pakistan, Nigeria, Hong Kong. China, Thailand. Indonesia and Malaysia. To strengthen our teams In both sectors, we are looking for enthusiastic 2-A year qualified lawyers of partnership calibre. Successful candidates wHI have relevant experience, gained at a top ranking City or equivalent firm, and will be seeking the freedom to develop their expertise in a successful, highly motivated firm. We recognise talent by offering highly competitive salary and benefits packages and first class prospects. Mears. foe Law Society presi¬ dent “This bouse believes that feminism is irrelevant to the needs of modern society.” Signup LAWYERS and judges who live and work in or near Chancery Lane have a unique opportunity to take a piece of it home with them. Since the station’s recent refurbish¬ ment. London Underground is offering for sale five Chan¬ cery Lane Underground signs. Brook’s Auctioneers, which will be holding the auction at the Natural History Museum in Kensington, west London, on December 5, claims that the signs could fetch as much as £150. Details are available on 0171-228 8000. SCRIVENOR Objection A UTTLE OJ. 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For further Information In complete confidence please contact Bernadette Willoughby, Director of Personnel, on 0171-606 9000 or write to her at McKenna ft Co, Mltie House, 160 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4DD. thr TIMES TUESDAY MOVEMBER 211995 TO ADVERTISE CALL: 0171 4819994 LEGAL APPOINTMENTS 0171 782 7899 Commercial Management Role City 3-7 Years’ Pqe ICV limited, based in the Qty and Woking is a specialist supplier of real-time financial data 0 products. Formed in 1981 and now a £25 million turnover business, it has experienced outstanding growth with a reputation for technical innovation and the highest levels of customer support. ICV has recently won a contract with the London Stock Exchange to build and operate an electronic system allowing automated access to the London Stock Exchange. To be considered for appointment as lev’s first in-house Legal Advise^ you will be of the very highest calibre, ideally with up to 7 years’ post qualification experience. Based in London you will predominantly have responsibility for negotiating J 11. and policing IT based contracts, including licensing, software and other technology-orientated agreements and will also deal with or manage external advisers on commercial property, employment law and intellectual property issues. You will have gained commercial experience in-house in a technology-based environment, or come ^ from private practice with a broad commercial background, preferably with H I IT related experience. You will be looking for a long-term career offering the scope to move into front line commercial management, with a company which has enjoyed astonishing success. Of fundamental importance is a highly-developed commercial awareness, an eye for detail and an energetic and pragmatic outlook as a key member of the management team. 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EW mm … 1MB ALL BOX BOX Noe-. c/o TIMES NEWSPAPERS PXXBOX3S53, vmomiAST, LONDON, El 9QA ■;.V‘ Lawyer c.£75,000 + Substantial Bonus mission Mission Energy – a dynamic leader in the global development of cogeneration and independent power projects – has an exceptional opportunity for a Senior Project Lawyer with proven expertise in large transactions, as well as excellent communicatioiJ and negotiation skills. *^V’T” _ Based in oar London office, you will be a key member of 11-^ mnki-cferiplinary teams responsible for structuring successful w projects. The primary focus will be on providing legal counsel and support for all facets of international project development, including partnership documents; engineering, construction, procurement, fad supply and power/steam sales agreements; financing arrangements; and regulatory/ Hr eiwing nutim As a law graduate with six to eight years’ experience and f rH a background in project and corporate finance, yon wiH be broadly femiHar with both the legal and commercial aspects of a role that will range from acquisitions and mergers to licensing and regulatory work. Yon will also analyse and interpret new legriation that could impact our tig^uu^^^ obligations; handle the legal aspects of the purchase, sale and devek^metjir^^Q^^ and become closely involved in die drafting and execution of value of around £ billion. To work effectively in a European context, you should impact of regional government legislation on power genenti||ppolicy and ideaffy^^ possess a second European language or the willingness and ^article one. MssmEne^bmml»iious,eximdit^aigiimsamthata well-established circuit set, committed to maintaining professional ufantiarr Hs? i friendly and supportive colleagues? S T O K E S & MASTER -SoRdm fn Asia since 1863- FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER We seek an experienced Financial Services lawyer to join our Hong Kong office. The successful applicant will have a minimum of four years post¬ qualification experience in unit trusts, investment companies and other collective investment schemes (both open-ended and dose-ended) and in giving regulatory and other general advice to the managers and promoters of collective investment schemes. The ability to speak Cantonese and/or Mandarin will be an advantage but is not essential. Then join our matrimonial/chUd care This is a senior positron which could be offered at partnership level for the right candidate. We offer a generous package commensurate with experience and challenging work in a stimulating environment Telephone 01703 320320 Fax: 01703 320321 Meac write to, or fax, Mrs Roberta Holland. App&cstioss wiD be treated m the strictest confidence. Please apply in writing with fuU CV to: The Partnership Secretary, Johnson Stokes & Master, 17th Floor Prince’s Building, 10 Chatar Road, Central, Hong Kong. Pax: (852) 2530-2503. 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The Head of L^gal Servient will manage the l^egal Division ‘(including Load Charges and Electordi figrvices). provide quality Legal advice to the .”^Corporate Minaaesnenx T«m aadx fe eet | y to dtfChnT Exefchw e and Councd committees, .” , and will art 4s the Counts Monitoring Officer’ “■ ’ y * – *• . . ^ Te arefookj^Ior someone ^■fih’a’tomprrfwrttiive^working knowledge of the law affecting ” Local Gcvwiiroeat.7both LK and European – and experience of managing a legal.team. The tqgal.reostraufts-Mjocal authorities are constantly changing and we are looking for * – aomeOTe »ho fias the-knowfet^ and skills to help the Council seek innovative approaches to familiar problems. If successful ypu.wpuld join a dvTiamic new Managemcat. Team .within. the Corporate Services Department and one of your priorities will be to introduce more of a “business culture – into the Legal Division. (f you feel you have the balance of skills and expertise that we are looking for, please phone for an information pack. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are under-represented at this level in the Council and are therefore especially welcomed to apply (S.48(i)(b) SDA 1975 and S.38(i)(b) RRA 1976 apply). _ An information pack is available from Business Support Unit, Corporate Services Department, Qric Centre, London Road. Morden. Surrey SM4 5DX- TeJephone 0181 545 -1033 (24 hone arewerpbone). Wk Mini com users onlv 0181 545 4172 Please quote references HLS Closing date foe receipt of applications: 4, me ebolnstnx^tytoxSngSnand^htstitutlans and Musty. Your career is tnpqrtr* to you and to us. 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BMaB: RBu utti it en tMeyneSjooMk JHE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 LAW 39 Breaking up is still hard to do Chns B arton on the new version of the Family Law Bill and how rules governing divorce will change wni the new divorce proposals help couples to avoid a potential “War of the Roses’? ill opponents of the Lord Chan¬ cellor’s family law plans be as successful .as the Ancient Mar¬ iner who “stoppeth one of three”?. A number of pressure groups are seeking to influ¬ ence the Bill — promised in last week’s Queen* Speech — to change the laws on divorce, family homes and domestic violence. Yet. while Coleridge’s but¬ ton-holer was content merely to delay the wedding guests en route, some of Lord Mackay of Clashfem’s adversaries are complaining that, if he has his way, the bride and groom will not need to bother turning ud at all. The Family Law Bill — which takes in a revised version of die Family Homes and Domestic Violence Bill — is in tended to allay the dispa¬ rate misgivings of social right¬ wingers and family law professionals alike. The origi¬ nal Bill was criticised by the Tory Right who saw it as subverting the party’s commit¬ ment to marriage. On closer study, that group may now understand that its suspicions about the proposals were largely unfounded. It matte no attempt, for example, to extend a wife’s property rights to a cohabitant. Since 1976. the latter has been able to apply for temporary occupation of her misbehaving partner* house, and the ill-starred Bill merely suggested that protec¬ tion be extended to include interference by others such as a woman’s former husband. On divorce, the Queen’s Speech presaged the first change for nearly 25 years. The proposals are a liberal- conservative mix: abolish the fault-based grounds while do¬ ing away with the “quickie” divorce. To practitioners, the more controversial issue is whether mediators, rather than lawyers, should get the publicly financed end of the business. Mediators acknowl¬ edge that, like lawyers, they are not a charity. One of their standard texts states that: “A mediation service needs to generate a client flow and this chapter suggests ways of get¬ ting the client to contact you.” Law teachers, minority stakeholders in the matter, should expect little sympathy at the demise of their dog¬ eared notes on fault in divorce, such as the required minimal choreography for adultery. Under the “quickie” special procedure there has been no actual trial of allegations in undefended divorce proceed¬ ings for IS years. Under this system, petitions are read in private by 3 district judge and, if they appear to meet the theoretical requirements (they will), then the serial numbers of die petitions granted are read out as a job lot to an empty courtroom. Some Cabinet members have leaked to the press their moral misgivings about a fault-free system. They should know that about 75 per cent of divorcing couples use the fault ground as a device to obtain their freedom within a few months. Under the expected Bill, couples would have to wait for a minimum of one year of “consideration and reflection” before the granting of a decree. In this period they would have to conclude a financial settlement and make arrangements for children. Those who prescribe a longer period should remember that separation followed by cohabi¬ tation, and not divorce and remarriage, are today the key steps in family reformation. The burning question is: who is to guide the parties on their journey? In the post couples have been led mainly by lawyers, which is hardly surprising in a legal process. The Government’s original plan was that anyone intend¬ ing to initiate divorce proceed¬ ings would first have to attend a communal “information ses¬ sion” about the effects of divorce. Faced with the objection that it would resem¬ ble a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, more private methods, such as watching a video, are now envisaged. The Government has “noted the evidence” that mediation, “a process in which a third person helps the parties in a dispute to resolve it”, reduces bitterness and tension, im¬ proves communication be¬ tween couples and helps them to reach agreement on a wide range of issues. More controversial, at least to family lawyers, was the early government view that “mediation will prove to be more cost-effective than nego¬ tiating at arms’length through two separate lawyers and even more so than litigating through the courts”. I t is not necessary to be a lawyer with vested inter¬ ests to suspect that, fora Government under pres¬ sure to reduce taxation, cutting the public cost of divorce by requiring participants to use one supposedly cheap media¬ tor rather than two supposedly more expensive legal aid law¬ yers, may be high in the list of considerations. In this context, it is unfortu¬ nate that the Solicitors Family Law Association code of prac¬ tice sees fit to point out that membership “is not a guaran¬ tee of excellence, or specialisation… there is no test of legal ability”. Its 3.500 members, or at least those who have been unable to get cm to the £l,000-a-week mediation retraining courses, will be relieved by Lord Mackay* assurance that mediation will not be compulsory. • The author is Reader in Low at Staffordshire University. MR JUSTICE DYSON — who came under fire from Michael Howard recently after his ruling against the Home Sec¬ retary — will give the opening address today at a reception held by The Public Law Project charity. The occasion is the launch of Sweet & Max¬ well’s book The Applicant’s Guide to Judicial Review. □ WIGS and gowns come up again this week — together with weightier issues — at a meeting of the leaders of the UK and Irish Bars. Court dress is an issue in the Republic and the need to wear wigs may soon goto a referen¬ dum of the profession. □ YOUNGER personal inju¬ ry claimants win receive larg¬ er damages awards now that the Civfl Evidence Act is on the statute book. It enacts Law Commission reforms to sim¬ plify the rules on hearsay evidence. It also_ introduces actuarial evidence for the as¬ sessing of damages. The re¬ form means awards can be more accurately calculated in¬ stead of judges having to work them out for themselves. G LAWYERS on the Internet can subscribe to a monthly newsletter. It is being pro¬ duced by Delia Venables and Charles Christian at a cost of £25 for five. The first issue covers the new Internet site which has been launched fay the publishers. De¬ tails from Ms Venables on: 01273 472424. Energy specialists in the City tap into big business Edward Fennell reports on a return to the big time for oil and gas lawyers T his is a red letter day for Bruce Westbrook, an oil and gas lawyer with Cameron Markby Hewitt if all goes to plan he should by now be kitted out as a roughneck and be on his way. for the first time, to a BP oilrig in the North Sea. Mr Westbrook says: “They don’t offer these trips as a joyride any more. It is a special honour and 1 am grateful to BP for the invitation.” On and gas lawyers, as specialists within the energy field, are now bade in business in a big way. There has been speculation for some time in the industry that British Gas would try to renegotiate its take-or- pay contracts with its North Sea suppliers. These commit British Gas to paying for an agreed amount of gas. even if it does not need it all. So it came as no surprise when Cedric Brown revealed last week, that he is now seeking to find an escape route. For a select group of energy lawyers this looks like another bonanza. Mr Westbrook added; “There’s going to be a tot of jockeying going on among oil and gas specialists for this work Most big companies have a panel of three or four regular lawyers but if battle commences with British Gas they may decide to bring in other firms who have more experience in this kind of activity.” There are few law firms with a real track record of commitment to this field. Denton Hall, Ashurst Morris Crisp, Linklaters & Paines, and Nabarro November Nathanson are among the leaders. While Cam¬ eron Markby Hewitt prides itself on being die only City law firm with an office on the spot in Aberdeen. The view among lawyers general¬ ly was that Cedric Brown had once again scored an own goal. “British Gas seems to want it both ways.” says one gas specialist. “When these agreements were negotiated they looked like a very good deal for British Gas. I earn see how they can start complaining at this stage — especially as they are supposed to be facing up to the rigours of the market. I expect my clients to take a tough stand.” While “takeor-pay” is the foots of immediate attention, many energy specialists are looking ahead to the bigger long-term issue of wholesale decommissioning in the North Sea. The Brent Spa episode is just the first of many such exercises. Mark Saunders, an energy spe¬ cialist at Nabarro. is already befog approached by his clients to start planning ahead for what to do with their platforms later on in this decade, and into toe next “What Brent Spa has shown is that there are more than just legal issues involved here,” he says. “The com¬ pany behaved totally legally and was subsequently shown to have selected probably the best technical solution. In future, however, the public relations issues will have to be considered as weH I am present¬ ly working on how clients can address all these issues together.” At the same time as the North Sea rigs start to be abandoned, however, there is an expectation that new fields to the west of Shetland will be coming on stream. Better technol¬ ogy and new types of joint ventures between the oil companies and contractors will also set new chal¬ lenges for the energy industry* legal specialists. I n the meantime, it is expected that there win continue to be some small degree of takeovers and mergers among companies operating in the North Sea. This would, of course, be nothing like the scale of change that has affected the regional electricity companies, which are also leading clients of City law firms’ energy practices. Just last month Denton Hall played a key role for the Southern Company in its takeover of South Western Electric¬ ity — a significant move because, as Andrew Daws of Denton Hall points out: “This was the first UK electricity utility to be taken over by a foreign company.” The comprehensive reorgani¬ sation of the electricity industry in toe UK has nor just been good business for City lawyers but has also given them an invaluable track record for work overseas: many City firms are engaged in work through¬ out the Continent and Asia on similar restructuring projects. □ A SENIOR ex-Army officer is to shake up City law firm Trtmuss Sainer DecberL Sir Peter Duffel 1. who rose to lieutenant-general and was a former commander of the Bri¬ tish Forces in Hong Kong and Major General of the Brigade of Gurkhas, becomes the firm’s chief executive. Mean¬ while. Norton Rose has re¬ vamped its Russian practice. The firm has appointed a new managing partner — Simon Renton — in Moscow. □ COFYWATCH, a cam¬ paign to stop illegal copying, has been launched tty the Copyright Licensing Agency. The agency acts on behalf of authors and publishers and will target businesses who infringe copyright A hotline is being set up. 101436 4242. Frances Gibb LEGAL APPOINTMENTS TO ADVERTISE CALL: 0171 481 4481 FAX: 0171 782 7899 LEGAL COUNSEL OUR CLIENT manufac¬ tures and markets many of the world’s best known branded consumer foods. It is the UK affiliate company of one of the largest and most international food companies headquartered in the United States with operations in over 60 countries. In the UK it has a turnover of £300m and employs 1,800 people. Its two divisions market to the retail trade and supply the catering industry and other food processors. It now seeks a Legal Counsel to be based at its UK bead office in Surrey. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Legal Counsel will have responsibility for all legal and company secretarial services for the UK businesses, including conditions of sale and purchase and all major contracts, Surrey based intellectual property, regu¬ latory affairs, corporate governance, real property and management of litigation. Candidates should be solicitors wi th at least eight years’ experience, a good academic background and experience of working in private practice and in-house, preferably for a multinational fmeg company. They should have experience of business across Europe and ideally in the US. Knowledge of European languages would be particularly valuable. Technical ability of itself is not sufficient. Candidates should also have an under¬ standing of business requirements, a willingness to take personal responsibility, and the ability to communicate practical advice at all levels of management. For further details, including salary and benefits, please contact Sonya Rayner, (who is retained on an exclusive basis) or send her a copy of your c.v. Chambers CHAMBBtS A FASTNESS: PSOFESSK3NM RECSUIWENT 74 Long Lane. LondotrECIA 9ET Tel: (0171) 606 9371 Fax (0171) 600 1793 DUDLEY MAGISTRATES’ COURTS COMMITTEE Legal Adviser £21,042 – £25,626 s are invited for the above post from barristers or A ffiSS^^urth®r details obtainable from Mrs G. Smith, ni384-211411. Applications, together with die wtepbo ^ ld addresses of two referee* la arrive by 13th 1** *>«erober l995. A-M. Ecdes justices’ Chief Executive ■fhe Magistrates’ Court The Inhedge pudiey West Midlands DY1 TRY Clark Holt tiw iridie a hjgjdy regarded team described as ’icgkmai …. tv and the local law firm ‘ mo v i n g from strength to strength*, seeks dynamic and effective COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LAWYER 1-2 PQE to join ou st ing team. The snocesgfiil applicant wiO be between and two years qualified, have good techn ic al ability as wefl as commercial sense and most be capable of balding his or her own practice. Prospect s ate good. Sahay Going rate. Combine quality of work and. qoahty of fife. r is write* to Richard Clack of Cbdc Hot at I Stated . waatac SNl 1QQ. CPCtan g janr CV. Baker & M’ Ki:zn: ALMATY OFFICE Baker & McKenzie’s Almaty office serves cheats of die firm in Kazakhstan and throughout Central Asia and Transcaucasia. The Almaty office was established in early 1994 and now employs 20 staff. The office is growing rapidly and twiHftrtalcrng high quality corporate and ftnaryeft work. We are now looking to recruit the following lawyers: • Senior Oil & Gas/Natnral Resources Lawyer to work on oH and gas and mining projects; • Senior Corporate Lawyer (3-5 years qualified); ■ Junior Corporate Lawyer (1-3 years qualified); • Central Asian Lawyers – Kazakh, Uzbek and Azeri lawyers, preferably with a Masters or other post graduate degree from an overseas unive r si t y and who have spent some time living and working in North America or Western Europe. Fluency in Russian is desirable but not essential It will, however, be necessary for successful rawfidafipg to be willing to relocate to Almaty and to have a commitment to working in this challenging and exciting legal jurisdiction. Initial int e rv i ews will be conducted in London. Interested candidates should submit applications, enclosing a CV, to: Angela Paradise, Head of Human Resources, Baker & McKenzie, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA. Telephone 0171 919 1000, Facsimile 0171 919 1999. 8 _ lO OLT C UR CHAMBERS I Applicants are invited from criminal practitioners to join our specialist criminal team Both Prosecution and Defence weak is undertaken. Ideally applicants should be over 5 years call, hut those of more junior cafl with proven ability in toe criminal field will be considered. Applications in writing with CV to Miss J. Boston, 10 Bolt Cent Chambers, London EC4A 3IB THE CHURCH COMMISSIONERS SOLICITOR (fixed term contract) Salary from c£30,O0O Westminster We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic solicitor to join our in-house legal team to undertake agriculture and commercial conveyancing; You win have at least 6 years’ relevant post qualification experience in the property field and be capable of working to a high standard under pressure. The person appointed will have a varied and demanding caseload, ranging from complex conveyances of agriculture land to large commercial transactions. Initially a fixed term contract of 2 years will be offered. The starting salary will depend on experience. Far farther details (indading a job description) and an application form, please telephone or fax Mrs McCarthy, Personnel Department. Tel No; 0171-222 7010 Est4315 Fax No. 0171-222 1671. domiig date: 13 December 1995 THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 TO ADVERTISE CALL: 0171 481 9994 LEGAL APPOINTMENTS taa: 0171782 7899 DYNAMIC COMMERCIAL FIRM HEAD OF COMPANY Our medium sized centra] London Client firm Is wefl equipped to take advantage of the HnproYing economic conditions. Having significantly enhanced its core practice through the recession, it sees this appointment as crucial to its overall strategy. Expansion in other departments and the firm’s greater overall critical mass, have significantly enhanced the scope for generating more high quaHqr company commercrai work from established diems. In addition, greater opportunities exist for cross-selling to newer diems, and tendering for larger assignments than had previously been possible. To drive this initiative, a partner is sought with energy, vision and leadership skffls. Likely to be aged at least 40 with real gravitas, the partner sought may presently be In a firm where heading die company department is unattainable, undesirable or both. The firm is not seeking a Chy Yellow Book guru but a company practitioner in the broadest sense with the ability to advise, both legally and commercially, large PLGs, private companies and acquisitive entrepreneurs with equal dexterity. The sub s tantial entry level package on offer reflects the firm’s commitment to securing the right person for this important role. To find out more on a completely confidential basis, please contact Jonathan Macrae ) ^ T or Sally Horrax on 0171-377 0510 (0171-359 5212 i?«ningsAvedcends) or write / / J to us at Zaradc Macrae Brenner, Recruitment Consultants, 37 Sun Street; London / / j EC2M 2PY. Confidential Fax 0171-247 5174. E-mail joe@zmbco.uk ( 1 1 Z A R A K MACRAE BRENNER /IB Da vies Ar nold Cooper ENERGY & UTILITIES 4+YEARS QUALIFIED Davies Arnold Cooper is rated as one .of the best commercial brer firms in the country and is the only firm to feature in “The Top iOG UK Companies of the Future”, published this year by McGraw-HHl, assessed on the firm’s long term c o m pe titi v eness and future prospects. The Energy, Off, Gas & Utilities Group, led by John Bolton, advises a broad cross-section of domestic and international clients on contentious and notveontentious m a tte r s such as high value infrastructure projects, the trading and transportation of energy, “take or pay” co ntr a c ts and joint venture agreements. An opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated team player to join the group at a senior level Ideally 4+ years qualified, the successful candidate must have in depth expertise of contentious and/or non-contentious matters anting in this chaBengmg industry sector, and must have proven marketing talents. This is an unrivalled opportunity to join a progressive firm at a key stage in its expansion and enjoy excellent prospects and a front fine role in a dedicated group which is set to double in size in the next 2-4 years. For further Infor mat ion h complete confidence, please contact our Retained Consultant, I J f Jonathan Brenner, on 0171-377 0510 (0181-940 6848 everangsAveekends) or write / / J to him at Zarak Macrae Brenner, 37 Sun Street, London EC2M 2PYL Confidential / / I fax 0271-2475174 E-mail Jonatfuui@zmbxowak / ‘ If ZARAK MACRAE BRENNER EMPLOYMENT LAWYER Warner Bros, is one of the best-known names in the entertainment industry. In 141 the London Legal and Business Affairs IU Department, we work with our counter- VH parts in California toadviseour European V divisions, which include businesses as ^ diverse as film and video distribution, Film production, cinema complexes, retail stores, character merchandising and feature animation. We now need a specialist employment lawyer to join our European HQ legal team in Central London. You will work closely with Human Resources but will report to the VP and General Counsel for Europe. You will handle a variety of employment issues In the UK and Europe including: drafting, reviewing and advising on contracts for managers and other staff; reviewing and revising employee handbooks and policies including maternity, disability, sexual and racial harassment/discrimination, mm health and safety; monitoring EU Mm legislation such as the Workers’ WM Council Directive, and liaising with jr foreign lawyers. There may be some non-employment commercial work. You should be a lawyer with three to five years’ contentious and non-contentious employment experience, which should include experience of wrongful and unfairdismissa! claims and settlements (including tax advice) and immigration and work permits. You should have excellent drafting skills. You should be able to communicate with all levels of management, understand commercial realities, be robust yet tactful, and able to prioritise a hectic and varied workload. An in-house background would be an advantage. For further details, including salary and benefits, please contact Sonya Rayner, or send her a copy of your cv Chambers QiMtttirAKtt’E&fiafessa^fEeHjcwBiT 74 Long Lane, London EC1A SET Tel: (0171) 606 9371 Pax (0171) 600 1793 CONTRACTS MANAGER ERICSSON S West Sussex £Excelfent Package DAN I ELS Abates i f Ci I u e: (. k u i t m f r With 80,000 employees active in more than 100 countries and combined expertise in switching, radio and networking, Ericsson is a world leader in the telecommunications industry. Operating in a highly competitive sector, its Business Networks division is at die forefront of technological innovation, having recently Launched the new Consono™ communications system for the simultaneous handling of voice, data and multi-media. ‘ As a result of an internal promotion, an opportunity has arisen for a Contracts Manager to take up a key role within the Commercial Department. Responsibilities will be both broad and extensive, encompassing a wide range of contractual matters within the Business Networks division as well as the provision of commercial legal advice to other parts of the Ericsson organisation. C O v I TAN’! – ‘■’7-r ‘ /’ . . ENSURING WORKS ■ , . . -r Funded by Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council, the newly created Law Centre in Derby aims to give representation and free legal advice to groups and individuals who may be disadvantaged in the key areas of Housing, Immigration and Employment The Centre represents an exciting opportunity for experienced and committed individuals who want to challenge and develop their skills and make a positive contribution to the Derby community, ensuring justice is available to alL Senior Solicitor £20,181 – £22,053 P jl M. Solicitor £18,189 – £19,659 pju An enrolled solicitor, you will provide legal advice, assistance and representation up to cout or tribunal level for Individuals and groups in one or more areas of the Law covered by the Centre. Ybu will also have an important role to play in the ongoing assessment and determination of unmet legal needs in Derby and ensuring the Centre is organised to meet It, as wefl as building important referral, training and education Inks with other agendas OTd practices In the City. For the Senior post, you will need a mfnlmtxn of three years relevant post-quaflfication experience with a dean practising certificate. For the SoHcfior post, you could be newly qualified but still able to demonstrate direct experience in at least one of the key areas addressed by the Centre. With excellent people 9xf advocacy skills, you will ensure a sympathetic, professional approach and effective service delivery, combined with an active commitment to equed opportunities. Both posts are for a 37 hour week and an outstanefing opportunity to help establish and develop a vital service within tiie community. For appBcatlon forms further and details please send an A5 stamped addressed envelope to Helen O’Connor, c/o MACRO Housing in Derby; Spot Chambers, 43-53 Osmaston Road, Derby DEI 2JS. Closing date: 18 December 1996. fe I -i. W’ % %/i trs c Wo are an equal opportunities employer Brighton Donne Mileham & Haddock Commercial Property £ top level remuneration Donne Mileham & Haddock is a leading practice with a network of highly successful offices across Sussex and enjoys a national reputation for excellence of service and a rigorous approach to marketing and practice development. Focused and progressive, with an impressive track record of growth, Donne Mileham & Haddock is arguably the dominant firm in the area and, once again, is poised to expand and develop its market position. With the inclusion of a solicitor of 3-5 years’ pqe, Donne Mileham & Haddock will be able to provide an even more extensive service to its commercial property dients. Experience of demanding Landlord and Tenant work, in particular lease renewals is essential, whilst some knowledge of development work would be advantageous to the applicant A genuine interest and proven ability in marketing would ensure that you would be involved in the department’s practice development initiatives in addition to enjoying an intellectually challenging workload. The successful candidate would enjoy the support of a well structured department, progressive rr systems, an informal and friendly environment and the firm’s exceptional planning and environmental expertise. For further information please contact Aiken Shepherd on 0171 430 2349 (day) or 0181 994 2735 (evenings/weekends) or write to her at Richard Owen & Harper, Kingsway House, 103 Kingsway. London WC2B 6QX. Fax: 0171 831 2536. This assignment is being bandied eaecfusfoe^ by Richard Oi Mat & Harper and arty third party or direct applications urm be forwarded to them. Richard Owen & Har per Careers and Recruitment Service Suitable candidates will ideally have around 5 years experience of working in a legal/commercial environment within a hi-tech industry, fn-depth knowledge of contractual and other commercial legal issues will be complemented by well developed commercial acumen. The role will demand a proactive, hands-on approach and the ability to command respect at a senior level. Interested candidates Should contact Gareth Chambers on 0171404 4646 (evenings & weekends on 0171 813 6475). Alternatively, you can write to him at Daniels Bates Legal, 17 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4QH (confidential fyx 0171831 7969). This assignment is being handled exclusively by Daniels Bates on behalf of Ericsson. ‘ : ; ,gk K ; -. v ’’ ,•*;/ • > . ■ ». : ^1 w *” v, FINDING JOBS FOR SOUOTORS WILTSHIRE p®™! Progeny Lawyer required for snxmfui WQuhire commercial practise. Various to *■” wfa * nocc ^ SOUTH LONDON Crimiad and Matrimonial Uwytw mgagfr reqtared for SW16 sod CR0. Experience of Aid wdk and the ability to dcrclopc Cnminil bminnL Both wcandei m* fa- rlv same wcD egabfafaed Legal Aid pn cmTin South L*2S£ £*5 *** CENTRAL LONDON LOCUM ASSIGNMENTS Coon, J Court work. M months. Rct-CM LnjgsPoo and mdmfang conugmong and profesnonal nefe^T^ London – Criminal and Personal Injury. 6 mnmh period. «r fa bn™*. For further information LOCUM THE LAW SOCIETY 0171320 5620.227-228 Strand London WC2R 1BA LAW CENTRE K – :n tmmt MMuwnnrr/ tax RkhatoRQ. Hesuiqnes Q.C has been dected as leader of tbcNcHtbern CSremt to succeed Rodney C Kievan Q.C as from the 1st January, 1996. ALL BOX BOX No;-_ c/oTMES NEWSPAPERS P.Of bOX 3563, VIRGINIA ST. LONDON, El 9GA WESTMINSTER MEDICAL • Mo de al Baneft Oatirta ■ J • Fareanad injury f ifiYlfe 1 BjA M Ssymood, WestmlnatwMetfcal 7 The Pastures. Duffleki Derbvrtfcn nr^n >ev 1*01332640302. iSoiSoSSoi ^9 ^ 10 Narisy Streat, London WIN iaa taTtoTt 932 0012 WN 1AA Noa CCHM, on Trent THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 TO ADVERTISE CALLs 0171 481 4481 LEGAL APPOINTMENTS FAX: 0171 782 7899 autumn opportunities property t T^rranf &W n P™** 1 dofebpmgg ID fandfarf =rri ^SA/COMPUANCE t rtnnnn ^WANYCOMMraOAL.USHRM To £40,000 ^^J^ ^^ B ^^ UWIMfit ^»ni»Londowi>>esenca»tehrt> ra B T f n. «* nBhamrn intmartxul wrSfan *»et h^ecaUe academes and sound hands-on mMr« are mists. fe£T2I32I jH-HOUSE OIL ft GASfGQMMERCIAL £Exce8ent Oppw Mfcy m ffn one of the worth hart* maw rarum, SsmwrBi^JSttrAs’ COMPETmONmC £ 40*00 “°™«l cferc-UrtUm* oroaeca EKs^kvan*WKxo,proiwhre^ei¥xgafcappfantRrfT24968 CORPORATE TAX £40,000 fao ifc a n me depa nm e m fci m^m l* o um wax hl Qqr finn rertsasfcarc: wfth 3 yeaxs 1 pqe to undrake o mpu r aa and asset finance at wfchh hgfy reprded e ywfcg team whlrfi a nte hat rate ctfp o ra te doc. ARbn dttid be tndachsriccSeni dm J opera aspiring ppannaship. Hot T24842 CAPITAL MARKETS £MJ)00 Opponudnr far 4-5 pqe capital marten lawyer to derefap sUfc and Ideas In hnaoritt field inrnt dhiBs. Barristers wffl pnyects experience idea% gabled within a similar environment. Exreflent becontidered. Ref:H2t3B. opportunity. Rrf: TI1151. CITY COMMERCIAL LITIGATION CITY BANKING Estahfched m edian s dad City QrTatnqnlrei addMsna laoHrhntx. qualifying Spe daM st h a nlrlng lawyer s o u g h t ty this estabIMiad mediu m shad practice ■B>tech]9MCM»3aiB)argewribiwticpartmenLreriiwafarorah^iqnall9 Ky areas of work indnde buyouts, der ivat ives, securitisations and trade with an international Dmn ChadW a tra most bsw at least 6 mo otiw finance; camfidalrs should be coa w s a sU with at least one of these area, experience dnrfag articles gained with a recognised firm. Bef: Tlfi2£&. 3-5 years* PQE and antbHfaiKo«*look required. Rrf: 112217. Above is bat a small representative sample of same of the vacancies wt have registered with ns fins law tins throughout (be UK. Rw more information on onr services telephone ns or aUernsttofy write so ns at 4 Bloomsbury Place; London UOA 2QA; 137 Newfasll Street, Birmingham B3ISF; 22 Oeansgate, M ariwa t M3 ITCj 31-33 Cara Street, Bristol BS 1HT; or 32 Sn wel gi Street, Leeds IS1 WJ. AH enquiries wBl he treated In stri cte st confidence. Vk do not and never have seat oat findHilti * CVA without their pertnfcrfon- Only Qrin RB « wr arc able to beep a Werhiiig Brief* on ywr carccrv SOUTH LONDON LEEDS TW: 0171-404 7007 TW: 0171-6371313 1U: 0113 246 0600 BRISTOL BIRMINGHAM MANCHESTER t TH: 0117 930 4644 Td: 0121-200 3363 TU: 0361-8317007 Charles fellowes Partnership BRUSSELS (£ 0 x 3 Sww; SENIOR COMMERCIAL COUNSEL 6 – 8 YEARS PQE Holiday Inn is the world’s single largest hotel brand and one of the best recognised product names world-wide with a turnover in excess of £600 million. As part of a major new business strategy, the company is expanding aggressively into additional countries and modernising extensively in existing markets. To support this accelerated growth, a new role has been created within the business team at the European Headquarters in Brussels. A native English-speaker is sought to undertake a highly transactional role in this challenging and stimulating environment Work will be very diverse, including joint ventures, development agreements, franchising, marketing alliances, EMEA regulatory requirements and the management of outside resources. Suitable candidates will have sound commercial judgment, flexibility, resilience and a pragmatic approach. This represents an unrivalled opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a dynamic multi¬ national team within a progressive company, offering a fulfilling long-term career. An attractive package including relocation and other benefits is available. This assignment Is being handled exclusively by Gill Newman BA (Hons). Contact her on 0171 405 4161 (fox 0171 242 1261). Alternatively, write to her at Renter Simkin, Legal Recruitment Consultants, 5 Bream’s Buildings, Chancery Lane, London EC4A 1DY. E- Mail 100621^024@compnserve.comm. REUTER SIMKIN The PSD Group LONDON i;}k7IN(;ii m M WCHI S I I K Court of Appeal Law Report November 211995 Ciianceiy Rescinding bankruptcy order Tax adjustment by new assessment Fftch v Official Receiver Before Lord Justice NeOL Lord Justice Millet: and Sir Iain Glidewell [Reasons November 15) A change of attitude of a petition¬ ing creditor to the making of a bankruptcy order was a sufficient chan#: in rircumsiances such as to entitle the court, under section 375(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986, to review the bankruptcy order and to consider whether the bank¬ rupt^ order ought to be rescinded. The Court of Appeal so staled giving its reasons for aOowtng an appeal on October 26 by the applicants. Anthony Edward Fndt and Janet Margaret Fitch, from Mr Justice Chadwick who on October 5 ordered that their application to review and rescind the bankruptcy order made against them on July 31, 1995 be dismissed. Mr Anthony Mann, QC, for die applicants: Mr Stephen Mover!ey Smith for the Official Receiver. LORD JUSTICE MILLETT. giving the judgment of the court, said that Mr and Mrs Fitch applied for the bankruptcy orders to be rescinded under section 375(1). At the time of their applica¬ tions there was no ground upon which they could properly seek rescission of the bankruptcy or¬ ders. but shortly afterwards they persuaded the petitioning creditor to change its mind and support them. The reason which had led the petitioning creditor to change its attitude, and which evidently com¬ mended itself to die other cred¬ itors, was that it was now believed that there was a serious risk that the ocistence of a bankruptcy orda- against Mr Fitch would prejudice the recovery of a substantial asset for die estate, if dial was the case then it was not in the interests of the creditors that the bankruptcy should continue and a large body of the creditors appeared to accept thaL The judge refused the aR^ka- tions for two distinct reasons 1 The application was not an occasion for a rehearing of the appeal from the making of bank¬ ruptcy orders. There had to be some new matter which had not been raised aand was not available at the previous hearing- • The only matter which could be identified as a change in circum¬ stances since the hearing on July 31 was the change in the attitude of the petitioning creditor. That change did not derive from any change in die underlying drcumsumces but from a re¬ appraisal by the petitioning cred¬ itor of where its commercial interests lay. The material on which it conducted that re¬ appraisal. however, had been available throughout 2 The court was being asked to rescind the bankruptcy order so that Mr Fitch could continue to present himself as a person who was not bankrupt and who had not been made’ bankrupt. Thai amounted to a deception to which the court should not be a party. Counsel for the Official Receiver, who invited the court to dismiss the appeal efid not feel able to support either of tbe reasons given by the judge for refusing the applications. Hjs Lordship would deal with each in turn. Change .of dreumstances The jurisdiction given by section 375(1) of the 1986 Act was unique to insolvency, in that it allowed the Court to review and rescind or vaiy an order made fry a court of co¬ ordinate jurisdiction. It applied to any order made in the exercise of the bankruptcy jurisdiction. The court’s power to review and if thought St rescind a bankruptcy order was, in theory at least, virtually unlimited. Before the judge. Mr and Mrs Fitch accepted that the bankruptcy orders were rightly made. Tbey based their applications on the fact that circumstances had changed since the orders were made. They did not rely on tbe mere fact that the petitioning creditor had changed its mind. Once a bankruptcy order had been made, the status of the petitioning creditor was no dif¬ ferent from any cither creditor. Mr and Mrs Fitch relied upon the fact that a large body of creditors, which included the petitioning creditor, supported die rescission of the bankruptcy orders and that none of the known creditors op- River bed is part of the controlled water in pollution case National Rivers Authority v Biffa Waste Services Ltd Before Lord Justice Staughton and Mr Justice Rougier [Judgment November 15] A river bed was part of controlled waters and where therefore mud and stir from the river bed had been churned up into the water no offence under section 85 of the the Water Resources Act 1991 had been committed as the mud and silt were already present. The Queen’s Bench Divisional Court so held when dismissing a prosecutors appeal by way of case stated from Chorley Justices who had on June 22. 1994 acquitted Biffa Waste Services Ltd of causing polluting matter to enter controlled waters, namely the River Roddlesworth. contrary to section 85(1). Biffa had been carrying out work on the river which involved driving tracked vehicles along the river bed. The operation stirred up mud and sfli from the river bed which was then suspended in die river water causing severe discolouration. Mr Anthony Eileray. QC and Mr David Dixon for the National Rivers Authority; Mr fan Croxford. QC for the respondents. LORD JUSTICE STAUGHTON said that the draftsman of the 1991 Act had – intended that a river bed was obviously part of the controlled waters. In those rimimstances the justices had been right to find that the respondents had not caused anything to enter the watercourse that was not there already: they had stirred up matter but had not introduced anything. Tbe matter might be different if the diggers had dug up the river bed but that, his Lordship said, was another story. It was un¬ necessary to decide whether mud and sill introduced into water was polluting matter under section 85. That was a different question because what was polluting might be different in different contexts. His Lordship considered the leading case of Rv Dovermoss Ltd f The Times February 3, 1995) m which it was dear that Lord Justice Smart-Smith considered “pollute” to have a different meaning from poisonous or noxious. Whether matter polluted was a question of fact and degree but his Lordship abstained from going further as there was no need to do so in the present case. MR JUSTICE ROUGIER. agreeing, said that the case had been derided on a narrow basis and it was not to be assumed it gave contractors and developers carte blanche to disturb as much of the river bed as they wished as in certain circumstances the stratum of the bed would be very narrow indeed. Solicitors: Ms B. Carr. Warring¬ ton; Cripps & Shone. Marlow. posed it. If that had been the position on July 31 die bankruptcy petition would have been dis¬ missed. The foci that the under¬ lying rimimstances which led the creditors to support the rescission of the bankruptcy orders had been known at tbe time the OTdets were made did not prevent their change of attitude from being both new and relevant: because it had oco urred since the making of the bankruptcy orders it was a factor which could not be taken into account on an appeal or on an application under section 228(1) of the 1966 Act The judge was wrong to stigmatise the applications as an attempt to have another appeal hearing. Section 375(1) provided the only means of giving effect to the creditors’ wishes that the bankruptcies should be discontinued. Proposed deception There was no evidence from which the judge could property conclude that Mr and Mrs Fitch intended to embark on a course of deception if the bankruptcy orders were rescinded. Accordingly the judge exercised his discretion on an erroneous basis, and their Lordships had to exercise it themselves. The Official Receiver urged their Lordships to do so by refusing the applications, on the ground that the jurisdiction to rescind a bankruptcy order was an exceptional one and that the authorities under the former Bank¬ ruptcy Ads showed that it was one which should be exercised only where the dreumstances were closely analogous to a scheme of arrangement Apparent support for that propo¬ sition might be found in cases under the former Bankruptcy Acts: see In re Izod. Ex parte Official Receiver ([I898[ I QB 241) which was distinguished in In re a Debtor (No 12 of 1970) 01971] 1 WLR 1212) on the ground that in former there was a de facto scheme of arrangement approved by all the creditors. Their Lordships did not read tbe passage relied on (at pI215F-G) as laying down a rule of low dot a receiving order could only be rescinded where the dreumstances were closely analogous to a scheme of arrangement While, therefore, the discretion conferred by section 375(1) was still to be exercised with caution and only in exceptional dreumstances. their Lordships did not accept that those dreumstances were limited in the manner alleged. It remained to consider whether the dreumstances of the present case were exceptional and if so whether they justified the re¬ scission of the bankruptcy order. In their Lordships’ opinion they were and did. Solicitors: Meade-King, Bristol: Treasury Sol ichor. Glaxo Group Ltd and Others v Inland Revenue Commissioners Before Mr Justice Robert Walker [Judgment November 9] Following a transfer pricing en¬ quiry. a directum given fry foe Beard of Inland Revenue under the provisions of section 485 of the income and Cotporatum Taxes Act 1970. on transactions between associated persons, any tax adjust¬ ments necessary to give effect to such direction could be made by amending an existing open assess¬ ment to corporationtax. The statutory provisions did not restrict adjustments being made by a new assessment raised after the relevant direction had been given and within the usual six-year time limit Mr Justice Robert Walker so held in tbe Chancery Division when refusing to make declara¬ tions sought by an originating summons issued by three wholly owned subsidiaries of Glaxo WeDcutne pic that section 485 could not apply unless there bad been a direction by the Board of Inland Revenue and thereafter an assess¬ ment within the appropriate time limit Section 485(11 of the 1970 Act contained provisions for sales at un dervalue between associated persons in different countries a be treated for tax purposes as a transaction ax a price that the p rop ert y would have fetched had the transaction been b e t we en in¬ dependent persons dealing ar arms’ length. Section 485(2) covered the con¬ verse case of sale at an overvalue. Section 4£5{3) provides: “The preceding provisions of ibis section shall ml apply in relation to an; sale unless the Board so direct, and where such a direction is given all such ad jus t m e nt s shall be made, whether by assessment, repay¬ ment of tax or otherwise, ‘as are necessary to give effect to the direction ” Section 17 of the Finance Aa 1975 extended the scope of section 4S and the provisions were re-enamd in sections 770.772 and 773 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988. Mr John Gardiner. QC and Mr Jonathan Peacock for the Glaxo companies; Mr Ian Glide. QC and Mr Michael Furness for the Crown. MR JUSTICE ROBERT WALKER said that transfer pric¬ ing was a convenient e x pression used to describe die supply of goods or services, between asso¬ ciated enterprises in different countries on terms that were not arms’ length c ommercia l terms. It might take place for reasons having nothing to do with tax but it was potentially a versatile means of tax avoidance. Tbe Revenue had over a period of snare been c oncerned with inquiries into transfer pricing activities which in its view might hare taken place between some or all of tbe Glaxo companies and associated companaies overseas. particularly in Switzerland and Singapore. Glaxo (fid not accept (hat such activities had taken place. But at this stage the court was not concerned to reach even a view of any factual _It “was concerned sokly with a short but difficult point of statutory cpnstructicsL Correspondence between tbe Revenue and Glaxo had been on foot 01 6 BAMZHAF 62 G L Move EM)_S WWwonft 5 1(S 9242 OCEAN STREAM 25 J Eye frO-DtfcXaral 103 SASSY STREET R Jctaaan Koutffco _A McStons 7 JW 0 AMTtawfJAieZfflAmaronoM_R Price 3 IDS 60 CAMUBA35W.WWM_SSantai9 70S 00 ETERNALLYGRATEfW.29MsNibcafcy 8-9_ JOrttnS 107 60 FAITH ALONE 18 CWafl 8-9_GDrtJttdS too 00 MATTtlAS MYSTIQUE SS Use BSn)«s&4. 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Trio £1X8a50. CSR £26890 Tircasb £255856. Natefly (20-11 and GrasU Lady (14-1) wrthrtawn. not under orders — rub 4 appHee to aB bate, deduction 5p in pound Jadrpoc not won (port ot £1^45^6 canted forward to’ ‘ Hacopct £1400. Qualpat £24.10. FULL RESULTS SERVICE [.T; L-1 1 – .»rroer thf orr 1 ^ fffsuj rs; HI II 1 f-l-J? FSSSTrigrjl ■ 1 ill Mjl 53 iMiWiUfj It] ii J 44 SPORT THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 Clark risks Roy in Forest’s game of patience Patience and the passage of time Do more than strength and fury —Jean de La Fontaine IF NOTTINGHAM Forest are to continue to progress as England’s lone standard-bearer in Europe, toot the virtue that stands them apart from others who have fallen— patience — will need exercising to the full against Lyons in the first leg of >Vi r Uefa Cup tie at the City Ground tonight. Patience serves Frank Clark un¬ questionably well He is among the most intelligent of English dub managers, but tonight he must make a judgment on medical grounds concerning four key play¬ ers — Colin Cooper, Steve Chettle, Bryan Roy and Jason Lee. Not only that, from what tittle he knows of the French team, he will have to be prepared to change tactics at any time. On the three occasions that he has had Lyons watched, they have played a different system. What is consistent is that a solitary goal is often as much as they muster, and sometimes sufficient For Lyons, who lie just above the relegation positions in the French first divi¬ sion. have won only four times in 18 league games, scoring less than a goal a game; yet they have eliminat¬ ed Farense. of Portugal, and Lazio, of Italy, from the Uefa Cup. winning aU four matches. Since one goal from Steve Stone was all that it took for Finest to eliminate Auxerre, a more experi¬ enced French team, patience will indeed be required tonight Lyons are essentially a team of youth, drawn mostly from the Rfa&ne region, and their goaiscorers tend to vary widely, though Florian Mau¬ rice. 21. is the marksman in chief. Ludovic Giuly, the playmaker. is even younger — a t een a g er. like Forest of the post-Coflymore era, the French team are without big ROB HUGHES Overseas Football names or big heads. Clark could do without even flunking of Coilyraore tonight but. on Thursday, he meets die centre forward who joined Liverpool for E85 million in die summer at a tribunal in which Collymore, having allegedly can¬ vassed for a move, is claiming £575.000 for his part of the fee and his “loyalty” bonus. The money would wipe out the television and gate proceeds from this tie. What Forest also need is the resilient form of their 25-match unbeaten run. which was shattered in the 7-0 drubbing by Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. On the same afternoon, Lyons were in Monaco, rising to the occasion by beating the team of Jean Tigana. their former manager. Forest’s one fear has always been a rash of injuries, because, lacking vast resources, Clark could not build a squad like the big city dubs. Tonight, he will risk Roy. despite a tom knee cartilage that will be operated on after the game. “It’S a risk, but worth taking because Bryan is such a potential match- winner,” Clark said. He insists, however, that be wifl take no risks in foe case of Cooper, who blacked out during the match ar Blackburn. “It was not concussion.” Clark said, “but some sort of virus. Well make a derision cm the night.” Standing by are Aif Inge Haaland. the Norwegian, and Andrea SSenzi, the Italian. Forest do in reverse; they call to foreigner when the Englishmen meaning. In Zurich yesterday, meanwhile, Fife at last stood up to the dictator. Joao Havefenoe. the president of football’s world governing body, was obliged to forego his autocratic power and to accept reform of the organisation brought about by the chaflerge of Lennart Johansson, the Uefa president who is the first man in 21 years to stand against him for the Fife presidency. From now on, although Fife wffl rightly retain control of the game’s rules and its future direction, it win have to consult a new body, made up of the continental federates, on natters affecting toe television in¬ come from the Worid Cu p and it s rotation from continent to continent- Haveiange will now be answerable toothers. ” There are, I believe, five bids for the television rights to the World Cup 2002—bids that have reached $2 bntirm, more, than ten time s the tirm that Frfa has distributed from the 1994 World Cap. However, toe continental federation heads stopped short of actually censoring Havriange for flying to Nigeria,- giving succour to ‘General Abacha at the time that toe dictator’s militaiy regime was overseeing the execution erf nine dissidents, and for unilaterally promising Nigeria a worid youth tournament already promised to Malaysia. The Asian confederation did at least reject Havelange’S attempt to take the promised competition them, and the chastised overiord of the game must now realise that he cannot rule alone. United turn down bid for Bruce By Our Sports Staff WOLVERHAMPTON Wan¬ derers Football Club’s search for a successor to Graham TaylOT led into its first cul-de- sac yesterday when Manches¬ ter United rejected an official approach far Steve Bruce. The Endsleigh Insurance League first division club, that parted company with Taylor eight days ago. had ap¬ proached United on Friday for permission to speak to Bruce, the club captain. Yesterday, however. Martin Edwards, toe United chairman, turned Wolverhampton down. It is a significant blow to Wolverhampton, who saw Bruce as perfect for a role as player-manager. The dub had wanted to offer a similar position to Bryan Robson be¬ fore appointing Taylor, the former England manager. 20 months ago. but were unable to prise him away from Old Trafford. Robson eventually took over at Middlesbrough, with immediate success. Alex Ferguson, the United manager, had already made it clear mat he did not warn to lose Bruce. “We turned down Derby’s approach in the sum¬ mer and Wolves will expect toe same,” he said last week. “Even if his contract was up this summer, we still wouldn’t consider releasing him.” Bruce, 34. is thought to be keen on a move into manage¬ ment, even though he wOl benefit from a lucrative testi¬ monial with United at the end of this season. Manchester City have won their legal battle with Brian Horton, their former manag¬ er. Horton, now in charge of Huddersfield Town, was dis¬ missed in the summer after 21 months, and claimed that he was entitled to be paid the remainder of his twoyear contract, thought to be worth about £300,000. A judge in Manchester, however, ruled in City’S fa¬ vour after the FA Carling Premiership club successfully argued that, under the terms of the contract. Horton was due any money that might be owing to him only while he was seeking a new job, and any shortfall in his salary when he took up a new post That figure is estimated to be about £100.000. Russell Osman’s long-run¬ ning dispute with Bristol City has ended with an out-of-court settlement over his claim for wrongful dismissal Osman was dismissed as manager of the second division dub a year ago. Andy Pearce, the Sheffield Wednesday central defender, is considering a transfer to Wimbledon, their premiership rivals, after the dubs agreed a fee of £600.000. “Wimbledon spoke to me at the weekend and I’ve given the player permission to talk to them.” David Pleat, the Wednesday manager, said. Manchester City are also hoping to complete the £500.000 signing of Thomas Christiansen, the Spain strik¬ er. from Barcelona. Christian¬ sen. 22, impressed during a recent trial at Maine Rend, but City were unable to meet his personal terms. It is thought that Christiansen, who scored on his Spain debut has considerably re¬ duced his demands. Michael Tritscher. of Austria, works hard for his victory in the Worid Cup slalom at Beaver Creek, Oriarada Nearly squandering toe lead that he carved on the first run, Tritscher finally prevailed with a time of lmin 35J9sec to narrowly beat toe charge of Sebastien Amiez. of France, who finished second in Lmin 3532sec Alberto Tomba. toe defending champion from Italy, who has yet to win in his three races this season, again struggled. Tomba made it to the podium only when Michael Von Gruenigen. of Switzerland, was disqualified from his apparent third-place finish for missing a gate. A jury spent half-hour studying videos. Tomba was timed in lmin 35.45sec. Kjetil Andre Aamodt led a Norwegian sweep of the next two positions. Lasse Kjus. his team-mate: took over the early lead in the overall positions with his fifth-jplace finish, coupled with the disqualification of Von Gruenigen who had won the two previous giant-slalom races with Kjus finishing second. Tritscher, who had won just twice before in a ten-year career, bailed this as his most dramatic victory after nearly losing all of his first-run lead over Amiez. who had been no better than tenth. “This was just wild, to be starting last knowing that toe man I bad to beat had started so long before.” Tritscher said of toe cantmumg discord over the reverse-30 start order. Tritscher last season had to wait almost to toe end to win a slalom at Furano, Japan, a race in which Tomba fefl. “This time, it was much more satisfying with Tomba on the podium; I felt I had achieved more.” be said. Tomba, who skipped toe giant slalom in Tignes. France, that opened the season and struggled in the second at Beaver Creek on Friday, conceded his conditioning was not all it should be. FREE SPORTS BAG FOR FIRST TIME TELEPHONE CALLERS staking £25 or more using Switch or Delta bank or building society debit cards. 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Cliftonville fall foul of the penalty clause H eard the (me about the Irish football team that keeps las¬ ing penalty shoot-outs? The team that has won only four in 16 attempts and only one in 12 during toe past ten years. The team that has missed its most recent seven penalties, with the goalkeepers not even hav¬ ing to make a save. Step forward Cliftonville. toe part-timers from north Belfast and the Smirnoff Irish League premier division. Steel yourself for a tale of unmitigat¬ ed woe, toe horror of all horrors from 12 yards out It is no joke. Irish or otherwise. Spare a thought, even a prayer, for Cliftonville this evening should their Co An¬ trim Shield tie, away to Car- ride Rangers, finish level after extra time. Marty Quinn, the manager, has no fears about finding volunteers for the sud¬ den death conclusion. Trouble is. toere is no guarantee where they will put toe ball. “It Is getting ridiculous,” Russell Kempson on a Northern Irish team dreading the prospect of another spectacular shoot-out failure Quinn, who has spent 14 years at the club in two spells. saicL “ I think the lads are becoming a ware of it all and the pressure is beginning to telL I’ve just tokl them to get their heads down, take a good run at the ball and then blast it If the keeper saves it fair play, but at least get it on target “We have no problems scor¬ ing from penalties in training, or when we get one during a game, but we just can’t doit in a shoot-out The ball seems to go everywhere — against the post or crossbar, over the top or miles wide. Some of than have been so bad the keeper has had time to bend down and pick the ball up.” Paul Treanor, 38. the dub historian and programme edi¬ tor, has supported Cliftonville for 20 years. Since toe shoot¬ out first arrived, 17 years ago — the province has seven knockout competitions — he has witnessed save after slip after slice. “It’s soul destroy- he said. “You just know * going to happen. “A lot of the fans don’t even bother watching anymore; they leave straight after the extra time has ended. 1 still stick it out, I don’t know why, and I’d offer to have a go myself if 1 thought 1 was fit enough to reach toe spot It* getting desperate. * I’m desperate.” Not that Cliftonville — founded in 1879, the fort football dub in Ireland — started too badly. They won three of their first four short- outs, including toe 1979 Co Antrim Shield final against Crusaders, in which Quinn. now 44. played. “I was a centre half.” he said. “I didn’t take penalties.” Then the rot set in. with only one success—in a League Cup first round match against Glenavan in 1992 — from a dozen attempts ova ten sea¬ sons. They lost 4-3 to Coleraine after going 2-0 up in the Ulster Cup: they lost three shoot-outs in the 1993^4 campaign; they lost 3-0 to Ards, after a OO draw, in toe League Cup final at Windsor Park last season. A nother 34) reverse in September, against Crusaders in a League Cup quarter-final, took their miserable tally to seven successive missed penalties — without the goalkeepers hav¬ ing to move a muscle, “ft was awful,” Treanor said. “Sane of my mates wanted to go before toe kicks, but they weren’t allowed to. It was police brutality.” Jim Boyce, toe chairman of Oiftonvilie and president of toe Irish Football Association, rues toe financial cost “in terms of sponsorship money and revenue from games, the loss to fiie dub has been phenomenal,” he said. Yet be. too, copes with good humour, even shaking the hands of the opposing manag¬ er and players before toe penalties. “I say: Thank’s a lot, I can go home now,” he said. For Quinn, this evening could prove a turning point if Cliftonville again pay the ulti¬ mate penalty, he will seek professional hdp. “Ill get someone in to talk to us before we all end up in a mental institution,” he said, in football rarely can so many have gone so off target With apologies to Manfred Mann, “You’ve not seen noth¬ ing like the Marty Quinn ” FOOTBALL Kjck-ofJ 7JO LrJess stetetf UsbCup Third round, first leg Not ti ngham Forest v Lyona (B.0Q) FA Caring PremforeMp Arasnai v Sheffield Wednesday (7.45) Md d tes b rouah v Tottenham 17.45). Endsfetyh Insurance League FbtttMsion Barnsley v Portsmouth (7.45)___ Bfmkigfafi)vDobyf7.45) — Cha-Bon v BeatSng (7.45)._… HuddwsfieM v Leicester- OWftam v MHwall (7.45)– Sheffield Uldv Grimsby (7.45). Watford v Luton (7.45)–—…. West Bromwich v Nonrich (7.45)_ FA Cup First round reptays Ashfcrt v Bo&cr Regis (7.45).- Brighton v Canwiy Island (7.45).. Bristol City v BmxnemcxAh (7 45)- Enfield v Nwport (toW).—.— . GOntfiamv Wycombe fr.45) — — Sutton United v NddenWBlsr- Wigan v Runcorn (7 45)- Woldng v Barnet (7.45) … Wrexham v HjI_- ■—— – Vantal Conference Bromsgrow v Hednesford (7.45). BeS’s Scottish League Second division Berwick v Queen el South … BEAZER HOMES LEAGUE: Premier dMsforr Rusftdan and Bamonris v Burton. Mriend tfvfetacu torn’s Lyre v Tarmwrti. Southern dMston:Tonbridge Argetevlfawport, loW; Trowbridge Town IC1S LEAGUE: Premier AMort Bcreham Wood v Kayes. first (Sviaon: Aldershot Town » B*ton ftawre; Bating v Berifamsted; Chasten v Whyte&fc i v Oxford Civ. Second dfcislon: I» Oottang. Ttad rfivtsforc Cove v fire#**: Ktoosbuy v Hert-‘ Carton Cup; Second round; Beh- Stoflfort v l-Sichn; Poms/ DiArich Hamlet; Wem&tey v Leyton Pa-mart Chertsey v Yeovfi; Men¬ tion v a Atosns; Stators v Walton end Hereham; Grays v BUartcay; Thame Utd v OuMchHamM. UNI BOND LEAGUE First dnUore Hanoode v Parsley Cafite first diviaon Cmrrast round replay: W BMno to n v Fleetwood. PrsBkfenrs cupc first round: Barter Bridge v Wsirinraon. FA GARLSB54G VASE: Second round: Esstogen Collay v Oosefl Town; Dunston F B v CarwneS Utrd, ChesteMe- Siaes Tam v VlHctttam; Hehfaum v Ossefl Afotoa Second round replays: BractoeU Town v Torekto Town; totes! Au»andvYoil®NraAmfflar Qsfcnta Peter v Leighton Town: HndOeyABTteticv Rates Town; SawbndgEMortfi Town v Furnas. COMSNH) COUNTIES LEAGUE: Pre¬ mier rtvtetofc Famfram Town v Hartley Wrtney; Vfcng Sports v Rearing Town; Betfbnt v Sanreust Town. MNBNA SOUTH MKJUWDSIBW3UE Premier dNfsfcn Hoddesdon Towi v Milton Keynes. 0*BrteVMdJii 6- usa THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 RFU adds I England I selectors to 1 payroll B By David Hands, rugby correspondent SPORT 45 B1LLKOSTBOUN if ‘ THE Rugby Football Union (RFU) has set aside nearly £1.5 million this season for the payment not only of some 50 of its best players but also the management team, establish¬ ing a principle that has been long overdue. The union committee meet¬ ing last week approved a sliding scale for the players, based on the number of ap¬ pearances or replacement duty each undertakes during the season for England or England A. The money will come from commercial con¬ tracts, but the union is coy about the amount that each player will earn. informed speculation sug¬ gests that the best paid will make upwards of £40,000 a season, but the position of the management is somewhat dif¬ ferent, in that Jade Rowell. Les Cusworth and Mike Stamen — Jacques Olivier, the South Africa wing who was earned off with a knee injury during the 24-14 victory over England on Saturday, is to play rugby league in Australia. He has signed a two-year contract with Sydney Bulldogs. the three selectors — have enjoyed careers outside the game. “Money from rugby never interested me.” Rowell, the manager and coach, said yes¬ terday, “but now that the players are bong paid, it would be anomalous if the men who were telling them what to do did not also receive something. We should not be out of phase and some of my colleagues were starting to become sensitive about ft.” Gubs will also be allowed to draw up conditional contracts for their players, to take effect after this season’s moratorium ends. Several of the first division dubs, who-.met at.- Leicester last night, have al¬ ready done so. while second division dubs, who have es¬ tablished their own pressure group under the chairman¬ ship of Sir John Hall, of Newcastle, will monitor events dosdy. Meanwhile, the gloom hanging over Twickenham, literally as well as metaphori¬ cally as South Africa crowned their triumphant year on Sat¬ urday. will be dispelled next month. RFU headquarters will be lit up for the first time when the new floodlights come into play for the Univer¬ sity match on December 12, and again four days later for the international between England and Western Samoa. The game on Saturday, extended by eight minutes after the prolonged treatment required by Will Carling, the injured England captain, end¬ ed Math dusk drawing iru but die RFU has been assured that its new lights will be opera- i tional when Oxford meet i Cambridge, whose game has traditionally started at 2pm. This year, it will kick off at 230pm, as will the match against Samoa. A record crowd of 70.000 is expected at the University match, which would surpass die 64.000 of two years ago. The world record for a club match is 6S.000, for the Pilidngton Cup final between Bath and Leicester in 1994. The Samoans begin the English leg of their tour at [ffley Road today when they meet Oxford University. It wifi be the second time that the two have met. the first occasion having been six years ago when the Samoans won 22-19 with a XV including Peter Fatialofa and Malaki lupeli, experienced forwards now touring again, lupeli plays in a team that includes only five of the players who drew 15-15 with Scotland last Saturday. The Heineken Cup resumes in Bordeaux today when Car¬ diff. leading advocates of com¬ petition in Europe, meet Bggles. who are the leaders of pool two in the French first division and have beat beaten – only once this season, by Dax. Cardiff have selected Mike Rayer at full bade, even though he has started matches only twice this season after recovering from a broken leg. ■ •••/ ■ m m: : Tfe * : 4SM, • ’ ” • ■ • , j . r v. Thurman Thomas, the Buffalo Bills running back, makes ground during the 28-26 victory over the New York Jets Newcastle go down on new home debut Newcastle Warriors were unable to improve (to their recent poor run of results in their first game at British ice hockey’s newest venue. Playing in front of 4,089 spectators in the Newcastle Arena on Sunday night, the team formerly based in Whitley Bay were 3-1 down to Fife Flyers at the end of the first period and went on to lose 64. Chris Palmer scored three times for Fife and Mark Morrison twice. Durham Wasps dropped a home point in a 6-6 draw with Slough Jets. Joe Stefan scored four times for the visitors, who ted with two minutes to go. before Kip Noble’s equaliser, Humberside Hawks led 5-1 after 28 minutes against Basingstoke Bison and went on to win 8-5. Mike Bishop scoring four times. In die first division. Manchester Storm followed their 11-6 away victory over Telford Tigers on Saturday with an 8-2 success at home to Swindon Midcats the next evening. Mark Stokes scored four times for Manchester in the latter game. Hakkinen improving MOTOR RACING: Mika Hakkinen, the Finnish Formula One driver who suffered severe concussion in a high-speed crash during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix ten days ago, could be released from the Royal Adelaide Hospital next weekend. A hospital spokesman said yesterday that Hakkinen■$ condition was steadily improving. Parke celebrates SQUASH: Simon Parke, the Nottingham-based Yorkshire- man who led England to their first world team championship in Cairo on Saturday, returned to London yesterday with the trophy. “We have waited and worked for this fora long time.” Parke said. “Australia and Pakistan have had their golden years. Now it’s our time.” Cowboys back on Super Bowl trail Robinson issues writ By Stuart Jones THE Dallas Cowboys, belit¬ tled by the San Francisco 49ers the previous Sunday, have restored their reputation against a team from the same state. They beat the Oakland Raiders 34-21 to reinforce their lead in the National Football Conference eastern division and their status as the favourites to win the Super Bowl Their three principal weap¬ ons. known as “the triplets”, had been spiked at home against the 49ers. Troy Aikman, their quarterback, was injured, and Ernmitt Smith and Michael Irvin, their leading running back and receiver respectively, were rendered ineffective on die ground and in the air. ■ “This game was very impor¬ tant for us,” Smith said on Sunday. These three had been largely responsible for elevat¬ ing the Cowboys to a record of eight wins in their first ten games and were once more the influential figures. Aikman seized the early initiative with a touchdown pass to Irvin and. missing with only five of 24 attempted passes, designed the drives that allowed Smith to score three times. The lead, before the Raiders lost their quarter¬ back. was a convincing 31-7. Vince Evans came on for the injured Jeff Hostetler and prom p ted a belated response, but the Cowboys remain two victories clear of the Philadel¬ phia Eagles, their closest ri¬ vals. who beat the New York Giants for the second time in five weeks under the guidance RESULTS: Seattle 27 Washington 20. Tampa Bay 17 Jacksonvlle 1 G, Intfanap- ote 24 NeM Engtand 10. PMstwcti 49 Cincinnati 31; Atlanta 31 St Louis 6 : Carolina 27 Aroma 7: PNMetohto 28 New York Giants 19. Detrod 24 Chicago 17; Green Bay 31 Cleveland 20 . Demrar 30 San Diego 27: Buffalo 28 New York Jets 26: Dates 34 Oakland 21. Minne¬ sota 43 New Orfears 34; Kansas Qty 20 Houston 13. * Does net include last night’s game American Footbafl Conference East division W L PF PA Buffalo- … 8 3 223 198 Marrn– … 6 4 2 bfa 181 (ndsanapofis … . 6 5 210 210 New England… .. 4 7 177 242 NY Jets.. … 2 9 163 2 tltj Central divfatoo Pitlstxjrgh. 7 4 277 242 Houston.. .4 6 218 203 Dndmati. .. 4 7 269 277 Cleveland.. … . 4 7 201 244 Jack 9 onvite …. .3 8 1B4 2 MJ Cotton supports divisional system By Our Sports Staff FRAN COTTON and Tony Jorden, the former England rugby union internationals, yesterday condemned calls to end divisional fixtures against touring teams. In probably die last season of the CIS division¬ al championship. Cotton, the North chairman, and Jorden, the London manager, want to retain the divisions for match¬ es against international sides. Their stance has received the backing of the Rugby Football Union Commission, which came out in favour of maintaining divisional games against tourmg teams. Cotton and Jorden said that the demands from Peter Wheeler, the president of Leicester, and Phil de Glanville. the Bath centre, for a dub-based fixture list against visiting countries were born of self-interest, not England’s interest “There are probably only two or three dubs in the country that could provide appropriate opposi¬ tion.” Cotton and Jorden said. They claim that matches against touring sides should be testing grounds for poten¬ tial internationals. “Interna¬ tional rugby is played by representative teams, not club teams, and the only way to establish if a player can make the transition is to test him in a representative team.” they said. Cotton and Jorden said that playing dub rugby means _-:– County 2 Leyton Oner* 2; Wrnfctedon 3 AMERICAN FOOTBAU. . ^.SjSKJS&ESS playing in familiar surround¬ ings. “International rugby is nor like that,” they said. Cotton and Jorden also believe that England’s stron¬ gest dubs — Leicester, Bath. Wasps and Harlequins — would benefit from the inclu¬ sion of players from other clubs into an area side. However, they are willing to compromise and suggest that teams winning die Courage Clubs Championship and PiBdngton Cup could be granted a game against tour¬ ing countries. D Wasps and West Hartle¬ pool have rearranged their abandoned first division match for Saturday. January 13. GYMNASTICS SWALEC CUP: Fourth and fiWHuund draws: Group one: VarOe v CartftfP; Newport v CaerpWy. Group Owe: Bridgend v Maestro*; Nempon Saracens v Abeft/terv. Group three: Uangemacrt v Nash. Ateravon v Newcastle Brtyn*. Group faun TaJywan v Pontypridd. Abereyron v YGtradpyntas* Group flwe Uaneft v Cross Keys*. Bonymaen v Carmarthen Otea Group toe Ua nfta ro v Blackwood*. Reur ds Lys v Maesteg OedrC. Group seven: Hendy v penygrajg, Cowbndge v Oakdale*. Grotp agh£ Uandw«y v Newtiridge. Renatth v Aber¬ gavenny*- Group nine: Cardigan v Swan¬ sea: Hed y Cyw v GJpvnaitr. Group ten: Nelson v Caidff Inst Cefn Citobwr v Tumnie* Group 11 : Buflto We»a v Ystrad Ftoodda*. Bay* Vale v Potoypool. Group 12: WWttand v Moutan Ash*. Merthyr v Glamorgan Wfends Group 13: Aberorauo v Ounuanf. Rurrmey v Ynysddu* Group 14; Resohon » OW Wydens; Sterna v South Wales Poice*. Group 15: Tormavr v Tenby Utd. Jleorctiy v Rhvrmey*. Group la Garndflath v Old PerrarttiianK GNaicti GochvKidwefly*. ‘denotes the wimer of to tie s home agolnst wemar of the other tie in their group In the fifth rewnd □ Foultuvuvl ues to de played on Dec 16 and fifth round on Jan 20 atown Forest] 5494; 2, A O’Conner {Ire} 14. 3, N Km* (Coventry) sai 6 (Hong IANADIAN LEAGUE (CFU: Gray Cup: latomore 37 Calgary SO _ basketball 1ATTONAL ASSOOATtoN ork 38 Vancouver 93. Mart* 108 Sacra- 10-03 94: LA Latars 109 LA Clippers 88 . lUDWEBEH LEAGUE; Chesiw 88 (Boone aPeere19) Sheffield 70 (Swane 19. UggnsiS- ; _ CRICKET _ •ALCUTTA First women’s Test rnatah Inal day of tour): Entoand 209-5 decW a w 30 rot out). Mach to*n- football |»e LEAGUE: BotaOBcwn ■ NeweTs 3 River 1; Gkinasla La lanfleW 1: Colon iVetaa *9 on csuroi- / 1 ; LanusO Racing3. ■ — —o 1 Gates O. SSoPate? Parana 3 Vast? 1. Sport 2 Portuguese 2 Rayaandu 1. 10; Cruzeiro 2 Bumnene* ft D um a fl aL W* tog: Kakwn Store eSahel(TiteE*aJ 0 . __ _ OMEN’S FA CU P- TM rd n Sprtft83 2 Southampton LEAGUE: Southern S Ipswich Town Z. Three anBlead Town 2: Town and 1 fl t M Newcastle 1 . Trenmere Rovers 4 Hudderefltod T«m 1. RV GARLS8ERG VASE U*d round draw: WWerton Rangers v FftfloreFtehett Olym¬ pic v BetSngtbn Tarriera, Brigg Town v artsfacroucfiTown or Crrx* Town; HeO- b^orG^AttenvDitornCilyorWhir- by Town. Seaham Red a» or Peteriee Nwaown v Bo»xff Towg Pnitfro e Town or Qoole Town v Duraton Ferteraflcn Brervery or Cammell Laid. North Fanfar tWed v Eashvood Hartey. Chestor-te^seet Town or WhWton v Lye Town. Easin^on Cofc- Auddend Town. Thanaanaed .Town v Brentwood, WBenhaU Town, v Lrighton TworirOtafont St Pe ter: WhUtf a^fown w Peecehaven end Tetecontoe: Tfcuryv Aveter Stade Green v Obs Town: Norttv woodv Gorteston: VWwrteoe Ton* Ecto- ware Town; Rautids To wn, or Afr v Fuitkss or Sewbridgmarth Town. CmySSv Bedferd Town: H gnpwnv Cfcte Barr Tairton Town or Btecknel TWmtTv SSjemam Torro: ftfetot v Whd- Ftovse v FahroU ri Town :JoninE pw v Cto – chestg-W Fhingertord Town»Meno«s- 07ies Jo be played on December 9 BRmon 68 . BC 57: T Lehman S 60.188: G Nontwi nnvd 6 S, 6 S. 5B. 1« H lw*i and.B! ICE HOCKEY NATION^- LE^ (NW-BuMo 6 Orrawa 0: Rtfadaffto 3 Vancouver Z 4 Anatvkn 3. San Jdsb 3 Chcago 2. mnSH LEAGUE: Premier (Melon: Dor- ^5EBBtegham4Dum«esl3:BlBi*- jyton^iteld 2 Bradmel 2 Cheto- Gtfdtod 5 Pafcl^ 3: Manhosier 8 □Mmdoi>2. Medw^ 12 Patertorougfi 1: a*idl6Tetatl7 Vnge L tot C fcera: L High bar C HOCKEY HA CU*: Fourth-round dmr. Beeson v Hu®, Cartertxay v Fomtoy. East instead v HHirpstead and Wtetmrtw. Edrtaator v KJwtea Ptebrands v Ovchester G^drcrd v Norton; Herboma v Sough: Homdojrv Hevart; IncJan GjmMwnavSouthcae: Otd Lomjwxians v C 9 y cf POrtsmoitfi: Read- teg v BrooMands: Richmond v Otton and West WarundiSne; Subnon v Cennocfc Teddtegtor v Brorrtey. Tritons v Doncaster Wteibladcn v Gtouoastsr CMy. □ Res to be pteyod on December 3 NETBALL REAL TENNIS SKIING SNOOKER 6*A PhBtos to WHoftipton 6P. 6-1. B McFettaneltafi) M F WfeS-X S6. &G. tosg a H Lathem M. 4* Gum tx M Ryan 6 – 2 , 60, RUGBY UNION ITALIAN CHAlffK WSHSP-. M«an 73 Pia¬ cenza 13.BensnnTisvBo34Gsfnsano7: Petraroa Padova 27 Roma 9; Sen Dona 44 Lhomo 17: novigo33 L’Aquta i Maano 19 Amgen Cetera 2B. SWIMMING raid prix fa 1. A A Raptey (Sfahtod) a Pans 1 Saunter 5 Mefior Bstatmifa RMaden (Reacted) M Hame _ TENNIS _ NEW YORK: Women’s tour chsnpiort- shSps Singles: Hnat S Graf (Get) bt A Huber (Ger) 6-1.2-6,6-1,4-6,6-3. VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL LEACSIE: Men: Rnt dMslon: Tooton AqtBa 3 Msichesia Utd Stoford 0; SheffiM 3 Reebc* Liverpool CAr 0; weseac 3 WhUBfeid a Soiert o Wervw* Res 3; Polorta Edng 2 Newcastle |SteHS) 3;^warn Kfiztno Malory Lewisham 3 KLEA Leeds 1. Women First dMstorr Loughborough 3 fteetxA Uvopod Cfty 1: Wessex 3 Sheff Wed 1. BHrirt flham 0 KLEA Leeds 3; Wsesex 0 Man Utd SaRard 3; London Malay 3 Ashcontoe GufcJford &Bcmni Z Bmanra Muse Coy 3 Shett Wea 0 of Randall Cunningham, their quarterback. The Kansas City Chiefs maintained the best record in the National Football League, but not without anxiety. They were heading for extra time for the fourth time this season when, with a mere 15 seconds (eft against the Houston Oil¬ ers. one of their old boys granted them a favour. Todd McNair, hit by Doug Terry’s shuddering challenge; WestdMsion Kansas City- 9 1 245 148 Oakland-.-.8 3 271 1B7 Denver.. 6 5 249 201 Seattle _. -. 5 6 249 273 San Diego- 4 7 196 238 NtoKmal Football C on ference Eastdhriston W l PF PA Dallas.. 9 2 319 202 Phfladefchb. 7 4 23S 246 Arizona. 3 8 171 289 NY Gians-..3 B 190 246 Washington. 3 8 2Z7 2B8 Central dMston Green Bay— ….. 7 4 277 236 Chicago-6 5 2B7 260 Minnesota . .. B 5 282 249 Tampa Bay…—.8 s its W Detroit _ 5 B 260 26* wetodvlsion Aflarta_ .. 7 4 241 226 San Francisco ,- 6 4 250 140 St Lows- 6 5 201 236 Carotea– 5 6 202 213 New Orleans …. 4 7 206 2S2 fumbled 34 yards from his own line. Mark Collins scooped up die loose ball and scored virtually untouched to break the 13-13 deadlock and extend the total of wins to ten. the most that the Chiefs have achieved. The Carolina Panthers con¬ tinue to set new standards for newcomers to the league. Already the most successful novices, they recorded their fifth victory of their inaugural season by smothering the Arizona Cardinals. Not for 40 years bad the Or dinals accu¬ mulated so few yards. The Pittsburgh Steelers brought themselves back into contention both in an extraor- dinary game in Cmrinnati and in the race for a place in the play-offs. At one stage against the Ben gals, they were 18 points behind, but in die dosing 22 minutes, die Steelers indulged in an im¬ probable spree. Neil O’Donnell threw two scoring passes and Bam Morris ran for three more touchdowns as they claimed 36 unanswered points to win 49-31 and extend their lead in the American Football Conference central division. Sheehan on bridge By Robert Sheehan bridge correspondent Hus hand is from the BBL Premier League match between Sowter and Rosen. Dealer North Game all IMP’S *9 VAK1097 QJ832 IMP’S *52 VQJ66 AS *09732 1 *AQ J1087 *43 K974 *8 *K 6 43 *52 105 4AJ1065 Contract Four Spades fay South Lead: Three of Clubs North opened One Heart, South bid One Spade and North rebid Two Diamonds. South then bid Four Spades, which looks the most practical bid To me, despite his good diamond support Declarer played the king of clubs on the opening lead and East won and continued dubs. South ruffed and played ace and queen of spades. East won and played another dub: now, declarer drew trumps and played on diamonds. West took the ace and. as the declarer was out of trumps, the defenders were able to take two dub tricks to beat the contract by two tricks. Do you think that declarer could have done any better? First, wbai is the diamond position? It was unlikely that either player had a singleton opposite the other players A xx. if West had the single¬ tan, he would have led a diamond: if East had the singleton, he would have switched after winning tiie ace of dubs. Even if there is a ruff to be taken, playing ace and queen of spades snuffs it out only if trumps are 4-2; in that case, declarer is out of control anyway. One improvement is to cross to dummy with a heart to play a spade to the queen. That brings in the whole spade suit when East has started with Kx and stops the diamond ruff if spades are 3-3 with East holding tite king. The second improvement is u> play a diamond to the jack at trick three. If a player with Ax wins on the first round, declarer can ruff the dub continuation in dummy, come to hand with the king of diamonds and play trumps from hand. Declarer is now in control to handle a four-two break. Finally, if the defender ducks the diamond, declarer is no worse off than be was on the first two lines. □ Robert Sheehan writes on bridge Monday to Friday in Sport and in the Weekend 1 section on Saturday. , ByPbBsp Howard BLOND IN a. A tightrope b. A hair-lightener c. A hormone CAPEADOR a. A bullfighter b. A postern c. An apprentice monk D1KKOP a. An obstinate idiot b. A paramilitary policeman c. The stone curlew ELUTRIATOR a. A Roman Censor b. A fine sorter c. A potato-lifting-machine Answers on page 46 BOXING: Steve Robinson, right, is unlikely to box for Frank Warren again after issuing a writ against him. The dispute is over Robin¬ son’s purse for the defence of his World Boxing Organis¬ ation featherweight title against Naseem Hamed in Cardiff in September. Robin¬ son’s lawyers are demand¬ ing a further £500,000 from Warren, the promoter, claiming that the bout should have gone to purse offers. Hunt joins Indurain CYCLING: Jeremy Hunt, from Dartington in Devon, will sign as a professional for Banesto. the Spanish team led by Miguel lndurtiin. on Friday. Hunt, 21. has won five amateur titles on the Continent this season. Apart from lndurdin. the world time-trial champion. Banesto also have Abraham Olano, the world road race champion, in their ranks. Burden strikes late TENPIN BOWLING: Gemma Burden, of Great Britain, won the women’s World Cup in Sao Paulo with a 197-175 victory over Kendra Cameron, of the United States. Burden, 17. went ahead with three strikes in the tenth frame, while Cameron had open frames in the ninth and tenth. Patrick Healey Jr. from the United States, won the men’s trophy. Keene on chess By Raymond Keene CHESS CORRESPONDENT Youthful attacks In the category 17 internation¬ al tournament in Belgrade. Alexei Shirov, the young Latvi¬ an grandmaster, has moved into the lead with 312 points out of four. His sfyie is characterised by slashing at¬ tacks, as in this game. White: Alexei Shirov Blade Peter Leko Belgrade, November 1995 24 Nfcj5 25 Nxg5 26 Re6 27 ixa& 28 exd7 29 Qg4 30 h4 31 NO 32 Bg5 33 Bh6+ hxg5 Offi Bx£6 06 Rd8 Be7 d5 Kg7 0*2 Back resigns Roy Lopez 1 04 e5 2 Nf3 NcS 3 Bb5 as 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Be7 6 ftel b5 7 B53 d6 8 G3 0-0 9 M3 Bb7 10 d4 Ro8 11 Ng5 m 12 Nf3 Rea 13 a4 h6 14 Nbd2 B» 15 Bc2 €wd4 16 cxd4 Nb4 17 Bbl C5 18 dS Nd7 19 Ra3 15 20 e*f5 Bxd5 21 RxeS QnbB 22 Re3 Qf7 23 Ne4 bxa4 Michael Adams, of Great Britain, is struggling, after losing this game to Vladimir Kramnik, the Russian grandmaster. White: Michael Adams Black: Vladimir Kramnik Belgrade, November 1995 Sicilian Defence Diagram of final position 1 9 b4 Nrl c5 Nrfi c. 3 IH-O M3 d6 4 d4 c*d4 5 Nxd4 Nf6 6 Be3 Ng4 7 Bg5 h6 8 Bh4 35 9 Bg3 B07 10 Nb3 Be6 11 502 h5 12 M gxM , 13 Bxh4 Rc8 14 0-0 Bt6 15 Bg3 Rg8 IB Nd5 h4 17 Nxf6+ NxfB 18 Bxh4 Nxe4 19 Bt3 Ng5 20 Bxg5 Rxg5 21 Od2 Rg8 22 Nd4 Ne5 23 B©4 ObG 24 Rfel 05 25 BxdB Bxd5 28 Rxe5 Rxg2+ 27 KM Qg6 28 Qb4 Bc4 + 29 Kel Of6 White resigns By Raymond Keene This position is from the game Groszpeter — Forintos. Soviet Union, 1979. When confronted with a position such as this (Black to move), a good tactical player will immediately notice that, if the white queen was not defending dl, (hen… Rail would be mate. How can Black exploit this possibility in the most efficient wayf Solution on page 46 □ Raymond Keene writes on chess Monday to Friday in Sport and in fee Weekend section on Saturday. 1 m ‘!asp TJBEg’ J0 YWSiai 46 SPORT/RADIO THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 Pakistan surrender series as McGrath makes light of Wame’s absence Australia confirm Test status with decisive triumph From Michael Henderson in hobakt AUSTRALIA’S cricketers are ending the year as they began it — irrepressibly. Pakistan became the third team to submit to them in 19% when they went down by 155 runs at the Bdlerive Oval yesterday, and the beauty of the location could not soften the hardness of the blow. They came here to retrieve their honour, and left knowing that the gulf between the sides is as large as the Tasman Sea. Wasim Akram. the van¬ quished captain, believes that Australia are the best side in the world, and Mark Taylor was not inclined to disagree. “1 thought that before the series started.” he said After a losing start to his Test captaincy last autumn. Taylor has led Aus¬ tralia to victory over England, West Indies and Pakistan, who are now 2-0 down in the three-match series. It is a measure of Australia’s formidable all-round strength that they prevailed without Shane Wame bowling a ball, and without any real contribu¬ tion from their most experi¬ enced batsman and bowler. Warned broken toe is unlikely to mend in time for the Test in Sydney, that begins next Thursday, although he is de¬ termined to play. “I’m feeling confident. I’ve got my fingers crossed and it’s improved each day,” Wame said “Every 20 minutes. I have been putting hot water on it. putting it in an ice bucket, which is painful… 1 don’t care what 1 have to do to get it right” Boon and McDermott the senior citi¬ zens, will be retained, though they need runs in one case and wickets in the other to justify their places. More than an hour re¬ mained on the fourth after¬ noon when McGrath speared a yorker into Mushtaq’s stumps to take his third wicket with the new ball his fourth of the spell, and his fifth of the innings. He took eight in the match and has 13 in the series, a fine effort by a bowler who is gaining pace and variation. Taylor refused to confirm that McGrath is now his No 1 strike bowler, but it certainly looks that way. Of McDer¬ mott’s four wickets in the two Tests, only ELahi has been a front-line batsman. Australia have relied on McGrath and Revfiel to get in among Paki¬ stan with the new ball, and they have responded with fire and tenacity. Rejffel added three wickets yesterday to the four that he took in the first innings. Pakistan began the day on 15 without loss, needing a further 361 to win. Elahi went first, folding off a short ball from McGrath to short leg. Ramiz then became the first of three leg-before victims when Dickie Bird derided that Reifiel’s break-back would have trimmed the leg bail and not passed over the stumps. SCOREBOARD AUSTRALIA: First tangs 267 (M E Waugh 66: Musttaq Ahmed 5-115). Second Irvings ATaytor 123. MJ Staler 73. Uushtaq Ahmed 3 To be or not really to be Unity Minute Theatre Ligtobofts./?atifo4.20?pitt. AfesJcmes^ first radio play is a dramafoMTsn’tadrama.andacnnKrfyth^ is.it foea? I suppose Alex Janes will not object to the ltod Jmarabre ‘ feiitasy” being mod to ft. He has new in the supernatural- Two of foe “tafa^sarei^fe ran invisabfe,deadandnotdeadlherewegoagainl)jAi^t^reKatimd character who. like foe others, is neither alive. But who be or she is I am not goma to tell you. 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Rcfoin pa tete David LoSattS eooaty is not as Bae 122° Th e Late Bode Bri ^istoesecondc •^adaptation l Recast 12.48: FREQUENCY GUIDE. RAD.0 ’■ RADIO ^ ^ 902. RADIO 3. rM RADIO 4. FM teiitaf.r ,5, 72D RADIO 5 UVE MW €93, 909. WORLD SERvirJ’ !S£. ** ion no au Ream! rtl.ASfilC W n. .Jzr. MW 648: 1W 198 (12.45^Sam). CLASSIC FM. FM irio-ldTvmei,* ^ 1052; MW 1197, 1215. TALK RADIO UK. MW inFM and radio Eatings compflad by PebaT^SP’ I9»- T «l*vMon Rosemary Smfih and Susan Thomson MS?; i c> t >J*£> I THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 TELEVISION 47 1 The end of the world is nigh-on inevitable H you. SwMwhpre’ hl rhe (iJm dips and the number of people employed world- . Jr. ,rr z ~ —^-. tI just means she’s under 35 — none sensitivity. It has driven his wife ing television. Ainsley Harric there. tumMino ^P’Oitaiionot silly old dears who wide in looking for the next one is [r ‘^- RKV lKW : ~ l of us was taught grammar proper- mad, Janice to murder and But if the set has been bom H ere’s a scary thought for you. Somewhere out there, tumbling through the infinity of outer space, is a big black rock — and it’s got your name on it In fact, it could have all our names on it. If it’s big enough, fast enough and straight enough, it will do for the human race what its younger brother did for the dino¬ saurs when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico 65 million years ago. Extinction certainly has a sober¬ ing finality about it but then it has done for some time. It was a scary thought when they made When Worlds Collide, 40-odd years ago. and it was a scary thought last night as Horizon (BBC2) made one of its periodic returns to the subject in Hunt for the Doomsday Asteroid. Well, it fills in the time while they wait for a big lump of space rock to summon them to the great commissioning editor in the sky. But once you cut through the cynicism, the old film clips and the exploitation of silly old dears who have already donned sunglasses and headscarfs just in case, the story of the Earth-wrecking aster¬ oid was as compelling as ever. Apparently there are 2,000 aster¬ oids that measure more than one kilometre across, none of which is the son of object the Earth wants to meet on a dark night. Several hundred thousand more are more than 100 metres across, quite big enough to inflict a very large dent inded. As our ability to detea these orbiting oddities rises so. of course, does the perceived proba¬ bility of a celestial collision, a feet that Tim Haines’s film cleverly exploited. The scary statistics continued to rain down faster than the comet Shoemaker-Levy on Jupiter. Past collisions that caused pulses of extinctions (if you’re extinct surely you don’t have a pulse! every 26 million years. The fact that the number of people employed world¬ wide in looking for the next one is roughly equivalent to the staff of one highstreet McDonald’s. The fen that when we do find the galactic boulder with “human race” written on it nobody knows what to do about it Close your eyes and count slowly to ten seemed the best bet. F itz. of course, would know what to do CL11 have a very large Scotch please and 5-1 on it landing on Paisley”) because Htz knows everything, as he was once again happy to demonstrate last night in the last Cracker (TTV) before it begins a new. pan-time life of foreign locations and Christ¬ mas specials. Why was someone going round electrocuting male university stu¬ dents? Execution, opined Htz. after… oh yes. a spot of consensu¬ al sex and bondage: “Revenge, probably. Sweet, most definitely.” Matthew Bond Half an hour later he was haz¬ arding his normal well-informed guess about the murderer’s class, helped by the fact that she had started writing to him. She had used the word dinner — “a middle- class concept” but had made one fatal grammatical error, writing “you and me both know…” rather than you and 1. “So her education is flawed, upper work¬ ing-class perhaps.” Nonsense, it just means she’s under 35 — none of us was taught grammar proper¬ ly — but you can’t tell Fitz that son of thing. What he hasn’t worked out yet, however, is how the frail-looking Janice (as is traditional for Crack¬ er, we know who the murderer is from the start) manages to bundle 12 stone of recently electrocuted male student into her little red van. Used to manual labour. lower working-dass perhaps. At this rate, it will be an Untouchable that d unnit. Rather too late, Paul Abbott’s script has reintroduced Htz (Rob¬ bie Coltrane) to characters he and we (or should that be he and us?) parted company with several epi¬ sodes. if nor series, ago. This is your son, these are your university colleagues… oh. you’d forgotten that you used to teach at a univer¬ sity. So had we. One thing, however, remained unchanged — his astonishing in¬ sensitivity. It has driven his wife mad, Janice to murder and Penhaligon to determined indiffer¬ ence. But then with chai-up tines such as “1 could make you feel tike Zola Budd again” who can blame her? E arlier, much earlier, morn¬ ing television had filled its posi-Kilrcy hiatus with Can’t Cook. Won’t Cook (BBC1) a new programme which comes in¬ directly from the makers of the successful Ready. Steady. Cook and seems to have borrowed half itsseL The idea for foe daily pro¬ gramme is simple — take two people who can’t cook and get one of those jolly, television chefs to show them how. For yesterday’s first programme it was “mouth¬ watering medallions of pork with mushroom sauoe and rosti pota¬ toes” with the tuition coming from that culinary cornerstone of morn¬ ing television. Ainsley Harriott. But if the set has been borrowed from its stablemate. foe key to any modest success has been borrowed from The Generation Game — show foe contestants how to do some things, but not everything. Techniques are only partially ex¬ plained. quantities left deliberately vague. The result was an enjoyable dollop of chaos, a liberal sprin¬ kling of staged despair from Harriott and. on the plates, “two dimensional pork m mushroom soup with burnt and over-salted grated potato”. A promising start. But how long the novelty can be sustained remains to be seen. Finally, a brief word about The Thin Blue line (BBC1). the Rowan Atkinson sit-cam which stuck its head above the parapet for the sec¬ ond time with an already familiar mixture of Hob-Nobs, foe Queen and regular bowels. 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Duteara (64629605] CARTOON NETWQRK/TNT Cartoons from 5am to Spm: TNT ttna. 930pm Dak Victory (1933) (999315991 1130 Ground* for Marriage (1950) (13379518) 1230am Living In a Kg Way (1847) (944$1!74( 230430 Private Uvea (1831) 140745764) *±o RACING 43 AGA KHAN COMMITS YEARLINGS TO CUMANI STRING SPORT RUGBY UNION 45 ENGLAND SELECTORS ARE ADDED TO THE RFU PAYROLL TUESDAY NOVEMBER 211995 Briton shrugs off puncture problems in daring pursuit of world title McRae defies odds to keep Sainz in sight COLIN McRAE turned comic strip hero yesterday as he defied nature and his fellow man to keep alive his hopes of becoming Great Britain’s first world rally champion. He trailed Carlos S3inz. his team- mate and sole title rival, at the end of the second day of the Network Q RAC Rally, but that he is still there fighting back at the Spaniard is a tribute to his almost demoniac determination. The forest wildernesses of the North threw everything they could at him and nearly broke him. On the longest stage of the rally yesterday morning, the 36 miles of Pundershaw. he hit a rock and drove with a puncture for ten miles before the damage got so bad that he had to stop and change the tyre himself. He lost nearly two minutes to Sainz in one shattering blow. He responded by setting the fastest time on the next two stages before the forest tracks had another go. He hit another rock on the Kershope stage and this time the dam¬ age was worse — a puncture, badly affected suspension and a twisted strut. He had to drive like that for seven miles and still finished the stage two seconds quicker than Sainz. When he emerged from the stage, the last one in the notorious Kielder Forest com¬ plex that has accounted for so many competitors in the past. McRae and Derek Ringer, his co-driver, tried to straighten the mangled pans by ham¬ mering them with a log before limping to the next service area, at Penrith 45 miles away, where mechanics waited to correa the problem. He man¬ aged it all without incurring any time penalties. Sainz. who was level on points with McRae going into this, the final event of the season, made no attempt to By Oliver Holt disguise his admiration for his rival’s efforts. “I’m trying my hardest and driving at the absolute maximum.’’ he said, “but Cotin’s doing better. “He has been lucky, too, taking a lot of risks. If he had damaged his suspension on a stage when there had been another one straight after, he would be out of the contest I don’t really have any tactics for trying to stay ahead of him, apart from driving as quickly as lean.” McRae, who had astonished the rest of the field with a bravura drive on the first stage of the day. at OVERALL POSITIONS [after 14 stages): 1. C Sanz and L Moya (Sp. Subaru i 2hr 23mm 37sec: 2. C McRae and D Finger {GB. Subau) 224.16:3. K Enksson and S Ranrander (Sure. Mttatoehrt 225.36. 4. R Bums and R Retd [GB. Subaru) 226 *4; 5. B Tbry and S Prevrt (Be). Ford) 226:49.6. A McRae end C Wood (GO. Ford) Z28X)& 7. G da Mevus and J Fortn (Bel. Ford) 2:3416: 8. A Navarra and R CasazzB (ft. Toyota) 23505 Today’s stages Stage IS — Dytnard. 13 46 notes Stage 16 — Hafren Sweeaamb. 15-84 tides Stage 17 — Brechfa. 2027 mites Stags 18 — Trawscoed. 22 82 miles Stage 19 — Crychan. 10.97 tides Stage 20 — Cefn 5 64 mdes Stage 21 — Sweedamb Hatred. 1790 ndes Hamsterley. that was 28 sec¬ onds faster than that of his nearest challenger, set the quickest times on the final two stages in the Grizedale Forest, too, wiping 18 seconds from his rival’s lead. He came to grief there for several years in succession in the past, either through mis¬ takes or misfortune; but he banished all thoughts of fail¬ ure from his mind as dusk fell yesterday and ended the day back at the overnight halt in Chester just 39 seconds behind Sainz. charging for all he was worth. There is still all to play for when the rally heads into the Welsh forests todav. □8E3QO MSB ■■■ •!■■■■ No 632 ACROSS I Lose an opportunity (4,3.4) 8 Eight kings; O. 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TIMES CROSSWORDS: – Books 2» 13 B.W each; Books M id W EV50 each. NEW Omnibus (Christmas) edition — 130 Times crosswords £4.99. Times Computer Crosswords Go lilies) E9.99 each. Send sac tor details. The Tunes Concise — Books I and 2 £4-99 each; Books Jlo 6 £330 each. Tubes Two NEW Book 3 £2.99. The Twcs Jumbo – Books 1 and 2 £4.99 each. Concise Book I £4.99. SUNDAY TIMES CROSSWORDS: – Books IO to 13 DEO each. The Sunday Times Condse — Books I Id 3 £150 each. Bock 4 £2.99. SPECIAL OFFER: Any five crossword books (abwe) £15. Send cheques nidi order payable io Atom Ud. 51 Manor Lane. London. SEL3 5QW. Delivery up to eight days. Tet: 0181-8514575 (24hn) No credit cards. “They have generally been good stages today,” McRae said, “but the punctures caused us problems. The sus¬ pension problem was not as bad as it looked, but the punctures meant much more trouble. I have been going as quick as 1 can to try toclose up on the massive lead that Carlos had and I’m happy I have dosed some of the gap.” After the cat-and-mouse an¬ tics of the first day and the almost identical times set by Sainz and McRae, yesterday was one of wildly contrasting fortunes. The Scot lost one big chunk but set the fastest times on five of tiie day’s seven stages. Sainz was steady, al¬ ways controlled, but he is like a hunted man now. a victim of the adrenalin coursing through his team-mate. The day had begun well for the Scot, who became the first Briton to win his home event for 18 years when he tri¬ umphed last year. Tommi Makkmen. the overnight lead¬ er. was forced to retire after the first stage when his Mitsubishi Lancer sustained severe suspension damage. His early exit increased die chances of McRae’s Subaru team snatching the construc¬ tors’title to go with the drivers’ championship that is already guaranteed them. Then the puncture struck on the next stage. While McRae was recovering at the stage end. Sainz arrived in need of help. too. his car out of water and overheating badly. The Spanish double world cham¬ pion had to get his hands dirty under the bonnet too. From then on. McRae chipped away at the lead, desperately trying to make up for lost time. If he does not win the rally and the champion¬ ship after his performance yesterday, he has at least won large helpings of respect from the other drivers. Richard Bums, the third Subaru fac¬ tory driver, found the Scot’s time on the first stage hard to believe. “I wouldn’t like to have been sitting beside him.” he said. McRae at full throttle on the Pundershaw stage of the Network Q RAC Rally, where he was beset by tyre trouble HOW McRAE FOUGHT BACK ON DAY TWO SPECIAL SPECIAL -SPECIAL SPECIAL . STAGE . STAGE . STAGE STAGE .8- ’ 9 10 j – .’f-.ll.-’’- Hamstoriey. Pundershaw Broomyfinri Waudtope -1&82 rates .. 38.61 rates- . 11 miles 8.80 rates SPECIAL STAGE .’ .12- -• • – SPECIAL. –.SPECIAL STAGE ‘ :• ‘ STAGE-‘.:- – Cri ..13. AK. GrizedateWest Grizedalefast tWEBALL; ■ 17.39 rates 4.73mtes■■■ POsmOfcl Colin McRae/Derak Ringer v lead Vs 43sec a . Carlos SabitfLite Moya SUBARU W lead £ Imin v?14sec Sainz Sainz . feral feral 59sec 57sec Sainz toed 42sec Sainz feed 39sec After seven of the eight Worid R both haw 70 points. H neither mpionship rounds, Sainz and McRae Sainz wins h&feig won more races. Rain denies England workout From Alan Lee. cricket correspondent, in Pretoria AFTER a period of rain span¬ ning four successive days that the sages and elders of South African cricket consider un¬ precedented. the first Test was two minutes short of a re¬ sumption here yesterday when the heavens opened again. “I think it is trying to tell us something.” Michael Atherton, a resigned England captain, said as this anti- climactic occasion was in¬ stantly abandoned. England, therefore, were de¬ nied even the consoling plea¬ sures of an afternoon’s workout in which the South Africans might just have been embarrassed on a pitch re¬ leased. perspiring, from three days under cover. “A pity,” Atherton said. “When the nun began on Friday we felt we were in a strong position because the pitch was going to gel worse to bat on. more uneven in bounce.” He would not have expected the opposition to agree, and they did not. Peter Pollock, the convenor of the South Africa selectors. Said: “In our plan¬ ning for this game, we hoped to score500 and bowl England out again.” Less fancifully. Bob Woolmer. the coach, said: “You cannot take two days of cricket as a yardstick for tiie series.” As part of the backroom staff, which also includes Alan Jordaan, the team manager, and Craig Smith, the physio¬ therapist Woolmer was among those found culpable yesterday after an inquiry into the fitness failings of Brett Schultz, who suffered a recur¬ rence of a muscle injury in his backside after bowling only four balls. Ali Bacher. the managing director of the Uni¬ ted Cricket Board of South Africa, called the episode “a fiasco” but added: “We don’t put all the blame on Schultz.” Bacher concluded that Schultz was not given a proper fitness test and that the team management failed to consult Sajtfi Afnca ewtn toss ENGLAND: Fca Innings M A Atherton e Donald b PoBock .78 J339mn, 280 bats. 10 bus) AJStmratcMBfltwvab&ctute.6 (3arai.22b3fc.iiou) M R Ran^xBkash c FTdsor b Donald . 9 Qtmn, 19 bate) G P Thorpe c Rfc fiadso n b Potock . 13 (50rm, 29 bBfc 2 fcwsl G A He* towb PoBock __141 (3GEmn, 278 bets. 25 bus) R A Smffh b McMBan…43 (IIBita. 81 bate. 1 m. Stout} tfl C fbssafl not out ____50 (ISOTOL119 bras. 10 bora) DGCrake Matthews bMc&Sten … 13 P&rin. 24 bafc 3 hue) D Gough bMcMtian „ _ 0 1130*1.9 bate) RKttrawoilJTD Donato_0 (6mm. 5 bate) adequately the medical spe¬ cialists retained by South African, “1 have told them that we are tiying to professional¬ ise our cricket and that players must get the right sort of attention,” he said. “It will not happen again.” The impres¬ sion was that at least three sets of ears were burning. The South Africa selectors, however, continue to be deaf to the clamour for the inclusion of Paul Adams, the left-arm spin bowler who makes unor¬ thodoxy an an form. In nam¬ ing their 12 for the second Test PoDock’s panel merely re¬ placed the unfit Schultz with Meyrick Pringle, the swing bowler. Pringle did the bat- ARC Fraser not out__4 (38mb.20bras.1tou) Extras (to 16, w 1. nb 7).. _ -24 Total (9 w«s dec. 143 overs, fiOTmin) 381 FALL OF WICKETS’ 1-14, 2-36, 3^4, 4-3K. 5494 5324 7-350, B-3S8. 9-359 bowling: Donato 33-T5-82Z Schultz 1&&4T-1, MaotoHS 34-13-5H>, Pctoch 29-7-88-3. McMBian 25-10-50-3: Crow 8-5-14-0: Kirsten 2-1-1-0 SOUTH AFRICA A C Hudson. G Hasten •WJOonje. OJCratoan, JN Rhodes, 5 M McMBan, fO J F&tfartfcon. S M Potock. C R Mattwws, A A Donato, B N Scfajfiz. Umpires: C J Wcrtsy (Satth AJnca) and S TESTS TO COME: Second (Johannes¬ burg): Nw 30 Io Doc 4 Third (Durban): Doc H to 18 Fourth (Port EtetodhV. Dec 26 io 30 RWi (Cape Town); Jen 2 Io 6 O Compjad by 60 FrindaK Lara released by Warwickshire WARWICKSHIRE yesterday released Brian Lara from his three-year contract — effectively ending his Edgbaston career. The West Indies batsman. 26. who helped Warwickshire win an unprecedented treble of county tides in 1994, agreed tiie deal earlier this year but asked to be given next summer off to rest after a hectic international schedule. The county reluctantly agreed, despite the feet that long-serving overseas player Allan Donald had taken a job on their coaching staff. They have now been finked with Donald’s fellow South African paceman Shaun Pollock for next season. Pollock has already met Warwickshire’s director of coaching. Phil Neale; Dennis Amiss, the Warwickshire chief executive, said-’ “We discussed the situation thoroughly with Brian. When he said he didn’t want to play in 1996. we could see his side of things. After two years of non-stop cricket, he couldn’t face another season in England straight away. “I think he also understood our position for 1997 once Allan Donald had indicated that he would be available for that season.” ‘ trick against England in Soweto list month but will hardly strike fear and confu¬ sion into the touring team, as Adams might have done. Pollock expects Clive Eksteen, the spin bowler re¬ tained in the squad, to play on his home ground at the Wan¬ derers in Johannesburg, but gave a depressing explanation of his role. “He will do a similar job to Craig Mat¬ thews,” he said. In other words, simply keep things tight. “It would be nice to have spinners who can take wickets but we know what Clive can do best” Not clearly, bowl people oul Another South African who will not be doing that during the coming week is Allan Donald. Hrs province. Free State, provide England’s op¬ position in Bloemfontein, starting on Thursday, but Donald is being rested on the instructions of the national selectors. Donald is on a full-time contract with the South Afri¬ can board, as are all his team¬ mates who have played upwards of three Tests, and it is the board which dictates whether or not he plays be¬ tween international commit¬ ments. Raymond Illingworth, the England manager, nodded enviously when told. “It is very much the situation I want for oar top players and in a year or two I think it could hap¬ pen * he said. Illingworth’s more immedi¬ ate problem is finding bowlers to leave out of his side in Bloemfontein, where the Test attack, denied any activity here, and the back-up bowlers who have been idle for more than a fortnight, are all queu¬ ing up to play. Dominant Australia, page 46 Hussain inspires, page 46 Brighton turn to Case after Brady departs By Our Sports Staff JIMMY CASE, who retired from football ten days ago after suffering a neck injury, has been offered the chance to take over as manager of Brighton after Liam Brady left; tiie struggling dub “by mutual consent” yesterday. Case, 41. returned to-Brigfc – ” ton two years ago as plajSt : coach under Brady, and until sustaining his injury was tiie oldest player in senior English footbalL He has agreed to take charge of the team for the FA Cup first-round replay ‘ at home to Convey Island to¬ night, and for the Endsleigh insurance League second divi¬ sion match away in York City on Saturday, but is undecided ■ whether to accept the job on a’ full-time basis. “I am not rushing into anything.” Case said. “I was deeply shocked by Liam’s departure as we have all been very dose, and I will have to think long and hard before taking the job.” The departure of Bracty, who succeeded Barry Lloyd in December 1993 after 28 unsuc¬ cessful months as manager of Celtic, came as no surprise- Brighton have lost nine of their last 11 league games and are one from bottom of the second division. The dub has reported debts of £6 million and has been forced to sell the Goldstone Ground for development “If a manager and a team are to achieve results with very limited resources, then tiie dub must have a stable and harmonious environment,” Brady said. “This has not been possible this season for rea¬ sons beyond my control.” The Scottish Football Asso¬ ciation (SEA) disciplinary committee met yesterday to consider a report from Don McVkar. the referee supervi- ■ sor at the Bell’s Scottish League premier divirion match between Rangers and . Aberdeen ten days ago. after % incidents involving Paul Gas¬ coigne, Alan McLaren and John Brown, of Rangers, and Billy Dodds, of Aberdeen. The SFA has now written to both dubs, and it is possible that charges of bringing the game into disrepute will be levelled against some or all of the players. The incidents will also be the subject of a police report to tiie Procurator Fiscal Forest’s task, page 44 Not won the lottery yet? 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