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TIMES 


No 62,632 


THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


Hurd attacks 
Kinnock over 
spy book case 

By Philip Webster, Chief Political Correspondent 


The Government Iasi night 
widened its criticism of Mr 
Neil Kinnock's conduct over 
the Australian spy book 
when Mr Douglas Hunt, the 
Home Secretary, said that he 
had broken the political 
consensus over defence and 
national security. 

In a strong personal attack 
on the Labour leader, whom 
he accused of an amazing 
mixture of inexperience and 


of its approval “for the more Crown's case and British na- 
open style of management” lional security”. 


which the Director-General 
had introduced in the service. 


Granada Television last 
night flatly denied that Mr 


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Vetting procedures were being Greengrass has acted as an 
improved following the re- informant for Mr Kinnock. 


cruhment of more investigat- 
ing officers. 

The debate, initiated by the 
Alliance to exploit the Gov- 
ernment's difficulties over the 
Wright affair, was marked by 
continuing Government at- 


1IUAIWW UI J IIWAptfl IWUM# OUU tun imuiiig UDvauincDl at- 

irresponsibility, Mr Hurd an- tempts to deflect the «♦*«* on 
gered opposition MPs by to Mr Kinnock, efforts which 
putting forward Mr Kinnock's - - — - - 


breach of the polilicial consen- pariaiiiient 4 

sus as a reason for opposing Nndear 10 

changes in the control of the Kmnnek’s sfremlie 16 

security services by bringing SS 

in experienced politicians to Labour and Alliance spokes- 

tie AA or n ti /wr _■ a - - - J 


review ns operations. 

Mr Hurd was speaking in a 
Commons debate in which he 
disclosed that improved pos- 
itive vetting and management 
procedures for MIS demanded 
by the Prime Minister in the 
wake of the I98S Security 
Commission report into the 
Betianey spy case have been 
introduced by Sir Anthony 
Duff, the new Director-Gen- 
eral of MIS. 

Mr Hurd said that a report 
on the changes had been 
delivered to the Prime Min- 
ister earlier this year, and that 
the Security Commission had 
since informed Mrs Thatcher 

Tomorrow 


He was on leave and working 
for Mr Wright in a private 
capacity. 

The allegations further an- 
gered the Labour Party which 
sees the Government's efforts 
to emb a rrass Mr Kinnock as 
an obvious diversionary tac- 
tic. Mr Roy Hattersley, the 
deputy leader, told a meeting 
of Labour MPs yesterday: 
“The Government is now 
engaged in a precisely planned 
and carefully co-ordinated at- 
tempt to divert public atten- 
tion from the humiliation they 
are suffering in Sydney”. 

He demanded Mis That- 


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men cri t icized yesterday. lion from the humiliation they 
It had been preceded by are suffering in Sydney” - 
further controversy over Mr He demanded Mis That- 
Kinnock’s role when a Con- cfaer stale publicly whether she 
servative MP alleged in a intended to abandon the tra- 
Commons motion, protected ditional confidential briefings 
by parliamentary privilege, between the Prime Minister 
that the Opposition Leader and Leader of the Opposition 
was briefed by a person on security matters. 


Mounted police keep an eye on last-minute share applicants in the City of London yesterday. (Photograph: Nick Rogers). 

Si f b ^ ed US connection possible 
apvHcuits in Guinness affair 


who has been aflowd to 
attend the dosed court hear- 
ings in the Wright case. 


His remarks came as 
Government sources again 
made clear that Mrs Thatcher 


The allegation was denied wants Mr Kinnock to explain 
by Mr Kinnock in America to the Commons his contacts 
vesterday and by Mr Wright’s with the defence lawyer in the 
lawyer in Australia, Mr Mai- Wright case before there is any 
colm TurabuIL chance of the convention be- 

in the Commons motion, ing restored. One Labour MP 
Mr Richard Hickmet said that said yesterday: “She wants 


Don’t get 

caught... 


Mr Paul Greengrass, a pro- him togroveL 
ducer for the TV programme InfoeCommoM detateDr 
World in Action, had been in DavidOiren, the SDP l^do- 
the defence team present m described Mr Kinnock as 
court in all proceedings, “more ofa fool than a knave . 

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inclnding those in camera. 

The motion calls upon Mr 
Knmock to confirm “that Mr 
Greengrass has been briefing 


• WASHINGTON: Mr Kin- 
nock yesterday rejected Mrs 
Thatcher’s call for him to 
return home and make a 


. . . without that 
must for every 
cricket follower. 

The Times cricket 
calendar for 1987. 
The date and venue 
of every game 
next year, from the 
Test series against 


• him , his offioe and other statement on bis involvement 
Labour honourable members with Mr Malcolm Turnbull, 
on a regular and frequent basis the defence lawyer in tbe MIS 
as to what questions should be book case. He said “they are 
asked in this House in an not going to start running my 
effbit ft) undermine the life” (Robin Oakley writes). - 

Why Havers was 
not consulted 

By Philip Webster, Chief PoBtical Correspondent 

Sir Michael Havers, the Dr David Owen, tte SDP 
Attorney-General, was ex- leader, made the apparently 
eluded from the decision not suspicious circumstances in 
to stop the Chapman Pincber which the book was obtained a 
spy book m 1981 because of central feature of his speech m 
the “delicate” circumstances yesterday s Commons debate 
. nn thp vnintv services. He 


Test series against 
Pakistan to all 
the county matches 
one and three-day 


— e § old ““ 

• The Times Portfolio 
Gold daily competition 
prize of £4,000 was 
won yesterday by Mr T. 
Lane of Christchurch, 
Dorset Details, page 3. 
e Portfolio list, page 
27; how to play, _ 
information service, 
page 20. 


times business 


p&o bid talks 

p & O and European Femes 
.are holding merger tato^er 
the Monopolies and Mergers 
Commission deareda take- 
over bid valmng ^gag 
Ferries at more thanOOO 
million 


, TIMES SPORT 


Tour called off 

A South African public s^ool 

has arrived in England for a 
series of rugby inaidww J® 
wake ofa decision to rail off a 
by tbc HodgehoSSf ■ 

JniveJty «■ 

Republic raBC 


,times 


Hidden boon 

Seif-employment may be a 
hidden boon for ov^MSs^n 
.fob market and for ine 
organizations for which they 
nerform services, says the 

KTctiontotoday^n- 

p^e General 
section f 88 ” 

S=2r»s 


in which the manuscript was 
obtained by MI5, senior 
government sources have 
said. 

Far from Sir Michael hav- 
ing t aken the decision to allow 
the book to go ahead un- 
challenged, as Sir Robert 
Armstrong, the Cabinet Sec- 
retary, said in his original 
evidence to the Peter Wright 
spy book case in Sydney, it is 
now clear that a deliberate 
decision was taken not to 
inform him. 

As reported m The Times 
on Monday the decision not to 
ban the book. Their Trade Is 
Treachery, was taken primar- 


on the security services. He 
asked whether illegal methods 
were employed and what sort 
of ministerial approval was 
required before M15 could act 
illegally- 

In the Sydney court on 
Friday, after he corrected his 
earlier evidence that Sir Mi- 
chael took the decision on the 
Pincher book and said, in- 
stead, that it bad been the 
view of “legal advisers". Sir 
Robert said that the advice 
was based on two matters: 
“First, that we did not have a 
text the possession of which 
the Government was prepared 
to admit, and second, we had 


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lawyer. _ _ . 

It is suspected by Labour 
MPs that the manuscript was 
stolen some weeks before the 
book's publication and its 
existence and contents noti- 
fied to the Government by 
MIS. 


sufficient particularity and 
certainty the sources of con- 
fidential information on 
which the book was appar 
entiy based.” ... 

Later, when asked about me 
meeting at which the decision 
Continued on page 20, cd 4 


for gas 
applicants 
shortfall 

By Richard Lander 

The £5.6 billion British Gas 
share flotation dosed yes- 
terday with preliminary es- 
timates indicating that for 
fewer people had applied than 
the organizers of the issue had 
hoped for only a few days ago. 

However, the issue of 1.6 
billion shares to the British 
public was well oversubscri- 
bed — perhaps by five times - 
and wiU be increased by a 
further 964 million shares 
ori ginall y allocated to British 
institutional investors and 
overseas applicants. A total of 
4 billion shares are on offer. 

Mr Michael Henman of 
Dewe Rogerson, the publicity 
adviser to British Gas, said 
between 3J million and 4 
million people had applied by 
yesterday’s 10 am deadline. 

Earlier this week, the or- 
ganizers had said that market 
research indicated about 6 ; 
million cheques and .-applica- 
tion forms would , have to be 
counted. The nguresalso com- 
pare poorty wi th the :. X5 
milli on inquiries for the issue 
and the 5.5 million priority 
registrations-lodged by British 
Gas customers. 

Suspicions for the reason 
behind the shortfall immedi- 
ately fell on the long-running 
and expensive “Tell Sid” 
advertising campaign which 
appeared to delight and ir- 
ritate the population in equal 
parts. “It looks like the ad 
campaign ran too long and 
peaked too early and foiled to 
convert interest into applica- 
tions,” one City analyst said 
Mr Henman said it ap- 
peared many people had app- 
lied jointly on one form per 
household rather than in- 
dividually. He estimated the 
average application size at 
£1,300, compared with £800 
for British Telecom and 
£1,000 for the TSB. 

Mr Anthony Alt, of N M 
Rothschild, the merchant 
bask adviser to the issue, also 
refused to be downcast He 
said the issue would create 
more new shareholders than 
any other issue because the 
bank did -not intend to baDot 
applicants as was done with 
the TSB issue. 

Details of how many shares 
applicants will receive should 
be known by Monday, when 
official trading in the shares 
starts on the Stock Exchange. 

Details, page 21 


Mrs Mandela pelted by blacks 

_ V « M . ■ ^iliA /'ana Mnm.hin Mil fVlP 1 rT/lwH 


Cape Town (Reuter) -- Mrs 
Winnie Mandela, the biadc 
nationalist leader, was pelted 
with rubbish and soft drmk 
cans by angry blacks yesterday 
as she left the trial of a friend 


trying to slip out of the Cape township and the crowd ap- 
Town Supreme Court by a peared angry that Mrs 


back entrance. 

She was attending the trial 
of Lindi Mangaliso, who had 


been convicted along with two figure. 


Mandela, a woman of inter- 
national standing, was 
associating with an unpopular 


who had been convicted of hired killers of murdering her 
murder, eye-witnesses said. . husband Victor, a business- 
Aboul 200 blades were said man in Cape Town s Guguletu 
to have thrown rubbish and township. . 

sand at Mrs Mandela, wife of The court was heanngev- 
the nationalist leader, Mr idence m mitigation before 
Nelson Mandela, who is serv- passing sentence. The case 
ing a life sentence. She was aroused passions in the black 


Witnesses said Mrs 
Mandela, aged 51, was aware 
of simmering anger 
The witnesses said Mrs 
Mandela, normally treated 
with adulation in black town- 
ships, remained cool through- 
out the incident 


The Guinness investigation 
took a new twist yesterday as 
suggestions emerged that two 
American financiers may have 
supported Guinness's share 
price at the time of its £2.7 
billion bid for Distillers . 

The effect of any price 
support operations would be 
to increase the value of 
Guinness's bid for Distillers 
and its chance of succeeding 
against the rival bid from 
Argyll. Guinness won the 
takeover battle in April this 
year. 

The DTI investigation is 
focusing the purchases in 
Guinness and Distillers shares 
at the time of the bid. In 
particular it is looking to see 
whether there was any insider 
dealing in these shares and 
also any evidence of an illegal 
arrangement by Gui nness or 
other parties to buy its own 
shares. 

Such a r rangements would 
be against section 151 of the 
Companies Act 1985 and can 
kad -ttrboth' a fine xur the 

Ridley in 
rate grants 
switch 

By Richard Evans 
Political Correspondent 
The Home Counties re- 
ceived an early Christinas 
present from the Government 
last night when Mr Nicholas 
Ridley, Secretary of State for 
the Environment, promised 
extra cash which will prevent 
huge rate rises. 

His revised rate support 
grant proposals follow the 
threat of a Commons revolt by 
up to 70 Conservative MPs 
who claimed the original pro- 
gramme would penalize 
thrifty Conservative-run local 
authorities and land rate- 
payers in Tory heartlands with 
massive bills. 

Most shire counties will , 
benefit from the new alloca- 
tions. Sarny wifl get an extra 
£8 million in grant, Hertford- 
shire almost £7 million more 
than first announced. 

Mr Ridley has switched 
cash to the Conservative 
strongholds at the expense of 
mainly Labour-controlled ar- 
eas. Birmingham will lose £31 
million, D^byshire £12 mil- 
lion. and Cleveland £13 
milli on. 

Mr Ridley said new data, 
together with a “substantial 
number of representations” 
from Conservative MPs, bad 
persuaded him to revise his 
plans. 

The total grant to councils 
remains unchanged at £118 
billion. 

Conservative MPs who had 
been at the forefront of the 
planned rebellion were de- 
lighted. 

Parliament, page 4 


By Lawrence Lever 

company and imprisonment 
of any directors involved. 

Mr Ivan Boesky, the dis- 
graced American speculator, is 
known to have approached 


when Argyll took control. 

Mr Gulliver declined to 
enter into any arrangement 
with Mr Riklis. Subsequently 
a subsidiary company of 


bank tie 


rebel aid 

From Michael Binyon 
Washington 

Afghan and Angolan rebels 
received covert assistance as a 
result of arms sales to Iran, a 
US Government source said 

yesterday. 

The funds were supplied 
from a Swiss bank account, 
controlled bv the Central 
Intelligence Agency, which 
was also used to supply money 
to Nicaraguan Contras rebels. 

The source confirmed a re- 
port in yesterday’s Washing- 
ton Post that the US and the 
Saudi Arabian governments 
had each deposited $250 mil- 
lion (£178.5 million) in the ac- 
count to underwrite rebels 
fighting Soviet troops in Af- 
ghanistan. 

A White House spokesman 
said he had no knowledge of 
the reported account. A CIA 
spokeswoman also declined 
comment. 

The Washington Post report 
said money from ihe Swiss ac- 
count was used to buy arms 
for the Contras when Congress 
had forbidden any military 
support for them. 


Congress anger 
Heart of scandal 


9 

page 9 


Mr Gulliver, the chairman of Rapid, called Schenley. pur- 
AreylL apparently offering to chased Guinness shares. 

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support Argyll's bid for 
Distillers. At the time Mr 


It subsequently emerged 
that Schenley held 30 million 


Boesky had a large holding of Guinness shares, representing 
Distillers shares. 4 per cent of Guin ness after it 

Mr Gulliver turned down had been enlarged. 

Mr Boesky's offer. Sources in The size of the stake took 
the market say that Mr Boesky Samual Montagu, the mer- 
taler used a number of invest- chant bank, advising Argyll, 
ment businesses he controlled completely by surprise. It had 
to purchase Guinness shares, been tracking the Guinness 
p ushing up the value of its bid shareholder register and 
for Distillers. thought that Schenley held 

Another aspect of the bid only 2 or 3 million shares, 
under scrutiny are the actions During the course of the bid 

of the Rapid America Samuel Montagu had asked 
Corporation . the city’s Takeover Panel to 

Rapid had a contract with investigate whether there had 
Distillers to distribute its been special anangments be* 
products in the US. Mr tween Guinness and other 
Meshulam Riklis, its owner, parties which had not been 
made an approach to Mr disclosed. The panel ruled that 
Gulliver, indicating his sup? nothing untoward had 
port in return for the continu- happened, 
ance of the Rapid contract Adviser bit, page 21 

Check on BCal buys 

race for US jets 1 

inlllpCC By Harvey EUkrf 

JUUlV^^ A £700 million order fo 

By Martin Fletcher 


Money from the account 
was used to buy arms which 
were clandestinely shipped to 
guerrillas in Afghanistan and, 
more recently, to Contras in 
Nicaragua, according to one 
congressional source. 

This version contradicts 
statements made by Mr Edwin 
Meese. the Attorney-Gen erai, 
that profits from the Iran arms 
sales were “deposited" in 
bank accounts which were 
under the control of the 
Contras and their supporters. 

One source said Mr Meese 
may not have been fully 
informed when he made his 
statement on November 25. 

« CREDIBILITY HIT: Vice- 
President George Bush on 
Wednesday conceded that 
President Reagan’s “credibil- 
ity has been damaged,” but 
said he supported secret arms 
sales to Iran (AP) reports. 


BCal buys long-range 
US jets for £700m 

By Harvey Elliott, Air Correspondent 
A £700 million order for hopes to build the airbus 


The Government is plan- 
ning to monitor the ■ racial ! 
backgrounds of all those on 
the unemployment register. 

Mr Kenneth Clarke, Min- 
ister for Employment, dis- 
closed last night that he is 
hoping to set up pilot schemes 
in Leeds, Nottingham and 
Birmingham in the New Year, 


nine American-built MD-1I 
long-range jets has been 
placed by British Caledonian, 
making it the launch customer 
for the aircraft 
Although British Caledo- 
nian had formally been 
evaluating both the Mc- 
Donnell Douglas MD-1 1 and 
the proposed European-built 
A 340 airbus, in which Britain 
has a 20 per cent stake; the 
airbus was quickly rejected by 


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with a view to extending the I the independent airline. 


scheme nationwide if those 
pilots are successful. 

He told The Times that 
monitoring would enable the 
Government to gauge the 
extent of unemployment 
amongst blacks and Asians; 
the degree to which these 
minorities were helped by 
general Government employ- 
ment schemes; and whether 
specially-targeted schemes 
were needed. 

Leeds and Birmingham arc 
already among the eight Task 
Force areas set up by the 
Government in February, in 
which Mr Clarke is seeking 
particularly to alleviate black 
and Asian unemployment 
through “gentlemen’s agree- 
ments” with contractors who 
would be expected to take on 
local labour in return for 
Government contracts. 

Mr Clarice emphasized that 
no-one on the unemployment 
register would be obliged to 
tain* part in the monitoring, 
and that no personal records 
would be kept People would 
simply be counted in the 
categories Afro-Caribbean, 
Asian and “others”. 

The Commission for Racial 


British Aerospace, 


wings, described the decision 
as “unsurprising". 

A senior BA official said: 
“We never believed that BCal 
would be among the first 
customers for the A340 bo- 
cause it plainly does not fit 
their requirements.” 

The MD-1 1 is an extended 
version of the existing DC-10, 
mainstay of the BCal long- 
haul fleet more than 400 of 
which have been sold around 
the world. It will carry up to 
Continued on page 20, col 6 



FEES 

REQUIRED? 
ACT NOW. 


Murdoch buys ‘family’ newspaper 

By Our City Staff throw* astute nurchast 


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Mr Rupert Murdoch, whose 
News Corporation media 
group publishes The Times, 
The Sunday Times, The Sun 
and The News of 
bidding AusSI-8 billion (£818 
' million) for the Herald and 
Weekly Times company, the 
biggest Australian television, 
newspaper and radio station 
group. 

On one level, the L ?°. ve 
strengthens Mr Murdoch s ties 
with the country where he was 
born and from where he built 

up a global comm umotioru 





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Sir Keith Murdoch: 

‘a fine journalist’ 

bis father. Sir Keith Murdoch. 


57-4042 


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Business 21-28 -gJJ* 57-40.42 
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Crosswords 14.20 4t 


pmnirethat now stretches bis father. Sir Keith Murdoch. 
fSnJsEurope and the United Before taking charge of die 
ctatos However Mr Murdoch H&WT group. Sir Keith 

Stales, nu inn« 4n imnnKOVR rWJIlt- 


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J£> has a far closer and more 
Jereonal association with the 
Melbourne-based company - 
hT W as managed, and its des- 
tiny shaped, formany years by 


achieved an impressive reput- 
ation as a journalist. “He was 
a fine journalist whose career 
was distinguished by his 
disclosures about that - gory 


Mr Rupert Murdoch: 
Strengthening ties 

piece of British bungling, the 
Galipoli campaign,” wrote 
one follower of the Australian 
press. 

After laying down his pen, 
he built H&WT into the 
strongest and most successful 
newspaper group in Australia 


through astute purchases and 
an acute sense of popular taste 
for bright and interesting 
newspapers. 

This may raise the question 
of why Mr Murdoch junior 
had to pay so much for 
H&WT yesterday - having 
foiled once before 10 take 
control in 1979 - instead of 
simply inheriting the com- 
pany when his father died in 
1962. In feet, it was not 
general! y known that Sir 
Keith owned no more than a 
nominal number of shares in 
H&WT which could give his 
son no managerial influence 
over the group on his death. 

Most of Sir Keith's fortune 
was in other operations, 
particularly the Adelaide 
Sen’s, which formed the 
springboard of what is today 
the News Corporation. 

Page 21 




Mr Clarice emphasized that * monthly or lump sum investment into one 

of our wide range of school fee plans could bring 
takepart in the monitoring, your children or grandchildren an independent 
and that no personal records education. That means an education of your 
would be kept People would choice, the most precious gift you can give 
simply be counted in the chll± 
categories Afro-Canbbean, anyciuia. 

Asian and “others". Call us or complete the coupon below. 

The Commission for Racial u commits you to nothing but it may be the start of 
Equality has backed the ^ commitment to the kind of education and 

scheme at national -level we’d alihke our children to hava 

Maze escapers / ‘ 

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Jointly, the two men each 1 — 

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The magistrate remanded 1 Homeitei — - — Office tej 

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HOME NEWS 


THE TIMES THURSDAY. DECEMBER 4 1986 


Police officers in 


Demystifying the Civil Service on TV 

•f ** The panel went for Lou« 


By Michael Evans 
Whitehall Correspondent 


conduct inquiry 


The independent Police Complaints Authority is to 
supervise an investigation into possiMe criminal condact by 
some Derbyshire police officers during an amlit hearing 


Chief Constable. 

Mr Alan ElGott, an assistant chief constable of die West 
Midla n d s, is to condact the police inve stigation into 
statements mad** during the District Auditor's public 
hearing which started last month in Matlock, Derbyshire, 
into alleged irregularities i n vo l vin g alterations costing 
£28,000 to Mr Parrish’s office at Ripley. 


Gay books protest 


The Civil Service has 
opened its doors to television 
cameras to reveal how the 
“chosen tew” are recruited to 
become the high-fliers des- 
tined for the top jobs. 

In an attempt to show that 
not all recruits come from 
public schools and Oxbridge, 
the BBC has been allowed to 
film the selection process for 
the 100 or so jobs allocated 
each year, to graduates, for the 
“fast stream” in the Civil and 
diplomatic services. 

These are the recruits ex- 


pected to reach assistant sees it was turn 
retary level or above in their the Civil 
careers. process," h< 

This year, lor the first time, The fin 
less than half of the graduate grammes, t 
candidates for the “fast Mimaes se 
stream” come from Oxford for tonight 
and Cambridge. didates bei 

The candidates are put time by tl 
through a gruelling interroga- board. Two 
tion by a panel that includesa of whom, a i 
businessman and an academic from Oxbri 
as weD senior Civil Servants, ferent fenuf; 

Yesterday, Mr Dennis Tie- frequently It 
vetyan, the principal Civil panic to ans 
Service Commissioner, said- intelligently 
he hoped that the televised interview, 
interviews would not put off The two 
potential recruits. “I thought grilling axe 


it was time we de*mystified 
the Civil Service selection 
process," he said. 

The first of two pro- 
grammes. part of BBCTs 40 
Mimaes series, is scheduled 
for tonight. It shows can- 
didates being riven a hard 
time by the final selection 
board. Two candidates, both 
of whom, as it happens, came 
from Oxbridge but with dif- 
ferent family backgrounds, are 
frequently lost for words in the 
panic to answer the questions 
intelligently at the final 


the gave her the benefit of tbj 


The two victims of the 
grilling are Louise Affiott, 


Cooke, seeking to enter the 
Home Civil Service. 

£ntii<g- who went to Char- 
terhouse and Cambridge, and 
is the daughter of a solicitor 
and former, succeeds, even 
though she foiled to solve the 
Middle East crisis during her 
30 -minute interrogation. 

Tim, aged 25, who went to a 
state school and Oxford, and 
worked for the Greater 
London Council until its de- 
mise this April, foils, mainly 
because he gets on his high 
horse about the “immorality" 
of nuclear power. 


doubt, in spite of worries 
expressed by the businessman, 
Mr David Hunter-Johnston, 
of Transoceanic Trust, that 
she had an “alarming" lack of 
basic intefligence- 
After Tim Cookes argu- 
ment over nuclear power, with 
Mr Hunier-Johnston, he came 
out, still being filmed, cursing 
his luck and said, to another 
c andidate waiting for inter- 
view: “I asked him if he wo uld 
live next door to a nuclear 
power station, but the bastard 
said yes". 


Thatcher 
blasts 
Labour 
on defence 


By Peter Davenport 
Defence Correspondent 


An official complaint about the open display of explicit 
homosexual and u»cire»n literature in a public library has 
been sent to the left-wing London borough comxdl of Brent 
by Dr Rhodes Boysoa, the Local Government Minister and 
MP for Brent North. 

In a letter to Brent’s chief executive, Dr Bqyson said that 
given the spread of Aids, the exhibition of such material 
threatened the .survival of society. He added that he had re- 
ceived repeated complaints from local parents about the 
display of the homosexaalli teratnre in a library in Carlton 
Avenue West in bis constituency. 


Driver 


guilty 


MPs stop 
libel case 


Carey Styles, aged 48, of 
Tobruk Road, Huyton, 
Liverpool, the driver of a 
coach which crashed on the 
M6 motorway near Bir- 
mingham l»s* year billing 
three people, was yesterday 
found guilty of careless 
driving by magistrates at 
Solihull. 

Keith Weston, aged 35, 
of Windslow Mews, Car- 
rickfergus, Northern Ire- 
land, a *1 ry driver involved 

in the accident, was also 
convicted of careless driv- 


Two Tory MPs yes- 
terday withdrew a libel 
action in the High Court 
against Mr Philip Fedley, 
former chairman of tire 
Young Conservatives. 

A Young Conservatives' 
report provided the source 
for allegations in the BBC 
Panorama programme for 
which Mr NeH Hamilton, 
MP for Tatton, Cheshire, 
and Mr Gerald Howartfu 
MP for Cannock and 
Burtmrood, were awarded 


Compromise 
on teachers’ 
pay will be 
put to Baker 


By Mark Dowd, Education Reporter 

One of the teaching unions worth £1,000, £ 1 , 500 , £3,000 
licta signed the recent Acas and £4,000, and a main pro- 


Tory MP 
on bail 


in a libel action. 


Mr Tom Arnold (right), 
a vice-chairman of the 
Conservative Party, was 
remanded on bail until 
January 7 when he ap- 
peared at Bow Street Mag- 
istrates’ Court, central 
London, yesterday. 

Mr Arnold, aged 39, of 
Pimlico, MP for Hazel 
Grave, Greater Manches- 
ter, was accused of driving 
with excess alcohol in 
Trafalgar Square last 
Tuesday right. 

He is alternatively char- 
ged with driving whQe unfit 
on the same occasion. 



Probe into Militant 


Mr David Hughes, the Labour Party national ageot^ is Co 
visit Blyth Valley on December 18 to investigate of 
Militant infiltration and intimidation of moderate activists 
and alleged irregularities in die conduct of constituency 
business. 

The probe has been launched at the instigation of Mr 
John Hyman, the MP for the Northumberland mining seat, 
who has threatened to resign and force a by-election in 
which he trill stand on an aao-Militairt platform nnless an 
argent inquiry is begun. 


which signed the recent Acas 
deal with the education 
authorities has put together a 
compromise package aimed at 
solving the apparent impasse 
between the Government and 
the local authority employers^ 

The Professional Associ- 
ation of Teachers, whose 
36,000 members are bound 
never to strike, will put its 
revised plans to Mr Kenneth 
Baker, the Secretary of State 
for Education, at a meeting 
next Thursday. 

If the association receives 
encouragement for the blue- 
print, Mr Peter Dawson, the 
union's general secretary, will 
seek an appointment with the 
employers' leader, Mr John 
Feannan. 

The initiative is a 
controversial attempt to find a 
middle way between two 
divergent views on structuring 
teachers' pay. Mr Baker wants 
five “incentive posts" for 
senior staff and good teachers 
on top of a basic salary scale 
ranging from £7,900 to 

lire local authorities have 
only two promotion allow- 
ances in their deal but higher 
salaries in the main pro- 
fessional grade, which ranges 
from £9,700 to £1 5,058. More- 
over, the Acas package is 
costed at about £690 mfllion 
to March 1988, compared 
with the £608 milli on which 
the Government has pro- 
posed. 

Providing its national coun- 
cil approves the new model at 
a meeting on Saturday, the 
association will present Mr 
Baker with a plan which will 
include four promotion posts 


fessional grade which starts at 
£9,500 and ends at £14,000. 

Furthermore, in providing 
promotion allowances for 
about 45 per cent of teachers, 
tha association believes it 
could be satisfactory to Mr 
Baker. His deal provides such 
posts for 50 per cent of the 
teaching profession compared 
with the 23 per cent contained 
in the Acas deaL 
The union hopes to attract 
support from other unions 
whose members are voicing 
anxieties about compressed 
differentials. 

However, it is almost cer- 
tain to be rejected by the two 
largest unions. The National 
Union of Teachers has said it 
will not accept more allow- 1 
ances at the expense of the 
main salary grades, while a 
ceiling of £14,000 would be 
dismissed out of hand by the 
National Association of 
Schoolmasters/Unkm of Wo- 
men Teachers. 

Moreover, the employers 
are likely to take a dim view of 
proposing new ideas at a time 
when unions members are 
being consulted about the 
original deaL 

All six unions are either 
'balloting or consulting their 
members with results ex- 
pected from most of them by 
the middle of next week. 

Mr Pearman has arranged a 
meeting on December!? at 
which be says both sides must 
agree on a final position 
Mr Baker has said he will 
impose his own contract on 
pay and conditions if a 
satisfactory settlement is not 
forthcoming by early 1987. 



Mrs Nesta Brown working 
in (he Royal Opera House 
ballet shoe room where she 
describes her working con- 
ditions as “ like a prison". 

She looks forward to big 

im pmwmwnfs in farilWea and 

space when renovation plans 
go ahead in the spring, if the 
Royal Opera wins pfamnn; 
permission. 

About £24 million wfll have | 
to be raised from benefactors 
to remove ortdated equipment 
backstage, and provide better 
working conditions and stor- 
age space. 

Dressing rooms will have 
modem facilities and Mrs 
Brown will not have to descend 
to an outride hot to fetch 
shoes. 


Hurd acts to curb 
crossbow menace 


(Photograph: John Manning ), 


Mr Douglas Hurd, the 
Home Secretary, yesterday 
signalled the beginning of a 
dampdown on the availability 
of crossbows (Nicholas Wood 
writes). 

• He said he would urge 
traders not to sefl the weapons 
to people under the age of 17 
and he would like to give his 
appeal the backing of law. 

In the absence of an early 
opportunity for Government 
legislation, ministers would 
“look favourably” on a pri- 
vate member's Bill , he said. 


Mr Hurd's announcement 
came in a written answer to 
Miss Janet Fookes, the 
Conservative MP for Plym- 
outh Drake, who has cam- 
paigned for curbs on 
crossbows for the past 10 
years. 

She said the Home 
Secretary’s decision was “a 
step in the right direction”. 

Figures collected by some 
police forces show that in the 
year to last April there were 
115 offences involving cross- 
bows. 


Labour's non-nuclear de- 
fence policies would seriously 
affect the ability of the United 
Kingdom to deter aggression 
and would leave the country 
open to intimidation, the 
Prime Minister said yesterday. 

They would be dangerous, 
wholly ineffective in convinc- 
ing the Soviet leadership of 
the risks inherent in aggres- 
sion and would increase the 
risks of conflict 
Mrs Thatcher returned to 
the attack on Labour's plans 
in an interview, published 
yesterday, with the magazine 
Jane’s Defence Weekly. 

Her comments reinforced 
those of Mr George Younger, 
the Secretary of State for 
Defence, to The Times earlier 
this week in response to 
allegations being made by Mr 
Neil Kina ode. Labour leader, 
on his visit to the United 
States, where he is trying to 
convince American poli- 
ticians that his policies will 
not weaken British commit- 
ment to Naio. 

She was asked how she 
viewed Labour's unilateralist 
defence policy and the party's 
intent to pursue a non-provoc- 
ative posture. 

Nato. Mrs Thatcher said, 
was purely a defensive alliance 
and none of its weapons 
would ever be used except in 
response to an attack. The 
flexibility of response through 
the foil range of weapons 
capabilities, from con- 
ventional to theatre and 
strategic nuclear forces, was a 
key element of the strategy. 

The Soviet Union should 
never have the option of 
escalating an attack to a level 
at which it might calculate 
there was no credible Nato 
response. 

“That is why Labour Party 
polides of unilateral nuclear 
disarmament and removal of 
American nuclear bases in the 
United Kingdom would be so 
dangerous. They would seri- 
ously afreet our ability to deter 
aggression and prevent 
intimidation.” 

• Two former Labour For- 
eign Ministers also attacked 
Labour’s unilateral policy last 
night as threatening the future 
of Nato (Sheila Gunn writes). 

Lord Stewart of Fulham, 
Foreign Secretary in the Wil- 
son Government, said:”We 
are twisting and distorting the 
strategy of Nato and imposing 
a very;heavy burden on our 
allies.” 

In stronger terms Lord 
Chalfont, a former Foreign 
Minister, accused Labour of 
gambling with the safety of the 
the West by opting for uni- 
lateral disarmament 


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Reticence was heavy in the 
air yesterday at the Com- 
munist Morning Star news- 
paper, chief scourge of The 
Times and (be other News 
International titles over their 
move to Wapping, as derails 
emerged of the paper’s own 
dismissal of a quarter of its 
printworkm. 

Thirty-six members of 
Sogat '82, the National 
Graphical Association and the 
engineering union have been 
made redundant at the paper 
because of a severe cash crisis 
threatening its future. 

The redundancies were re- 
ported in yesterday’s Morning 
Star. The paper said: “The 
departments selected for re- 
dundancy are those which are 
uneconomic because of the 
wage relationship to hours 
worked”. 

The bland language hides a 
remarkable truth: that even 
the paper which is the greatest 
champion of the traditional 
print unions has itself had to 
resort, for its own survival, to 
dismissal rather than negotia- 
tion when freed with tra- 
ditional working practices. 

The printers concerned, it 
was reported elsewhere yes- 


terday, earned £600 a week 
and actually worked only 45 
minutes of their nightly eight- 
hour shift When asked to 
perform contract printing 
work during the seven hours 
they were idle they refused 
unless they were paid extra 
and were dismissed. 

The Morning Star was not 
keen publicy to acknowledge 
this yesterday, much less dis- 
cuss it, surprising perhaps in a 
paper which champions the 
Campaign For Press and 
Broadcasting Freedom. 

The Times attempted to 
contact the editor, Mr Tony 
Chaler. The switchboard op- 
erator spoke to his secretary 
and was told: “Mr Chater has 
made a statement to the Press 
Association and is not raking 
any press calls". 

The switchboard operator 
said: *Tve just tried to put 
another paper through and he 
wouldn’t rake that”. 

Five minutes later, after 
ascertaining that no statement 
had been made to the Press 
Association besides the orig- 
inal one announcing the 
redundancies on Tuesday 
night, The Times rang back to 
ask if one simple question 
could be put to Mr Chaten 
How, in essence, was the 


situation at the Morning Star 
different from the situation at 
Wapping? 

The switchboard operator 
said: “How is the situation at 
the Morning Star different 
from the situation at 
Wapping? Just a minute-" 

After another minute this 
helpful lady said: “Hello love? 
Dave Whitfield, the assistant 
editor, is going to type some- 
thing out and if you hold on 
I'm to read it to you”. 

After yet a further minute 
she said: “Are you there, love? , 
Oh dear, look. Now I've been 
told we're not to make any 
comment to anyone from 
Wapping. All right ? ” 

The redundancy terms of- 
fered have caused consid- 
erable ill-feeling among the 
dismissed men. They have 
been offered one month’s 
notice, with one week's pay for 
every year of service, in line 
with the Government mini- 
mum. 

The 5,100 priii tworkers dis- 
missed after going on strike 
when Mr Rupert Murdoch's 
News Internationa] moved its 
four papers, including The 
Times, to its new plant at 
Wapping, east London, have 
been offered a month’s pay for 
every year of service. 


stocked by 
2 councils 


Only two local authorities 
are not providing The Times 
in public libraries after the 
High Court ruling last month 
that such bans are unlawfoL 
They are the London bor- 
oughs of Brent and Newham. 
Brent is maintaining the ban 
introduced in June, wbiie 
Newham bas rescinded tbe 
ban in theory, but has with- 
drawn all newsprint and news- 
paper publications while it 
“reviews its newspaper 
provision” policy. 

. Mr R P Brenton, Newham’s 
director of leisure services, 
said yesterday that the review 
was being carried out by 
elected members who had 
been nominated by a fuff 
meeting of tbe council. 

Mr Brenton said he did not 
know if The Times and the 
other banned News Inter- 
national titles — The Sunday 
"limes. The Sun and The News 
of The World — would be 
restocked after the review is 
completed next Wednesday. 

More than twenty councils 
originally banned News Inter- 
national titles. 


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A man who admitted 15 
summonses of illegal street 
trading was fined a total of 
£645 with £60 costs at Wells 
Street magistrates yesterday. 

But Mr David Singleton, 
the magistrate, told him that if 
be pays £10 a week until 
February 6 the rest of the 
payments may be remitted. 

John Bishop, of Loriraer 
Square, Walworth, south Lon- 
don, admitted 15 summonses 
of illegal street trading at 
Leather Lane market. High 
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Bishop had been seen' sell- 
ing leather goods from a small 
stall in a non-designated area. 

Mr James Clark, of Redriff 
Road, Plaistow, north Lon- 
don, who faces 1 1 summonses 
of illegal street trading at the 
same market, had his case 
adjourned until December 30. 
He was arrested after a purge 
by Camden council. 


The dangers of a Bill of 
Rights, which would involve a 
shift of power from elected 
and accountable MPs to 
judges who are sot were 
highlighted by a High Court 
judge last night. 

Lord McCIuskey, solicitor 
general for Scotland under the 
last Labour government said: 
“Why it should be supposed 
that elderly lawyers with cau- 
tious and backward-looking 
habits of thought are qualified 
to overrule the judgements of 
democratically elected leg- 
islators as to what is 
justified I do not profess to 
understand". 

To transfer such power to a 
body of professional special- 
ists is to abdicate “a real 
measure of democratic 
responsibility,” he said. 

He also warned that such a 
Bill would encourage “single 
issue fanatics'” like the Ameri- 
can prohibitionists in the 
1920s. 

His comments, made in his 


fifth Reith Lecture on Radio 
4, come just days before a 
renewed attempt next week in 
the Commons to introduce a 
charter of rights in this coun- 
try through incorporating the 
European Convention on Hu- 
man Rights into United King- 
dom law. 


Sir Edward Gardner, QG 
chairman of the home affairs 
select committee, will in- 
troduce his Human Rights 
and Fundamental Freedoms 
Bill on December 10 — Hu- 
man Rights Day. 

Lord McCIuskey said that 
one of the main arguments in 
favour of entrenching rights in 
a charter was that they could 
not be disturbed by a tem- 
porary political majority in 
power for five or 10 years. 

But the other side of that 
coin was that it also enabled a 
particular coalition of interest 
groups, who managed to win a 
sufficient majority at the time 
the charter was enacted, to 


ensure their special interest 
was entrenched as a righL 

An example was the eigh- 
teenth amendment to the 
American constitution in- 
troducing prohibition. Lord 
McCIuskey added, which was 
seen as the crowning achieve- 
ment of those wanting to save 
the republic from “the cor- 
rupting effects of alcohol, the 
saloon and the movies and all 
sins robbing it of its purity”. 

Such a right in future could 
not be altered by Parliament, 
he said. 

A Bill of Rights was not the 
gateway to the promised 
land”, he said. The question 
was whether it was necessary 
and whether its advantages 
outweighed its disadvantages 
for the UK. 

It would be hard to argue 
that such Bills succeed in 
preserving^ the fundamental 
rights of citizens in countries 
where they exist more than the 
ordinary law as applied in the 
UK. he said. 


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Police ‘more likely to 

side with wife-beater 
than battered woman’ 


THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1 986 


HOME NEWS 


A policeman called to a 
domestic dispute is more 
likely to side with the wife- 
beaier than the battered 
woman, it was claimed 
yesterday. 

, The London Police Mon- 
itoring and Research Group, 
funded by nine left-wing 
London boroughs, calls for 
inslani police intervention, 
better police training, more 
women Judges and better- 
funded women's refuges. 

It says rape within marriage 
should be outlawed and wire- 
beating made grounds for 
eviction in council tenancy 
agreements. 

In a briefing paper, the 
group says that more than 
i ,000 London women become 
victims of violence in the 
home each week and argues 
that “undue expectations'’ 
have been raised over the 
power of civil injunctions to 
prevent abuses. 

“The police will not enforce 
an injunction unless there is a 
power of arrest attached - even 
then they rarely arrest the 
offending man. 

“This is despite the fact that 
police inaction can. and has, 
led to the death of the woman 
at the hand of the man 
concerned.” 

A woman who had showed 
a letter to a police officer 
warning that a man had 
assaulted her was later mur- 


dered by him. the paper said. 
The officer did not read the 
letter fully, saw the man off 
the premises and left. 

Later that night the man 
returned, the woman jumped 
out of the first-floor window 
to escape him and he killed 
her in the back garden. 

The report says: “This 
horrifying case dearly illus- 
trates the limitation of domes- 
tic violence proceedings and 
emphasizes the need for foe 
police to take positive action 
to protect the woman. 


“A policeman is more likely 
to identify with the wife- 
beating man than foe besieged 
woman”, foe document says. 

The paper criticizes foe lack 
of reliable information gath- 
ered by Scotland Yaitf on 
domestic violence, which “in- 
evitably affects provision and 
planning, and militates 
against effective prevention, 
thereby exposing more 
women to further risk". 

ft recommends that in- 
dependent rather than depen- 
dent status should be given to 
immigrant women, domestic 
violence law should be ex- 
tended to non-cohabitating 

men, non-physical molesta- 
tion should become grounds 
for arrest, and injunctions 
should be widened to restrain 
third parties acting on behalf 
of the offending man. 

The paper also says the 
granting of injunctions should 
be speeded up and domestic 
violence made a consideration 
in child access cases. 

The police reluctance to 
make use of the criminal law 
to deal with domestic violence 
defined that violence as less 
criminal than violence outside 
foe home. Rather than arrest- 
ing the man, the police tended 
either to ignore evidence of 
injuries or to define them as 
common assault 

Preliminary results of foe 
Islington Crime Survey by 
Middlesex Polytechnic Centre 
of Criminology in 1985 
showed a high level of vi- 
olence. In foe attacks, 92 per 
cent of women were punched 
o rslap ped; 57 per cent were 

In 22 per cent of incidents 
weapons were used, ranging 
from bottles and glasses to 
knives, scissors, sticks, clubs 
and other blunt objects. 

The inadequacy of police 
recording practices was shown 
in a specially commissioned 
analysis of the serious assault 


Weak beer 
fails test 
for taste 


Liberty 
to shop 
in peace 


New share 
service to 
go on trial 


By Robin Young 


By David Cross 


Low-alcohol lagers and 
wines do not taste much like 
the real thing, according to 
this month's issue of foe 
Consumers' Association 
magazine. Which?, published 
today. 

Lager drinkers who tried 11 
low-alcohol versions of foe 
brew could tell the difference 
between them and the stan- 
dard product in two out of 
every three cases,, Which ? 
found. 

Wine experts found foe Jow- 
alcohol brands they sampled 
unexciting, and some said 
they would prefer to drink 
fruit juice or even tap water. 

The low-alcohol drinks 
which won most approval 
were Swan Special Light and 
Dansk LA among foe lagers 
and Masson Light White and 
Eisberg While among foe 
wines. 

Drinkers could consume 22 
times as much Jqw-alcohol 
wine as ordinary wine before 
reaching rbe same level of 
alcohol intake. 

Four cans of foe preferred ■ 
low-alcohol lagers were 
roughly equivalent to one 
standard can. 

Which? also attacksthe 
chocolates you buy this 
Christmas, saying they could 
be last year's leftovers because 
they do not have to be date- 
marked. The magazine is also 
dissatisfied that foe ingredi- 
ents of chocolates do not have 
to be declared in the same way 
as most foods. 

Which? says that all ingredi- 
ents. including any additives, 
should be listed, and a “best 
before’ date provided on all 
pre-packed chocolate 


Readers of The Times will 
have a second to avoid 
the usual crush of Christmas 
shopping when liberiy stores 
around foe country open then 
doors especially for them next , 
Tuesday night. 

A spokeswomen for liberty 
said yesterday that the first 
Tunes shopping night; held 
last Tuesday, was an unquali- 
fied success. Before the Resent 
Street branch opened at 630 
pm, foe queue of shoppers 
stretched twice round the 
block. The store had sold as 
many goods in the two-and-a- 
hatf horns which followed as it 
would dining an entire Christ 
mas shopping day. 

Despite the crowds, which 
thmn pd out as the evening 
wore on, it was all rather 
elegant, said Jane MacQmtty, 
The Tunes Wine Corres- 
pondent, who was signing 
copies of her Pocka Guide to 
Champagne and Sparkling 
Wine in foe store. 

A wind quintet (ram the 
Chelsea Symphony Orchestra 
played in the silk department 
and a harpist entertained buy- 
ers in the fashion section as 
shoppers sipped glasses of free 


SfK»a Crawford Boole, The 
Times Cookery Corres- 
pondent, spent the evening 
signing copies of The New 
Times Cook Book. 

During the evening, foe 
company’s nine stores around 
foe country gave away V/i tons 
of rose-scented soap and 578 
gallons of wine. 

A shopper who spent 
£10,000 on gifts at foe Regent 
Street store received 200 £5 
gift vouchers. 


A new telephone service 
which will tell Sid and the 
growing millions of stock 
market investors what their 
shares a re worth is to go on 
triaL 

CitycaJl Portfolio, which 
will provide an up-date of 
prices every 10 minutes, is to 
be tested by 50 to 100 
shareholders. 

The latest prices and move- 
ments of more than 1,700 
shares will be continuously fed 
through a special computer. 
The information win then be 
converted into speech by a 
memory that contains pre- 
recorded elements of speech - 
it is the latest advance in 
voice-processing technology 
being tested by British Tel- 
ecom. 

The subscriber will only 
need a touch tone telephone or 
a new device called an MF4 
tone keypad that fits over the 
mouthpiece of a telephone to 
obtain the latest bulletin. Push 
buttons will be used to key in a 
password and a code identify- 
ing the person's portfolio. 

During foe trial period there 
will be no subscription 
charges. The only cost will be 
the telephone call, charged at 
33p a minute between 8.00am 
and 6.00 pm and 22p a minute 
overnight and at weekends. ] 

The City call financial in- , 
formation services were devel- ; 
oped initially for professional I 
and business organizations in I 
(he City, but they are being : 
extended to cater for the 1 
widening population of i 
investors. 

The service is likely to be i 
marketed early next year. 


BBC unveils Christmas shows 


figures in England and Wales 
for 1984. According to the 
Metropolitan Police working 
party on domestic violence, 
only 360 out of 19,002 serious 
assaults were recorded be* 
tween spouses. 

Yet in 1984 more than 
4,500 women convinced the 
courts that they had been 
physically injured and were in 
serious danger of being at- 
tacked by their husbands and 
partners. Most of the men 
were never charged. 

Miss Jo Richardson, La - 1 
bo ur MP for Barking, said 
yesterday there were es- 1 
timated to be at least 100,000 
cases of domestic violence a j 
year in London alone. She ! 
would certainly be looking 
closely at the need for new 
legislation. 

The report is to be sent to 
the Lord Chancellor, Home 
Secretary and Metropolitan 
Police Commissioner. 

• Mr Don Cassidy, executive 
director of the Canadian 
Association of Chiefe of Pol- 
ice, said in Ottawa yesterday 
that coping with domestic 
violence represented a “large 
factor” in Canadian policing 
operations (John Best writes). 

Society's concern had 
grown noticeablyrin the past 
three or four years, driven 
partly by the efforts of 
women’s groups to draw 
attention to it 

Law enforcement authori- 
ties had responded in a num- 
ber of ways. Police were now 
not so reluctant to intervene 
in family violence, and deal- 
ing with such disputes was 
now part of their training. 
Professional actors were 
sometimes used as role 
models. 

In some larger cities several 
police patrol cars carried, in 
addition to policemen, quali- 
fied social workers capable of 
dealing with situations involv- 
ing family violence. 



Siege man 
admits 
he killed 


mm 




woman 

A man had a “considerable . 
change of heart" at the Central 
Criminal Court yesterday and 
admitted killing a young 
mother and severely wound- 
ing her daughter, aged four, , 
during a siege- 

Errol Walker, aged 29. | 
admitted the manslaughter of i 
Jackie Charles, aged 22, but | 
still denied miuriering her. 

He also changed his plea 
and admitted other charges of 
seriously wounding Mrs Char- 
les's daughter Cariene during 
the 29-hour siege at a council 
flat in Poynters Gardens, 
NonholL west London, last 
Christmas. 

Mr Justice Alliott told the 
jury. “There obviously has 
been a very considerable 
change of heart by the 
defendant''. 

The prosecution said that it 
needed until today to decide 


Checking 
confirms 
windfall 


Yesterday's outright winner 
of foe £4.000 Portfolio Gold 
prize, Mr Tom Lane, of 
Stourwzy, Christchurch, Dor- 
set, had to check bis wife's 
calculations after she had 
added up the numbers on the 
winning card three times and 
still thought she might have 
got the total wrong. “My 
arithmetic is so bad", she said. 


The Lanes have been regu- 
lar Portfolio players since foe 
competition began. They plan 
to use part of their winnings 
for their first holiday in two 
years, which they will spend 
with their children, aged 15 
and 12. 


whether it could accept bis 
plea of manslaughter. The 
decision will be based on 


The coaple are both aged 38 
and Mr Lane is a -self- 
employed manufacturer's 
agent 


psychiatric evidence. 
Walker had spent 1 


A tormented Anthony Hopkins, who plays the lead role in Ring Lear , during a dress 
rehearsal for the prod action directed by David Hare, which opens at the National Theatre's 
Olivier Theatre in London on December 11 (Photograph: Nobby Clark) 


Puzzle over Aids infection 


Walker had spent two days 
listening to evidence that he 
stabbed Mrs Charles and then 
tortured her daughter during 
the siege. 

The daughter's ordeal at 
knifepoint was ended when 
police stormed into the flat, 
shot Walker in the head and 
rescued her, the prosecution 
has told the court 

When Walker appeared in 
court yesterday Mr Chris- 
topher Barnett for the de- 
fence, asked for the charges to 
be put again. 

In a faltering, almost in- 
audible voice Walker said he 


Mrs Jane Lane said yes- 
terday: “I have been spending 
the money in my bead and 
telling myself to calm down 
ever since breakfast time. It 
will be nice to have the extra 
cash for Christmas as well as 
the holiday." 


Readers who wish to play 
the game can obtain a Port- 
folio Gold card by sending a 
stamped, addressed envelope 
to: 

Portfolio Gold, 

The Times, 

PO Box 40, 

Blackburn, 

BB1 6AJ. 


was not guilty of murder, but 
guilty of manslaughter and 


By Thomson Prentice, Science Correspondent 


The husband and youngest 
child of a woman who died 
from Aids two months ago are 
also carriers of the infection, a 
medical investigation has 
disclosed. 

Dodoes are trying to dis- 
cover whether the woman was 
infected daring a blood 
transfusion five years ago, or 
whether foe disease was 
transmitted sexually between 
her and her hasband. 


seropositive for traces of foe 
vires, tint have no symptoms of 
the disease. 


They are also hoping to 
establish whether foe couple’s 
baby son was infected daring 
pregnancy or after be was 
Inn. 


The possible explanations 
are that a contaminated Mood 
transfusion caused the 
woman's infection; that foe 
husband was infected first and 
transmitted foe viras sexually 
to his wife, without showing 
symptoms of foe disease; that 
the wife was infected from a 
previous sexual partner and 
passed foe vires to her 
husband. 


gave birth to her first son five 
years ago, three years before 
her marriage. That child has 
not been infected. 


guilty of manslaughter and 
then went on to admit three 
chaises of wounding the gui 
causing her grievous bodily 


One of foe donors has been 
traced and and cleared oi 
being a carrier, hat the other 
has moved home and not yet 
been contacted. 


The husband was reported 
as saying that he now realized 
the truth of the government 
publicity campaign that every- 
one was at risk from Aids. 


The woman died two months 
ago in Newcastle upon Tyne 
general hospitaL Her husband 
and their son, aged 23 months, 
were tested and found to be 


Details of the case were 
repented yesterday in The 
Journal, the Newcastle news- 
paper, hot names of foe family 
were not disclosed. 


• Nottingham Health Auth- 
ority is to appoint an Aids 
liaison officer, on a £12,500 a 
year salary. 


The report said that foe 
woman was given Mood from 
two separate donors when she 


The officer will be expected 
to develop a public information 
and education strategy to halt 
the spread of the viras. 


causing her grievous bodily 
harm, falsely imprisoning her 
and threatening to trill. 

He still denies attempting to 
murder the girl. 

Mr Julian Be van. for the 
prosecution, has said that 
Walker, of Tacfabrook Road, 
Southall west London, took 
Cariene and her mother hos- 
tage while searching for his 
wife, Marlene. 

I Police officers first saw 
Carle ne’s mother hurled from 
the window, dying form stab 
wounds. Walker then turned 
on the terrified child. Police 
officers saw him hack the girl's 
fingers with a knife, Mr Sevan 
said. “Blood was pouring from 
her wounds. Although obvi- 
ously very frightened she did 
not scream.” 

The trial continues today. 










Mr Tom Lane, plan 
family holiday. 


Man bites thief 


Gabarone (Reuter) - Police 
said a Botswana householder 
acted in self-defence when he 
bit off a burglar's ear. 


Lecturer 
accused 
of fraud 


By Craig Seton 


A senior lecturer with finan- 
cial problems was able to 
withdraw $286,000 from a 
bank account which should 
have contained only $286, 
Birmingham Crown Court 
was told yesterday. 

A bank in the United States 
made an error when transfer- 
ring foe $286. the court was 
told. 

It was alleged that Mr 
Hamid Sbadrolfo-OgarC aged 
32, acted with “amazing speed 
and dishonesty” and used 
some of the money to order 
two' Porsche care, buy expen- 
sive TV and video equipment 

Mr James Price, for the 


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prosecution, said that only a 
few thousand pounds had 


been recovered. MrShadrokh- 
Cigari. a lecturer in computer 
studies at Birmingham Poly- 
technic, was alleged to have 
hidden the money in a variety , 
of bank and building society 
accounts. 

Mr Shadrokh-Cigari, of 
Perry Common, Birmingham. ; 
denies obtaining £197,000 
from the Midland Bank, by | 
deception, and four charges of 
stealing bankers* drafts. 

The trial continues today. 


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The best-known public 
house in Britain is throwing 
open its doors on Oinstmas 
Day* 

The Queen Vic in Albert 
Sauaro will be featured in two 
episodes to give BBC viewers 
a double helping of the soap 
opera EastEnders during the 

day. . « 

The double dose of 
EastEnders is part of the 
BBC’s £1 7.5 milhon hn&up of 

television programme for the 

Christmas season, which also 

bring Nod Edmonds 

the screens five for the first 
time since foe tragedy which 
ended his Laie Late Breakfast 

Show. 

In Christmas Mormngwith 

Noel Edmonds he wtU reunite 

W/Mw-ES 

^London's British Tehson. 
Tower to fink up with Mel 
bourne and Sydney ro bring 
families fogefoer - 
those of some of England s 

cricket team. 

Noel, whose Late Late 
Breakfast Show w* scrapped 
when Mr Michael Lush, a 
viewer died rehearsing a 
stunt, will als° 

celebrity «* ilion ® f r ft fi 

diets. The current Telly jw 





Mr Nod Edmonds: back on 

the BBC at Christmas. 

diets series was recorded 
before foe tragedy. 

Christmas Day also prom- 
ises comedy from Paul Nicho- 
las and Jan Francis in the Iasi 
episode of Just Good Friends, 
David Jason and Nicholas 
Lvndhurst ih a feature-length 
Only Fools and Horses, and 
Russ Abbot in his own show. 

Joan Hickson will be hack 
as Miss Marple in Agatha 
Christie's Murder at the Vic- 
arage. and the Christmas Day 
fare also includes foe British 
TV film premiere of Educat- 


ing Rita, with Michael Caine 
and Julie -Walters and the 
musical Annie. 

The Queen's Christmas 
Broadcast will go out in foe 
afternoon on BBCl and be 
repeated later on BBC2 with 
subtitles and “signing” for foe 
deaf. 

Comedy is at the forefront 
with seasonal specials from 
Kenny Everett and Stanley 
Baxter, Christinas editions of 
‘Ado 'Alio, Hi-de-Hi! and In 
Sickness and in Health, foe 
start ofa new series of the Last 
of the Summer Wine, and 
some of foe Christmas classics 
of Morecambe and Wise. 

BBC stare in their own 
programmes include Paul 
Daniels, Bob Monkhouse, Les 
Dawson, Jimmy Savile, Rus- 
sell Hatty and Roland Raiand 
Terry Wogan will be seen 
meeting Dallas stars Larry 
Hagman and Linda Gray. 

Michael Crawford will bring 
his hit musical Barnum to TV 
screens, and viewers will be 
able, to go to foe celebrity 
dinner celebrating Sir Harry 
Secombe's 40 years in show 
business. 

Drama on the. two networks 
include .Alan Ayckbourn's 
Season 's Greetings, with Geof- 


frey Palmer and Anna Massey. 
Keith Waterhouse's Slip-Up, 
about Great Train Robber 
Ronnie Biggs and Hannah 
Gordon in an adaptation of a 
Thomas Hardy tale, Day after 
Day. 

Feature films during foe 
BBCs two-week festive sea- 
son include Tootsie, with 
Dustin Hoffman, Steven 
Spielberg’s Poltergeist and 
1941, Paul Newman in The 
Verdict and Meryl Streep in , 
Sophie’s Choice. 

Music programmes will ca- ; 
ter for a wide variety of tastes. 
Pavarotti's Jubilee will cele- ! 
brate foe tenor's 25 years at . 
foe lop. an 80th birthday | 
portrait of composer Aaron 
Copland will be screened, and 1 
there will be a ballet for 
Boxing Day - Onegin. 

Seasonal music will also 
come from Aled Jones, James 
Galway and Val Doonican, 


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Snow. 

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December 3 1986 

Commission 
on security 
is called for 
by Owen 


PARLIAMENT 


SECURITY 


persons. 


par- 


in the light of the Peter Wright 
case, which was a damaging 
farce, the case for maintaining 
the old system of trusting min- 
isters alone to scrutinize the 
security services was no longer 
sustainable. Dr David Owen, 
Leader of the SDP, said when 
opening an Alliance debate in 
the Commons. 

He moved a motion calling 
for the appointment of a joini 
committee of both Houses, to be 
known as the Special Commis- 
sion on the Security Services, 
with power to send for 
papers and records. 

He said that it was common 
ground that at a time of in- 
creased terrorist activity world- 
wide, and problems with East- 
West relations, Britain needed 
its security services. 

Those services had to operate 
with a very high degree of 
secrecy and it was accepted that 
questioning on Lhe floor of the 
House was an inappropriate 
mechanism for calling them to 
account. 

But there was also a growing 
concern that it was no longer 
possible, with the degree of 
revelations occuring, for Par- 
liament to remain the only 
forum not discussing the issues 
raised. It was a bizare situation 
in which the newspapers, tele- 
vision and radio were frequently 
discussing these issues in 
considerable detail and yet there 
was no mechanism for 
llameniary scrutiny. 

He was sorry that the Prime 
Minister was not in the cham- 
ber. It was Mis Thatcher who. 
for very understandable rea- 
sons. in 1979 broke with the 
precedent of not revealing 
information about the security 
services. The situation was 
exceptional The Blunt raise was 
an issue on which the nation 
would not have accepted no 
discussion in the Commons. 

But when Mrs Thatcher kept 
quoting past precedent she must 
face the lad (hat she was the first 
Prime Minister to reveal so 
much information on the floor 
of the House. More information 
was revealed when the Prime 
and Betianey cases followed. 

More and more people were 
realizing that the old system, of 
totally misting the ministers 
concerned, was not going to 
satisfy either Parliament or the 
wider public. 

There was now a very strong 
case for devising a mechanism 
so that the House could have 
confidence that the security 
services were being scrutinized 
while protecting the essential 
confidentiality and secrecy of 
much of their activity. 

The special commission sug- 
gested in the motion was delib- 
erately designed to involve 
members of both Houses. That 
had positive merit, given the 
range of experience represented 
in the Lords. 

It would also allow for the 
commission to have a chairman 
who was not a party political 
figure, or somebody who was no 
longer in the front line of party 
politics, such as a former prime 
minister. It also meant that 
senior servicemen and civil 
servants could be included. 

The commission members 
would be privy counsellors and. 
if an outsider was appointed, 
that person could be made a 
privy counsellor. The appoint- 
ment of outsiders would go 
some way towards avoiding the 
charee that the people involved 
would only be those in the know 
or pan of the club, and ensure a 
good deal of cross-party sup- 
port. 

The sooner such a commis- 
sion was established, and it was 


only a question of when that 
would happen, the less they 
would see the diyuljsence. of 
some quite serious information 
damaging to the security ser- 
vices. If would also avoid the 
abuse of the order paper by 
which individuals had been 
named in recent weeks. 

Mr Raymond Whitney (Wyc- 
ombe. C) asked bow such a 
mechanism would have pre- 
vented the recruitment of 
Betianey. 

Dr Owen said he did not believe 
it would have prevented that, 
nor could it prevent some 
people indulging in treachery. 
The recruitment procedures at 
MI5 had been seriously defec- 
tive but former prime ministers 
had tightened them up. 

He had been advocating such 
a commission for years, and lhe 
motion was not purely and 
simply a response to the present 
anxieties. 

In the Peter Wright case, it 
was common ground that 
Wright had betrayed the trust of 
those who employed him and 
betrayed the trust of this country 
and any government would 
have been extremely disturbed, 
by his briefing Chapman 
Pincher for his book in 1981. 

The Government ought to 
have been concerned about the 
Granada television programme 
in July 1984 which was a 
flagrant breach of Wright's 
agreements. Now Wright had 
gone on to write his own book. 
He wanted nothing be said 
today to underwrite Wright's 
book which was utterly dis- 
graceful. 

The Government had been 
under considerable pressure to 
take the court action in Sydney 
but those who supported that 
action were entitled to ask the 
Government why it did not take 
action against Peter Wright 
when they knew he was a prime 
source for Fincher's book in 
1981. 

Allegations had been made, 
most recently and dearly in The 
Sunday Times, about MJ5 hav- 
ing gained posesston of that 
book six weeks in advance of its 
publication by the use of illegal 
methods. Were they illegal 
methods? What sort of min- 
isterial approval bad to take 
place before MIS could act 
illegally? Was such action given 
specific authorization by the 
then Home Secretary in this 
case? 

Mr Ian Gow (Eastbourne, C) 
asked how action could have 
been taken against Wright when 
he was living outside jur- 
isdiction. 

Dr Owen said it may have been 
difficult to take action against 
Wright immediately, but he had 
been in Britain since 1981. 
Indeed, in 1984 he appeared in 
the Granada television pro- 
gramme which was being re- 
peated tonight. He was amazed 
that the programme was being 
allowed to go out without any 
form of challenge. Why did the 
then Horae Secretary and the 
Prime Minister not take action? 
There was no doubt that Wright 
had been in Britain for the 
programme. 

The word used most often to 
describe what had been happen- 
ing in Sydney was force. It had 
already damaged the reputation 
of a very senior and hitherto 
well respected senior civil ser- 
vant, the Cabinet Secretary, Sir 
Robert Armstrong. 

It had not done the Govern- 



Third set of plans 
for rate support 
derided by Labour 


COMMENTARY 


Dr Owen seeking to pot some teeth in the old watchdog. 


Parliament today 

Commons (2.30V. Advance Pet- 
roleum Revenue Tax Bill, 
remaining stages. 

Lords (3V Recognition of Trusts 
Bill Ministry of Defence Police 
Bill, and Broadcasting Bill, sec- 
ond readings. Debate on pro- 
posed oil pipeline through the 
New Forest 


mem any good, though be did 
not believe the public would 
take it out on the Government 
in terms of party politics. He 
thought they were rather enjoy- 
ing this running force. 

They were all sorry Mr 
Kinnock was not there and the 
absence of the Prime Minister 
was very revealing. Yesterday, 
Mrs Thatcher had given the 
impression that she was going to 
withdraw the normal rights of 
consultation with the Leader of 
the Opposition. 

Although it was bizare that 
Mr Kinnock had got on the 
telephone to the defence counsel 
in a case involving the Crown, 
he was more of a fool than a 
knave, and it would be nieve 
and juvenile if the Prime Min- 


ister earned out her threat. It 
would be ludicrous to break that 
convention on such scant 
grounds. 

Mr Dsaglas Hard. Home Sec- 
retary, moved a government 
amendment saying the House 
had full confidence in the 
present arrangements whereby 
the security services were 
responsible to ministers. 

He said be could not answer 
questions relating to the case in 
Australia. The Speaker had 
ruled that the case was not sub 
iudice so for as the rules of the 
House weir concerned, bat so 
for as the Government was 
concerned it was sub judice 
under the Australian judge be- 
cause the British Government 
was a plaintiff in his court 
Therefore, so long as die case 
remained before the Australian 
courts, and that might be some 
time yet, the Government must 
deny itself the opportunity of 
dealing with the extraordinary 
mass of stories to which the case 
had given rise. 

There were many comments 
the Government would dearly 
like to make, faced with such a 
high proportion of nonsense, 
and one day it might be free to 
make them but, because of the 
continuing case, that day was 
not now. 

Mr Tony Benn (Chesterfield, 
Labi asked what national in- 
terest was served by concealing 
from Parliament and the public 
the knowledge that the Prime 
Minister of the day, Mr Harold 
Wilson, had his offices and 
telephone intercepted and his 
homes burgled by the security 
services which were supposed to 
be accountable to him. 

Mr Hurd said that that matter 
had been dealt with by Mr 
Wilson and others at the tune. 

Dr Owen accepted the need 
for a security service to protect 
Britain. He got a little weary 
with those worldly wise but 
ignorant people who argued that 
Britain no longer had secrets to 
protect and therefore no longer 
needed a security service. Risks 
remained and the security ser- 
vice was an essential pan of the 
medns by which the Govern- 
ment sought to protect the 
British people. 

To be effective, the security 
services must be secretive. 

There must also be a binding 
obligation on members of the 
security service for the whole of 
their lives not to disclose what 
was entrusted to them on a 
confidential basis. The interests 
of lhe nation as a whole might 
be damaged if an employee 
broke the confidentiality by 
which he knew he was bound. 


Iraqi soldiers get 
some UK training 


Some members of the Iraqi 
armed forces received training at 
Ministry of Defence es- 
tablishments . in the United 
Kingdom in each of die years 
1981 to 1986, Mr Timothy 
Renton, Minister of State for 
Foreign and Commonwealth Af- 
fairs, said daring Commons 
questions. A small number of 
Iranian military personnel also 
received training at these 
establishments in the UK be- 
tween 1981 and 1984. 

Mr Robert Wareiag (Liverpool, 
West Derby, Lab): On what 
moral principle has the Gov- 
ernment's policy been based? 
Could he assure us that no 
farther ndUfaiy personnel will 
be trained in Ah country from 
either Iran or Iraq and that be 
will investigate the activities of 
Jackob Nimrodi, who has a flat 
in London and, I understand, 
negotiates 80 per cent of Iran's 
imported arms procurement 
from an office in Victoria Street. 
Will he arrange for that office to 

be closed forthwith? 

Mr Renton: The training of 
military personnel in this coun- 
try is done only in line with 
defence guidelines. It is essen- 
tially non-combat related. 

On his last point, I have read 
these newspaper cuttings very 
carefully too .and we have no 
evidence of any illegal activity in 
relation to the pmvhashig of 
arms either for Iran or Iraq 
through this country. 

Sadi purchasing arrange- 
ments are not illegal What 
would be illegal is to try to 
export without a licence. If there 
is any evidence of that being 
done it will be investigated 
immediately. 

Mr Robert Jackson (Wantage, 
C): Is it not in the interests of 
Britain and the West to seek to 
bring down the self-imposed 
barrier of isolation in Iran? 

Mr Renton: Yes. We will as a 
tong-terra objective seek to 
establish a better relationship 
with the Iranian Government. 

Mr Ernest Ross (Dundee West, 
Lab): What difference is there 
between America and Israel 
selling arms to both sides and ns 
training personnel from both 
shies? 


IRAN-IRAQ 


guidelines first put into effect in 
December 1984. 

Sir John Farr (Harboroogh, Cy 
What evi den ce does he have flat 
training is the use of very 
sophisticated weapons is taking 
place by other European coun- 
tries and in particular France? 
Mr Renton: We are not respon- 
sible either for training Id other 
countries. 

What we arge — and this is 
part of the campaign to which we 
have taken part not least at die 
United .Nations— is that all 
countries who are suppliers of 
military equipment to either side 
should -exercise as strict guide- 
lines as we do. 

• Britain had taken the lead at 
the conference ou disarmament 
in Geneva on seeking a world- 
wide ban on the production and 
storing of chemical weapons, Mr 
Timothy Renton, Minister of 
State for Foitipi and Common- 
wealth Affairs, said. 

He was replying to Mr but 
Mikardo (Bow and Poplar, 
Lab), who said that Britain 
should get together with its 
friends and allies to try to find 
some way of stopping or reduc- 
ing the supply from Europe to 
Iran or Iraq of chemical weap- 
ons or eqHfruneBt to make them. 


A third set of proposals for 

local autfojrities^^o^Tyear 
has been made n ecess ar y be- 
cause the data on which the 
grant would be based have 
changed, Mr Nicholas Ridley. 
Secretory of State for the 
Environment, said when he 
answered Opposition criticisms 
about his change of mind. 

Mr John Cnmnagfram. Opposi- 
tion spokesman on environ- 
ment. said that the new basis for 
the grant was the result of a 
combination of Mr Ridley's 
ineptitude and of his desire to 
make a political pay-off to 
Conservative MPs with mar- 
ginal seats. A liberal accused 
him of gerrymandering, saying 
that he had introduced a new 
version of that device — 
Ridleymandering. 

Mr Ridley, answering Mr 
Cunningham's request for a 
statement, said: In response to 
the proposals I made on October 
3, and in the light of new 
information affecting the data 
on which the gram is distrib- 
uted, I have today announced 
revised proposals on which I am 
consulting local authority as- 
sociations. 

Mr Cunningham: This is an 
unprecedented situation. No 
previous secretary of state has 
ever needed three consultative 
documents between July and 
December to make op his mind. 
It is an indictment of his 
incompetence. 

It is an indictment of the 
ipalling mess to which the 
Dvenunent has reduced local 
government finance. Why. 
when he only made his second 
proposals in October and gave 
local authorities barely three 
weeks to reply, does he now 
change his mmd yet a ga in ? 

What is lhe purpose of the 
proposed changes? Which auth- 
orities will benefit? The major- 
ity of authorities w3Z lose by the 
new proposals. The reasons are 
a combination of his ineptitude 
and a political pay-off to bis 
Tory friends in marginal «wns . 

Wfaen will we learn of the 
final decisions? Does be intend 
to abolish grant recycling which, 
according to the Treasury and 
Mr Ridley, will reduce grant to 
local authorities by at least 
£400 million next year. The 
result win be higher rates for 
many millions of famili es. 

The whole sorry story makes 
nonsense of the Muster and 
bravado we had from him in 
July. 

Mr Ridley: It is rich of Mr 
Cunningham to quote precedent 
when Mr Peter Shore (a former 
Secretary of State for the 
Environment) is there. When- 
ever he made proposals for the' 


BATE SUPPORT 


grant settlement. he came once, 
in December, to answer a wm- 
len question saying wbat his 
decision was. . . _ 

By contrast, this Government 
has consulted, has put forward a 
consultation paper on October 3 
and listened to the results. I 
have now put forward further 
proposals and will listen to 
forther representations. 

What an extraordinary exam- 
ple hie wishes me to follow — to 
clip p it down in December 
without consultation- i cannot 
accept thaL I shall make up my 
mind about the final settlement 
when I have listened to the 
representations which may be 
received after these proposals. 

The Government is proceed- 
ing with plans to end recycling 
grant, as ann ounced on July 22. 

The reasons for the decision 
were the latest data on popula- 
tions. capitol allocations and 
expenditure in 1986-87 and 
about rateable values of authori- 
ties which make it clear that the 
basis of the October 3 settlement 
has been altered by the fact that 
the data had changed, making 
the authorities which did badly 
in October do even worse. It has 
been made necessary to correct 
the imbalance. 

Mr John Heddle (Mid Stafford- 
shire, Cy, His consultations with 
MPs over the post month have 
been much appreciated (Labour 
laughter). 

Mr Ridley: I have tried to listen 
and to make the necessary 
changes. We shall be more than 
willing to hear any MP who 
wishes to make representations 
on behalf of his authority in the 
light of the new proposals. 

Mr Simon Hughes (Southwark 
and Bermondsey. L y. This is a 
new form of gerrymander — the 
Ridley mander — buying votes 
where his friends would other- 
wise lose their seats by a system 
which they set up in 1980. The 
real reason is that Mr Ridley 
wants to know the outcome of 
the teachers' settlement before 
he knows wbat local authorities 
will require to spend for the 
forthcoming year. 

Mr Jeremy Hayes (Harlow, Cy 
I welcome his sensitive and 
flexible approach to this matter 
(more laughter). 

Mr Ridley: It has not been a 
question of seeking to reward 
certain authorities and penaliz- 
ing others. 1 have to operate 
within the 1980 Act and make 
sure that what I do is to 
distribute the grant in ac- 
cordance with the formula, on 
the basis which is the best 
defensible. 



Mis Thatcher is bound to be 
cheered by the latest opinion 
poll from MORI published in 
the London Standard on Tues- 
day. Bat it may also point toa 
dilemma that awaits her. 

Coining on top of a number 
of favourable opinion polls last 
month it provides encouraging 
evidence for the Conservatives 
of their reviving fortunes. A 
lead of only two percentage 
points over Labour would 
probably not be enough for an 
overall majority of seats in a 
general election. But at this 
stage in the Government's life 
It is rather good. 

If this trend continues over 
the next few months it is 
bound to increase the pressure 
in tire party for a fade spring or 
summer election. It would also 
increase the sense of public 
expectation. A pre-election at- 
mosphere would build up un- 
less it was firmly checked. 

Bat I wonder if this would be 
altogether to Mrs Thatcher's 
liking. She is by nature more 
cautious than many people 
suppose, determined rather 
than daring. I doubt if she wQI 
be instinctively inclined to- 
wards an early election. 

Private Tory polls 
offer no guidance 


Defence change ‘peril’ 


Lord Tborney croft, Secretary of 
State for Defence in the Mac- 
millan Government, said it 
would be perilous to change 
drastically Britain's defence pol- 
icy at this time. Since the 
Second World War there had 
been a consensus in Britain on 
defence and this had ensured 
peace. 

a debate in the 
House of Lords, he said: We 
have got to recognize, as aQ the 
main political parties have until 
now, that without the United 
States the defence of Europe 
would be virtually impossible. 
We have surely got to keep the 
American broadly with us. 

He added that a change in 
policy could lead to Britain's 


being singled out for attack. 
Lord Irving of Dartford, for the 
Opposition, said the Gov- 
ernment, in buying Trident, was 
seeking to increase Britain's 
nudear fire power by 800 per 
cent at a time when the super- 
powers were talking of a 50 per 
cent cut in nudear weapons. 

“I believe in the special 
relationship with the United 
States. But it must be based on a 
lot more than the tame accep- 
tance of Mr Reagan's policies. 
The only way to avoid the risk 
of conflict is by comprehensive 
arms control and retying on 
conventional arras for our de- 
fence. This desire for nudear 
disarmament is at the bean of 
Labour's defence policy." 


Mr Renton: The numbers here 
« been extremely limited. 
Their training is essentially not 
combat-related aud is only done 
in accordance with the very clear 


Winter payments 


Scheme ‘has to be changed’ 


Ministers accused 
of being apathetic 

By Martin Fletcher, Political Reporter 


The Government and the 
electricty supply industry were 
both accused yesterday of 
inertia and apathy in foiling to 
promote a pioneering form of 
energy technology that could 
double the efficiency of coal- 
fired power stations. 

The accusation, made in a 
Commons select committee 
report, will cause considerable 
embarrassment in Whitehall 
At the very moment it was 
being released, Mr Peter 
Walker, Secretary of State for 
Energy, was praising the 
“outstanding success" of the 
Government’s Energy Ef- 
ficiency Year which ends this 
month. 

The energy select com- 
mittee's report reviews pro- 
gress made since the Energy 
Act, 1983, which, among other 
things, bid a statuatory duty 
on every electricity board to 
“adopt and support" joint 
public and private sector 
schemes to convert power 
stations so that heat given off 
in electricity generation can be 
tapped. 

This heal would be trans- 
ferred to water, which would 
then be piped to hospitals. 
Proponents of Combined 


Heat and Power (CHP) say 
that only 32 per cent of the 
latent energy in coal is used in 
the generation of electricity. 
Through CHP 70 per cent of 
coal's energy could be tapped. 

The report concludes, how- 
ever, that the Energy Act 
which was “intended to 
encourage the development of 
combined heat and power by 
the electricity supply industry 
has actually had the reverse 
effect". 

The industry, for which 
CHB means electricity genera- 
tion passing, into the private 
sector, “does not have any 
commercial incentive to pro- 
mote this technology" and 
continued to regard heat as a 
by-product of electricity gen- 
eration. 

“As long as this attitude 
prevails among the institu- 
tions with the real power to 
promote CHP, then this or- 
phan technology will be pre- 
vented from entering into its 
inheritance.” 

The Government, mean- 
while, had foiled to show the 
political will necessary. 

Sixth report of the Energy 
Committee (Stationery Office; 


Call for more tax 
aid for forests 


By Sheila Gnmu Political Staff 

A House of Lords' commit- ber a year — 90 per cent of its 

needs. The new forests being 
planted will see that figure 


tee today comes out strongly 
in favour of encouraging farm- 
ers to plant forests on good 
quality, but unwanted, farm- 
land backed up by more 
generous tax incentives. 

Its report supports pro- 
posals being considered by Mr 
Michael Jopling, Minister for 
Agriculture, on finding other 
uses for the land acceptable to 
farmers, environmentalists 
and tbe Treasury. 

But it will not be so wel- 
come with his rivals at the 
Department of Environment 
who are worried about the 
effects of large afforestation 
schemes. 

The committee, chaired by 
Lord Gallacher, urges an in- 
vestigation into exempting 
forestry schemes from capital 
gains tax. It also criticizes the 
way the tax exemption scheme 
does not benefit small form- 
ers, who have to rely on grant 
aid to plant woodland But the 
EEC should also accept some 
financial responsibility for 
replacing food crops with 
forestry, it states. 

Present estimates show that 
Britain imports about 
£4,500 million worth of tim- 


see 

drop to about 80 per cent by 
the end of the century. But 
87 per cent of new planting 
has been in Scotland mainly 
of conifers on poor quality 
land. 

The report, which will be 
debated in the Lords, states: 
“The committee recognize 
that forestry is a potential use 
for better quality land coming 
out of agriculture. 

“They are sceptical however 
about the amount of laud 
which will, or indeed should 
be planted and whether the 
emphasis being placed on the. 
use of broad leaves would be 
economically viable." 

Most witnesses told the 
peers that they favoured the 
use of better quality land 
because of the damage caused 
to upland areas and wildlife, 
such as the red grouse, by 
dense plantations. The com- 
mittee accepted that the habi- 
tats of threatened wildlife 
species also need protection. 
House of Lords Select Com- 
mittee on the European 
Communities: Forestry Policy 
(Stationery Office; £4.60). 


The following is a summary of 
Commons debates that appeared 
in later editions of this news- 
paper yesterday. 

The Government's latest cold 
weather payments scheme must 
be changed while there was still 
time, Mr Michael Meacher, 
Opposition spokesman on 
health and social security, said 
white moving an Opposition 
motion calling for poor pension- 
ers to be given a £5-a-week 
premium throughout the winter 
months. 

In the past two winters the 
Government had tragically 
failed to exercise its power to 
prevent the needless deaths of 
many elderly people from hypo- 
thermia and cold-related con- 
ditions. 

In the first three months of 
this year, 578 people died of 
hypothermia. Many extra dea- 
ths occurred as a remit of cold- 
related respiratory and cir- 
culatory conditions. 

“Hundreds of pensioners will 
die in this country because once 
again the steps the Government 
is taking are pathetically inad- 
equate. Indeed they are almost 
derisory." 

Severe weather payments 
would be made only when the 
temperature fell below minus 
1.5 degrees Celsius over seven 
days from Monday to Sunday, 
as though tbe weather was 
neatly packaged into the conve- 
nient batches that nicely co- 
incided with DHSS office hours. 

Had that applied last year, no 
less than half the country would 
have been excluded. In Feb- 
ruary. when an estimated 7,000 
elderly people died from cold, 
the average temper at ure was 
minus 0.9 degrees Celsius. 

This was a pathetic little 
scheme. According to the 
Government's own figures, only 
about one in eight pensioners 
was likely to be able to claim 
once every five years and the 
few who were able to break 
through the bureaucracy would 
be given £5, which was only 
enough to heat one room for one 
or two days. 

The Labour Party believed 
that a two-part programme was 
urgently called for. First, extra 
payments on a regular and 
automatic basis of £5 a week 
throughout the winter months 
for pensioners on supple- 
mentary benefit and for another 
million who were little better 
off. 

Second, a big programme to 


PENSIONERS 


improve home insolation and 
increase energy efficiency. That 
would greatly reduce ill health 
and improve the housing stock. 
Mr John Major, Minister for 
Social Security, moved a 
government amendment wel- 
coming the considerable im- 
provement m support with 
heating costs for vulnerable 
groups through ' the supple- 
mentary benefit scale rates, 
weekly heating additions and 
better targeted arrangements for 
help during periods of excep- 
tionally cold weather. 

He said that, despite wbat Mr 
Meacher had to say, the number 
of deaths in 1984-85 had been 
638. last year it had been 634 
and the average was 543. Tbe 
highest figure in the past 10 
years had in fact occurred in 
1978-79 when 725 had been 
recorded, so the Government 
needed no lectures from the 
Opposition. 

It was true that winter mortal- 
ity rates among tbe elderly were 
proportionally higher in this 
country than others which also 
had hard winters, such as Amer- 
ica and Sweden, but there had 
been a steady decline over the 
past 20 years. 

Mr Meacher’s winter pre- 
mium looked as though it would 
cost another £150 million and 
possibly more. It had not been 
part of the Opposition's original 
list of absolute priorities in its 
September statement 
"Is it an absolute pledge, in 
which case it is another ring on 
Mr Hattersley’s cash register? 
Or is it a pious hope, in which 
case Mr Meacher is deeply 
cynical?" 

Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh 
and Berwickshire, L) said that 
the absolute temperature limit 
fixed was very low and too 
restrictive. 

Mr Stanley Orme, chief Opposi- 
tion spokesman on energy, said 
that houses were still being built 
without proper insulation. The 
Government could put that 
right and create about 50,000 
jobs in the process. 

Labour would introduce a 
statutory code of practice on gas 
and electricity disconnections. 
Tbe Opposition motion was 



• During a debate on an 
Opposition motion on insider 
dealing, a Conservative MP, Mr 
Timothy Smith (Beaconsfield), 
who is a chartered accountant, 
called for an example to be 
made of a “big fish" of insider 
dealing by sending that person 
to prison. 

Opening the debate, Mr Robin 
Cook, an Opposition spokes- 
man, moved a motion express- 
ing concern at the evidence of 
insider dealing in the financial 
markets and the low dear-up 
rate, and rejecting the Gov- 
ernment’s policy of City self- 
regulation. 

He said that insider dealing 
was theft. Tbe wealth in which 
the City dealt every day did not 
belong to the City. 

The source of all its power 
and wealth was the contribu- 
tions to pension funds made by 
millions " 
insurance 
millions o: 
women. 

Mr Michael Howard, Under- 
secretary of State for Trade and 
Industry, moved a government 
amendment congratulating the 
City and the Government on 
their efforts against insi der deal- 
ing. 

He said that insider dealing 
bad become an offence through 
the Companies Act. 1 980. but it 
bad not been an easy offence to 
prove. There was no lack of 
willingness to prosecute. The 
problem was meeting the high 
standard of proof required. 

The Financial Services Act 
contained powers to investigate 
insider dealer which could 
without exaggeration, be de- 
scribed as draconian. 

Mr Alas Williams, for the 
Opposition, said that they were 
talking about crime on a mas- 
sive and unprecedented scale 
the Great Train 
Robbers look like backstreet 
pickpockets. 

Mr Howard said that the 
amount of information becom- 
ing available with the new 
technology would make it easier 
for the regulatory authority to 
identify and detect insider deal- 
ing. The Government now had 
sweeping and draconian powers 
which should enable it, as never 
before, to detect, investigate and 
P™* 8 * 1 distances of this offence. 
The Opposition motion was 


She needed a good deal of 
persaasioa before agreeing to 
go to the country in Jane 1983, 
a year earlier than she had to, 
even though the party was 
particularly well placed. 

The private Conservative 
opinion polls offer further 
encouragement but no conclu- 
sive guidance. 

Tbe Government seems to 
be making some headway in 
relieving public anxiety on 
education, though obviously 
Mrs Thatcher would want the 
teachers' dispute to be well out 
of the way before calling an 
election. 

Health is evidently proring 
a more stubborn political 
problem. The Conservatives 
need a little more time to 
convince the country that the 
service really is safe in their 
hands. 

These conflicting signs may 
weD suggest that Mrs That- 
cher would be wise to wait and 
see. But if sbe waits for too 
long without giving a dear 
signal she will find that sbe 
has pnt herself into a box. 

Political leaders are usually 
acutely aware of tbe mistakes 
of their predecessors. Mrs 
Thatcher will need no remind- 
ing how Mr Callaghan suf- 
fered from postponing an 
election as the last minute in 
October 1978 after expecta- 
tions had buift np in the party 
and the country. She will want 
to avoid giving a similar 
impression of indecision. 

This will present no prob- 
lem if sbe does decide to go for 
an election next May or June. 
Nor will she have much diffi- 
culty if she rules that out in the 
first few months of next year. 
She could easily dampen 
expectation in good time by 
passing the word that an early 
election was not on the cards. 

But It may be difficult to 
reach such a firm judgement so 
for in advance if the polls are 
favourable and party enthu- 
siasm is mounting. With pub- 
lic opinion so liable to 
fluctuate, much could change 
in_ the meantime. I am not 
think i n g particularly of the 
MI5 case. Muddles are not 
exactly to be recommended for 
governments, but this excite- 
ment will have passed well 
before the election. 


rejected by 258 voles to 189 — rejected by 261 votes to 177 — 
Government majority, 69, and Government majority. 84 and 
the Government amendment the Government amendment 
agreed to. agreed to. 


What If Mrs Thatcher none 
the less concludes that it would 
be sensible to await the results 
of the local government elec- 
tions next May before decid- 
ing about the general election? 
If they were not so encourag- 
ing as sbe might hope, she 
would then be faced with a 
choice^ between going to the 
polls immediately simply be- 
cause that was expected or 
sayreS 00 at what would seem 
to be the last minute. 

If sbe chose the second 
coarse she would have to be 
careful not to give the im- 
pression that she had simply 
shirked the battle. This would 
mean that she would be all the 
more likely to emphasize the 
positive value of waiting, of the 
Government's seeing its. task 
through. In which case it 
might then be difficult to make 
an October election seem 
natural. 

I would therefore draw two 
conctusMms. Although the 
Government's prospects now 
look encouraging, Mrs That- 
cher would be wise not to allow 

etection expectations to get out 

o» hand. If she does let 
happen the election would 
w©n be more likely either this 
®r in 1988, rather 
than m October. 


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used crossoows and a home- 
* 7 n >‘ dunng a robbery 
which left a gardener and a 
005 dead wen? yesterday given 
jail sentences and vouih 
custody. - 

Terence Clark was found 
guilty at Lewes Crown Court. 
SS} .Sussex, of murder.ng Mr 
William Austin, aged ii. and 
w( ^nding Mrs Ellen Ditcher, 
aged 76. a widow, with iment 
to cause her grievous bodily 
harm, in a robbery at her 
manor house at Otham, near 
Maidstone, Kent, in Julv last 
year. 

He was jailed for life and Mr 
Justice SaviUc recommended 
that he should sen e at least ? 5 
years. 

His son. Martin, aged 20, 
and Sieve Dougal, aged 21, 
were found guilty of man- 
slaughter and unlawfully 
wounding Mrs Ditcher. Mar- 
tin Clark was sentenced to 10 
years’ youth custody and 
Dougal was jailed for 10 years. 
All ihree admitted robbery. 

Mrs Ditcher was hit bv ihree 
bullets fired by Terence’ Clark 
from a home-made rifle. His 
son and Dougal were armed 
with crossbows, which they 
\ took along to maim a great 
dane and two boxer dogs. 

The judge praised Mrs 
Ditcher’s bravery and compo- 
sure. “She is an indomitable 


for man who shot 


killed gardener 
home-made rifle 


HOME NEWS 


old lady," he said. She was 
wounded and had been tied 
up. but she repeatedly asked to 
be allowed to go and help her 
mortally wounded gardener. 

During the three-week trial 
the jury was told that the three 
men. all wearing black hoods, 
attacked the manor house late 
at night and kicked in the back 
door. 

Mr Austin was shot by 
Terence Clark when he came 
downstairs from his second- 
ly oor flat to see what was going 
on. He bled to death while the 
robbers searched the house 
and stole cash, jewellery and 
antiques worth £6,000. 

Terence Clark also shot 
dead the great dane and Mrs 
Ditcher, who was wounded, 
was tied up for more than two 
hours before she freed herself 
and went to a neighbour for 
help. 

The three men were also 
sentenced for robbing a public 
house a month earlier, which 
they admitted. 

Clark, his son and Dougal 
tied up Mrs Gwendoline 
Farmer, aged 49, landlady of 
The Bull at Dartford, Kent, 
and stole £13,000 worth of 
jewellery, furs and cash in 
June 1985. 

Mr Justice Saville said: 
“This involved breaking into 
premises you knew were occu- 


Cirardi iii 

favour of 
state aid 

By Clifford Longley 
Religious Affairs 
Correspondent 

The Welfare State needs an 
injection of new vision and 
idealism to protect it from 
being dismantled in the name 
of right-wing beliefs, a Church 
of England report declares 
today. 

Christians cannot accept an 
individualistic philosophy 
which demands that everyone 
should stand on their own 
feet, it states. ■ 

The report, which is ex- 
pected to be debated by the 
General Synod in February, is 
the result of a church working 
party set up to consider the 
theological basis for church 
endorsement of the theory of 
the Welfare State. 

It argues that the poor “are a 
living reminder to the rest of 
society of its fallibility and 
weakness. Extremes of wealth 
and poverty are a consequence 
of sin, and witness to the 
conscious or unconscious 
capacity for injustice of the 
rich and powerful, and the 
consequent disintegration of 
society." 

Christians had also to be 
concerned at the present di- 
vision in society, the report 
states. They could not ap- 
prove a system which allowed 
a large minority of the popula- 
tion to live at a level which 
sank lower and lower in 
comparison with the wage- 
earning majority. 

“The grim facts of gross 
inequality between the very 
rich and the poor is not just a 
social misfortune but a social 
evil.” 


child die 


in 

Miss Tina Leadbetter, aged 
26. of Blelchley, Milton 
Keynes, an unmarried 
mother, and her child, aged 
one. fell more than 1 00 feet to 
their deaths yesterday. 

The mother died instantly 
and her daughter three hours 
later in hospital. 

Miss Leadbetter is said to 
have been depressed about the 
possibility of social services 
staff taking her child into care. 


Jasmine 
officer in 
job appeal 

Mrs Diane Dietmann, a 
senior social worker who was 
dismissed for alleged “gross 
misconduct" in the handling 
of the Jasmine Beckford case, 
asked a High Court judge for 
her job back yesterday. 

In a sworn statementread to 
Mr Justice Hodgson she said 
that she was “shocked and 
stunned" when Brent social 
services dismissed bar in 
December last year after an 
inquiry reporL 
Mr John Hendy, counsel for 
Mrs Dietmann, said that there 
was no hearing for her to 
defend the report's allegation 
of gross negligence against her, 
before the social services 
committee accepted the re- 
commendation to dismiss her. 

She is suing for a declara- 
tion that her dismissal was 
invalid, void and of no effect, 
and an injunction reinstating 
her; or, alternatively, damages 
for wrongful dismissal. 

Jasmine Beckford, aged 
four, died in July 1984, after 
being tortured and starved by 
her parents, who were later 
jailed. A report criticized the 
social sendees. 

Mr Hendy said that al- 
though for the purposes of the 
action Mrs Dietmann was 
prepared to accept the find- 
ings of the report, the allega- 
tions against her had always 
been denied. She would deny 
them “strenuously" in the 
future. 

He said the vital matter to 
be decided was whether her 
contract of employment 
allowed her to be dismissed 
without notice for gross mis- 
conduct when the allegation 
against her was gross neg- 
ligence. 

Mrs Dietmann, of Tudor 
Well Close, Stanmore, north 
London, alleges that the terms 
of her employment cannot be 
extended that far and that 
instant dismissal is restricted 
to cases of criminal acts or 
intent. 

In her statement Mrs 
Dietmann said that the way 
the decision was taken was a 
flagrant breach of her terms of 
employment, the rules of 
natural justice and her © 
pioyer's duty to act reason- 
ably. 

Brent are defending the 
claim, and deny any breach of 
contract. 

The hearing continues. 


Police dispute claim by 
Ripper victim’s mother 


West Yorkshire Police chal- 
lenged yesterday the “enor- 
mous and vast” duty of «ire 
which a court is being asked to 
impose on them by the mother 
of the Yorkshire Rippers last 
victim. 

Mrs Doreen Hill, aged 52, of 
Leaholm Crescent prmesby 
Middlesbrough, claims that 
her daughter Jacqueline would 
be alive today if the police had 
not failed in their duty to 
catch Peter Sutcliffe before she 
became his thirteenth victim. 

But Mr Also Radley, QC. 
for Mr Colin Sampson, Chief 
Constable of West Yoncsmre. 
told the Court of Appeal that if 
Mrs Hill was nghL the pohff 
would have owed a duty oi 

care to any unaccompanied 
woman in 'the prox.nt.ty of 

Sutcliffe when he was in a 
“murderous mood". ^5?*^ 
he might have oeen at the 

time. , - 

Mr Rawley 

Sutcliffe was ^Tested in a car 

fn Sheffield which 

the West Yorkshire ronce 

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extends and is owed to any 
unaccompanied woman wher- 
ever Peter Sutcliffe may be? 

“How far do you go out of 
the area of the West Yorkshire 
Police? To London? To the 
Home Counties? Abroad? The 
other side of the world if 
Sutcliffe chose to emigrate 
because he thought things 
were getting too hot for him 
here but wished to continue 
with his career of murder? 

“One is faced with a duty 
which, if it exists, would be of 
an enormous and vast type." 

Jacqueline HiiL aged 20, 
was murdered in November. 
19S0 white walking from a bus 
slop lo her ball of residence at 
Leeds University. 

Her mother is appealing 
against a High Court ruling 
wflich blocked her bid to sue 
the police for damages. 

Last December, Sir Neil 
Lawson ruled that she could 
not establish that the police 
owed j special duly of care to 
her daughter. 

The appeal nearing, before 
L jrd Justice Fox. Lord Justice 
Gh.icwdi ar.d sir Roualeyn 
‘''cmntine-Bruce, continues. 


pied by a woman living on her 
own and threatening violence 
to her in order to obtain her 
co-operation in robbing her of 
her possessions". 

Terence Clark, of Longham 
Copse, near Maidstone, was 
jailed for 10 years, to run 
concurrently with his life 
sentence. 

The judge sentenced Martin 
Clark, of Eden bridge Gcse, St 
Mary Cray, Kent, and Dougal, 
of Cotsmendene Crescent, St 
Paul's Cray, Kent, who were 
both aged 19 at the time, to six 
years for their part in the 
Dartford robbery, to run 
concurrent with the man- 
slaughter sentences. 

The judge said Terence 
Clark was a professional bur- 
glar who bad graduated to 
armed robbery and he told the 
two younger men they had 
taken part in joint enterprises 
and must take some of the 
responsibility for the death of 
Mr Austin. 

The judge told Terence 
Clark: “1 accept that when you 
went into that house you had 
no idea there was anyone else 
there apart from Mrs Ditcher. 

“But when you did realize 
this you had no hesitation in 
using the weapon you were 
carrying to remove this ob- 
stacle to your plan to rob an 
old lady in her own borne.” 


King Elvis 
will rule 
his tribe 
from afar 

By David Sapsted 

King EJri$ Johnson-Idao, 
otherwise Brent conncfl’s 
parks manager, found time to 
relax yesterday as he prep ar ed 
for his coronation, later this 
month, as ruler of 10,000 Fanti 
tribesmen tiring on the coastal 
plains of Ghana, West Africa. 

His elevation to the throne 

has caught both Mr Johnsen- 
Idaa and his British-born wife, 
Qneea Elizabeth, a part-time 
telephonist, by surprise. 

But at their semi-detached 
home in Camberiey, Surrey, 
yesterday both pledged to take 
their responsibilities 
seriously. 

Mr Johnsoo-Idan, aged 36, 
was nominated as king, or 
“nana”, of part of the Fanti 
tribe by elders this ant nmn . 
“We knew be was of royal 
blood but we expected one of 
his four older brothers to be 
appointed,” Mrs Johnsoo- 
Idan said. 

The coronation will take 
place at Jukwaa, in Ghana, mi 
December 23 but after that, 
Mr Idan-Johnson intends to 
return to Ids job of looking 
after Brent's parks and flower 
beds in north London. 

He will, however, visit the 
tribespeople he left more than 
a decade ago, at least twice a 
year. “J shall not role as a 
dictator bat as head of a group 
of people deciding tribal 
affairs,” be said. 


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to 

Passengers on a commuter 
train escaped injury yesterday 
when iL hit a trailer full of 
cattle fodder on a crossing at 
Ryhopc. Sunderland. Tyne 
and Wear, carrying it 350 
yards down the track. 

Police praised Mr Geoffrey 
Wright aged 21, a farm 
worker, for his quick thinking 
in racing down the line waving 
bis arms to warn the driver of 
the train, the 7.15 from 
Middlesbrough to Newcastle 
upon Tyne, carrying about 80 
passengers. 

His action gave the driver 
time to brake and slow the 
train from its usual speed of 
60mph. 

Northumbria police said: 
“It seems that without the 
quick thinking in slowing 
down the train there could 
have been serious injuries in 
the crash". 

It is thought that the 
tractor's wheels had become 
stuck between the rails of the 
farm accommodation cross- 
ing . 

The train came to a halt 
nest io Town Farm. Ryhope, 
where Mr Wright worked. 

The accident came hours 
altera fire at the farm, owned 
by Mr Alan Davidson, de- 
stroyed a barn and 100 tons of 
hay. Yesterday firemen were 
still damping it down. 

The crash led to temporary 
closure of the line, but a single 
track was reopened laier.The 
train was not seriously 
damaged. 


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More than 50 AWACS are in service world- 
wide; it is the system selected by NATO. 


AWACS has capacity for significant 
growth - a capability necessary to stay 
ahead of an ever changing threat. 


The selection of AWACS will 
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markets for AWACS and in a wade range of related 
advanced technologies - computers and data 
processing, power systems, advanced radars, 
electronic warfare, communications, advanced 
aircraft and flight management systems - 
technologies that are in demand and that will 
create thousands of jobs throughout Britain. 

This offset commitment has been welcomed »' 
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HOME NEWS 


MPs criticize Inland 
Revenue ‘failure’ 
over mortgage relief 


By Martin Fletcher, Political Reporter 


The inland Revenue is 
sharply criticized for “lack of 
foresight” in a report by MPs 
published yesterday. 

The mam complaint is that 
it failed to foresee that Mort- 
gage Interest Relief at Source 
(Miras) would lead to a 
£2.25 billion increase in gov- 
ernment tax relief-expenditure 
in the two years after its 
introduction in 1983. 

The report by the Commons 
Public Accounts Committee 
says the effect of Miras was to 
make low-cost endowment 
mortgages, which attract 
greater tax relief than re- 
payment mongages, much 
more competitive. 

The proportion of endow- 
ment mortgages more than 
doubled, from 25 per cent of 
new mortgages, and the total 
value of mortgage interest 
relief rose from £2.5 billion to 
£4.75 billion. 

The report says that the 
committee found it difficult to 
believe the Inland Revenue's 
claim that the increased 
popularity of endowment 
mortgages accounted for less 
than £100 million of this 
increase. 

“We are surprised that the 
Inland Revenue did not fore- 
see the increased attractive- 
ness of endowment mort- 
gages,” it says. 


Alarmed by the “open- 
ended nature” of the Govern- 
ment's tax relief commitment, 
the report recommends that 
mortgage tax relief should be 
subject “to similiar standards 
of monitoring and control” as 
other demand-led expenditure 
approved by Parliament, such 
as supplementary benefit 

The report also challenges 
the Inland Revenue to justify 
the present system whereby 
two single people buying a 
property jointly can each take 
out £30,000 mortgages and 
claim tax relief whereas mar- 
ried couples are restricted to 
relief on just one £30,000 
mortgage. 

The Inland Revenue said it 
was a loophole rather than a 
policy, but the report says: “It 
seems to us an anomaly which 
is unfavourable to married 
couples. We therefore suggest 
that if it is to be retained, the 
policy objective which under- 
lies it should be made dear.” 

It goes on to question the 
efficiency of Inland Revenue's 
efforts to prevent fraudulent 
tax relief claims, not only on 
mortgages but also on life 
assurance policies. 

The committee is “dis- 
turbed” that 93 companies 
have so far been been identi- 
fied by the Inland Revenue as 
“failing to permit a straight- 


forward verification of 
reimbursement claims”, and 
“concerned at the potential 
number of still unidentified 
cases”. It urges a speeding up 
of the eight-year cycle of 
control visits. 

It also questions the Inland 
Revenue's reluctance to ask 
for receipts to back up claims 
for tax relief on home 
improvement loans 

The Comptroller and Audi- 
tor General had suggested 
such a course, and “it seems to 
us that this would be a simple 
exercise in corroboration” the 
report says. 

Both Miras and Lapras (Life 
Assurance Premium Relief at 
Source) were introduced 
mainly to cut staff The report 
notes that the Inland Revenue 
achieved 3,000 reductions, al- 
though it was unable to say 
whether the job losses corre- 
sponded to the actual work 
saved in practice. 

The committee concludes 
that it is “fundamental to 
good management” that job 
losses should correspond to 
work saved, and calls for 


improvements. 
Fifryse 


Jifiy-secand report of the 
Committee of Public Accounts: 
Life Assurance Premium Relief 
and Mortgage Interest Relief at 
Office; 


Source 

£ 3 . 10 ). 


Pupils plant for posterity 


Children at a village pri- 
mary school near Barnsley 
made their own contribution 
to history yesterday by 
launching a pilot project to 
protect the environment for 
future generations. 

The £60,000 scheme was 
officially launched when 
youngsters at Filkslone School 
started planting 1,050 trees on 


By Ian Smith 

their playing fields. As the 
vegetation grows it will blend 
with adjoining school areas 
earmarked for a wildlife 
meadow and butterfly garden. 

The Community Action in 
Rural Environment scheme 
(CARE) will run for three 
years and will be funded by 
the Countryside Commission, 
Barnsley Metropolitan Bor- 


In the EEC chain 4 

Tenacity has bred 
qualified success 


In the final part of his 
review of Britain 's six 
months leadership of the 
EEC, Robin Oakley, Pol- 
itical Editor, assesses the 
successes and failures. 

On the big eye-catching 
issues, Britain's presidency of 
the Common Market cannot 
be called an unqualified 
success. 

In September 1 984, the EEC 
partners agreed: “If one part- 
ner suffers serious terrorist 
activity involving the abuse of 
diplomatic immunity, the 
partners will be ready to 
consider common action in 
response” ; . 

When, in October 1 this year, 
Britain presented those part- 
ners with a dossier of evidence 
of the Syrian Embassy’s 
involvement in the Hindawi 
plot to Wow up an El-Al 
airliner, it railed for a ban on 
arms sales, a limitation of 
Syrian Embassy activities, a 
curb on visits by Syrian 
delegations and a freeze on 
EEC aid. 

The response was luke- 
warm. Only six of the 12 
foreign ministers turned up in 
person, with the French and 
German foreign secretaries 
preferring a night at the opera. 
It was. Sir Geoffrey Howe 
said: “A less adequate signal 
to Syria than we would have 
wished”. 

But if ever there was an 
institution where the motto is 
“if at first you don’t succeed 
it is the EEC. And if ever 
there was a minister tempera- 
mentally suited to tryingand 
trying again it is Sir Geoffrey. 
We used our veto on aid to 

Sl We kept up the barrage and, 
on November 10. he got his 
package of measures, witn 

]y Gre 


onlyGreece opting out. 

A package of sanctions! 
against South Africa was 
Keved in the end, though ft 
somewhat token one. And bit 
Geoffrey's two miserable v*. 
its to Southern Africa as 
spokesman of the EEC did not 
provoke claims that 
not articulating the European 
voice, so far as it could be 

he |if'Geoffrey’s quieir^o!u- 

minded than we were- 

In the battles over US grain 
- mn s>ric the pasta and citrus 

StS. thecouoter-lhreats 

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Stitts? *2 

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Threat to 
sue over 
PC’s death 

jrjSMEg 

*tSX City Council after 
on 152 „f police Constable 

Xho Taylor, 

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belief that Europe “must dem- 
onstrate its ability to match 
measure with counter- 
measure”. 

On the grand stage issues, 
Europe's performance is still a 
poor one, but it has been no 
worse under the British presi- 
dency. On the smaller prac- 
ticalities of political co- 
operation, there has been 
progress, notably in the moves 
by Mr Douglas Hurd, Home 
Secretary, to stiffen Europe's 
borders against terrorists and 
to step up the war against drug 
traffickers. 

Mrs Lynda Chalker, Min- 
ister of State at the Foreign 
Office, sums up Britain's aims 
thus: “The only bariiers we 
want to see are those against 
terrorism. The only protec- 
tionism we want is that di- 
rected against drugs.” 

There is no doubt 
Britain and her partners are 
reaching for the phone more 
often and are thinking in- 
stinctively towards EEC 
rather than national solutions 
to problems. 

The key to the comparative 
British success is that we are 
working not in isolation but as 
part of a three-presidency 
rolling programme, linked 
with die Dutch, who preceded 
us, and the Belgians who 
follow. 

We have learned that you 
win more battles in Europe by 
squaring your opponents in 
advance, and that you judge 
your results in the medium 
and long term as well as in 
immediate benefits. 

Change lies ahead, with 
majority voting, which will 
stop single states blocking 
progress for ever on a tech- 
nical protectionist point As 
Mrs Chalker says: “Already, 
we as president are using the 
onset of the Single European 
Act to try to persuade the 
legates that it is better to 
negotiate a compromise now 
than to be out-voted later" . 

Sir Geoffrey Howe reflected 
at the outset “The real test of 
any presidency is how well it 
keeps business moving 
along”. 

Whether Mrs Thatcher wins 
all 1 3 points of the package she 
is hoping for at the European 
Summit this weekend or only 
six, it is clear that Britain has 
not only kept the business 
moving but actually increased 
the momentum. 

You may need the goodwill 
of the orchestra to make real 
European music. But at least 
we have shown that we know 
how to use the baton. 

Condadcd. 

Reply by 
judge to 
sexist jibe 

The judge dubbed “a sexist” 
by a woman motorist de- 
fended himself yester^y. 

Judge Anthony Goodall, 
aged 70. hit the headlines after 
advising Mrs Wendy Birch, 
aged 37, a teacher, to “switch 
on the charm” with policemen 
to avoid prosecution. 

The judge, speaking during 
a lunch adjournment at Exeter 
Crown Court, said: “The ob- 
ject of my remark was to point 
out to Mrs Birch how stupid it 
was to be rude to the police” 
He infuriated Mrs Birch on 
Tuesday after she successfully 
appealed against a conviction 
for driving without insurance. 
She was unsuccessful in ap- 
peals against convictions for 
speeding and failing to pro- 
duce a driving licence. 


Nimrod or Awacs 
decision expected 
before Christmas 

By Peter Davenport, Defence Correspondent 

The final recommendation 
on which aircraft will provide 
the next generation of air- 
borne early wanting radar, the 
homegrown Nimrod or the 
American Boeing E-3 Awacs, 
will be made at a meeting of 
Civil Servants and technical 
experts today. . 

Members of the Ministry of 
Defence's Equipment Policy 
Committee, which includes 
representatives from the T rea- 
sury and Foreign Office, are 
expected to prepare a paper 
outlining their decision, which 


Winning smiles yesterday from Bobby Davro, voted most popnhu ^professional comedian in 
a poUnra by TV-am’s Good Morning Britain, and Miss Rene TnUy, a&d SB, a London 
traffic warden who was named the F unnies t Person in Britain (Photograph: Peter Tnevnor). 


ougta Council, Peak Park Joint 
Planning Board and seven 
parish councils. 

The scheme is designed to 
encourage care and under- 
standing for the local country- 
side by involving the com- 
munity. An independent 
evaluation of its success will 
be made by Bradford Univer- 
sity 


Mr Georae Younger, Secretary 
of State for Defence, will study 
over the weekend. 

Mr Younger is expected to 
review the committee’s re- 
commendation with- Lord 
Trefgarne, the Defence Pro- 
curement Minister. The 
Government will probably an- 
nounce its decision before 
Christmas. 

GEC argues that the Nim- 
rod system is cheaper, specifi- 
cally designed for UK. tasks 
and that the first three aircraft 
could be with the RAF by next 
autumn. 

It realizes, however, that it 
has still to convince some 
sceptical senior air force offi- 
cers that the system will work 
and meet all their require- 
ments now many of the 
original faults have been 
ironed out 

A decision against Nimrod 


will virtually write off the 
£900 million of taxpayers 
money already spent, mean 
instant redundancy for 2,500 
staff employed on the project 
at GEC and associated com- 
panies and effectively end 
hopes of up to £2 billion of 
export deals with the avionics 
system of the aircraft. 

GEC has recently been run- 
ning an expensive advertising 
campaign arguing that while 
both aircraft will defend 
Britain, only Nimrod will 
defend British industr y. Som e 
observers have interpreted 
that as a sign that the company 
may be worried the decision is 
slipping away from it. 

Boeing, which has the 
advantages of a system that is 
already operational and of 
proven capabilities, has coun- 
tered the employment argu- 
ment by offering an un- 
precedentcd 130 per cent of 
offset wort for UK companies 
which, it claims, will create 
S.000 jobs over the eight years 
of the programme. 

But it will not be able to 
supply the first aircraft for 
three years although it is 
understood to have suggested 
to the MoD that three Awacs 
on loan from the USAF to 
Saudi Arabia, pending deliv- 
ery of its own aircraft, could 
be made available to bridge 
the gap. 


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techniques. 

But therels more to BICOR than diagnosis. As well 
as speeding up investigations, actual treatment can also 
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Hanoi frees Thai 
seamen for cash 

vJSSPSPmlt? ^ antosl 500 Thai fishermen impr- 

fm np t0,six years tttarattl home 
hr t h?K "fi? pa y men t of fines of $350,000 (£245,000) 

b> U^Thsu Government (Neil Kelly writes). 

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annwersary of formal relations between Bangkok 
Before the men were actually released the 
fo^Efoe^f Sa< ^ r * foreign Ministry 

All the fishermen had been convicted of fishine in 
\ letaameje waters. They were kept behind bare because 
neither their employers nor the Thai Government would pay 
the tines. The youngest fisherman to return was a 14-year- 
old boy who was imprisoned for 15 months doing hard la- 
bour. AH complained that they had been badly treated. 

Epidemic 
spreading 

Lagos (Reuter) — The 
Nigerian Health Minister, 

Mr Koye Ransome-Kuti, 
confirmed yesterday that a 
yellow fever epidemic bad 
spread to four states. 

He challenged reports 
that it had spread to urban 
centres from the country- 
side, and said he could not 
confirm a World Health 
Organization statement 
that 470 villagers bad died. 

He said the figure was 127. 

The epidemic began in 
central Benue State and 
has now spread to the 
neighbouring eastern 
states of Cross River, Imo 
and Anambra. 



protest 

Copenhagen — Denmark 
lodged a strong official 
protest with the Polish 
Government yesterday af- 
ter uncovering listening de- 
vices in its embassy in 
Warsaw (Christopher Pol- 
len writes). 

“The discovery of the 
monitoring devices conies 
when Denmark is trying to 
normalize relations with 
Poland. The revelation has 
inevitably damaged the 
confidence which is so vital 
in our attempts to better 
East-West relations,” Mr 
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, the 
Danish Foreign Minister, 
said. 


Death plane puzzle 

Los Angeles — A snail private plane which collided with 
an Aeromexico jet in August, killing 82 people, was never 
spotted on the radar screen, according to the air traffic 
controller involved (Ivor Davis writes). 

Mr Walter White, testifying on the first day of the official 
inquiry into the crash, emphasized that no other planes 
showed np on his screen that might endanger the big jet 
However, be said that because of the Federal Aviation 
Administration's radar system, it was not unusual for him 
not to see aircraft on the 22-inch controller’s screeaHis tes- 
timony added weight to the argument put forward by FAA 
critics that much of the radar equipment being used at Los 
Angeles and other large airports is out-dated. 


Savings 
plan dies 

Oslo — The Norwegian 
Government has dropped 
its proposals for a com- 
pulsory savings scheme, 
which it aimcHmced only on 
Friday, after a chores of 
criticism led by the trade 
unions, die minority La- 
bour administration’s natu- 
ral constituents (Tony 
Samstag writes). 

Officials appear to have 
been taken fay surprise by 
the strength of reaction to 
die most innovative of sev- 
eral attempts to curb con- 
sumer spending. 


Antarctic 
oil claim 

Wellington (Renter) — 
New Zesdand scientists 
claim to have discovered 
traces of oil deep below the 
sea floor of the soothers 
Antarctic continent 

A core sample anal y sis 
found at 2,073ft in the Ross 
Dependency showed ofl 
and gas were once trapped 
there bat had subsequently 
leaked out. Mr David 
Lange, the Prime Minister, 
said the discovery made an 
Antarctic agreement to 
govern mineral resources 
all the more hnportanL 


Warning for Daniloff 

Moscow — Izvestia hinted 
yesterday that if Nicholas 
Daniloff, right, publishes a 
book detailing his two- week 
stay in a Soviet prison in 
September this year then the 
KGB will release transcripts of ; 
his interrogation (A Corres- 
pondent writes). 

Mr Daniloff, of US News 
and World Report, was ar- 
rested on spying charges after 
what he claims was a set-up by 
an old Russian friend. 

Izvestia d aimed yesterday 
that Daniloff and his KGB 
interrogator had had a gentleman's agreement not to make 
their conversations public, and Daniloff had broken his 
word. "It seems Daniloff is in a harry to free us from a 
gentleman’s agreement,” the newspaper quoted the officer. 



Battle drags to dredge 
Rhine of factory poison 

From Alan McGregor, Geneva 

The removal of toxic chemi- destroyed in a single night and 
cals deposited in the bed of the 
River Rhine after the Basel 
chemical plant blaze on 
November 1 is taking far 
longer than expected. 

In two weeks only about a 
ion has been covered from 
the estimated 20-30 tons of 
acro-chemical compounds 
that drained into the nver 
with waters from fire hoses. 

Swiss divers with suction 
dredgers are working at, 

Schweizerhalle, site of the 
Sandoz plant Downstream at 
lie Birsfelden barrage, simibr 
operations are being earned 
out by a Dutch com pany. Both 
have y been instructed to in- 
crease their workforce. 

“Switzerland’s reputation 
for ecological protection was 


confidence has to be re- 
established ax any price.” 
President Ejgli of Switzerland, 
who is also the Environment 
Minister, told a joint meeting 
of both houses of Parliament 

Controls in the chemical 
industry would have to be 
stricter and manu fa cturing 
processes and warehousing 
techniques might have to be 
forbidden. Swiss environ- 
mental laws would have to be 
brought into line with the 
European Community’s “Sev- 
eso directives” he told the 
meeting. 

Mr Egli said the Govern- 
ment favoured setting up a co- 
ordination centre for dealing 
quickly with claims for dam- 
ages attributable to the Sandoz 


THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


OVERSEAS NEWS 


President Reagan reaps benefits after reasserting his authority 



Congress anger 
as dismissed 
advisers keep 
their silence 

From Michael Bmyoa, Washington 

America has given a warm 
welcome to the measures an- 
nounced by President Reagan 
on Tuesday to quell the Iran 
furore, but Congress has been 
angered by the refusal of key 
figures in the affair to answer 
questions at the opening of its 
inquiry. 

Senators and commentators 

praised the President's call for 
an independent investigator 
and the appointment of Mr 
Frank Cariucci as National 
Security Adviser. 

They saw this as the begin- 
ning of a reassertion of 
authority by President Reagan 
and welcomed his declared 
readiness to make all the facts 
available as swiftly as pos- 
sible. 

However, there was consid- 
erable anger at the behaviour 
of Admiral John Poindexter, 
the former National Security 
Adviser, and Colonel Oliver 
North, who was dismissed as 
National Security Council 
(NSC) Military Adviser, over 
what was seen as their lack of 
co-operation with the Senate 
intelligence committee hold- 
ing hearings on the affair. 

Admiral Poindexter spent 
17 minutes in the Senate on 
Tuesday and never appeared 
on the witness chair, claiming 
he was not yet ready to answer 
questions. The panel reacted 
angrily and decided to sub- 
poena him for a second 
appearance yesterday. 

President Reagan had ear- 
lier said be was taking an 
unprecedented step in allow- 
ing two former NSC advisers 
to testify. 


Crisis in the 

White House 

Colonel North invoked his 
Fifth Amendment right 
against self-incrimination at 
least 40 limes during question- 
ing. refusing to answer ques- 
tions about his role. 

His testimony is considered 
vital to any attempt to dis- 
cover the details of the opera- 
tion and the funnelling of 
money to the Contras. Mr 
Edwin Mecse, the Attorney 
General, said Colonel North 
was the only man in the 
Administration who knew 
everything about the affair. 

The senators are bound by 
their own strict rules of se- 
crecy not to reveal any of the 
testimony they hear, but sev- 
eral gave indications after- 
wards of what the witnesses 
had said, to the anger of 
Administration officials. 

Vice-President George Bush 
yesterday made his first public 
speech on the issue after being 
repeatedly urged to speak out 
by his political advisers. He 
said he supported Mr 
Reagan's policy of initiating 
contacts - with Iran, but 
claimed he had not known 
about the ftmnelling of funds 
to the Contras. Nevertheless, 
the affair is seen here as 
having damaged his presiden- 
tial chances in 1988. 



The Republican leadership discussing with reporters yesterday their meeting with President Reagan: from left, the Hoose 
minority Leader, Mr Robert Michel; House minority Whip, Mr Trent Lott; and Senate majority Leader. Mr Robert Dole. 

Rebel aid policy at heart of scandal 


From Mohs in Ali 
Washington 

- The "Reagan doctrine” of 
aiding anti-communist rebels 
in Nicaragua, Angola and 
Afghanistan is at the heart of 
the scandal about the devious 
methods used by the Admin- 
istration in secretly supplying 
arms to them. 

President Reagan and his 
top officials have been tigbt- 
lipped about these covert op- 
erations. They refused to 
confirm persistent reports ear- 
lier this year that the Admin- 
istration, after hesitating for 
years on sending sophisticated 
US weapons to insurgent 
forces in the Third World, had 
in March began supplying 
several hundred sho alder- 
fir ed Stinger missiles secretly 


to anti-communist rebels in 
.Af ghanistan and Angola. 

Shortly after that, a senior 
Pentagon official was reported 
to have been sacked for alleg- 
edly leaking the Stingers sup- 
ply story to the press. 

The covert US assistance 
programme to the Afghan 
rebels has been estimated at 
about S400 million (£280 mil- 
lion), including weapons and 
other aid sent directly from the 
US to the resistance fighters. 

There has been no congres- 
sional ban on American mili- 
tary aid to the Afghan rebels 
fighting Soviet troops, as there 
was for about three years on 
American military supplies to 
the Nicaraguan Contras. 

With the disclosure of the 
sale of US arms to Iran, there 
are now reports that the money 


channel for this was a Swiss 
bank account managed by the 
CIA. 

The Washington Post yes- 
terday reported that the US 
and die Saudi Arabian Gov- 
ernment had deposited $250 
million each into this account 
to underwrite the Afghan 
rebels. The American deposit 
for the Afghan insurgents had 
been secretly appropriated by 
Congress. 

Bat, it said, money from this 
account was also used to bay 
arms for the Contras at a time 
when Congress had forbidden 
any military support for them. 

It quoted one congressional 
source as saying that the bank 
account was also used for 
buying Soviet, Chinese and 
other arms from countries 
such as Israel, which were 


being shipped clandestinely to 
guerrillas in Afghanistan and 
to the Contras. 

.As far as Afghanistan is 
concerned. Congress also 
openly gives tbe resistance 
fighters about S5 million in 
non-lethal and humanitarian 

aid. 

But tbe Administration has 
never disclosed the amount of 
military assistance it gives to 
the Angolan Um'ta forces of Dr 
Jonas Savimbi wbo are fight- 
ing the Cnban-backed Marxist 
Government. 

President Reagan has in- 
sisted that such aid must be 
kept covert. The US estimates 
that the Soviet Union has 
given more than Si billion 
worth of military 1 aid to the 
Angolan Government since 
January 1984. 


More talks 
on Afghan 
settlement 

By Andrew McEwen 
Diplomatic Correspondent 

Prospects fora Soviet with- 
drawal from Afghanistan 
looked as remote as ever 
yesterday at the end of the 
current round of shuttle diplo- 
macy by Senor Diego Cord* 
dvez, the UN mediator. 

While the mediator de- 
scribed progress as “a signifi- 
cant step towards a concl- 
usion”, one Western diplomat 
dismissed it as “meaningless 
without real evidence of 
Soviet intentions". 

Talks in Kabul and Islam- 
abad produced agreement on 
how the withdrawal of Mos- 
cow's 110,000 troops should 
be monitored, but not on 
when it should occur. 

The root problem remains 
the same as that which caused 
Leonid Brezhnev to order the 
winter invasion almost seven 
years ago — Islamic fun- 
damentalism and how to sup- 
press it 

Hints by Mr Gorbachov 
that a settlement might not be 
far off raised hopes briefly. 
The perennially optimistic Se- 
nor Corddvez was encouraged 
to think that his mission, 
which began in 1982, was near 
its end. But yesterday as he 
announced yet another round 
of talks to begin in Geneva on 
February 1 1, his remarks were 
more restrained. 

His efforts have so far not 
involved the Mujahideen, 
whose consent would be 
needed for the internal settle- 
ment that Moscow says is a 
precondition for withdrawal. 
But, according to Mr Julian 
Gearing, information director 
of the London-based Afghan 
Support Committee, who has 
just . returned from visiting 
Mujahideen leaders, that con- 
sent will not be forthcoming. 
• ISLAMABAD: Senor Cor- 
el ovez said here yesterday that 
both the Pakistan and Afghan 
foreign ministers needed to 
make afresh a very sobre 
assessment Of the Afghanistan 
situation in order to resolve 
the . only outstanding issue 
blocking a timetable for the 
withdrawal of the Soviet 
troops (Hasan Akhiar writes). 


Ptottolddnap British ambassador 


By Michael Evans, Whitehall Correspondent 

The Foreign Office said controlled device. The. attack 
A pi® 4 to tadnap ime it was nan wareof was not carried out because, it 

Ambassador in Jay plot to kWnap the anbas- is alleged, the Sjrian Kafeon 

order to exchange, mm lor yp ^ Ankara, Sir Mart man was expeBed from Turkey 
jested Rossell, hot confirmed that the for being a member of the Abu 

Nidal terrorist organs™*; “Jg M been Natal group, 

has been uncovered M ‘ ia dose touch with 

police t^Sertbean^f^e 

terrorist stBpe^^jr^ce of information supplied by the 
«' !JJ ■* Kasf ,nie b suspects. 

According to the intelfi- 


Middie 

sources 


men, Mr AH Kent 


Ixfr Adnan Monssa SnleH gence sources, Mr Kent and 
a“d Em- Mr Amen* have revealed a 

man Am en, * Ankara, range of operations and plots 

bossy mteTV ^ people who inTnrkey which are allegedly 
are the connected with the Synans. 

been „ij5atL . . 

They include a plan to 
assassinate an American gen- 
eral in Izmir, in an operation 
fode-nanted “Bornova” which 
should have been carried ont 
in August to September, last 
year. A car containing explo- 
sives was to be parked along 
the road taken by toe general 
mid detonated by a remote- 


have ^^Twrad al-Sati, 
Ruling rf at the 

the First Secret** jB , 
Jordanian Embassy, 

last year- sonrees, 

t* 10-8 

both me" inC iode valo- 
abort Sjrian 
able in Tor- 

int^W ea JLffd re the Abu 
hey. connect^ rt 


The sonrees said that Mr 
Amerisaid the Syrians wanted 
to hurt the Jordanian royal 
famil y by assassinating Mr 
Sati, who is related to King 
Husain. 

He said tbe Syrians asked 
him to collect operational 
information on him, and to 
hand the pistol with which the 
Jordanian diplomat was killed 
to the assassin- Mr Kent 
confessed to supplying the car 
for toe getaway. 

Mr Ameri also claimed that 
an explosion in an ammunition 
dump In Yahsihan, east of 
Ankara, in June, which was 
said to be an accident, was a 
Syrian sabotage operation. 


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THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


Kinnock warns US bid 
to block anti-nuclear 
policy could backfire 


Mr Neil Kinnock, the La- 
bour leader, has warned 
America that any attempt to 
pressurize a Labour govern- 
ment, which would be com- 
mitted to a policy of dosing 
down US midear bases in 
Britain, could have dire con- 
. sequences for its worldwide 
intelligence network. 

After his Harvard defence 
speech, Mr Kinnock recalled 
how America had taken repri- 
sals against New Zealand 
following the refusal of its 
Labour Government to admit 
US nuclear, vessels into the 
country's ports. 

The US withdrawal of co- 
operation in the Anzus de- 
fence pact had Jost it a very 
small part of its intelligence 
communications and armour 
in the South Pacific, he said. 

He warned that any similar 
reprisals against a British La- 
bour government would be a 


From Robin Oakley, Political Editor, Washington 

the La- would result in a significant . He believes that the installa- 

wamed loss of intelligence and dons on British territory are 
tempt to communication facilities safe- critical to America's domestic 
govern- guarding the domestic security defence and intelligence ne- 
be com- of the US. eds, as well as to the Naio 

f dosing Mr Kinnock added: “I alliance. . 

bases in would not respond to antago- Reprisals again st Britain, 
lire con- nism from the USA in that Mr Kinnock warned, would 
aridwide way, because I believe in the result in the loss of essential 
defence of the USA. But it facilities “in Europe, m the 


would be a temptation for Indian Ocean, in the Medi tier- 
other governments or for pub- anean and in the Far East". 


Uc sentiment in Britain — The 135 US military facil- 


which 1 think can be re- ities in Britain include 25 
strained, but it is there.” main bases and headquarters, 

Mr Kinnock’s oblique war- 

tvJWfc inWc mn_ and 75 other in sta l l a tions. 


ning reflects Labour’s con- 
fidence that it has plenty to 


Britain makes available to 


bSn with to boJnS- any the US the early-warning site 
£Kan temptation to piJ 


sue a Labour ^venunent by «*** 

economic or other means to brokeshire, and_ a range of 


reverse its unilateralist pol- 
icies. 

The Labour leader is being 
careful not to use the language 
of direct confrontation while 


“gigantic act of cutting off at the same time making dear 
nose to spite face” which his bargaining position. 


other communications and 
intelligence facilities, such as 
those at Cheltenham GCHQ, 
at EdzeU id Scotland, at Diego 
Garcia in the Indian Ocean, in 
Cyprus and in Hong Kong. 

Wimpish image, page 16 


Canadian Liberals Europeans 


swing to the left 


From John Best, Ottawa 

The Liberal Party of Can- has to decide how to play the 


review 

defences 


■da, which stands a good 
fhaiw of forming the govern- 
ment within about two years, 
has taken a sharp tilt to the 
left on questions of foreign and 
defence policy. 

Delegates to a weekend 
Liberal convention here voted 
to ™ Canada a nndear- 
weapons-free zone and to stop 
the testing of American cruise 
missiles in Canadian air 
space. 

They favoured a superpower 
nodear weapons freeze and a 
comprehensive nodear test 
ban, and came out against 
Canadian involvement in the 
President Reagan's Star Wars 
programme. 

lliey defeated a resolution 


resolutions in preparing the 
liberal election platform. The 
next election is expected in 
1988. 

The Liberals are a middle- 
of-the-road party and Mr 
Turner, aged 57, is in that 
tradition, with a slight bias to 
the right-of-centre. 

The Opposition leader takes 
seriously Canada's respon- 
sibility to Nato — this country, 
under a liberal government, 
helped to found the alliance in 
1949 — and to collective 
defence generally. 

Mr Tamer told a post- 
convention press conference 
that he found the resolutions 
“highly persuasive’'. 

It was a Liberal government 


railing for Canadian “non- which in 1983 entered into a 

_i: i — > i _ hmhlv ptnfmwKHil (np-vpor 


alignment”, but approved a 
series of other resolutions 


highly controversial, five-year 
agreement witik the Americans 


which wonld have the effect of permitting experimental ffi- 
suboidinating Canada-US de- ghts of unarmed Air-launched 


fence co-operation to the prior- crtrise missiles (AIXTMS) over 
ity of safeguarding Canadian north era Can a da . 


sovereignty, especially in the 
Arctic theatre. 

The shift to the left by the 
liberals — who were in power 
until September 1984 — is 
reminiscent of the leftward 
swing of the British Inborn 
Party since it has been out of 
office.' 

It presmts a difficult di- 
lemma for Mr John Turner, 
who won a resounding vote of 
confidence from the conven- 
tion as party leader, but now 


The present Conservative 
Government, citing alliance 
obligations, has pledged to 
abide by the accord, while 
condemning the recent US 
breakout from the strategic 
weapons ceilings imposed by 
the American-Soviet Salt II 
treaty. The US action has 
exposed the Tories to consid- 
erable opposition ridicule, 
since it was precisely in the 
area of ALCMS that the US 
breakout occurred. 


Brussels (Reuter) — Euro- 
pean Nato defence ministers 
met yesterday to review con- 
ventional forces and arma- 
ments co-operation, issues 
that officials said had taken on 
added significance after the 
Reykjavik summit 

Ministers and deputies 
from 12 member states of the 
alliance’s Eurogroup — all the 
European allies barring 
France and Iceland — gathered 
as Western governments show 
increasing concern over what 
they see as the Soviet bloc’s 
superior strength in conven- 
tional forces. 

Nato diplomats expected 
the ministers, who were due to 
have further informal talks 
last night, also to discuss the 
US breach last week of the 
Salt 2 superpower treaty limit- 
ing strategic arms, a move 
condemned by virtually all the 
allies. 

The Europeans seemed cer- 
tain to voice their disapproval 
when they meet the American 
Secretary of Defence, Mr 
Caspar Weinberger, [today, 
though US officials regard the 
breach of Salt 2 as a dead 
issue. 

Alliance limitations in con- 
ventional strength compared 
with that of the Warsaw Pact 
have suddenly started pre- 
occupying the Europeans as 
they envisage a future with 
reduced reliance on American 
nuclear weapons. 



South African house raids 

White opponents 

of conscription 

seized by police 


From Michael Hornsby, Johannesburg 
. u.. famnaieninc for an end to 




Even in the US, Mr NeQ Kinnock cannot escape the militant of the extreme left; British 
members of the Spartacist League were protesting against him at Harvard yesterday. 


Churches fight sex education 


A battle against compulsory 
sex education in New York 
City’s 922 schools will be 
launched from the pulpit on 
Sunday, pitching the churches 
into an intensely emotional 
encounter with City HalL . 

In a city renowned for every 
kind of prurience, the debate 
until now has been peculiarly 
sombre, as though parents 
have been embarrassed to find 
their children’s sex lives under 
such scrutiny. 

But lhe debate has finally 
burst into a passionate row. 
Opponents of sex education 
have been further outraged to 
discover that, without then- 
knowledge, the Board of 
Education quietly voted to 
permit school-based health 
clinics to prescribe contra- 
ceptives for a six-month pe- 
riod, ending next April. The 
vote was 5-2. 

If that was not enough it 
also became known that the 
clinics have, in any case, been 
prescribing contraceptives for 
well over a year under “com- 
prehensive health care” pro- 
grammes. The idea for schooi- 


From Christopher Thomas, New York 


based health clinics stemmed 
from a 1984 initiative to 
provide care to teenagers who 
did not have access to private 
physicians. 

There are now 12 dinks, 
which say that only 10 percent 
of their services are sexually 
related. At two of the climes 
contraceptives, and not just 
prescriptions, were dispensed. 
They argue that the statistics 
prove that teenage girls who 
have access to contraceptives 
and counselling at school clin- 
ics are less likely to get 
pregnant 

The Board of Education last 
month ordered that sex educa- 
tion be given from September, 
1987. Besides the argument 
about the issue in general, 
there is also disagreement 
about the curriculum. One 
book, Learning About Sex, 
The Contemporary Guide for 
Young Adults, has already 
been removed * because it 
states, in obvious error, that 
anal intercourse is not medi- 
cally dangerous. The edition 
was produced in 1977, long 
before the Aids crisis. 


The error was pointed out 
by a lawyer who works for the 
Catholic Archdiocese of New 
York. A coalition of church 
leaders has been formed by the 
archdiocese, in eluding mem- 
bers of other faiths, to begin 
campaigning against the curri- 
culum during Sunday 
services. 

High schools will be free to 
pick and choose what they 
want from the curriculum. 
Private surveys have shown 
that it is out of date and 
incomplete. 

Several organizations that 
support the courses admit that 
bungling in preparation of the 
curriculum has been em- 
barrassing. “There are some 
holes,” Harmed Parenthood 
said, “but think what it was 
like before this 'mandate. 
Some children were getting no 
information” 

More than one million 
American girls aged 10-19 
(about one in 10) become 
pregnant each year, one of the 
highest rates of any developed 
country. 


The South African security 
police have arrested at I® 15 * 
white campaigners against 
militar y conscription in raids 
on homes in Johannesburg 
and Cape Town. They are 
being held under the emer- 
gency regulations. 

Twelve other members of 
the End Conscription Cam- 
paign (ECO were briefly de- 
tained and then released after 
being served with _ orders 
restricting their activities. A 
number of other political ac- 
tivists woe also restricted. 

The ECCs national sec- 
retary, Mr David Shandler, 
described the police action on 
Tuesday night as “grossly 
counter-productive to finding 
solutions to the problems in 
our country”. 

He said that 60 of the 
organization’s members had 
beea detained during the state 
of emergency. None had yet 
been charged. 

The Southern African Cath- 
olic Bishops* Conference said 
it could only “question yet 
again the motives of the South 
African Government in silenc- 
ing voices of peace”. 

It frilly, supported “the 
ECC*s aim to demilitarize our 
society”. Seven of those ar- 
rested are Catholics. 

Among those detained were 
Miss Clare Verbeek and Miss 
Paula Ha thorn* chairmen of 
the ECCs Johannesburg and 
Cape Town branches, and Mr 
Steven Lowry, its national 
treasurer. Johannesburg ECC 
members were arrested while 
attending a regular fortnightly 
meeting. 

Other activists restricted, 
together with ECC campaign- 
ers, included Mr Azhar 
Cnrimiifl. the national trea- 
surer of the United Demo- 
cratic Front; Mr A&hwin Shah 
of the Transvaal Indian Con- 
gress; and Mrs Dawn Ingles of 


group run by white women. 
They are prohibited from 


Fraga tries 
to explain 
resignation 


Aquino 

demotes 

minister 


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Madrid 


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Paris terror suspect 
threatens judges 


Senor Manuel Fraga gave an 
explanation to members of his 
right wing group in the Span- 
ish Parliament yesterday on 
why he has . resigned 
“irrevocably” from leading 
the Opposition before taking a 
seat among his backbenchers. 

To emphasize his resolve 
taken in the wake of election 
defeats, Senor Fraga, aged 64, 
declined to answer par- 


From David Watts 

Manila 

A leading left-wing member 
of President Aquino's Gov- 
ernment has been dismissed, 
the third minister to go in the 
continuing series of changes. 

But though Mr Aqiulino 
Pimentel loses his position as 
Minister of Local Govern- 
ment, he will retain Cabinet 
rank as an adviser on national 
affairs. 

His place is taken by Mr 


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Paris (Reuter) — One of the 
accused in the murder trial of 
alleged Action Directe urban 
guerrillas yesterday refused to 
recognize the Assize Court 
and threatened reprisals 
against the judges and jury. 

Regis Schleicher, aged 29, 
believed by police to be a 
founder of the extreme-left 
group, declared as the trial 
began amid massive security 
precautions: “I do not rec- 
ognize that this court has any 
right to judge me. AU those 
sitting here will expose them- 
selves to the rigours of 
proletarian justice.” 

He then asked the presiding 
judge: “I would like to know 
how long you are going to 
protect them?” 

M Schleicher is on trial with 
two brothers for the killing of 
two plain-clothes policemen 
in Paris on May 31 1983. 

The hearing was scheduled 
to last 10 days. It began just 
two weeks after Action Dir- 
ecte admitted the murder of 
Georges Besse, the Renault 
chief. 

Justice sources said the 
minim um quota of 23 poten- 
tial jurors among the 35 
selected for each assize session 


had been found only just 
before the hearing opened. 
The final jury will be com- 
posed of seven men and two 
women. 

Of the 46 witnesses called to 
attend the opening session, 
only 23 turned up. 

. Police marksmen and 
snifter dogs were on duty 
around the courthouse near 
Notre Dame cathedral as 
guards with metal detectors 
searched public and press 
entering the security perim- 
eter. Justice sources said spe- 
cial protection had been 
arranged for judges, key wit- 
nesses and jurors. i 

Action Directe, which be- 
gan operations in 1979 and 
now has close links with 
si m ilar groups in West Ger- 
many, Italy and Belgium. It 
has claimed responsibility for 
45 bombings over the past 
three years, two murders and 
two assassination attempts. 

The other two accused are 
Claude Haifen. aged 30. and 
bis brother Nicolas, aged 23. 
Claude is charged with M 
Schleicher with murder and 
attempted murder, and Nico- 
las is accused of complicity. 


ions. 

Senor Fraga said: “Gentle- 
men, I am not going to speak 
any more as spokesman for 
the party or to make general 
observations ‘on policy to 
you.” He has indicated that he 
wishes to stay in public life for 
the rest of the present Par- 
liament, elected in June. 

But while the hard political 
facts explain the situation and 
many of the contenders for 
.Senor Fraga's place began 
their behind-the-scenes man- 
oeuvring, many of the party 
faithful evidently still cherish 
the idea of persuading Senor 
Fraga to return. . 

The MPs accepted his 
resignation yesterday as chair- 
man of the Popular Alliance 
Party which now numbers 
only 68, plus the 12 still 
faithful MPs of the right-wing 
Liberal Party. 

Senor Josfi Segurado, its 
chairman and a Madrid 
businessman, has taken over 
temporarily as head of the 
parliamentary group. 

■ At the June general election 
Senor Fraga’s right-wing co- 
alition mustered 105 seats 
against the Socialists' 192. 
Senor Gerardo Fernandez, 
chief minister in Galicia, has 
assumed a caretaker role as 
Popular Alliance chair man 
Leading article, page 17 


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known in Philippine politics 
for his resistance to martial 
law when it was introduced by 
President Ferdinand Marcos 
in 1972. Mr Ferrer was m the 
now defunct Parliament repre- 
senting an anti-Marcos party. 

The President's spokesman 
said that two ministers were to 
be replaced in yesterday's 
announcement 

The single change is raising 
speculation that either Mrs 
Aquino is having difficulty 
finding replacements for the 
ministers she must dismiss or 
is unwilling to go through with 
all of the changes that the 
military has been demanding. 

Mrs Aquino said she would 
announce further changes 
later, and Mr Aligns to San- 
chez, the Minister of. Labour, 
said he believed that he would 
be dismissed soon. 

Mr Pimentel, who is from 
the southern island of Min- 
danao, said as he left the 
Malacanang Palace: “The 
pressure was too much to 
bear. There appears to be a call 
for blood. It might as well be 
my Mood and not hers.” 

The calls, he said, came 
from Mr Juan Ponce Emile, . 
the former Defence Minister, 
who was himself dismissed 
nine days ago, and General 
Fidel Ramos, Chief of Staff of 
the armed forces. 


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campaigning *° r enn hi 
conscription: for the removal 
of troops from black town- 
ships: for the release of de- 
tainees: for an end to the state 
of emergency: and for the 
lifting of the ban on the 
African National Congress. 

The restriction orders also 
forbid participation in the 
ECCs yellow ribbon cam- 
paign, in which the organiza- 
tion, banned under the i state of 
emergency from openly oppos- 
ing mflitarv service, has tried 

to publicize its cause by en- 
couraging sympathizers to tie 
ribbons to trees and lamp- 
posts. . , , 

The ECC was formal about 
three years ago and enjoys 
considerable support on univ- 
ersity campuses. 

The issue of military service 
has been sharpened by the 
large-scale use over the past 
two years of white conscripts 
to suppress unrest in black 
townships. 

Official sensitivity was re- 
flected earlier this year when 
the Minister of Defence, Gen- 
eral Magnus Malan, refused 
to give Parliament the number 
of young whites who failed to 
report for military duty, saying 
the information could be 
“misused". 

It b estimated that there are 
about 7,000 draft evaders liv- 
ing in Europe and America. 
Under South African law, all 
white males between 18 and 25 
most do two years' military 
service, and are liable to be 
called up for another 720 days 
of periodic camps over a period 
of years. 

The scope for conscientious 
objection b limited. Under an 
amendment to the Defence Act 
earlier this year, objectors 
most convince a specially con- 
vened board that their attitude 
b dictated by their belief in 
God or a supreme being. 

Those accepted as conscien- 
tious objectors have to perform 
alternative community service. 


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When Cnomo does not sleep, neither do rep orters 

New York governor takes on the press 




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From Christopher Thomas 
Washington 

The ill-tempered Mr Mario 
Cnonu, whose backaches have 
made big news as the possible 
source of his celebrated out- 
bursts against the press, has 
taken to Wasting journalists to 
their faces and, jost as fre- 
quently, behind their backs to 
their editors. 

“Spoiled” and ‘‘incompet- 
ent” are popular words in hb 

tfnuWn. 

The battle between Mr Cuo- 
mo and the press is regarded 
by most journalists as a dem- 
onstration of the New York 
Governor’s extraordinary sen- 
sitivity to criticism. He tele- 
phones editors day and ni g ht, 
and one evening recently call- 
ed a Noe York Tunes reporter 
at home to complain bitterly 
abort an article. 

“You set out to hurt me and 
yon succeeded. I hope yon 
steep well,” he said. The next 
morning he phoaed back to 
ask forgiveness for “an old 
man with a had back”. 



Governor Cuomo: fending 
against editors. 


The DaBy Newt, the New 
York Post and The New York 
Times have bear accused by 
Mr Cuomo of coUnsioa 
against him on certain issues. 
He described them- as a 
“cabal”. He said he tod been 
set up by an editor of the Daily 
N&ts who had printed com- 
ments made In a private con- 
versation. 

“They will never get another 


call from me,” he raged. 
“They can call me from a 
burning building and say: ‘You 
are the captain of the Fire 
Department*, and they will 
have to learn to fly.” 

Some journalists wrote that 
hb aggressive campaign for 
ws-el«ti<m as Governor last 
month was OverkilL Although 
dearly assured of victory, 
reporters said be wanted vic- 
tory by a historic margin. 

In a meeting with reporters 
it was suggested to him that 
hb campaign made him look 
tod. “Let’s get it dear," he 
retorted. “It did not make me 
Joofcjtad. Yon made me look 

A sure way oT guaranteeing 
a Cnomo outburst is to snjiP 
gest, as many repeatedly di, 
“s Michael’s New 
York law firm might have 
profited indirectly through fcjg 


Cnomo administration earlier 
this year, Mr Michael Cuomo 
en sured that a rival reporter 


was given a scoop. “When you 
cnL yon bleed,” he explained. 

Mr Michael Cnomo b the 
toy. insider m a tight circle 
that advises the governor on 
political strategy. A large 
number of advisers have beat 
brought in to rebut criticism 
tnat die governor is too in- 
sular, but it is clear that none 
or them has really sained 
access to the inner circle. 

Most of New York’s news- 
papers endorsed Mr Cnomo in 
“«re-electioa bid, but criti- 
““d his personality and hb 
2B“5 sensitivity - to 
wnicn Mr Cuomo replied that 
2^^f J was 100 thro-skinned 
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THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


OVERSEAS NEWS 


11 


Haitian troops 
clash with mob 
in slum hunt 
for rebel chiefs 


^ ro L m Alan Tomlinson, Port-au-Prince 
.L^?^ clashed with dem- home-grown product The 


oostrators in ihe rebellious 
northern port of Gonaives as 
Haitian authorities hunted for 
the leaders of a mob which 
looted shops and burnt houses 
at the weekend. 

Slum-dwellers, trying to 
prevent the soldiers from 
arresting the fugitives late on 
Tuesday, erected barricades 
and set fire to car tyres. Shots 
were fired, seriously wounding 
one man. 

The men the Army was 
looking for are some of those 
who led the popular uprising 
which toppled the 30-year-old 
Duvalier dictatorship earlier 
this year. 

Chief among them is Mr 
Jean Tatoune, aged 29, who 
became a hero of Haiti’s 
impoverished masses when he 
ied unarmed paupers from the 
waterside slums of Gonaives’s 
Raboieau district against Pre- 
sident Jean-Claude Duvalier’s 
brutal private militia, the now 
disbanded Tonton Macoutes, 
inspiring the nation to insur- 
rection. 

On Saturday Mr Tatoune. a 
handsome black man with a 
wound-scarred chest, led his 
mob against farmers who had 
barricaded the highway at the 
nearby town of L'Estere to 
block the delivery of contra- 
band rice from the port to the 
capital. 

What has been dubbed 
Haiti's “rice war” arose out of 
the re-opening of provincial 
ports by the caretaker Govern- 
ment which replaced Presi- 
dent “Baby Doc” Duvalier in 
February. 

Mr Duvalier routed most 
Haitian commence through 
Port-au-Prince, where he 
could more easily exact the 
rake-offs for which his dic- 
tatorship was infamous. 

Towns like Gonaives, 100 
miles north of the capital, fell 
into decay with 90 per cent 
unemployment The ports 
have come back to life with a 
flood of contraband from cars, 
cigarettes and electrical appli- 
ances to clothing and food, but 
the massive influx of cheap 
rice has crippled local growers. 

Rice bought or stolen in the 
United States is sold here at 
almost half the price of the 


Government banned it, inter- 
cepting boats and raiding 
warehouses, but still it flows 
in. 

The rice fanners of Haiti's 
Artibonite valley took the law 
into their own hands, bar- 
ricading the northern high- 
way, searching trades, beating 
up drivers and spilling their 
merchandise into the road. 

Truckloads of jobless Rab- 
oteau slum-dwellers who have 
been living off the contraband, 
begging or coercing tribute 
from the boats docking at 
Gonaives. descended on 
L'Estere with dobs, machetes, 
underwater harpoon guns and 
revolvers. 

In the pitched battle that 
followed one man died — 
some reports said three — and 
dozens were wounded. 

The Gonaives mob re- 
treated, looting shops, banting 
and damaging the homes of 
fanners and reportedly raping 
their wives and daughters. 

The local prefect issued a 
warrant for the arrest of Mr 
Tatoune and three other ring- 
leaders, known as Jo Lucie. 
Flovel and Little Jack. 

As troops looking for them 
combed the mud huts of 
Raboieau, the poorest part of 
the poorest town in Haiti, the 
mob barred their way. 

The Army said later it had 
made several arrests but did 
not name those detained. 

In the capital, political 
groups which had planned to 
gather at Gonaives on Friday, 
to create a national demo- 
cratic congress as a potential 
alternative government for 
Haiti, postponed the meeting, 
averting for the time being a 
serious new challenge to the 
interim regime of General 
Henri Namphy, the armed 
forces' chief. 

Mr Tatoune and his follow- 
ers, who support the idea, had 
threatened to split the country 
in two by blocking the north- 
ern highway to all traffic in a 
bid to bring Namphy down. 

The Government recently 
survived a general strike, an 
attempted coup ami a boycott 
of elections for a constituent 
assembly, all with the same 
end in mind. 


Argentina to end 
torture hearings 


From Eduardo Cue, Buenos Aires 


The Argentine Govpnmeut 
is preparing to faring in a law 
which will end the bunas 
rights trials which have caused 
serious discontent within the 
armed forces. 

The so-called “final point” 
law will set a yet-t<^be-de- 
tennined time limit during 
which plaintiffs can take new 
human rights violations cases 
to court. ’ 

The new law will not affect 
cases already being proces^. 
If the law is approved, 700 
involving human rights 



Buenos Aires province potice 
' dining the war against terror- 
ism, was sentenced to 25 years 
in prison after being convicted 
on 73 charges of torture. 

The Federal Appeals Court, 
in a unanimous decision, also 
sentenced four other former 
police and military officers to 
prison terms ranging from four 
to 23 years. Two lower-rank- 
ing officers were acqmtted of 
3f] charges. 

General Ovidfo Rkcheri, 
who succeeded General 
Camps as police chief, was 
sentenced to 14 years for his 
part in 20 torture cases and 
Senor Miguel Etchecotatz, the 
former chief of investigations 
of the Buenos Aires province 
police, was sentenced to 23 
years for bis part is 95 torture 
cases. 

The court refused to rec- 
! the principle of due ob- 
, which had become the 
centrepiece of the de fenc e 
case. The rating is expected to 


General Camps: jailed over 
‘dirty war cases. 

violations would not come to 

^The proposed law, 
President Atfoosm betievra » 
essential for the socc^ftdr^ 

^ration of theano^f^s 

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have a big impact cm at least 
one pending trial, which will 
tafce place regardless of the 
Government's efforts to end 
judicial proceedings against 
former military officers. 

“Obedience is extremely 
important, but not more so 
than the judicial process. In a 
state of law, there is no super- 
ior authority than the law,” 
the court ruled. 

The court rejected defence 
arguments that the methods 
used by the military govern- 
ment were justified by the 
extent of the terrorist war 
against the state. 

“We are not judging here 

the ends of the repression but 
rather the methods employed. 
They (the defendants) are not 
being judged for having been 
victorious bnt for the methods 
employed to arrive at such an 
end.” the court said. 


Castro warns of hard times on anniversary 



Israel court upsets minister 


Israel's Minister of the In- 
terior, the Orthodox Rabbi 
Yitzhak Peretz, is contemplat- 
ing resigning after losing a 
High Court tattle to have the 
word “converted” inserted on 
the identification cards of all 
Jews bom to non- Jewish 
mothers. 

Rabbi Peretz tried to bring 
in the classification early this 
year after an American con- 
vert. Mrs Shoshana Miller, 
insisted that she had a legal 
right to an identification card 
as a Jew. She had been 
converted in Colorado Springs 
in a way not recognized by the 
orthodox community. 

After losing the case on 
Tuesday, Rabbi Peretz issued 
a statement saying he was 
studying ways to avoid “pos- 
sible mishaps” whereby non- 
orthodox converts were reg- 
istered as Jews. In a television 
interview some weeks ago, he 
said that, if the judgement 


From Ian Murray, Jerusalem 

went against him, he would 
have to resign. He has been 
consulting other orthodox 
rabbis about his position. 

Rabbi Peretz used his pos- 
ition in the Government to 
insist that all those holding 
what he said were “suspect” 
conversion certificates were to 
have them validated by the 
local orthodox rabbinate. This 
meant, in practice, that reform 
or conservative Jews needed 
to become orthodox before 
being allowed to register as 
Jewish. 

Mrs Miller, who had been 
converted by a reform rabbi, 
opposed this and forced the 
year-long legal battle. 

In his 14-page judgement 
Mr Meir Sham gar, the court 
president, said: “One may not 
see the term "converted' or 
"convert' as anything to do 
with the description of na- 
tionality as defined by law. 
There are not two nations, one 


Jewish and one converted.” 

Mr Menahem Elon, his 
deputy and a practising Jew, 
added that in his view the 
Interior Ministry was breaking 
H dacha (religious law I by 
trying to make a separate 
category. ' 

Both the chief rabbis of the 
Ashkenazi and Sephardic 
communities had also spoken 
against the idea. 

While the court ruling has 
upset the orthodox commu- 
nity. new figures now being 
studied by the executive of the 
World Zionist Organization 
show that the Dumber of Jews 
in the world is rapidly decreas- 
ing. Professor Yitzhak Wars- 
zawski, of the Executive 
Demography Committee, who 
is preparing the figures, said 
that today's 9.S mulion Jews 
worldwide would drop to eight 
million by the end of the 
century and six milli on by 
2025. 


Havana — Members of 
Oita's armed forces, and more 
t han a million drifian volun- 
teers, took part in a parade In 
Havana yesterday (above, 
right) to mark foe 30th 
anniversary of foe gnerrilla 
war launched by Fidel Castro 
against President Batista. It 
was foe largest military pa- 
rade in foe country's history. 

In a speech later at the 
ri nsing session of the Cuban 
Communist Party Congress, 
President Castro (above, left) 
gave a warning that Cubans 
face economic hardships be- 
cause of a 50 per cent drop in 
foreign currency earnings (AP 
reports). 

He raid the earnings were 
expected to drop from $1.2 
billion (about £850 million) to 
$600 million. But he did not 
say when. 

“We are going to have to be 
prepared for difficulties,” he 
said, suggesting that Havana 
might not be able to meet Its 
foreign debt repayment sche- 
dule. 

He said a prolonged drought 
had cut export from 


agriculture, while foe reduc- 
tion in world oQ prices had 
depleted Cuba's export earn- 
ings from the petroleum it 
received from the Soviet 
Union. 

Dr Castro was, none the 

less. In an exuberant mood and 
said that the country’ had made 
great strides daring foe 27 
years of its revolution. 

With a more active role by 
party militants, be said, Cuba 
would be able to overcome 
corruption, indiscipline and 
the labour problems that have 
stifled productivity. 

Dr Castro, who spoke for 
almost Vfi hours to foe more 
than 1,700 delegates, said be 
did not mind public dis- 
cussions on the country's la- 
bour problems. In an obvious 
reference to Washington, be 
said be saw no bam in lulling 
foe nation's enemies into 
thinking Hint foe revolution 
was a failure. 

The congress, which re- 
convened mi Sunday after a 
nine-month recess, adopted a 
programme for the next five 
years. 


Life jail 
for Israeli 
killers of 
taxi driver 


Jerusalem (Reuter) — An 
Israeli court sentenced three 
Israeli Jews to life imprison- 
ment yesterday for murdering 
an Arab taxi driver to avenge 
the killing of a Jewish cab 
driver. 

Danny Eisenman, a police- 
man aged 26. Gil Fuchs, a 20- 
year-old soldier, and Michal 
HilleL aged 24. a university 
literature student, were found 
guilty in Jerusalem District 
Court of premeditated mur- 
der. 

They were accused of shoot- 

ing Hamis Tuiangi. an Arab 

cab driver, three days after the 
killin g of David Caspi, a 
Jewish cab driver, in April 
1985 in Jerusalem. Police are 

bolding three Arabs in connec- 
tion with Caspi’s death. 


Race to save 
Iraqi temples 

Baghdad (Reuter) — Iraqi 


archeologists are working in a 
race against time to uncover 
two 6.S00-year-old temples 
before they are submerged 
under the rising waters of the 
Tigris river. 

The mud-brick temples 
were unearthed at the site of a 
huge dam being built on the 
riverbank at Eski-Mosul. 


Tragic cable 

Norristown. Pennsylvania 
(AP) — Mrs Rose Abell sister 
of Mr Joseph Cicippio. the 
American hostage, died on 
Tuesday 20 minutes after her 
family sent a telegram asking 
that his Beirut captors let her 
“see or hear from Joe before 
she dies”. 


Biter bitten 


Gondomar (Reuter) — Se- 
nor Jose de Lis. the right-wing 
mayor of this north-western 
Spanish town, has failed by 
eight votes to seven to get the 
cost of fads £1.000 dentures 
included in the municipal 
budget. 


Mafia trial 
in disarray 
over killing 


From Christopher Thomas 
New York 


The “Pizza Connection" 
trial in New York, which has 
exposed extraordinary details 
about Mafia drag dealing and 
money laundering, was in 
disarray yesterday after the 
murder of a key defendant 

Mr Gaetano Mazzaia, aged 
51, was found on Tuesday on 
a Brooklyn street his feet 
protruding from a rubbish 
bag. He was a sworn member 
of the Mafia. 

His arrest last year was seen 
as a high point in co-operation 
between police in Europe and 
the US in trying to break np a 
massive Mob-run heroin bus- 
iness. 

He had been on trial with 19 
others for the past 1 4 months 
charged with drag dealing and 
money laundering behind the 
facade of a cham of pizza 
parlours in the Midwest and 
north-east 

Police said the organization 
had moved heroin worth S3.6 
billion (£2.5 trillion). He was 
freed on $1.5 million bail. 

Mr Mazzara's lawyers bad 
contended in court on Mon- 
day that his mysterious ab- 
sence since the previous 
Wednesday was “involun- 
tary”. 

As a precaution police over 
foe weekend imprisoned other 
defendants in the case because 
of fears that they would 
abscond. The judge has now 
released them but tightened 
their bail conditions. 

Judge Pierre Leval in- 
formed foe jury of foe death of 
Mr Mazzara but not the 
circumstances. He warned 
them not to watch foe tele- 
vision news or read the 
newspapers. 

“I am putting great faith 
and confidence in you that 
you will follow my in- 
structions,” he said. 

Defence attorneys for foe 
other defendants yesterday 
submitted motions to aban- 
don the triaL 

Police said they knew of no 

motive for the killing. 

They had a particularly 
strong case against him be- 
cause, they said, he had been 
observed piling money and 
drugs into the boot of his car. 


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Judges confirm death 
sentences on Sikh 
killers of Mrs Gandhi 


With the Indian capital 
returning yesterday to normal 
after the spasm of violence 
during the past two days, three 
High Court judges rejected the 
appeals of toe three Sikhs who 
conspired to assassinate Mrs 
Indira Gandhi. 

The anti-Sikh mobs were 
restrained, and the curfew 
which had been imposed in 
tbe Old City was lifted for two 
hours as Mr Justice Rangana- 
than read the portion of the 
judgement which confirmed 
the death sentence to be 
carried out on Satwani Singh, 
the young police constable 
who emptied his Sten gun into 
the Prime Minister on Octo- 
ber 31 1984, and his co- 
conspirators. 

Extreme security measures 
were in force in the court as 
the judges filed in. Metal 
detectors guarded the doors, 
and large numbers of lawyers 
and journalists scrimmaged 
outside trying to gain entrance 
while tbe two-minute hearing 
went on. 

The judges spoke from be- 
hind a screen of bulletproof 
glass, and the court room was 
searched thoroughly by a spe- 

Bhopal’s 
day brings 
big strike 

From Michael Hamlyn 
Delhi 

A general strike called by 
. tbe Communist Party of India 
marked the second Mini ver- 
sary of the Bhopal gas disaster 
which killed more than 2,350 
people in the world's worst 
industrial accident. 

Shops and markets were 
dosed and most public ve- 
hicles were off the road as a 
series of processions or- 
ganized by competing and 
quarrelling volunteer bodies 
wound towards the Union 
Carbide pesticide plant It was 
from there, two years ago, that 
a deadly cloud of methyl- 
isocyanate gas spread over tbe 
town. 

A torchlight procession be- 
gan the anniversary late at 
night and early yesterday 
morning a cycle contingent led 
by Mr David Bergman, a 
British volunteer formerly ar- 
rested and charged with spy- 
ing. arrived from Delhi. 

Other processions carried 
effigies of Mr Warren Ander- 
son. chairman of Union Car- 
bide, and garlanded them with 
necklaces of sandals before > 
ritually burning them. 

About 150 police guarded 
the plant and regulated the 
processions with specially ! 
built barriers. 


From Michael Hamlyn, Delhi 

cial security squad of Delhi 
police. 

The three judges' statement 
runs for 643 pages and begins 
by describing the murder of 
Mrs Gandhi as “perhaps the 
most gruesome” of the 
assassinations of public fig- 
ures this century. 

They rejected tbe notion 
that hurt religious feelings 
provided an extenuating cir- 
cumstance after the Army's 
seizure of the Golden Temple 
of Amritsar ordered by Mrs 
Gandhi. They also rejected the 
defence contention that the 
position of the victim as 
Prime Minister should not be 
taken into consideration. 

In addition, the judges re- 
called the days of noting that 
followed Mrs Gandhi's death 
and insisted: “Not only did 
the assassins kill Mrs Gandhi 
but they were also responsible 
for triggering off riots resulting 
in loss of property and 
people.” 

Tire High Court bench be- 
gan the appeal proceedings in 
February soon after the end of 
the trial. 

The other two accused were 
Balbir Singh, a police inspec- 
tor, and Kehar Singh, an uncle ■ 


of SatwanL They all still have 
the option of a further appeal 
to the country's Supreme 
Court. 

At the end of the bearing, 
Mr Ranganathan also directed 
that the clothing that Mrs 
Gandhi was wearing on the 
day she was shot should be 
handed over to the Indira 
Gandhi Memorial Trust for 
preservation. 

Meanwhile, Mrs Gandhi's 
son and successor. Mr Rajiv 
Gandhi, discussed the present 
upsurge of terrorist killing in 
Punjab with leaders of the 
parliamentary opposition par- 
ties. Not unnaturally, they 
failed to agree on what to do 
next, particularly since Mr 
G andhi was unable to give 
much information about what 
his Government bad in mind. 

The Opposition leaders 
themselves were divided on 
the need for imposing pres- 
idential rule once more on the 
state, most parties firmly 
opposing the idea. Two. the 
Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party, 
and the Lok Dal which has a 
powerful presence in neigh- 
bouring Haryana, saw no 
harm in it 





Couple too fat to adopt 


Sydney — Michael and Sue 
Mumane, above, claim they 
have been banned from adopt- 
ing a baby because they are too 
fat (Reuter reports). 

The M uman es said the 
Government had told them 
that they should each shed at 
least 55 lb before adopting a 
child. 

But a Government spokes- 
man said that the Murnanes 
wanted to adopt a baby from 
Sri Lanka or South Korea 
where strict laws applied. 


“As far as I know it's the 
first time ever a couple has 
been refused permission to 
adopt because they were over- 
weight but the provision has 
always been there,” he said 

Mrs Mumane, aged 39, a 
nursing assistant, weighs 
202 lb, while her husband, 29, 
a boilermaker, weighs 198 lb. 
The couple said they were 
judged to be almost 30 per 
cent overweight, but otherwise 
were in perfect health. 


Broader 
powers 
for Moi 
approved 

From A Correspondent 

Nairobi 

President Daniel arap Moi 
of Kenya has increased lus 
executive authority signifi- 
cantly as a result of con- 
stitutional amendments tbe 
Government rushed through 
Parliament earlier this week. 

In a vote of 131 to 0. the 
National Assembly agreed to a 
Bill which Kenya's Attorney- 
General, Mr Justice Matthew 
Mtili, said would “streamline” 
the Constitution. 

In practice, the new legisla- 
tion will remove certain ob- 
stacles which President Moi 
sees as delaying implementa- 
tion of important government 
programmes. 

One of the main changes in 
the Constitution is the aboli- 
tion of the post of Chief 
Secretary, giving way to a head 
of the Civil Service with 
diminished powers. This 
should affect the successor to 
the present Chief Secretary. 
Mr Simeon Nyachae, who 
retires in February. 

The post of Chief Secretary 
was itself created by an 
amendment to the Constitu- 
tion in 1982. Although Mr 
Nyachae is a trusted confidant 
of President Moi, there Iras 
been a feeling that some senior 
civil servants have been using 
the established procedure of 
obtaining prior approval from 
the Chief Secretary for all 
kinds of decisions as an excuse 
for delaying implementation 
of some programmes. 

Observers recall that, when 
the Chief Secretary’s post was 
introduced, it was used by the 
now disgraced Kikuyu poli- 
tician, Mr Charles Njonjo, 
then Attorney-General, to 
help build up a rival power 
base to the presidency. 

One of tbe most ardent 
supporters of the new legisla- 
tion debated in the National 
Assembly this week was Mr 
Peter Okondo, the Labour 
Minister in Mr Moi's Cabinet 
Speaking in Parliament in 
1983, a year after the post of 
Chief Secretary had been 
established, he accused Mr 
Njonjo of “sneaking in" his 
ally, Mr Jeremiah Kiereini, 
into this key post, while MPs 
were not realmng the implica- 
tions of what they were doing. 

Pointing out that, as the 
amendment creating the post 
had been tagged on to a Bill to 
create Kenya as a die jure one- 
party state, Mr Okondo said 
that for any MP to have 
queried the new post would 
have been seen as opposing 
the one-party state “due to the 
political climate at that time” 
Besides the abolition of the 
Chief Secretary’s post the new i 
legislation will enable Presi- 
dent Moi to remove from 
office an attorney-general or 
an auditor-general like any 
other civil servant as they no 
longer have their security of 
tenure guaranteed. 


THE ARTS 1 


Refusing to be too sensible 

Mert Pappar 


Peter Ormrod, 
director of Eat 
The Peach winch 
opens in London 
this week, broke 
all the rules for 
cinematic success. 
Interview by 
Simon Banner 

“I think I broke the record for 
a flight to Cannes," explains 
Peter Ormrod, film director, 
standing beside tbe rickety- 
looking biplane which helped 
him do it “Not for the fastest 
journey, though, but for the 
slowest because it took five 
days.” Those who travelled 
more conventionally and 
more speedily, however, were 
denied not only the pleasure of 
flying a pan of the way in 
formation with a flock of 
flamingoes (bound for the 

Cat marg in* rather than the film 

festival), bin, once in Cannes 
itself, the promotional 
possibilities offered by a light 
aircraft as welL 
Flying low over tbe beach 
each day in a biplane em- 
blazoned with the title of his 
new movie. Eat The P each , 
was obviously not a bad way 
of grabbing some attention, 
and the Irish-made movie 
premiered to a packed house, 
while more than 100 people 
had to be turned away. 

We should not, however, 
expect any aerial stunts as a 
prelude to tbe release of Eat 
The Peach, which opens at the 
Plaza this week. For one thing, 
the plane is currently 
grounded following an un- 
fortunate and unenvisaged 
landing in a field of garlic, and 
anyway, die director says, “I 
really believe that whatever 
the hype, you can’t fill a 
cinema unless a film is good.” 



Grabb ing attention: Peter Ormrod in front of the rickety biplane which took him to Cannes 


B ut Eat The Peach, a 
wryly-told story of 
strange goings on 
somewhere in the 
middle of rural Ire- 
land, is one of the best 
comedies of the year. 

Ormrod co-wrote as well as 
directed the film and clearly 
its heroes are two men very 
much after his own heart. 
These particular desperadoes 

risk life and limb by b uilding a 

fairground wall of death in 
their back garden, but it could 
equally well, one feds, have 
been a biplane. “Wen, yes,” 
Ormrod says, “what I like 
about them and their enter- 
prise is that they refuse to be 
too sensible. Being sensible is 
a dreadful curse, don't you 
think? But the great thing 
about them building this wall 
of death, is the obvious 
relationship between the 
desperation they fed and the 
desperate nature of the ven- 


ture. They’re stuck without 
cash, or much else for that 
matter, but long for some sort 
of opportunity to escape the 
limitations of their lives, and 
that's what the film is about: 
having the courage to grasp 
opportunities.” 

Like all tbe most improb- 
able stories, the one at the 
centre of Eat The Peach is 
true, and dates, as the director 
explains, from the days when 
he first arrived in Ireland from 
England and went to work as a 
producer-director for RTE. “I 
was attached to a magazine 
programme,” he re calls, “and 
I used to get sent all over the 
place digging out stories. One 
assignment was to go to the 
Midlands of Ireland, where, to 
be honest, there wasn’t a lot 
happening. 

“But then I went out driving 
one morning, and in the most 
unlikely setting I came across 
this huge, 60 foot high barrel, 
which looked like a gasometer 
and turned out to be a home- 
made wall of death. The man 
who had built it had even 
given up his job and sold land 
to fund the project which had 
fermented in his imagination 
ever since he had seen that 
Elvis Presley movie with the 
wall of death. Roustabout, on 
the television. His neighbours 
thought he was mad, of 
course.” 

Ormrod returned with a 
film crew and made a short 
piece about it for Irish tele- 


vision. But it was not until two 
or three years later, just after 
he had finished woriang on In 
A Free State, a highly ac- 
claimed RTE and Channel 4 
co-production about German 
spies in Ireland, that 
Ormrod's thoughts turned to 
the incident again. 

“I went to a fairground and 
saw a wall of death," he 
remembers, “and suddenly it 
occurred to me that there was 
a story there which would 
mak e a great movie about 
enterprise and initiative and a 
desperate search for 
opportunity." 

I ronically, this would also 
seem to describe the 
story of Ormrod's own 
straggle to bring Eat The 
Peach to the screen. Ini- 
tially the idea was turned 
down by every prospective 
backer including Channel 4 
and die Irish Film Board. “I 
began to feel that no one 
would give me money,” 
Ormrod says, “but I believed 
there really was a good film 
there, so I decided to try a 
different tack.” 

A meeting with John 
KeDeher, an ex-boss of 
Ormrod's at RTE, led to 
Kelleber becoming producer 
of the projected movie and a 
rather spectacular solution to 
the problem of its financing: a 
share issue on the Irish stock 
market. Both large and small- 
scale investors put up a total 


of £1 million in return for 
shares in Strongbow, Eat The 
Peach's production company, 
while, with C hann el 4 also 
deciding to change its mind 
and step in with another half 
million or so, the film went 
into production. 

“There's a lesson in that," 
says Peter Ormrod “Of course 
it's unusual to have a stock 
issue to raise money for 
making a film, but then film- 
making is an unusual busi- 
ness. You might as well try 
anything. Who knows what 
will work?" The solution cer- 
tainly worked not only for 
Ormrod, who got to make his 
film, but for investors in 
Strongbow as welL 
Already Eat The Peach has 
surpassed all previous records 
for a home-grown production 
at the Irish box-office, and in 
the process has outperformed 
The Purple Rose of Cairo and 
A Chorus Line as well 
“I think people in Britain 
will enjoy the film very 
much ” says Ormrod, “be- 
cause even though any film 
has to be made essentially 
with its home market in mind 
I'd say that with Eat The 
Peach we've also managed to 
describe an honest human 
situation which has universal 
characteristics. Apparently." 
he adds with a smile, “it's 
already going down well in 
Finland of all places, so we 
should be okay over here, 
shouldn't we?” 


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THE ARTS 2 



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High preys 

Channel 4 could easily Jfford 
to dissolve its 1 ^ with the 
independent companies and go 
it alone. Or - as yon were! —it 
oopM not possibly do any such 
dung. The mandarins of Char- 
toae Street might do worse 
than consider an heretical view 
advanced by a free-enterprise 
f“™ on last night’s The Ne» 
Enlightenment: “Groans can’t 
create anything.” 

Presented by Professor 
Kenneth Minogne — a »m>^ 
whose dose-set eyes balloon 
with despair at the mention of 
Herbert Morrison — this eu- 
logy to the entrepreneurial 
spirit smacked a mouthful of 
nails into the coffin of state 
ownership. The free-wheeling 
creativity of independent con- 

TELEVISION 



cents was held np for admira- 
tion; Hong Kong’s low 
taxation was fhlsomely lauded 
and Italy's high taxation rou- 
tinely anathemized; and Akio 
Morita, the chairman of Sony, 
was all but canonized. 

What made it of interest was 
the news that the series is 
funded by a right-wing 
organization — a circumstance 
which would sorely have been 
j unthinkable when the channel 
t Graf opened to ‘“pluralistic" 
fanfares. But the real eyebrow- 
raiser for the consumer was its 
status as fast night’s only 
fresh offering worth a thought 

Four years ago, it was 
promised that Channel 4 
would not simply be ‘TTV2". 
With so many ITV repeats, 
however, (he channel often 
does resemble a sort of 
foundlings’ home for recycled 
material. 

One of the repeats, at least 
was worthwhile: Tony 
Palmer’s Prix Italia-winning 
memorial to Benjamin Britten, 
A Time There Was . . . Britten 
hims elf was too stringently 
non-Bohemian (“always in 
and out the hath" reported his 
housekeeper) to be of abiding 
biographical interest but even 
\ in his wheelchair the cheery 
old boy evinced a crinkly 
charm which this profile cap- 
tured winning Jy. 

In general, however, Chan- 
nel 4 needs to poll np its 
pluralistic socks. 

Martin Cropper 


Dee Conway 



Change partners and dance: Beauty (Maria Almeida) and the ill-fated Beast (Anthony Dowell) before his transformation 

Jinx takes the title role 


DANCE 


Beauty and the 
Beast 

Covent Garden 


It as some believe, there is a 
jinx on Covent Garden’s new 
productions lately, it was. 
working overtime last night at 
the premiere of Beauty and the 
Beast. I 

Anthony Dowell, playing 
the second of the title roles, , 
suffered an injury only a Jew 
minutes into the ballet He 
struggled on for a time but 
collapsed and the curtains had 
to be lowered. 

There followed an unsched- 
uled 2S-minu(e intermission 
while Jonathan Cope put on 
costume and heavy make-up 
to take over and complete the 
performance. Sympathy and 
admiration there must be, not 
only for those two men but for 
the entire cast who refused to 
allow this to disrupt the' 
whole-hearted way they put 
the work over. 

On the other hand, the end 


product was such as to under- 
mine faith in the old belief 
that the show must go on. 

The chief objection must be 
to the soundtrack by V angel is, 
performed on tape. I hope that 
Sir Claus Moser and Sir John 
Tooley. as they listened to 
this, literally synthetic, music 
regunptated by the loudspeak- 
ers, bad the grace to feel 
ashamed that what is sup- 
posed to be our leading music 
theatre should find time and. 
money for such trash. 

The less solemn parts of it 
repeat the amplified music 
'box effects of the same 
composer's Frankenstein, but* 
more offensively because that 
did not ask to be taken 
seriously. 

The empty roarings meant 
for the beast's anguish are full 
of sound and fury, and we 
know what that signifies. 

Wayne Eagling's production 
meanders self-indulgently 
along for a full hour. A little 
more Than halfway through 
there isa passage for four men, 
which, without actually hav- 
ing any more real choreo- 
graphic content than the 
sequences dancers might do at 
the end of a good class, does 


pack in so many spectacular 
(and sometimes .dangerous) 
steps that it brings the house 
down. 

Bruce Sansom starts it bril- 
liantly and Simon Rice, Peter 
Abegglen and Erol Pickford 
successively increase the 
excitement. 

That apart, there is nothing 
of much note in the choreog- 
raphy. Two characters 
representing the Sun and 
Moon have a duet which the 
audience only belatedly re- 
alized was meant as a parody, 
the back-breaking and clumsy 
movements it inflicts on its 
unfortunate practitioners 
(Cynthia Harvey and Stephen 
Jefferies) are far too dose for 
comfort to what Beauty (Ma- 
ria Almeida) and her trans- 
formed Beast are given at the 
ballet’s end. 

Elsewhere the protagonists 
go through all the obvious 
signs of suffering with un- 
questioning sincerity. A group 
of 20 black-faced supporters 
manipulate the props and are 
rewaitied finally by a high- 
kicking number in black light 
A mirror sequence allows 
Lesley Collier, who would 
have played Beauty had she 


Intricate family lives 


DcnaMCoopor 


THEATRE 


Brighton Beach 
Memoirs 

Aldwych 

Neil Simon may not be 
* America’s Chekhov, but with 
this piece as with The Cherry 
Orchard, it is a great pleasure 
to drop in again to see how the 
family have been getting on. 

As at its Lyttelton opening 
in February it is Simon's t 
craftsmanship that first hooks 
your attention. Here are seven 
characters, all with their own 
intimate stories to telL in a 
house where everybody is free 
to barge in to everybody rise’s 
room. As Simon handles it, 
there might be no technical 
difficulty at all. His alter eg o,. 
the 15-year-old Eugene, sim- 
ply addresses the house in the 
role of a would-be writer 
airing his grievances to a. 
sympathetic prosperity. For 
the others, who confide 
'« mainly in duologues, Simon 
has to clear the stage: but 
throughout the piece there is- 
not a single unmotivated exiti 
or flash-back speech. 

Once the separate lines i of 
action have been established 
they converge at the dinner 
table, with everyone trying to 
dump their problems m the- 
lap of the over-worked father., 
But neither here, nor latCT 1 m 

the piece where femily com- 
edy expands into fver-widen-. 
ing social circles, is there any 
sense that events are being 



Ties that bind: 


manipulated. From first to. 
last it is the characters who 
lead, develop, and earn ever-; 
increasing affection. 

The balance of Michael 
R adman’s production has 
been materially altered by the 
new casting of Susan Engel 
and Dorothy Turin in the roles 
of Kate (the mother) and her 
dependent widowed sister 
Blanche. At the Lyttelton 
these had hard-surface perfor- 
mances: Rate as an exhausted 
home-builder who could 
hardly bring herself to utter a 
kind word; Blanche as a poor 
relation withdrawn into taci- 
turn dignity. 

With Miss Engel, Kate loses 
her shrewishness and irritabil- 
ity with the result that she 
leaves Eugene with nothing 
much to complain about 
However, anyone casting Miss 
Engel is letting himself in for 
emotional generosity, and in 
her performance Kate emerges 
as the force that has held the 


with Harry Towb 


family together. She is not 
good at nagging, but her anger 
on larger issues is tremendous. 
Miss Turin's Blanche, like- 
wise, loses her hard edge and 
appears as a once-pretty girl 
who now finds herself lost and 
going blind on the brink of 
middle-age. In her, you see 
frustrated rage rising up in a 
vulnerable character who has 
ho means to express it Their 
partnership, and in particular 
the bitter last act row, rings 
with painful truth; and this 
time they look like sisters. 

Steven Mackintosh, Robert 
Glenister, Harry Towb and 
the rest of Rudxnan's com- 
pany remain unaltered and on 
top form; and, as at the 
Lyttelton, Carl Toms’s two- 
storey set of the crowded 
Jerome residence comes to life 
as an eighth member of the 
family. 


Irving Wardle 


OPERA 


LaBoheme 
Kingston Parish, 
Church 


La Boh&ne is, in all the 
obvious ways, the shoestring 
opera. English Touring Opera 
are turning Puccini's verismo 
to verissinur. between now and 
February, the regions have a 
chance to experience what life 
is like on the very barest of 
boards. 

Marie Jeanne Lecca and 
Maria Djurkovic have de- 
signed a tiny, multi-purpose 
rooftop: smoking chimneys, 
bricks, tiles, pails, chairs, and 
an improvised bar jostle with 
the rough-and-tumble student 
life which is such a palpable 
part of Graham Vick's hard- 
working production. 

We miss the sense of chang- 
ing seasons; we miss, of 
course, the full complement of 
orchestral heart-strings. But 
there are enormous gains. 
Jonathan Dave's chamber 
orchestration, superbly played 
by the company’s orchestra 
under their founder, Simon 
Halsey, bares every flicker of 
pulse in Puccini's placing and 
pacing. 

Even the disturbingly un- 
stable top register of John 
Oakman's Rodolfo does, per- 
versely, fit the wreck of a man 
he so convincingly portrays. 
Patricia O’Neill’s Mimi 
thrives on the limited . space: 
she rings and acts her heart 
out, as indeed do Elizabeth 
Collier's Musetta and Patrick 
Wheatley's stalwart Marcello. 

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been fit, to make a brief token 
appearance. 

As with Frankenstein , 
Eagling has the stage effects 
working almost harder than 
the dancers and with more 
result. 

Platforms go up and down, 
candles are repeatedly lit and 
extinguished, a revolving ball 
of mirrors (upheld by a second 
Moon in a swing) scatters 
light. He is not good on detail: 
one scene contains several 
black-outs 10 denote passing 
time, but the hands of the 
clock stay resolutely at seven 
although the pendulum ticks 
away. 

For all his flamboyant 
theatricality. Eagling hardly 
bothers with the story, offer- 
ing just illustrated scenes from 
the plot 

Luckily the illustrations are 
made handsome by the en- 
larged picture-book designs of 
Jan Pienkowski. helping to 
hide the banality and paucity 
of the dance arrangements. 
The transformations work 
smoothly, and the costumes, 
especially the Beast's hairy red 
and black one, are colourfiilly 
effective. 

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As the elder statesmen among 
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Even when there was clear 
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pounce on each next entry. 

Indeed, the spring in the 
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ballet that followed. But this 
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did have real strength, both in 
Masur's appreciation of the 
music's substance and the fine 
response that he obtained 
from the Royal Philharmonic 
Orchestra. All departments of 
the orchestra sounded on good 
form. 

The nine movements pre- 
sented here gave us a different 
selection of Shakespeare's 
characters and events than the 
usual suites. In the circum- 
stances it was probably just as 
well that Mercutio did not put 
in an appearance. 

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THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


SPECTRUM 




’s honest broker sweeps m 


ITHE TIMESI 


PROFILE 


FRANK CHARLES CARLUCam 


S mall, neat, bespectacled 
and coolly efficient, 
Frank Charles Cariucci 
Dl is Presidem Reagan's 
fifth National Security 
Adviser in six years. In itself that 
says something about the diffi- 
culty of the job, whose four 
previous holders — Richard V. 
Allen, Judge William Clark, Rob- 
ert Me Far lane and Admiral John 
Poindexter — have all left under a 
cloud 

He takes office not only at the 
low point of the Reagan Admin- 
istration, as the President and his 
advisers struggle to contain the 
surging Iran arms crisis, but also 
when the National Security Coun- 
cil itself is under intensive scru- 
tiny. It is a daunting challenge. 
Few doubt, however, that Cariucci 
will rise to it. 

A former deputy director of the 
Ontral Intelligence Agency, a 
career diplomat who played a vital 
role in preventing Portugal going 
communist, a White House aide 
and a deputy secretary of defence, 
he has that almost unique blend of 
experience to enable him to hold 
the ring in the chronic squabbles 
between the various cabinet 
departments, using his knowledge 
of each to mould a unified policy 
which can be put to the President 
AJ] agree that the NSC is at the eye 
of the Iran storm. If Reagan is to 
weather it, he must be kept afloat 
by the unsinkable reliability of his 
new National Security Adviser. 

Senior officials welcomed his 
appointment saying he was just 
what they needed “He's going to* 
be an honest broker, who will give 
the NSC a greater direction and a 
stronger role," one said 
The strengths that tipped the 
balance in bis favour — against 
other front-runners such as David 
Abshire, retiring US ambassador 
to Nato, and William Hyland 
editor of the influential Foreign 


Affairs journal — are his political 
impartiality and corresponding 
ability to work as a senior civil 
servant in the British mould 

This comes from his long career 
in government and in the dip- 
lomatic service, mostly in Africa, 
and his experience of having 
worked for both the Republicans 
and the Democrats, in the Nixon, 
Ford Carter and Reagan admin- 
istrations. Like most senior figures 
in American government, be has 
also done a spell in business — as 
chairman of the recently dissolved 
Sears World Trade, a failed at- 
tempt by Sears Roebuck to boost 
foreign sales, and as head of his 
own consulting firm. International 
Planning Analysis Centre. 

Cariucci, a graduate of Prince- 
ton University, saw war service in 
Korea, where be was a naval 
gunnery officer. He then joined 
the Foreign Service, and while 
serving in Africa in I960 was the 
victim of a stabbing in the Congo 
during the crisis there, when he 
rescued a carload of Americans 
from a mob. He also served in 
Zanzibar and as political officer of 
the US embassy in Brazil. 

His career in domestic govern- 
ment began in 1971 when he 
became director of the Office of 
Economic Opportunity under 
President Nixon. The following 
year he became deputy director of 
the White House Office of 
Management and Budget, then 
run by Caspar Weinberger. A dose 
bond was forged between the two. 
men that led to his serving again 
under Weinberger in the Penta- 
gon, and to the Defence 
Secretary's strong backing for him 
as National Security Adviser. 

One of his more visible posts 
was in 1974, when President Ford 
appointed him Ambassador to 
Portugal. It was a difficult job, 
demanding a delicate balance of 
tact, toughness and nerve. For- 



IBIOGRAPHYI 


1330; Bom. Scranton, 

Pennsylvania. Educated 
Princeton University and 
Harvard Graduate school of 
Business. War service in 
Korea. 

1354: Married Jean Anthony 
(cfivorced 1974). One son, 
two daughters. 

1955; Joined Jantzen Company, 
Portland, Oregon. 

195& Foreign Service Officer, 
Department of State. 

■ig57: Vice-consul. 

Johannesburg. Later service 
In Kinshasa, Zanzibar, 


Rio de Janeiro. 

1969: Joined Office of 

Economic Opportunity. 
1971; Office of Management 
and Budget 

1973: Under-Secretary, Dept of 
Health, Education and 
Welfare. 

1974: Ambassador to Portugal. 

Married to Marcia Myers. 
1977: Deputy director, CIA. 
1981: T 


1982: Joined Sears World 
Trade- 

1986: National Security Adviser. 


NSC, so dreuznscribing the 
Council's role that it would no 
longer be a useful tool of govern- 
ment for the President. 

After Reagan was elected in 
1980, he appointed Weinberger to 
the Pentagon. Weinberger made it 
a condition of his own job that 
Carhicd become his deputy. 
Cariucci was strongly opposed by 
the conservatives and those rar- 
ing to usher in the Reagamte right- 
wing revolution, who saw him as a 
pragmatist, too closely associated 
with previous governments. But 


ambitions of his own. It needs 
someone willing to stand back, 
take a coot took at what he is .. 
running, and implement the 
organizational changes. 

“He has some standing in the - 
White House. He’s not going to be 
treated as a clerk, and I'm sure be . 
•will have a greater input in the 
day-to-day policy than his 
predecessor," an official said. 


he got the job, and stayed a year 
until be left 


The President's National Security Advisers tend not to last long: wiD new-broom Cariucci buck the trend? 


lugal was engulfed in the turmoil 
following the revolution that got 
rid of Caetano and the Salazar 
legacy. But in the euphoria, the 
.country drifted steadily leftwards, 
with radical military officers 
outbidding each other to propose 
ever more drastic reforms. The 
civilian government of Mario 
Soares appeared to lose control of 
events, and by 1975 there seemed 
a real threat that the communists, 
organized and powerful, would 
make a bid for power. 


Kissinger, them Secretary of Stale, 
from adopting an ever harsher 
policy towards Lisbon. Kissinger 
had written the country of£ and 
wanted to halt US aid. Cariucci, 
working closely with Helmut 
Schmidt, then Chancellor of West 
Germany and a dose ally of 
Soares, helped arrange desperately 
needed financing for Portugal's 
Social Democratic Party, which 
finally prevailed against the 
communists. 


The general feeling was strongly 
anti-American and anti-Nato. and 
Carhicd was denounced by many 
Portuguese as the personification 
of American interference. But in 
fact he worked hard behind the 
scenes to prevent Dr Henry 


T he Democrats also 
turned to Carhicd to get 
them out of a difficult 
situation. Morale at. the 
CIA was low. The agency 
had repeatedly been pilloried in 
Congress for past excesses and for 
illegal covert operations. Presi- 


■dent Carter was determined to 
dean things up, and Ear* ap- 
pointed Admiral Stansfield 
Turner to head the sprawling 
organization. In 1978 Carhicd was 
chosen as his deputy. 

“Cariucd was very astute in 
dealing; with Congress,” Admir al 
Turner recalls. It was a critical 
role, as the CIA tried to repair the 
battered relations with Capitol 
Hill and re-establish the trust »nd 
secrecy necessary both for the 
proper oversight of the CIA’s 
activities and for the agency to 
function effectively. 


in 1982 to join Sears 
World Trade. 

Bom in Pennsylvania, twice 
married, with three children, 
Cariucci is a man who has not 
sought the limelight- He is a quiet, 
but effective operator — the 
consummate No 2, as one com- 
mentator put it this week. That 
might have been a handicap in the 
old NSC, which was expected to 
play a large part in coordinating 
and formulating foreign policy, 
with the Security Adviser himself 
mediating and forcing consensus 
with the strength of his own 
personality. But things have 
changed. 


Mollification will again be a key 
component of Cariucd's new role, 
as the Administration fights to 
prevent Cbngress,. in its indigna- 
tion at die recent capers of the 


Reagan has made it dear that in 
the wake of tire Iran fiasco, the 
NSC is to go bade to being purely 
an advisory and coor dmating 
body. It has been forbidden to 
carry out any actual operations 
while the Tower commission 
looks at its role in foreign and 
security policy. The NSC does not 
now need a man with big political 


C ertainly Cariucd is bet- 
ter attuned politically " 
than Vice-Admiral . 
Poindexter, whom he 
succeeds. He would 
never be caught, like Poindexter, 
writing a damaging memorandum - 
advocating a campaign of : 
‘‘disinformation". He knows the - 
need to cultivate the links to - 
Congress, and has enough contacts ... 
in a variety of government agen- - 
cies still to know bow to cut . 
through the bureaucracy that so - 
often overwhelms American 
government 

His weakness, it appears, is a - 
lack of business acumen. When he .. 
was appointed to Sears World 
Trade it was already failing. He * 
tried to focus the company on - 
consumer goods, but losses per- • 
sisted and it closed with consid- 
erable debts. Given the 
embarrassing ability of Colonel • 
Oliver North and perhaps others 
at the NSC to turn political arms f 
deals into business ventures that ~ * 
kept the Contras in funds, this • 
handicap might now seem a . 
positive advantage for Cariucd. 


Michael Binyon 


CONCISE CROSSWORD NO 1 123 


French students will be demonstrating en masse today, but Diana Geddes says a sense of deja vu may mislead 


ACROSS 
1 Jew (6) 

4 Despicable person (6) 
9 Largest Balearic is- 
land (7) 

10 Disposes of (5) 

11 Small nail (4) 

12 Car horns (71 
14 Bridge forcing 

manoeuvre (7,4) 

IB Backer (7) 

19 Mass (4) 

22 Hell (5) 

24 Vidor’s crown (7) 

25 Disruptive commo- 
tion (6) 

26 French Allantic area 
( 6 ) 


DOWN 


1 Cesspool (4) 

2 Significant (5) g Caidessly(ll) 

3 F>tiS»e(9) „ omnibus (3) ' 

5 Worn with age 13) 

6 Yolk, water painl “ ^pt 19) . 

medium (7) 15 Former (7) . 

7 Fight against (6) M Qy of disgust (3) 



The son also 
marches . . . 


17 OT Persian queen 
( 6 ) 

20 Beliefs statement (5) 

21 1975 men’s Wimble- 
don champion (4) 

“23 Very little money 


SOLUTION TO NO 1122 
ACROSS: 1 Zarzuda 5 Pull 9 Bonanza 10 Essex 11 Print 12 Si- 
nus 13 Inlay 15Steal 16 Radar 18 Moody 20 Crowd 21 Sem- 
inal 23 Shed 24 Parmesan 

DOWN: 1 Zebras 2 Renounce 3 Urn 4 Leamington Spa 6 
USSR .7 Laxity 8 Bestiary 11 Psalmody 14 Lodgings 15 Slocks 
17 Raglan 19 Joke 22 Mum 



Some are already talking of 
one million demonstrators in 
the streets of Paris today. 
Others, more cautions, speak 
of at least 500,000. At all 
events, the protest against the 
government's Bill to reform 
ue universities is almost cer- 
tain to be the biggest stodent 
demonstration since the great 
upheavals of May 1968. 

But this is a new heed of 
student protestor. Dubbed the 
“moral generation” they are 
apolitical and p ragmatic , and 
they want notfaiig to do with 
the long hair —J rihiHm of 
an age before they were born. 
Violence is out, Man is dead. 
Political fellow travellers — 
trade muons, communists — 
wfll join the march today but 
are being kept to the back, out 
of the limelight. 

The sharp shift by today’s 
youth away from the extreme 
left positions of their prede- 
cessors is dear from their 


voting patterns in the last 
general election in March: 38 
per cent of the 18 to 25-year- 
olds voted for the conservative 
RPR-UDF coalition, 40 per 
cent for the socialists, 9 per 
cent for the extreme right 
National Front, and only 6 per 
cent for the Communist party. 

However, the students are 
no less determined than those 
of 1968. They believe the BD1 
will lead to utivereity entrance 
by selecti o n, though the 
government denies this. Any- 
one with the bacadaariat — 
roughly equivalent to a British 
A level — has in theory a 
guaranteed right in a mrfver- - 
sity place and the government 
wants to increase the propor- 
tion of students obtaining the 
°bac” from 40 per cent to 80 
per cot, mainly based on . 
figwes sl owing that whereas 
40 per cent of school leavers 
are still out of work nine 
months after leaving, the 



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Power without flowers: pragmatism in the dass of *86 has replaced the idealism of the dass of *68, but will the line hold? 


proportion of Jobless gradu- 
ates is only 14 per cent. 

The gorennuent denies the 
change will mean selection, 
saying the entrance meth- 
odology will be left to indhid- 
sal universities. But already 
the government, worried by 
the strength of the protest — 
most universities have been on 
strike for a week — has handed 
the students a minor, bat 
significant, victory by agreeing 
to withdraw the Bill temporar- 
ily, sending it back to commit- 
tee for "clarification” and 
amendment Mowing the first 
mass demonstrations all over 
France a week ago. 

The students are net pla- 


cated. “If there’s a big enough 
turn-out on Thursday, we can 
win”, oik student leader said. 
“The government is seeking to 
calm us, but on discontent 
runs much deeper than that. 
The democracy of the univer- 
sities is at stake. The feet that 
the government has already 
begun to pull back means we 
can win a complete victory.” 

M Jacques Chirac, the 
prime minister, went on tele- 
vision on Sunday to bemoan 


“misunderstandings” sur- 
rounding his Bill, and to 
protest that the government 
had no intention of introducing 

selection or of creating a new 
hierarchy of universities by 
allowing them to grant, their 
own degrees and to charge 
differential registration fees. 
His reassurances flopped. 

“He takes ns for foods”, 
Isabelle Thomas, one of the 
student leaden, said. “Does 
he think the students don’t 


know how to read and study 
his MU? We are not going on 
strike for the sake of it; we 
want our degrees. But we want 
the withdrawal of the B3L” 

A split is opening up, how- 
ever, between hardliners who 
want a continuation of the 
strike, with occupation of 
buildings where possible, until 
the Bill has been totally 
abandoned, and moderates 
who want to find a compromise 
and get back to their studies. 


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Twenty-three years ago on a 
misty Fenland morning, 97 
fish, each approximately 10 
inches long, were introduced 
to the peaceful, mirror-calm 
waters of Norfolk's Great 
Ouse Relief Channel, a deep 
man-made trench slicing the 
table-flat countryside like a 
submerged railway cutting. 

The infant fish were zander 
and the water bailiffs who 
introduced them bad unknow- 
ingly lit the fuse of an ecologi- 
cal time bomb now exploding 
all over Britain. The sharp- 
toothed. fei-beflied descen- 
dants of those first fish are 
threatening to colonize river 
systems all over Britain, so 
much so that the Anglian 
water authority has reversed 
the normal call and told 
anglers: catch all you can. 

The zander, farmed 
commercially on the Conti- 
nent and regarded as delicious 
to eat, is a blood-thirsty killer 
both for food and pleasure. 


feeding on shoals of inoffen- 
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several other species. And 
there is no telling what could 
happen if the zander got into 
salmon fisheries, which are 
worth millions of pounds. 

Within five years of the 
zander’s introduction id the 
Great Ouse Relief Channel, 
fish of 101b and mare were 
being caught. In 1977, a 
monster or 171b 12oz was 
caught there. Anglers began to 
complain Of rief-Kning roach 
and bream stocks. 

Since then zanders have 
been caught elsewhere — in the 
Thames, the Suffolk Stour, the 
Severn and the Warwickshire 
Avon. Now there are reports 
oflheirappearance in the River 
Nene, Northamptonshire, and 
the River Glen in Lincoln- 
shire. Their spread has not 
been entirely natural; a few 
unscrupulous anglers have il- 
legally transferred them to . 
new waters. 


Mr Peter Cotton, general 
manager of the Water 


Authority’s Oundle Division 
ys: “We 


says: “We suspect they were 
introduced illegally by persons 
unaware of the rfamygy this 
voracious predator can cause. 
This is an extremely dan- 
gerous thing to do; it can badly 
upset the fine balance between 
predators and prey.” Zander 
originally came to England 
from Bothkamper Lake in 
Schleswig-Holstein and were 
used to stock enclosed waters 
at Woburn and elsewhere. But 
when the fish were introduced 
to tiie Relief Channel they 
were given the keys to a vast 
new kingdom — a territory 
with no frontiers. 

Dainty dish though it may 
be, the zander, it seems, is a 
taste which Britain’s water- 
ways could have well done 
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THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


BOOKS 



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Change and decay in all around 


I o write a first novel at the 
end of your life looks like an 
inspiration; but to achieve 
worldwide ferae as a result 
looks more like inadvertence, partic- 
ularly when the author in question is 
Duke of Palma and Prince of 
Lampedusa. When it was first pub- 
lished tn 1958. The Leopard disgust- 
ed modernists and left-wing writers 
alike (they are not always die same 
thing, especially in Italy), but it came 
as a revelation to everyone else: here 
. < was a Sicilian Prince mocking the 
-■ achievements of the Risorgimento, 
attacking the liberals and the petil- 
borgeoisie, implicitly supporting the 
Bourbon regime, and somehow at 
the same time writing a masterpiece, 
it is as if in this country, an elderly 
Duke had written a novel condemn- 
ing the Reform Acts of the last 
century; given the generally brutish 
state of the British aristocracy, this is 
of course improbable. But the analo- 
gy suggests the fuss that this particu- 
lar novel provoked, 

The central character is a certain 
Don Fabrizio, a 19th-Century Prince 
not a million miles removed from 
one of Lampedusa's own ancestors. 
The novel opens in May 1860, just 
before Garibaldi's landing in Sicily, 
as Don Fabrizio waits with cynical 
patience for the destruction of the 
. 0\d order that be represents. By the 
end of the book, the narrative has 
moved forward to 1910: Don 
Fabrizio is dead, his old houses are 
essentially “relics", nothing more, 
but the condition of Sicily is no 
better and no more enlightened 
under bourgeois rule. In one of the 
many passages which have ensured 
this book's fame, a bureaucrat looks 
from his coach at the scarred and 
mournful visage of that island' 
“Under the ashen light, the land- 
scape lurched to and fro, 
irredeemable." The poetry of 
Lampedusa's novel flows into the 
Sicilian countryside, but it is the 
poetry of exequy and not of 
celebration. 

His own Palace at Palermo was 
destroyed by Allied bombing in 
1943, and this act of defilement 
haunted him for the rest of his life; 


Peter Ackroyd reviews the Prince of modem novelists: 
do you resist change or come to terms with it? 


THE LEOPARD 
With a Memory and two 
Stories 

By Giuseppe Tomasi 
di Lampedusa 
Translated by Archibald 
Colquhoun 

Collins Harvill. £10. 95 


the 1950s. Lampedusa is filled with 
such an intense realization of the 
past that he is able effortlessly to 
recreate it one can imagine him 
walking through the streets of Paler- 
mo, literally seeing everything as it 
was a bundled years before. That is 
how historical novelists become 


abandoned. So if this is a novel 
about the processes of social change, 
it is also one about the nature of 
fatality, if it is an account of the 
Sicilian character and the recesses of 
that island's history, h is also an 
impassioned disquisition on the soul 
of one man. 


but h was also the single most 
important source for this book. He 
created poetry out of his loss, and in 
The Leopard the old house rises once 
more — rebuilt, as it were, in the 
imagination. But from where does 
that imagination spring? In the shut 
memoir that accompanies this nov- 
el, he describes his boyhood explora- 
tion of the great palaces that his 
family possessed, and in the process 
it becomes clear that he is haunted 
by these houses. 


His excellent translator. Archibald 
Colquhoun, suggests that tbs novel is 
also “impregnated with the trans- 
muted spiritual yearning of a partic- 
ular kind of artist, who is also a non- 
practising Catholic"; ami indeed in 
its combination of the mystical and 
the humorous, in its displaced 
religious imagery, it bears all the 
marks ofa lapsed Catholic who tries 
to create a fictional world that will 
rival the religious one he has 


Di 


on Fabrizio is an amateur 
I astronomer; and, at times 
of great anxiety, be goes 
back to his telescope and 
discerns the “timeless harmony" of 
the constellations. This is an histori- 
cal novel; but one that takes time 
itself as its subject 
And so the reader receives the very 
strong impression that Lampedusa 
has put into this book everything he 
ever thought, or ever wanted to say. 


And that makes h curiously touch- 
ing — touching because, despite its 
great artistry, it is in some ways a 
very innocent piece of work. Of 
course be was a highly cultured 
man — he even wrote an essay about 
Stendhal (not reprinted here, despite 
the publishers' claim to have collect- 
ed the whole oeuvre) - but at the 
same time The Leopard has all the 
nervousness, the occasionally clum- 
sy indutivencss, and the enthusiasm 
of a first novel Lampedusa seems 
not to have been altogether certain 
exactly what kind of “fiction" he was 
creating. 

He died ill 1957, not knowing that 
the book would ever be published, 
let alone that it would become one of 
the great examples of Twentieth- 
Century literature. And when one 
thinks of the Prince of Lampedusa, 
living in the ruins of an old order, 
obsessed with the past and relatively 
indifferent to the furore, this does 
seem a curiously appropriate fete. 


I 


t is as if they took on, by some 
act of morphological resonance, 
the very shape of his own 

destiny (much the greater pity, 
then, that the publishers did not 
choose to include the photographs of 
those buildings which appeared in 
their earlier edition of Raccomi). 
And before anyone begins to 

talk about the proprietorial 
nostalgia that afflicts decaying 
aristocrats, it ought to be 

pointed out that in 

Lampedusa's account there is 
as much loneliness as there is 
grandeur, he provides a rich 
catalogue of aesthetic objects; but 
also, and more powerfully, he evokes 
a succession of shuttered, empty, and 
foigonen rooms. And so it is that the 
1 9th Century is seen to anticipate the 
condition of the 20th. 

This identification with his subject 
also implies an identification with 
the entire period, of course; and one 
of the strengths of this book is the 
suspicion that it could have been 
written in the 1880s rather iha n in 





h'sa case of dog-eat-dog in the 
books here under review. 
Class, religion, geography, and 
gender negate the season of 
goodwill and provide a battle- 
ground on which conflicts of 
varying degrees of seriousness 
are played out 
The liahl 


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return to the popular Brandon 
femily of his earlier novels. 
The book is made up of a 
series of comic dialogues .be- 
tween the remarkable Unde 
Mort and his foil, the phleg- 
matic Carter Brandon, during 
the latter’s week off work. The 
traditional northern day-trip 
takes them to the seaside, of 
course: but also on a visit to 
Arthur ScaigiH’s gay twin 
brother, to the W. Tidy Muse- 
um ofLi ving Northern Life, to 
several pubs, and a funeraL 
Centre stage is the aged 
Uncle Mort, with an endless 
supply of anecdotes and outra- 
geous one-liners, a sort of 
intelligent Northern Alf Gar- 
nett. whose prejudice extends 
to everyone save himself It is 
on occasion reserved purely 
for the South of England, 
however: “ ‘The sun — 
bloody thing,’ said Uncle 
Mort..‘It had no time for us 
here in the North, hadn’t the 


sun. It were too busy ingratiat- 
ing itself with ail them bigwigs 
in the south’.” 

The Brandons are York- 
shire-based, and all the usual 
northern idiosyncrasies plus a 
few unfamiliar ones are pre- 
sented with such a lack of 
sentimentality that the come- 
dy occasionally turns black, as 
in the burial of “Young 
Chocolate” The comic bal- 
ance between Unde Mort and 
Carter Brandon is perfect, the 
consummate double-act. 

Anne Devlin had a succes 
d'estime earlier this year with 
her play, “Ourselves Alone” 
In these stories, collected 1 
under the tide The Way- 
Paver, she is using similar 
themes against the same back- 
ground of recent years in 
Belfast She is not, however, a 
polemical writer. Her preoccu- 
pation is with inner conflict, 
often manifested in dreams 
and suddenly recalled memo- 
ries set against a harsh, natu- 
ralistic backdrop. 

The stories are all written in 
the first person, and are in 
each case narrated by a worn- . 
an. They are questioning, self- 
searching, moving within each 


FICTION 


Gillian Greenwood 


UNCLE MORTS 
NORTH COUNTRY 

By Peter Tinniswood 

Pavilion, £7.95 . 

THE WAY-PAVER 

By Anne Devlin 

Faber. £8.95 


THE HER 
By Rayner Heppenstall 

Allison & Busbv 


story from a certain objectiv- 
ity (like that of a character in 
“Passages”:“Tbe girl had a 
disconcerting habit of stand- 
ing back and analysing her 
statements...thereby dismiss- 
ing her own assumptions”) 
towards a more intuitive 
knowledge of the futility of 
hoping for an answer. 

A young woman hires a 
victim to his death on the 
Falls Road; another recalls the 
unexplained disappearance of 
her young brother 20 years 
before, the memory triggered 


by the smell of oranges; yet 
another, a Catholic, returns to 
Belfas t to live with her Protes- 
tant boyfriend, only to be 
hounded out In each case the 
past creates the future. Not 
only in an obvious historical 
sense, but through some fate- 
ful subconscious . force by 
which the characters unwit- 
tingly manoeuvre themselves. 

Ms Devlin writes in a 
simply lyrical style, some- 
times so simple that a tour* of 
naivety decends on her prose. . 
Her great strength is dialogue 
and character, which are seen 
to best effect in “Naming the 
Names”, where a strong sense 
of place allows a bustling 
street life to contrast well with 
the tortured, lonely stance of' 
its dangerous narrator. 

The Pier was Rayner 
HeppenstalTs last book. He 
(tied in 1982 and has been 
described by GP. Snow as 
“The master eccentric of Eng- 
lish letters”. It is interesting to 
note that GP. Snow’s last 
novel was a splenetic murder 
story, in which he indulged an 
old man's irritation at modern 
life rather unsuccessfully. By 
the side of The Pier, however. 


GP. Snow’s ^ Coat of Varnish 
is quite benign. 

An elderly author, Harold 
Atha, becomes so irritated by 
his squalid, modem, working- 
class neighbours that he at 
first plans a literary revenge 
mi them, and then acts out his 
plot to massacre almost the 
entire family. There are mo- 
ments in the book when the 
frustration of the, old man, 
whose selfishness is confessed, 
and whose mania for order is 
acknowledged, is touchingly 
described; and one wishes 
with him that he could find 
the courage to kill himsetC But 
selfishness unredeemed by 
charm is unacceptable; and 
Mr Heppenstall has encoun- 
tered the classic difficulty of 
creating a character so un- 
pleasant that it is difficult to 
care about his predicament. 

The prose is dearly written 
by a craftsman, although his 
“startling particularity of 
observations" seems an end- 
less cataloguing of detail ap- 
propriate to the narrator, but 
tedious to the reader, as is the 
narrator’s snobbery, which 
borders on the offensive. Per- 
haps The Journals of Rayner 
Heppenstall, which are also 
published this week, wiH shed 
some light on this final 
outburst. 


Tomb 
or mile 
stone? 


SCIENCE 

FICTION 


Tom Hutchinson 


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By Greg Bear 

Gollancz, £10.95 


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Hailed in France as a latter- 
day Tibetan Book ofthe Dead, 
Tintin a tAlph-Art, the album 
that Herge was working on 
when he died, is published ax 
last Although skeletal, it con- 
tains the germ of an exciting 
new theme, the relationship 
between words and pictures, 
which preoccupied Herge 
throughout his life. Castennan 
have resisted the temptation 
to colour and extend the 42-. 
page draft to HergS’s tradi- 
tional 61 These are the 
preparatory sketches, with di- 
alogue presented separately, 
complete with . hesitations, 
corrections and marvellous ad 
hoc inventions. To read Alph- 
Art is to see the most influen- 
tial European cartoonist of 
our century examining his 
astonishing art anew. 

The breathless narrative 
centres on a gang of art forgers 
operating under cover of a 
phoney conceptualist gallery 
called Alph-Art. The whole 
album presents in parable a 
simultaneous attraction to 
and revulsion from the art to 
which Herge was a significant 
contributor. Key exchanges 
focus on the pretentions of 
modem art, shown particular- 
ly in Captain Haddock’s reluc- 


Martin Spence 


TINTIN ET 
UALPH-ART 
■ ByHergS 

Casterman, £25 


THE VALLEY OF 
THE COBRAS 
By Herg£ 

Methuen, £4.95 


THE TINTIN 
GAMES BOOK 
By Herge 

Methuen, £3.95 


tant purchase of an enormous 
plexiglass sculpture in the 
shape ofthe letter H. There’s a 
new view of women too, 
including the gallery secretary, 
a Nana Moticoun lookalike 
with a neat line in self- 
abasement^ and a moving 
glimpse of Madame Laijot, the 
book-keeper with “25 years of 
slavery” in the gallery behind 
her. Snowy’s brief encounter 
with Castafiore's poodle ends 
with a pointed rebuff Chau- 
vinists like Emir Ben Kalisb 
are banished to the sf defines. 

Having pursued the gang to 
a villa on Ischia (where else?) 


and discovered a horde of 
freshly minted Modiglianis, 
Picassos, and Gauguins, 
Tintin is confronted at 
gunpoint by their oily leader: 
“We are going to pour liquid 
polyester over you, you are to 
become a sculpture signed by 
Cesar and no one will ever 
know that this work of art is 
the last resting place of little 
Tintin.” The ironies multiply. 
Our last glimpse of Snowy is at 
the window of Tin tin’s cell; 
his last words, an encouraging 
“Wooah!” 

Methuen, Herges British 
publishers, are aiming about 
al] over the place. Dimly 
realizing the importance ofthe 
material they hold, they seem 
to be unsure of its market 
They have misleadingly pack- 
aged The Valley of the Cobras, 
a Jo, Zette, and Jocko adven- 
ture from 1940, to look like a 
Tintin book. Some of the 
aes in The. Tintin Games 
: are so facile it is hard to 
ine* them holding ' any 
T$ attention. Others de- 
mand an impossibly intimate 
knowledge of the Tintin sto- 
ries. Please Methuen, can we 
have Tintin au pays des 
Soviets and Tintin au Congo 
in English? 


This is a monumental 
achievement With only his 
second science fiction the 
author leaps into the realms 
inhabited by the great and the 
good. An infamous last blurb 
claims that with this book 
“the whole SF genre is rede- 
fined and enlarged.” Not 
quite, not quite. But rarely 
have hardware and entertain- 
ment been so perfectly inter- 
locked in the literary genre 
that depends on combining 
business with pleasure. 

Above our planet hangs a 
hollow Stone, vast as the 
imagination of Man. Space- 
time expen Patricia Vasquez 
is sent to join the many 
scientists working there to fry 
to discover its ongins. Tardis- 
like, the inner dimentions are 
at odds with the outer; pyra- 
mid-like, there are chambers 
to be breached, some contain- 
ing deserted cities: one cham- 
ber goes on for ever. 

Bui the Stone is not an alien 
structure. It comes from the 
past/future of our humanity. 
Tombstone or milestone, the 
war that breaks out on the 
earth beneath its presence 
seems to bear witness to its 
prowess as oracle. 

The concepts examined 
here are dizzying and com- 
plex; but Mr Beta’s grasp of 
his narrative is secure and 
commanding. We read on, not 
least because the characters 
are never upstaged by ideas. It 
is a work of remarkable virion 
and total control Arthur 
G Clarke has his most formi- 
dable rival yet in the field of 
epicSF. 


• Isaac Asimov's Choice 
(Hale, £10.95). Mr Clarke 
surfaces in this alarmingly 
.joyous collection with his first 
short story for five years, 
“Quarantine” - it is also one 
of the shortest ever. Valued 
here, too, is a wonderful 
pastiche on Agatha Christie by 
Bany Malzberg, “The Several 
Murders Of Roger Ackroyd.” 
Delight of many dimensions. 


• Best SF Of The Year, 15, 
edited^ Terry Carr (Gol- 


lancz, £lb-95). More sobersid- 
ed teles, but ofa most readable 
worth, especially as the book 
contains Robert Silverbetg's 
haunting “Sailing To 
Byzantium” as well as the 
editor's timely comments on 
series-novels. 


• The Venus Hunters, by 
J.G. Ballard (Gollancz, £8.95). 
A seance of wondrous halluci- 
nations which first appeared 
in several paperbacks, here are 
gathered in a hardback of 
glimmering fantasy. My fa- 
vourite: “Now: Zero”, in 
which the author commands 
the reader’s death. That's... 
not- very™ funny— i&~ 


Oval Officitis 
and Factoids 


After more than 30 books one 
of the country's most distin- 
guished old thriller writers has 
suffered a nasty and rather 
unexpected attack of Oval 
Office Syndrome. Readers of 
Mr Alistair Maclean will know 
that he is at his best on the 
bridge of an indomitable Brit- 
ish craft fighting its way 
through stupendous seas. The 
crew - and part of the plot — 
will resemble one of those 
stories in which an English- 
man. a Scotsman, an Irish- 
man, and a Welshman say or 
do something incredibly char- 
acteristic. They win be united, 
not only against the appalling 


THRILLERS 


Tim Heald 


SANTORINI 
By Alistair Maclean 

Collins. £9.95 

NIGHT OF THE 
FOX 

By Jack Higgins 

Collins. £9.95 


gale, but also against a number 
of perfectly filthy 


.. r foreigners — 

preferably Jerries. 

Well the old boy starts off in 
the conventional manner. 
There's a map of rhe Eastern 
Med., with a lot of dots 
charting a voyage across the 
Aegean, and the first sentence 
conforms so absolutely to the 
Maclean stereotype that it 
needs to be savoured in its 
entirety: 


An overhead broadcaster on 
the bridge of the frigate 
Ariadne crackled into life, a 
Ml rang twice and then 
O’Rourke’s voice came 
through, calm, modulated, 
precise and unmistakably 
Irish . 

The author is clearly in fine 
fettle. Almost at once the 
Ariadne gets a Mayday signal 
from a sinking yacht, and a 
stricken American bomber 
falls into the sea two miles 
south of Cape Akrotiri. By 
page 24 the villains are on 
board. How do 1 guess that 
they’re villains? Step forward 
Mr Andropulos — “He looked 
as if he hadn’t shaved that 
morning but then, he would 
always look as if he hadn't 
shaved that morning"; and 
Alexander: “a tall man with a 
fhi» j unsmiling face and black, 
cold eyes”; and, finally, Aris- 
totle with his Svatchftil eyes 
and a serious expression.” 
These glassy-eyed, stubbly- 


jo welled Greek johnnies are 
obviously fearful i 


rotters, and 
what’s more they come bear- 
ing the — marginal — sex in- 
terest These are Irene (“wide 
green eyes”) and Eugenia 
fSyarm brown eyes”)- Mr 
Madean is one of English 
Literature's great eye 
specialists. 

From now on however the 
book starts to flag. There are 
huge potential bangs on the 
ocean bed; a brilliant over- 
weight Admiral arrives to take 
over, and some scientists join 
in. There’s a lot of rather inane 
chatter, especially from the 


Admiral, who is given to 
“nodding imperceptibly", and 
saying: "A suitably chastened 
Admiral sits before you. We 
live, we learn.” 

■ I sensed something was 
wrong, but couldn't quite put 
my finger on it until page 174 
when suddenly it was 5.30am, 
and the President of the 
United States was “showing 
every year of his age” in - 
you've guessed it — the Oval 
Office. Mercifully Mr 
Maclean doesn’t tell us about 
the office furniture, but from 
that moment on 1 felt the book 
was doomed. 

Some readers, notably unre- 
viewed thriller writers, com- 
plain that reviewers spend too 
much time on books they 
don't much like. They would 
rather read about books the 
reviewer enjoyed. Would, of 
course, that there were more 
such books. But failing them 
(and fail they usually do), one 
has a duty to devote some 
time and space to those books 
that W.H. Smith are going to 
feature most prominently in 
their windows. A major part of 
any self-respecting reviewer’s 
task is to cast doubt on the 
judgement of such arbiters of 
popular taste as W JHL Smith 
and Penguin books. 

Hence I mention Mr 
Higgins's latest work. Mr Hig- 
gins also starts with a map, but 
it is quickly clear that he is 
suffering from a nasty attack 
of Factoids. At the very begin- 
ning there is that tiny, but tell- 
tale, little disclaimer about 
how while, on the one hand 
the Germans bla bla bla, on 
the other “it must be stressed 
that this is a work of fiction” 
and bia bla bla. In addition to 
Factoids. Mr Higgins also has 
Jackboots on the Jacket, an 
unpleasant condition that gets 
senous on page 31, when 
Hitler “almost danced with 
delight”, and said: “A bad 
morning for General Eisen- 
hower, gentlemen.” 

The response to this is. 
“ ‘Good news indeed, my 
Fuhrer,’ Goebbels said, and 
delivered his usual high 
laugh.” 

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THE TIMES 
DIARY 

Courting 

trouble 

Liverpool City Council’s cavalier 
attitude to its record of upheld 
complaints of maladministration 
(13 Last year, all against the 
housing department) could land it 
before the courts. The latest report 
by Patricia Thomas, the ombuds- 
man for the north of England, 
chastises councillors and officers 
for misleading her during her 
investigation into an upheld com- 
plaint about the non-completion 
of repairs. Rather than disciplin- 
ing the miscreants and compensat- 
ing the tenant, the housing 
committee chose merely to “note" 
the report Ms Thomas has now 
written saying that obstructing an 
ombudsman can amount to the 
equivalent of contempt in the 
High Court Her letter concludes 
with the warning that she is giving 
councillors a “final opportunity to 
put their own house in order”. 

• Another irritating thing about 
Liverpool's bousing department 
. its switchboard plays yen “Home 
Sweet Home” down the phone. 

Horse’s mouth 

Who was responsible for certifying 
disgraced Morgan Grenfell dealer 
Geoffrey Collier as a fit and proper 
person to join the Stock Exchange? 
None other than Sir Kenneth 
Benill, chairman of the City’s new 
self-regulatory body, the Securities 
and Investment Board. Berrill 
used to be chairman of Vickers da 
.Costa, for which Collier worked in 
New York, and was asked to give a 
reference as a previous employer. 
Brokers may remember that no- 
tice of Collier’s moral propriety 
posted on the Stock Exchange 
floor earlier this year. 

Motionless 

Giovanni Spadoiini, the Italian 
defence minister, grasped the 
wrong end of the stick when the 
Oxford Union wrote asking him to 
speak. Gearly believing the 
university was about to second 
him some long-delayed honour, 
Spadoiini enthusiastically replied, 
heaping praise on the city’s proud 
history. When Union officials 
gently indicated that the invita- 
tion came from a bunch of 
penguin-suited students rather 
than Lord Stockton, the Chan- 
cellor, his interest cooled Sud- 
denly the pressure of affairs of 
state made the trip impossible. 


Britain has not lost, bat is in 
danger of losing, a great opportu- 
nity in Hong Kong. In ten years 
time our lease expires and the 
world's most successful economy, 
relative to its scale, will foil back 
upon mainland China. Dodring 
the satellite with the mother ship 
is as nerve-wracking as any space 
mission and a lot more significant; 
for not only is China itself on the 
•move but what seems now to be a 
relentless shift of wealth and 
power to the Pacific Basin will also 
gain momentum in the 1990s. 

The shape of the 21st century 
has begun to appear, and Hong 
Kong, our most valuable legacy of 
the 19th century, offers a tremen- 
dous chance for us to feature 
prominently as wdL I believe we 
will take the chance, but as usual 
we are leaving things very late. 

There are only two ways in 
which China can realize its perma- 
nent, inbuilt ambition to return to 
the centre of the universe, or at 
least the Asian Pacific. One is to 
1 . offer the Japanese participation on 
such a scale that it would amount, 
virtually, to economic coloniza- 
tion. That the Chinese will not do. 
Nor would the Japanese be enthu- 
siastic since they owe their success 
to their fascinating ability to be 
Nippon-centric as a civilization 
though global in their approach to 
markets. 

The other way is for China to 
harness the energies of Hong 
Kong, as a free port and a world 
financial market Effectively, that 
means making use of Hong Kong 
by leaving it alone. An analogy 
would be for the British govern- 
ment to finance its own industrial 


Helping Hong 
Kong, and 
Britain as well 

by Lord Gowrie 


start-up schemes by allowing peo- 
ple to make more use of onshore 
centres such as Jersey or the Isle of 
Man where their own capital was 
concerned The present leaders of 
China have acknowledged that 
that is what they need and. what 
they want. 

■They may not bring if off; they 
may give way to leaders who hold 
different views or who face more 
difficult political circumstances. 
But it is exciting to think of the 
possibilities for the world, for 
Hong Kong, and for ourselves if 
they do. This has little to do with 
greed the enterprise being to 
provide both grub and ethics.' 
Civilization depends not on food 
and drink and shelter but on the 
surplus that liberates ns from 
thinking only of these. 

For most of this century the 
world has lost the benefit of 
China's ancient civilizing exam- 
ple, for Chinese internal political 
and economic developments have 
come first That is changing and 
China is in a muds more confident 
and outward-looking mood with 


the present rulers wishing to use 
Hong Kong to build upon that 
confidence. It is their window, not 
just to the developed world, but 
their own opportunity. There can 
be a Chinese sensibility, and 
Chinese works of art, for the world 
to share in again. 

Japanese, American and Aus- 
tralian investment in Hong Kong 
has increased considerably this 
year; nervous British fund man- 
agers should take note. The 
government should also show, 
more confidence in the success of 
its own diplomacy which, after a 
shaky start, produced the Sino- 
British accord and the Queen's 
visit to Pelting. 

The way to do this is to be more 
robust and generous over issuing 
British passports to the Hoag 
Kong Chinese. They fed both 
insulted and abandoned through 
our parsimony; if we don't believe 
that Hong Kong wfil continue to 
flourish, why should they? 

We should imitate and extend 
the US and fWadian methods 
and offer passports to those who 


hank with us sufficient money to 
support themselves, plus a mea- 
sure of investment in the British 
economy. This lasr would sot be 
restricted to paper investment but 
be contingent on the provision of 
five years sustained employment, 
at median small firm level, in a 
development area of Britain. 

The government would be ac- 
cused of seSmg passports and 
violating equity. Neither case 
stands np and it should tackle both 
head on. Increased investment can 
get you a passport or a work 
permit now. (I used to administer 
the permits). We should be look- 
ing, therefore, to a more liberal 
application of existing rule s. As 
our own economic self-confidence 
returns, we can only gain from 
being more liberal, and not only in 
respect of Hong Kong. 

The objection that only wealthy 
Chinese would benefit is just as 
easy to overcome. It is sensible to 
restrict emigration to Britain until 
it can be absorbed. Absorbing 
people from Hong Kong prepared 
to invest here would be no 
problem. In practice, emigration 
would not occur. Once the safety 
net of a British passport was 
underneath them, the wealth cre- 
ators of Hong Kong would remain 
there, commuting to Britain to 
attend to their business obliga- 
tions but otherwise getting on with 
the job, confidence restored, of 
giving mamlamd China its win- 
dow on the world. 

O TkDM yttmapufm, IMS. 

Lord Cowrie was Minister of Slate, 
Department of Employment . 
1979-81 , and Minister for the Arts, 
1983-85 . 


Ronald Butt 


Grime gripe 


Appalled at the sight of a dirty 
Leyland truck on show at the 
recent Baghdad International 
Fair, Alan Clark, the Trade Min-' 
ister, cast aside his image as castle- 
residing laird and started to clean 
the windows with his hankerchieC 
A veneer of desert dust was one 
thing but this was sheer filth, he 
thought Embarrassed exhibitors 
restrained him before he could 
give the vehicle a real valeting. 
Clark left convinced that British 
exporters are losing custom by 
neglecting the finer points of 
presentation. 


BARRY FANTONI 



"At least hell have something 
in common with Reagan 

Bowing out 

Though no decision has been 
officially taken about the fate of 
Commander Brian Sparks, the 
Notting Hill police chief alleged to 
have made racist remarks to 
fellow officers, police sources say 
he will take early retirement on 
medical grounds. Sparks has been 
on sick leave pending a decision 
on whether to charge him under 
the recently introduced racial 
discrimination clause in the Police 
Disciplinary Code. So far the 
clause has not been used. 

• Job ad for teachers: “Brent 
Education^ come and join ns. . at 
small, friendly and 
borough. . ." Tel! that to Maureeu 
McGoMrick. 

Festive hall 

The late Geoffrey Horsfall, de- 
signer of London’s Hayward Gal- 
lery, would have been heartened 
by the imminent arrival of SO 
Christmas trees to adorn the 
adjacent Sculpture Terrace; one of 
his most fervent, though un- 
fulfilled wishes was that the hard 
edges of the site should be 
softened by the presence of green- 
ery. The trees are a festive gift 
from the much maligned Forestry 
Commission and are, somewhat 
ironically, the result of a sugges- 
tion (rejected) by the conservuon 
and arts group Common Ground 
that the Hayward should mount 
an exhibition related to the 
environment This is good news 
for putative viewers of the current 
Rodin exhibition there, for it is so 
popular that they are having a 
mightily long wait outside and will 
surely welcome the verdure. 

PHS 


New York 

There was just one moment which 
caught fire in Neil Kinnock's sales 
pitch on Labour defence policy at 
Harvard on Tuesday night. The 
audience held its breath and the 
air crackled with something more 
than the commonplaces of politi- 
cal debate. 

Warming to his theme that 
money spent on nuclear defence 
could be better used in other ways, 
Kinnock pointed out that a 
$13,000 TOW missile could de- 
stroy a $3 million tank and a $1.5 
milli on Patriot anti-aircraft mis- 
sile could bring down a $200 
million strategic bomber. 

Then, unscripted, he reminded 
the audience of the Falklands war. 
“Included in the British task force 
were some very modem warships, 
RMS Sheffield among them. That 
ship cost £60 million. It was taken 
out, wiped out, with the loss of 
several hands in a split second by 
an Exocet missile costing £250,000 
delivered by an Argentine pilot 
who had never seen one a month 
before, from an obsolescent air- 
craft, at a distance of 35 
kilometers." 

When people told him that 
failure to spend money on nuclear 
arms was to neglect defence, 
Kinnock went on, he told them 
not to look at the crystal ball but at 
the Book of Remembrance of 
those who died in the Falklands. 

It was in its immediacy and its 
starkness the perfect illustration of 
Kinnock’s theme that defence 
thinking has been stuck in a rot 
and that any future war wfll not be 
fought as the last one was. That 
episode in the Harvard speech 
underlined several other points 
about Kinnock’s current mission 
to America. 

First, he is in deadly earnest 
The renunciation of nuclear weap- 
ons is at the core of his political be- 
ing. He is not in the business of 
trade-offs, or Dennis Healey-type 
fudges to please a transatlantic 
audience. Second, he can now 
swap weapons jargon and defence 
spending figures with the best of 
them. He is tackling the subject in 
detail which he has rarely devel- 
oped on other issues. 

Third, he is ready to face up to 
the consequences of his convic- 
tions. It is no use the Washington 
Post thundering that if a Labour 
government were to cast out nuc- 
lear weapons America would have 
to conclude that Britain had begun 
to think of itself as a small country 
like Denmark or New Zealand. 
That is precisely the status 
Kinnock is prepared to accept 
when he calls for a Britain rid of 
the burdens of nostalgia and 
delusions of grandeur and urges 
on us a role as a “well developed, 
well connected, medium-sized 
power that makes its responsibil- 
ities match its capacities to fulfil 
them." 

His message is that the time of 


Robin Oakley, Political Editor, reports on 
Neil Kinnock’s uphill struggle in 
selling Labour’s non-nndear defence policy 

Brave, sincere 
— but the US 
is unconvinced 



Kinnock at Harvard; a respectful hearing despite his 
misjudgement of America’s post-Reykjavik mood 

choice has come, that we can no 
longer afford to be a nuclear power 
and to make an adequate con- 
ventional force contribution to 
Nato, and that we must choose 
second-class status. It is in itself a 
brave risk to take with the British 
electorate. 

Kinnock’s Harvard speech, 
shorn of gimmickry, delivered 
with none of his party conference 
braggadocio, earns him the right to 
be taken seriously on defence. All 
the evidence suggests that he mil 
lose the debate he has begun. But it 
is doing the current state of 
politics no harm to have him 
remind us that the world has 
moved on since the atomic bomb 
was invented. 

He has been unlucky in the 
timing of bis mission to America. 


Mayor Andrew Young did him no 
favours with a badly attended 
meeting in Atlanta. The self- 
obsessed American media has 
ignored him at a time when the 
Iran arms affair crowds out all 
else. He has had no chance to 
reach the people, only to sow a few 
thoughts among a tiny minority of 
the political intelligentsia. But he 
has spelled out openly to those 
who care to listen precisely what a 
Labour government would do 
about US bases and weapons. 

Kinnock has won respect for his 
verbal felicity and for his sincerity. 
As he admits himsetfi Americans 
tend to listen to his message and 
find to their surprise that they can 
buy a slice or two, but emphati- 
cally not the whole loaf They 
simply do not believe that 


Kinnock could persuade bis party, 
should Labour win the election, to 
spend the money he says ft. will on 
strengthening conventional de- 
fence. 

Dr Stephen Flanagan, di rector 
of a research centre in security 
affairs, said after the Harvard 
speech: “There must be doubts 
that a Labour government would 
stick to what it says on con- 
ventional spending. Fast Labour 
governments have tended to have 
different spending priorities.” 

Americans are alarmed at the 
speed with which Kinnock say's he 
will make the policy switch. 
Russell Seitz, a visiting scholar at 
Harvard's Centre for Inter- 
national Affairs, said: “You can- 
not restore conventional parity in 
Europe in six years. Removal of 
nuclear weapons and bases in 
Britain within 12 months as 
promised would be dangerous and 
destabilizing." 

American audiences cannot dis- 
cern an effective answer from 
Kinnock to the potential nuclear 
blackmail of a Europe shorn of 
nuclear defences. They cannot 
understand how a country that has 
been not just a member but a pfllar 
of Nato could be willing to wreck 
the whole Alliance strategy. They 
don’t see us yet as another 
Denmark. 

The Harvard speech was deliv- 
ered io a typical East Coast liberal 
audience. But the sympathy for 
Labour’s position was strictly 
limited even there. Many pre- 
dicted that ft would play into the 
hands of American isolationists. 
In sedriim to portray the US as 
thirsting for aims reductions and 
Mrs Thatcher as a belligerent 
opponent of any cuts, Kinnock 
has misjudged post-Reykjavik 
American opinion. Much of ft is 
still aghast at what Reagan nearly 
gave away. 

But all tended to agree with Dr 
Richard Haass of the Kennedy 
School of Government — who is a 
Republican — that whatever they 
thought of Kinnock’s views “he is 
very articulate and very commit- 
ted. What be has done is to dear 
up doubts about what his views 
really were." 

Kinnock’s mission has been 
brave and honest But he has not 
stilled American resentment of 
those who seek to dine a La carte at 
the Nato table. And he has 
intensified the t ransatlan tic di- 
vision identified by Sir Oliver 
Wright, the framer British ambas- 
sador to Washington into Wimps 
and Cowboys. The Americans, 
being strong, do not fear the use of 
power to solve problems and are- 
typed as cowboys by fastidious 
Europeans. The Europeans, being 
less powerful, seek ways to live 
with problems and are scorned by 
Americans as wimps. 

The normally macho Kinnock 
is helping to have Britain identi- 
fied with the wimps. 


Only one way to 
a new accord 


jagt month Senator Gary Han 
(Democrat and possible presiden- 
tial candidate) and Senator Wil- 
liam Cohen (Republican) spoke 
side by side at a dinner given for 
them in London. They then 
answered questions alternately. 
Their performance delighted their 
audience, which was largely from 
the City, not only because they 
spoke with style and reason but 
because they did not conceal the 
substratum of shared assumptions 
underlying their thinking. 

On some matters, of course, 
their opinions differed- On tax- 
ation in America, for insta n ce. 
Se na t o r Hart had a preference for 
indir ect taxes over direct taxes, 
partly for protectionist reasons (he 
thought that it made sense for an 
America which imported half its 
oil to tax oil imports). Senator 
Cohen plainly did not share these 
opinions. But on the fun- 
damentals of policy there was 
remarkable agreement. The audi- 
ence was left in no doubt, for 
instance, that no Democratic 
president would abandon the 
Strategic Defence Initiative. 
Whatever adjustment might be 
made, funding and research would 
continue. 

Every American, they said, is 
for strong defence, which is some- 
thing that Neil Kinnock simply 
cannot understand. Whenever the 
senators sang a different melodic 
line it was but always contra- 
puntal! y, and therefore fimd- 
amentallty in harmony. If only 
(said nearly everyone I spoke to) 
we could have that kind of 
moderate and constructive poli- 
tics in Britain, instead of our 
destructive confrontation of op- 
posites. 

Yet there were some whose 
warm approval seemed to mis- 
understand the lesson to be drawn 
from this manife station of the 
contrast between American and 
British politics. In a speech of 
thanks, Christopher Patton, Min- 
ister for Overseas Aid, and a 
renowned moderate, or Wet, ob- 
served with evident relief that ft all 
went to show that there was no 
seismic shift to the right after all, 
either in the US or Britain. Most 
people, he thought, were “middle 
of the road and rather sensible" 
which, though true enough in 
everyday life, seemed to carry a 
different implication given 
Patten's known scepticism about 
Thatcherite policies. 

But a seismic shift to the right 
was precisely what has bran 
necessary in Britain to bring the 
political centre back to a position 
which genuinely reflects public 
feeling and makes consensus poli- 
tics of the Hart-Cohen kind pos- 
sible. If Britain now has a chance 
of a new moderate consensus, it is 
only because Mrs Thatcher has 
acted decisively enough to put a 
stop to the drift of the centre to the 
left which had gone on for several 
decades as other parties had been 
pressured into accepting criteria 
prescribed by socialism. 

The unbridgeable gap between 
socialism and the acceptable poli- 
tics of consensus in a free society 
has been exposed. A new political 
consensus reflecting what the na- 
tion wants is essential The Tories 
must eventually alternate in 
power with another party which is 
not Labour. If Mrs Thatcher 
achieves anything durable ft will 
be because we now establish a 
political party structure resem- 
bling the American. This has noth- 
ing to do with our different 
constitutions. We need not envy 


the American system, which is no 
better and in many ways is worse 
than ours. We could not have had 
a Watergate here. Nixon would 
have been stopped well before he 
fell into that mire. 

Nor would it be possible for a 
flrimh prime minister to be as 
embarrassed as President Reagan 
now is over arms sales to Iran and 
the use of the money. Ministerial 
and Cabinet responsibility would 
have prevented it The current 
British difficulties over the at- 
tempt to prevent publication of 
the Peter Wright memoirs is of a 
wholly different order; they arise 
not from the system but from a 
political failure to foresee that the 
attempt, though fully justified in 
terms of national security, might 
be counter-productive. 

What we have to envy the 
Americans for is not their 
constitution but the fact that their 
party politics work on a basis of 
fundamental agreement about the 
nature of American society 
representing what the mass of the 
people want. There is no body of 
American opinion of any size 
which is inimical to a free eco- 
nomic society, or which wishes to 
subordinate individual respons- 
ibility to state direction; or is 
hostile to profit and private 
ownership, or wishes to impose 
“equality” by state direction. 

All the evidence here too is that 
the great majority does not want 
socialism and does want a free 
society with recognized social 
obligations. But the British were 
stuck with a socialist alternative 
by the twist of industrial history. 
This led the trade unions to send 
to Parliament their own party 
which, being responsible more to 
caucuses and block votes than to 
the broad opinion of the electors, 
was manipulable by extremists. 

Social stability depends on 
restoring the position to what it 
used to be when Conservatives 
and the old Liberal Party (like 
Republicans and Democrats) op- 
erated within a consensus about 
the desired nature of society which 
might have been re-created if 
Labour had been reformed as 
GaitskeU had hoped. That hope of 
a social democratic alternative to 
the Tories can now be achieved 
only by another Labour defeat. A 
third rejection of a party whose 
fundamental extremism is daily 
shown up by its leaders' incoher- 
ent attempts to conceal it could 
give the Social Democratic Party 
the opportunity to take its place, 
which was the original reason for 
tire SOP’S formation. 

But a Labour victory could 
destroy the SDP, while the dangers 
of a hung parliament would be 
hardly less. If it resulted in an 
Alliance coalition with Labour it 
would make, a mockery of the 
Sodal Democrats' secession. If. on 
the other hand, the Alliance were 
obliged to enter a coalition with 
the Tories that could irrevocably 
taint the SDP in the eyes of 
electors who still vote reiucantly 
for Labour’s brand name as 
representing their class image 
because they cannot bring them- 
selves to flunk that the Conser- 
vatives can do so. 

A new consensus requires a 
third defeat of a Labour Party 
which has ceased to represent its 
natural constituency. But breaking 
the spell of Labour's brand name 
and founding a free society 
consensus would have been out of 
the question but for the years of 
Thatcherism, and a seismic shift 
away from the left. 


Joseph Connolly 

The callers who 
don’t ring true 


The Conservative Party is going 
through a testing time over a 
power struggle between its Hindu 
and Sikh supporters. The Foreign 
Office is concerned, and the 
outcome could affect the Tories' 
Asian vote at the next election. 

The question arises: can the 
Conservative Party cope with its 
growing Asian organization, any 
more than it could tolerate the 
activities of its eccentric student 
wing? Indeed, the future of the 
Anglo- Asian Conservative Society 
is being discussed in terms s imilar 
to those which led to the suspen- 
sion of the Federation of Conser- 
vative Students. 

The students' row was an 
adolescent tantrum compared 
With the dangers Of mishandling 
the Asian Tories, among whom 
there has been tension for some 
months. This could come to a 
head now that pressure is being 
exerted by the Foreign Office as 
part of its acute sensitivity to 
Indian government fears. 

The Foreign Office fears that the 
Conservative Party could be har- 
bouring supporters of Sikh terror- 
ists since the Sikhs have come to 
dominate the Anglo-Asian 
Conservative Society. The very 
hint of such a possibility, haw 
brought the Conservatives to the 
point of disbanding the Asian 
Society. The National Union, the 
party's high command, is now 
holding discussions to decide flu 
issue. 

A dilemma clearly exists: no 
matter how much the National 
Union may wish to bow to 
Foreign Office sensibilities, can it 
afford to deprive the party of an 
effective Asian movement in the 


Asian dilemma 
for the Tories 


run-up to a general election? The 
Asian vote is important in a 
number of seats, not least Roy 
Hatterdey’s — Sparkbrook, Bir- 
mingham — where the Tory 

candidate is As ian. 

The Anglo-Asian Conservative 
Society was set up ten years ago 
specifically to court the Asian 
vote. It has attracted businessmen, 
doctors and lawyers. Its guiding 
fight in the early years was 
Narindar Saroop, who fought 
Greenwich in 1979. Under him 
the society established a bridge 
between the Asian community 
and local Conservative associ- 
ations. By 1983 it had 1,000 
members in 14 branches. 

But then the internal wrangling 
began. Saroop gave way to another 
Hindu, Jay Gohel, as chairman. 
Then in 1983 Saroop deposed 
Gohel by enlisting the aid of the 
Sikhs: so many Sikhs turned up 
that the meeting had to be moved 
from a room in Conservative 
Central Office to the car park 
underneath. It became known as 
the Car Park Coup. 

The reinstated Saroop brought 
in a prominent Sikh, Professor 
Mohinder Paul Bedi, a child 
psychologist, as deputy chairman. 
This year, Saroop was challenged 
by Bedi at an acrimonious annual 
meeting in the Victoria Hold. 
Once again it was packed with 


Sikhs. After some bitter exchanges 
Bedi was elected chairman with a 
Muslim, Mohammed SharifL as 
his deputy. 

The infiltration of the Sikhs has 
had two consequences. First, it has 

chang ed the character of the Asian 

society, most of whose members 
were professional people or 
wealthy businessmen. The Sikhs 
are less sophisticated, and their 
arrival means there is now some- 
thing like a mass membership of 
8,000 with their own internal 
factions. It is this that Central 
Office finds unfamiliar and fears it 
cannot control 

Second, there is the anxiety 
aroused in the Foreign Office, 
which suspects Bedi of being 
sympathetic to Sikh terrorists, and 
which has been waxy ever since the 
assassination of Indira GandhL 
Her son Rajiv has given the 
Foreign Office a bad time because 
be believes Britain to be too soft 
with Sikh extremists. In fact Bedi 
is a strong supporter of the law and 
Older policies of the Prime Min- 
ister, whom he has known for 
some years, and who sent personal 
greetings to his daughter when she 
married. 

Unfortunately, Bedi’s wife, Mrs 
Kul dip Kaur, is in a Delhi jail as a 
terrorist suspect. She was attend- 
ing a relative’s funeral and was 
about to return to her home in 


London when a copy of a British 
Puqjabi-language paper Which re- 
produced Mrs Thatcher’s greeting 
was taken from her. On the 
reverse was an advertisement fora 
Sikh rally. She had also arranged 
through the High Commission to 
deliver a pared of dothes to a Sikh 
friend in jail on terrorist charges. 

Professor Bedi told me yes- 
terday: “It will be suicidal i£ 
through pressure from some quar- 
ters, an attempt is made to 
abandon the Anglo-Asian Conser- 
vative Society, or to change its 
shape and form at a time when we 
are so close to a general election. 
We are not involved with the 
politics of the Indian sub- 
continent I can assure the Foreign 
Office and the Indian government 
that the Anglo-Asian Society is in 
no way linked with any extremist 
or terrorist organization and 
under my chairmanship it wfll 
never be used as a platform to 
propagate any other ideals but 
Conservatism.” 

Given the twin pressures of a 
nervous Foreign Office and the 
rivalry between Hindus and Sikhs, 
the Tory chiefs hardly know where 
to turn. Thar inclination is to 
dissolve the Asian Society and 
start again. 

Others say Central Office 
should be less faint-hearted and 
must accept the challenge by 
setting out to broaden its Asian 
movement beyond the London 
businessmen and look to the 
temples and mosques for rec- 
ognized and respected figures who 
could swing tire Asian vote the 
Tory way. 

John Warden 

Q Tines Nempspm, tflSK 


British Telecom tells me that these 
days very few telephone calls are 
raisrouted as a result of defects in 
the system — the problem's pretty 
well licked; over human error, of 
course, they regret they have no 
control. But what I should like to 
know is why the few that do 
manage to slip through the net join 
forces with every errant human in 
the land to ensure that my phone 
is a-jangie day and night, forcing 
me to squander hours exc hang in g 
meaningless banter with an un- 
broken chain of complete and 
utter strangers. The only common 
bond among them is that they all 
wish to speak to someone else. 

I am speaking of the deranged 
people who never bother to put on 
their glasses to make a call and 
lose their index fingers in a blur as 
they approach the diaL They can 
get quite annoyed with you for 
being a wrong number and think 
little of wasting yet more of your 
time by subjecting you to a 
detailed interrogation as to your 
number, your address, your blood 
group, etc. 

Normally J just hang up, but the 
other morning I received a call 
from a grumpy old gentleman 
whose bovine stupidity and tenac- 
ity near broke my spirit His 
opening volley. 

“Who the devil are you?" 

“None of your concern. Whom 
did you want?" 

“Just get Sheila on the phone, 
wfll you?" 

“No. There is no Sheila. You 
have a wrong number." 

“What do you mean there’s no 
Sheila? She’s my daughter.” 

“Sheila doesn't live here. Wrong 
number wrong number wrong 
number." 

. “What?" 

“You have the wrong number." 

“I have not got the wrong 
number. I dialled the right num- 
ber. Are you suggesting I don't 
even know my daughter's tele- 
phone number? You are on the 
wrong phone." 


I am on the phone I am always 
on. It is in my house; that is where 
I keep it. I am holding it at this 
very minute — the phone is here. 
Sheila isn’t" 

“Has she gone out then?" 

“1 don’t know whether she’s 
gone out or not. I have nothing to 
do with Sheila. We bave never 
met" 

“Don’t give me that one. If you 
don't know Sheila, how come 
you’re round at her place, then?" 

“Look. Let's start again. What 
number do you want?" 

“0832 5146 ." 

“But — that's my number." 
“That’s Sheila’s number. When 
will she be back?" 

“She won’t . . . What I mean 
is. . 

“Won't? What do you mean, 
won’t? Here — you haven't done 
anything to her, have you? What 
are you — a masked intruder? You 
sound a bit eviL if you want the 
truth." 

“Sheila’s not here! I don’t know 
when she’ll be back. What am I 
saying?! I don’t even know if she’s 
gone out! She won’t be back 
because she never went awav 

. . . That is ” 

“So you haven't molested her. 
or anything? Of course, Tve only 
got your word." 

“I have never even seen the 
woman!" 

“Well . . . just put her on the 
line to set my mind at rest." 

“You are mad. I am going 
now." 

“Oh yes? Well it just so happens 
I have to go myself now because 
I ve got to call the vet - but if 
you’ve harmed one single hair on 
Sheila’s head ..." 

“Wrong NUMBER!" 

.And now his voice rose in 
triumph, as he played the trump: 
You can l get out of it as easily as 
ti’ s a wrong number — if. 
mind — how do you explain vour 
Woody well answering it? Hey?" 

I have to lie down. now. Don’t 
try phoning - it’s off the hook. 


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THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 _| V *^ T ^ ^ 


1 Pennington Street, London El 9XN Telephone: 01-481 4100 


B ^DEBATE ON DETERRENCE 

United StatKMdM j“cq^ Stoategic Defence Initiative, in 
Chirac in Paris madesShS Ji S 081 “'"J 10115 VCTSI0n . 

this week taking dd ren * r d f terrence ™" 

s iniierem sides necessary since it would pro- 


on the question of nuclear 
deterrence as the basis of 
Western defence. In doing so, 
they became part of an estab- 
lished trend. For deterrence, 
which was generally accepted 
as the basis of NATO defence 
strategy until recently, is now 
becoming a topic of con- 
troversy in a transatlantic 
debate on the fundamentals of 
defence policy. 

It is a debate which has 
produced bizarre coalitions: 
President Reagan’s policy of 
phasing out strategic nuclear 
weapons over ten years enjoys 
greater support from Mr 
Kinnock and the “peace” 
movement than from Mrs 
Thatcher and conservative 
governments in Western 
Europe which privately regard 
it as utopian. 

It also produces some un- 
comfortably inconsistent pos- 
tures. Opponents of deter- 
rence, for instance, have 
traditionally been in favour of 
lower defence spending over- 
all. But they now find them- 
selves advocating alternatives 
such as an improvement in 
conventional defences, as Mr 
Kinnock did yesterday at Har- 
vard, which would require 
higher spending in total — or 
would do so if it was to 
provide conventional forces 
with anything like the same 
power to deter -as nuclear 
weapons possess. 

This present bout of scep- 
ticism about deterrence seems, 
at first glance, to have begun 
not on the anti-nuclear left, but 
in the White House itself with 
President Reagan’s “Star 
Wars” speech. And it is true, 
indeed tautologous, that the 


vide a perfect defence against a 
nuclear first strike. But no one, 
not even SDPs fiercest parti- 
san, Mr Reagan, believes that a 
perfect strategic defence is on 
the horizon. 

For the next thirty or forty 
years, the best that even a 
successful defence could 
achieve would be to protect 
America’s retaliatory capacity. 
Soviet nuclear planners, 
considering a first-strike at- 
tack, might know that some of 
their missiles would penetrate 
the defences but not which 
ones. They would not there- 
fore be able to risk a first strike 
since the imperfect “leaky” 
defence would mean that 
enough US missiles would 
survive to mount a second- 
strike. 

Such a limited SDI, how- 
ever, would not replace deter- 
rence. It would allow it to 
operate at lower levels of 
nuclear weapons, without reli- 
ance upon risky “launch on 
warning” strategies, and with 
some protection against either 
accidental war or attacks by 
small “crazy” states with 
nuclear capacity. In all these 
wavs, the SDI would actually 
enhance deterrence. 

But NATO's reliance upon 
deterrence was called into 
more serious doubt by the 
Reykjavik summit and sub- 
sequently by President 
Reagan’s meeting with Mrs 
Thatcher. The proposals dis- 
cussed at Reykjavik included 
not only “deep cuts” of 50 per 
cent in strategic nuclear stock- 
piles over ten years — the 
strategic effect of which would 
also be to maintain deterrence 
at lower levels — but also the 


zero-zero option that would 
remove intermediate-range 
missiles on both sides, and 
even utopian ideas of doing 
away with strategic missiles 
altogether. 

Reykjavik has, in feet, 
changed nothing because 
agreement was not reached. 
Mr Reagan also qualified these 
ideas in his meeting with the 
Prime Minister at Camp 
David by agreeing to con- 
ditions such as reducing con- 
ventional force levels in 
Europe before removing 
American missiles. 

But that such proposals 
should even be raised has 
alarmed Western European 
governments. Not without rea- 
son, they fear a move away 
from deterrence and a lessen- 
ing of the automatic character 
of America's nuclear commit- 
ment to defend Europe. Such 
developments would expose 
NATO to the Warsaw Pact’s 
overwhelming conventional 
superiority. 

Reluctant to criticise such 
proposals — the British 
Government, for instance, 
publicly supports the zero-zero 
option — European govern- 
ments hint at their concern by 
making delphic references to 
the importance of deterrence. 
M. Chirac, for instance, de- 
clared yesterday that “nuclear 
deterrence remains the only 
effective way of preventing 
war in Europe.” 

Mr Kinnock, by contrast, 
welcomes this trend. He wants 
a NATO strategy that would 
renounce nuclear weapons al- 
together. But building larger 
conventional forces offers no 
escape from the nuclear di- 
lemma as long as Soviet forces 
retain nuclear weapons at any 
leveL 


THE JUSTICE OF SECOND THOUGHTS 


For the second time in two 
months cause for anxiety has 
surfaced concerning convic- 
tions for serious terrorist of- 
fences. The trials of the 
Guildford Four and the Ma- 
guire family attracted public 
debate in October. In the light 
of substantial though circum- 
stantial grounds for question- 
ing the justice of the outcome, 
there were calls to the Home 
Secretary for a thorough re- 
view. Now a similar issue has 
arisen concerning the convic- 
tions of the so-called Bir- 
mingham Bombers. 

This time there is new 
evidence of a more specific 
kind, such as would certainly 
have been put before the jury 
at the original trial had it been 
available to the defence: 
namely, the allegation by a 
police officer that severe 
intimidation was used to ex- 
tract the confessions which 
later became tbe prosecution’s 
strongest point. Because this 
new evidence is prima facie 
admissible the Home Secret- 
ary’s task is somewhat easier 
in the Birmingham case. It 
would make sense for him to 
use his discretion to refer it to 
the Court of Appeal, which in 
turn could quash a conviction 
or order a new jury trial in the 
light of the new evidence. 

The Guildford-Maguire 
cases are less amenable to such 
normal judicial processes, 
which suggests that there the 


look for less regular remedies 
to satisfy the cause of justice. 

It is fortuitous that these two 
separate matters have come to 
light at more or less the same 
time. They are a timely re- 
minder of the enormous strain 
that serious organized terrorist 
attacks can place not just on 
the police in the first instance, 
but on the integrity of the 
judicial process itself. That is 
no accident. Terrorism is 
aimed not just at specific 
targets but at undermining the 
institutions of civilized soci- 
ety. 

The Home Secretary will 
not need to be reminded, for 
instance, that the sinister gen- 
eral purposes of the IRA would 
be as well served by the 
wrongful release of guilty men 
as by a widespread public 
feeling that the innocent were 
being wrongfully punished. 
His prime duty in both cases 
will be to uphold public faith 
in the due process of detection, 
prosecution, and conviction: 
but this must not mean that 
previous flawed decisions 
need be obstinately defended 
simply in the name of public 
confidence. 

Justice requires not just that 
the innocent should go free. It 
also requires that the guilty 
should be caught and pun- 
ished. If the defendants in the 
Guildford-Maguire case, or the 
Birmingham pub bombing, 
were innocent others may be 
still at large who were the true 


Home Secretary might need to 

SENOR FRAGA BOWS 

One unexpectedly swift re- election, and this feilure was 
suit of Sunday’s confused 
Basque general elections has 
been the resignation of Senor 

Manuel Fraga, until now the 
leader of the country s conser- 
vative opposition and a major 
figure in Spain’s peacefiti 
transition to democracy. Itwas 
further evidence of how 
Spain’s Basque region, trou- 
bled by ETA .terrorism Md 
economic deduie, can aff 
the country’s whole pohG^ 
scene. It also illustrates the 
decline of the cemre-nghtasa 

political force in Spain to&ty; 

Senor Fraga’s PopularAlli- 
ance Party lost ! five of toe 
seven seats it had held m the 


compounded in the Basque 
region at the weekend. 

Senor Fraga’s unconvincing 
call on the right to abstain in 
Spain’s referendum on NATO 
membership earlier this year 
upset many of the Popular 
Alliance’s “sister” parties in 
Europe. At home, Spain’s in- 
fluential private bankers had 
also sensed Fraga’s limitations 
in attracting Spain’s younger 
middle-class voters and 
planned to finance a moderate 
centre-right party led by a 
more genuinely European- 
styje conservative leader, Se- 
nor Miquel Roca. However, 
their plans came to nothing, 


seven seats it mo n* - onal because the Socialists 

75-roember toque f^ d now fou y occupied the 

parliament. This was “ Kntre ground ofpohtiis. 

sen" and it The defeat for Senor Fraga s 

suffered by his J»ny dem0 _ party in jhe Basque elections 
made many on ic ^ was nol on j y a reflection of the 

problems facing the Spanish 
right under his leadership, 
however. It also reflected his 
misunderstanding of the spe- 
character of the Basque 


cratic right - wh £b __ 

seeking a stable id e 

decide that Fraga had becom 

a certain loser. . . f nr 
There has been evidence tor 

some time that the Spa ~ ^ ^ ^ BaSQUS 

right faces fundamental p* separatist organization ETA 
lems. Senor W.JSS staged a crime, Senor Fraga 
unable to challenge toe ^ tQ]d ^ Socialists to invoke 
ist government ot benm p0wers reminisC ent of 

zalez who has manoeu ^ Franco era. At the same 

steadily to occupy me m ^ hc assured his own 


rial 


tune 
supporters 


that if he had 


^TdoTspamsh^^ 5U _ ... 

failed to prevent the Social ofthe Intenor Ministry 

winning a second , as te did briefly after Franco’s 

power at last Junes geuenu 


culprits. That too would be a 
gross injustice. 

Yet, unfortunately, there is a 
strong and wholly under- 
standable tendency for the 
police to regard a case as 
closed once a conviction has 
been obtained. Is there not 
scope here for a specialist 
police enquiry team whose 
specific purpose would be to 
investigate all possibilities of 
miscarried justice, a role which 
is presently performed rather 
less satisfactorily by the media 
and by private agencies? 

The other element in both 
cases is that the police in- 
vestigations and trials were 
conducted against a back- 
ground of intense public feel- 
ings of outrage, anger or even 
panic, to which neither the 
police nor a jury could be 
expected to be entirely im- 
mune. In such circumstances 
the police are under enormous 
pressure to make arrests, and 
to secure convictions. Juries 
might be more likely to con- 
vict than they normally would 

Perhaps, after more than a 
decade of sporadic mainland 
terrorist attacks, this is less a 
factor than it was when they 
began. Public opinion is 
calmer. It is a better climate, 
therefore, in which to conduct 
an honest appraisal of any 
doubtful cases tried at that 
time, in order to confirm that 
justice really was done then: 
and, if not to do it now. 

OUT 

death), Basque terrorism 
“would be over within six 
months”. Basques do not for- 
get such remarks. 

The one dear message from 
the Basque elections at the 
weekend was that a majority of 
Basques still want more home 
rule. This is despite the awe- 
some difficulties which the 

badly fractured new par- 
liament feces about how to 
exercise the region's existing 
degree of autonomy. 

The problem feeing Fraga’s 
successor is how to attract the 
staunchly nationalistic but so- 
cially moderate forces in re- 
gions like the Basque country 
and Catalonia. Perhaps a new 
generation of politicians can 
accept a fundamental truth 
encapsulated in a saying 
coined when Senor Fraga was 
presiding over his country’s 
first mass tourism boom: 
“Spain is different” -different 
in its regions. 

If they were able to grasp 
this, they might then proceed 
to knit together a nationwide 
alliance attractive to all who 
want to break the centralizing 
grasp of the Socialists. Thus 
far, however, politicians of the 
calibre to initiate such a 
process are, to Senor 
Gonzalez's good fortune, not 
yet visible — even in the wings. 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 


Aids: moral and educational fadings Personal data on 



From Mr Jokn Stokes. MF for 
Halesowen and Stourbridge 
(Conservative) 

Sir, The terrifying feet of the rapid 
spread of the disease Aids and the 
accompanying huge Government 
advertising effort to warn every- 
one of its dangers have suddenly 
put the spotlight on sexual moral- 
ity. After years and years of tbe 
permissive society with its whole- 
sale casual sexual relationships 
once more one hears mention of 
chastity and fidelity in marriage, 
etc, etc. 

But are not these Christian 
virtues? Have we beard them 
extolled by the bishops, the annual 
Synod, or the deigy from, their 
pulpits? I think not. The doctrine 
was too hard to preach to a self- 
indulgent society. 

The Pope and the Church of 
Rome certainly have condemned 
birth control, perhaps somewhat 
narrowly, and they have extolled 
Christian marriage, but I have not 
heard much condemnation of 
fornication and adultery from any 
of the churches. 

Are these sins to be left to the 
Government to deal with, or will 
the churches now jump on the 
bandwagon while die times are 
propitious? 

Have these basic and essential 
Christian doctrines been taught in 
our homes, schools, colleges and 
universities as they were, for 
instance, when I was a boy sixty 
years ago? Do they form part of 
sermons which we hear on radio 
and television? Or are some of the 
clergy more keen on more fashion- 
able subjects such as the condition 
of the universities, the nuclear 
deterrent. South Africa, racialism 
etc? 

Perhaps we need a new John 
the _ Baptist to our paths 
straight. 

Yours faithfully, 

JOHN STOKES, 

House of Commons. 

December 2. 

From Mr G. F. Campbell 
Sir, While the Secretary of State 
for the Social Services is to be 
congratulated on his Aids initia- 
tive (report, November 22), some 
of his proposals raise a sense of 
unease. Two essential partnos in 
any enterprise of this magnitude 
are tbe Health Education Council 
and the regional health authori- 
ties. In die unsuccessful Aids 
campaign conducted by tbe 
Government earlier this year, it 
was apparent that neither the HEC 
nor the RHAs were consulted. It 


was assumed that the Govern- 
ment would have learnt a valuable 
lesson from this experience. 

At a meeting of the Wessex 
RHA health promotion steering 
committee the afternoon of 
November 19, at which a regional 
strategy for Aids prevention was 
discussed, members had not the 
benefit of knowing what Govern- 
ment initiatives were being 
planned, although telephone en- 
quiries had been made to the 
DHSS as recently as that morning. 

Two days later the Secretary of 
Slate prerented his plans to the 
Commons. Today. November 23, 
advertisements have appeared in 
the Sunday papers. So much for 
the vital RHA consultation which 
is so urgently needed for a 
concerted drive on the problem. 

The other partner, the HEC is 
the one national health education 
agency with the organisation to 
reach all communities where the 
real work of education about Aids 
will have to be done. It has a 
sound record of promoting health 
strategies that are now bearing 
fruit in all parts of the country, 
and which in the long term are 
calculated to create a healthier 
population. HEC has also given a 
lead to other countries who have 
established their own organ- 
isations on the British modeL 

The Secretary of State’s 
announcement of the scrapping of 
the present HEC, with the in- 
evitable disorientation of staff 
who have pioneered such innova- 
tions. is ill-timed. This is certainly 
an opportunity for planned invest- 
ment in HEC for Aids prevention, 
but hardly the occasion to recon- 
stitute a body whose concentrated 
efforts are needed now. It is upon 
tbe HEC which, with tbe regional 
and district health authorities and 
local education authorities, the 
real task of combating and 
overcoming the problem will rest 
and whose indispensable work 
win still be continuing long after 
the last full-page advertisement 
and leaflet drop have been forgot- 
ten. 

It is to be hoped that tbe 
Government will realise the need 
to harness all resources and es- 
pecially at regional and local levels 
and waste no more time in doing 
so. The country cannot afford a 
second mistake. 

Yours faithfully, 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, 

Tbe University of Southampton, 
Department of Education, 
Southampton, Hampshire. 


Brent’s housing aid 

From the Director cf Housing and 
Environmental Services. London 
Borough of Brent 
Sir, Fiar mom spuming the assis- 
tance offered by the Urban Hous- 
ing Renewal Unit, as stated by Mr 
John Patten, Minister for Hous- 
ing, at the “Building 
Communities” conference (report, 
November 29), the London Bor- 
ough of Brent has received ap- 
proval for schemes on its major 
estates to a value of £2-5m this 
financial year. This is probably the 
largest allocation made to any 
local authority in England and 
Wales. 

I cannot therefore comprehend 
how Mr Patten can infer that tee 
London Borough of Brent has 
ignored Government help to assist 
the homeless on grounds of 
“political posturing”. Far from 
“political posturing”, Brent Coun- 
cil has been developing new 
initiatives which indude measures 
such as providing financial assis- 
tance to existing tenants to move 
out of their council properties and 
purchase a home in the private 
sector, a scheme which has been 
copied by a number of other local 
authorities. 

Brent Council has also led the 
way with private leasing schemes 
which involve leasing vacant 
properties in the private sector for 
use as temporary accommodation. 
These initiatives and the other 
housing policies in the borough 
reflect its pragmatic approach. 

Mr Patten’s reference to Brent 
Council not making an applica- 
tion to UHRU for dealing with 
homelessness may refer to a 
specific offer made to a number of 
councils some months ago. This 
offer was that UHRU might fund 
work to void properties on large 
housing estates in order to taring 
them back into use and thereby 
assist the homeless, many of 
whom are languishing in bed-and- 
breakfast hotels all over London. 

However, in Brent the main 
problem does not relate to empty 
properties on our major estates, 
but to empty isolated properties, 


many of which require high-cost 
repairs. This point was made to 
officials from the Urban Housing 
Renewal Unit, but they were 
unwilling to fend repairs to these 
properties as they insisted that 
they could only fund works to 
properties on estates. 

If Mr Patten is committed to 
helping the borough solve its 
homelessness problem he could 
assist by allowing the UHRU to 
fund major repairs to offestate 
properties, rather than suggest that 
we sell them, which is the usual 
response. 

Yours sincerely, 

MICHAEL WILSON, 

Director of Housing and Environ- 
mental Services, 

London Borough of Brent, 

Brent House Annexe, 

356-368 High Road, 

Wembley, Middlesex. 

Size of councils 

From Mr Eivind K. Gllje 
Sir, Not one of the six largest 
councils in London (with a total of 
one quarter of London's elec- 
torate) was mentioned in your 
front page report (November 20) 
on the proposal to relit up the 
giant councils. It is of course no 
coincidence that five of these are 
Conservative controlled and tbe 
sixth, Ealing, was Conservative 
controlled until the last elections. 

Have we not in the last couple of 
years had enough local govern- 
ment reorganization through the 
Houses of Parliament rather than 
through the electorate? 

Of the Brent electors, who now 
seem to be tbe poor losers, only 44 
per cent turned up to the polling 
booths when they had the demo- 
cratic opportunity. Other London 
boroughs did much better and the 
best of all, Richmond upon 
Thames, polled 60 per cent 

Richmond is tbe only Alliance 
controlled borough in London and 
the only London borough with no 
Labour councillors and there fo re 
do “loony left”. 

Yours faithfully, 

EIVIND GHJE, 

32 Grove Road, Barnes, SW13. 


Instant switch-off? 

From the Director General of the 
Royal National Institute for the 
BUM 

Sir, Mrs Thomas a do (December 
1) whether there would be a single 
complaint if all station announce- 
ments stopped. 

The answer is an emphatic 
“yes” - from all those visually 
handicapped travellers who can- 


not see station signs. So BR, 
British Airports Authority, 
London Underground and all the 
rest, please keep up the good work. 

Yours faithfully, 

IAN BRUCE, 

Director General, 

Royal National Institute for the 
. Blind, 

224 Great Portland Street, Wl. 
December 1. 


sale to parties 

From Mr R. S. Glover 
Sir, In April of this year! received 
a letter from Mr Kinnock, asking 
me to sponsor the Labour Party; in 
a postscript he said that he knew 
nothing about me “apart from 
your name and address and the 
type of product or service you 
have purchased in the past”. In 
response to my protest, the 
publishing and marketing man- 
ager of the Labour Party denied 
bolding such information but 
after a lengthy and mostly one- 
sided correspondence, lie has re- 
cently revealed that my name 
came from a list of members of 
Countdown, a discount club. 

This raises a principle of some 
importance. There is no effective 
information barrier between a 
political party and an actual or 
potential Government in spite of 
recent arguments to the contrary. 
It seems, therefore, that a private 
citizen’s use or membership of 
clubs, mail-order houses, pro- 
fessional associations, investment 
advisers, lobby groups and, per- 
haps, even rival political parties 
may well become known to the 
present or some future Govern- 
ment. 

Unless the Chinese walls of 
Westminster and Whitehall are 
more effective than those of the 
City, is there any assurance that 
information given or sold to a 
political party will not enter the 
files of one or more Government 
departments or those of dangerous 
and irresponsible sub-groups of 
political parties, at the extremes of 
left and right? 

Under the legislation on data 
protection it would be relatively 
easy to make it an offence to sell or 
give to a political party any 
address or other personal data 
without the consent of the subject 
of teat information. 

Yours faithfully. 

R. S. GLOVER, 

3 Albemarle Villas, 

Plymouth, Devon. 

November 26. 

Breakfast In school 

From the Headmaster of 
Riddlesdown High School 
Sir, I was delighted to read (report, 
November 25) teat Garth Hill 
Comprehensive School has now 
commenced serving breakfasts to 
pupils. However, tee caterer at 
this school has been serving 
breakfasts for about five years now 
— daily from 7.45 until 8.30. 1 do 
not necessarily assume we were 
the first school to do so. 

Yours feithftilly, 

BERNARD GOSS, Headmaster, 
Riddlesdown High School, 
Honister Heights, 

Purley, Surrey. 

November 28. 

From Dr A. C. Klottrup 

Sir, Breakfast in school (report, 

November 25) is no novelty. 

In West Hartlepool during 1908 
the local Charity Organisation 
Society subsidized the provision 
of free school breakfasts to needy 
scholars — under the aegis of the 
education committee's school 
canteen sub-committee and au- 
thorized by tee 1906 Education 
(Provision of Meals) Act 

By January, 1902, a daily av- 
erage of 1,433 children break- 
fasted on “a brown roll (6ozX 
currant bun (3ozj and tea for each 
child, upon the five school days of 
the week”. Later, “The question of 
continuing the currant bun was 
discussed. A suggestion to add a 
few more currants was agreed to.” 

The scheme persisted up to and 
beyond tee 1912 coal strike — 
indeed, the education committee 
still provided 662 children with 
free breakfast in 1922. 

Some of your readers may recall 
partaking of such fere. 

Yours faithfully, 

ALAN KLOTTRUP, 

St Chad's College, 

Durham. 

November 27. 

Consumption of fat 

From Professor Emeritus Arnold 
E. Bender 

Sir. Mrs Currie may have been 
forgiven her earlier statement that 
tee northerners eat badly (too 
much fat) when she had been in 
office only a few days. She should 
by now have had time to read tbe 
National Food Survey where the 
fet intakes (household purchases) 
of various regions of the country 
are reported (1984 report). 

If one believes in decimal points 
tee northerners eat slightly better 
in terms of fet than tee south- 
erners: Scotland 41.3 per cent, 
northerners 43.2 per cent north- 
west (her original target) 43.1 per 
cent — all less than tee “healthy” 
southerners at 44 per cent. 

Yours feithfully, 

A. E BENDER, 

2 Willow Vale, 

Fetcham, 

Leatherhead, Surrey. 

December 1. 


A divided island 

From Mr Rauf Denktas 
Sir, Your leader of November 24 
attempts mistakenly to lay the 
blame for tee Cyprus problem 
equally upon tee two commu- 
nities in Cyprus. May I comment? 

The acceptance by tee Turkish 
Republic of Northern Cyprus of 
the two UN plans for a settlement 
had tbe wholehearted support of 
our people even though they were 
compromises. We remain ready to 
accept the 1986 plan, but we 
cannot wait forever. 

The “second” (1985) UN docu- 
ment which, in an attempt to even 
the blame, you say we rejected, 
was not negotiated with us at alL 
Tbe 1984 and 1986 plans had been 
negotiated by the Secretary Gen- 
eral with both sides. 


You correctly point out teat it 
was tee armed attack by Greece 
upon Cyprus in 1974 which 
brought the Turkish army to the 
i sl a n d. If Turkey had nol come to 
our rescue Cyprus would have 
been annexed to Greece. We do 
not like tee militarisation of our 
island and would have preferred it 
if Greek Cypriots had bees wining 
to operate the 1960 Constitution, 
which was destroyed in 1963. 

The number of Turkish troops 
is conditioned not only by the feci 
teat we are outnumbered four to 
One by Greek Cypriots but also by 
tbe number of mainland Greek 
troops and ever-increasing Greek 
Cypriot forces. 

Britain refuses to deal with us 
on an equal footing with the Greek 
Cypriots. Britain handed over the 
sovereignty of tee island to two 


sides but sees no objection in 
treating the Greek Cypriot side as 
“the legitimate Government”. 
Greek Cypriots prefer to keep this 
title rather than establish a 
partnership government with us. 

The Greek Cypriots have no 
incentive to reach a settlement as 
long as Britain recognises them as 
the Government of tee whole of 
Cyprus and they get all tbe aid and 
international uide. If Britain 
really wants a settlement she 
should indicate teat these advan- 
tages may be withdrawn if tee UN 
plan is not accepted. 

Yours feithfully, 

RAUF R_ DENKTAS (President, 
Turkish Republic of Northern 
Cyprus). 

c/o 28 Cockspur Street, SW1. 
November 25- 


DECEMBER 4 1916 


The political crisis which led to 
the resignation of Asquith as 
Prime Minister and his 
replacement by Lloyd George was 
described in a leading article as 
the turning point of the war. 
Written by the editor, Geoffrey 
Dawson, it was the climax in a 
campaign for a smaller, more 
positive, war council under Lloyd 
George. Asquith resigned the 
following dqy, but Dawson later 
denied that the leader was 
inspired by someone else, and said 
it never occurred to him that he 
was giving away information not 
known to a considerable inner 
circle. 


Reconstruction 

An official statement, issued at a 

late hour last night annou nces that 
*tee PRIME MINISTER, with a 
view to the most effective prosecu- 
tion of tbe war, has de ri ded to 
advise HIS MAJESTY the KING 
to consent to a reconstruction of 
the Government." It is not alto- 
gether a surprising derision to 
those who have followed the course 
of events during the last three days. 
Out of a welter of political specula- 
tion — some of it calculated, some 
of it merely misinf ormed — certain 
definite facts were already begin- 
ning to emerge. The first is that 
Mr. LLOYD GEORGE has finally 
taken his stand against the present 
cumbrous methods of directing the 
war. The second is that he has an 
alternative scheme of his own, 
which is not without support 
among his colleagues. The third is 
that we are at last within measur- 
able diamnro of the sni ftl l War 
Council, or super-Cabinet for war 
purposes, which has been steadily 
pressed in these columns for the 
last year and a half. On Friday, 
according to our Parliamentary 
Correspondent, Mr. LLOYD 
GEORGE’S decision took shape in 
the form of written representations 

to the PRIME MINISTER, and 
these have since been followed by 
persona) discussion between them. 
The gist of his proposal is under- 
stood to be the establishment 
forthwith of a small War Council, 
folly charged with the supreme 
direction of the war . Of this 
Council Mr.- ASQUITH himself is 
not to be a member — the 
assum ption b eing that the PRIME 
MINISTER has sufficient cares of 1 
a more general character without 
devoting himaelf wholly, as the new 
Council must be devoted if it is to 
be effective, to the daily task of 
organ ising victory. Certain of Mr. 
ASQUITH'S colleagues are also 
excluded on the ground of tempera- 
ment from a body which can only 
succeed if it is harmonious and 
decisive _ Since Friday, then, 
there has been in existence 
political "crisis” of the first magni- 
tude, if the word is applicable in 
these days to any domestic recon- 
struction. On Saturday Mr. AS- 
QUITH had a prolonged audience 
of the KING. There have been 
hurried journeys from distant parts 
of England and a protracted Sun- 
day meeting of the Unionist mem' 
bus of the Cabinet. Not since the 
days when the coalition was form- 
ing has any political situation 
produced such excitement or, we 
may add, such a general feeling of 
optimism. 

On the top of all this comes the 
official announ ceme nt that the 
PRIME MINISTER has derided 
for reconstruction and with it fresh 
hope that the change may be 
effected without interregnum or 
delay. It means, we assume, that he 
consents in principle to Mr. 
LLOYD GEORGE'S proposals. 
The conversion has been swift, but 
Mr. ASQUITH has never been 
slow to note political tendencies 
when they become inevitable. The 
testimony of his closest supporters 
— even more, perhaps, than the 
pressure of those who have no 
politics beyond the war — must 
have convinced him by this time 
that matters cannot possible go on 
as at present. They must have 
convinced him, too, that his own 
qualities are fitted better, as they 
are fond of saying, to “preserve the 
“unity of tbe nation” (though we 
have never doubted its unity) than 
to force tee pace of a War Council 

_ We imagine that all of them 
[the soldiers] would privately ex- 
press the view teat great chances 
have been missed through weak- 
ness and vacillation in the supreme 
direction of the war. That is a view 
which is certainly held by many 
thousands of civilians: If tee 
sddieis also hold it, it is they, after 
all, who have the best reason for 
grasping the disastrous effects 
upon not year’s campaign of any 
further delay in solving the su- 
preme, the critical, the still unset- 
tled question of man-power 

This is by no means the first 
time in the lest two yean that Mr, 
LLOYD GEORGE has been on the 
verge of a rupture with his col- 
leagues. Once it was averted by the 
enforced surrender of the Govern- 
ment over the Military Service 
BiH Once the Ministry of Muni- 
tions, and more lately tee War 
Office, seemed to provide fresh 
opportunities, even under unsatis- 
factory conditions, of useful indi- 
vidual service. But from the very 
be ginning he has stood apart from 
the rest in his unm ista ka ble 
enthusiasms for vigorous war 


Nothing to declare 

From Mr Simon J. A. Powis 
Sir, A recent somewhat acrimo- 
nious dialogue with a Customs 
and Excise officer at Heathrow 
concerning a disputed duty pay- 
ment has produced the following 
observation from him: “ ... 
Secondly, telephone enquiries ran 
not be dealt with on tee phone”. 

I presume when written en- 
quiries can nor be dealt with by 
letter the matter will be dosed. 1 
Yours feithfully, 

SIMON POWIS, 

Abington Hill 

504 Wellingborough Road, 

Northampton. 

November 24. 




THE TIMES TH URSDAY DECEMBER 4 198&. 



COURT 

AND 

SOCIAL 


Sale room 


of The Prince's Council at 10, | IVnnGrS 
Buckingham Gate, SW1 and 1 L,umcI 3 
subsequently entertained Mem- 
bers of the Council and Duchy 
Land Stewards to luncheon ax 
Kensington Palace. 

Sir John Riddell, Bt, was in 
attendance. 

e tms morning. The Princess of Wales this 

The Duke of Edinburgh, Pa- morning opened the new Head- 
m and Trustee, attended The quarters of The Bod 


COURT 

CIRCULAR 

BUCKINGHAM PALACE 
December 3: The Queen held an 
Investiture at Buckingham Pal- 
ace this morai 


Lewis Carroll’s drawings 
of Alice fetch £1 87,000 

By Geraldine Norman. Sale-Room Correspondent 


OBITUARY 

MR LORAINE CONRAN 

Curator of vision 


tron 

Duke of Edinburgh's Award 
Scheme General Council at the 
International Centre, Bourne- 
mouth today. 

His Royal Highness was re- 
ceived by the Mayor of Bourne- 
mouth (Councillor Dan Crone) 
and the Director of the Award 
Scheme (Mr Robert Heron). 

Brigadier Clive Robertson 
was in attendance. 

* Tbe Duke of Edinburgh, 
Permanent Master, this evening 
presided at a Court Meeting of 
the Worshipful Company of 
Shipwrights at which The Prince 
of Wales was admitted an 
Assistant to the Court of tbe 
Company, at Ironmongers' 
Hail, London, EC2. 

Afterwards, Tbe Duke of 
Edinburgh, accompanied by 
Tbe Prince of Wales, presided at 
a Livery Dinner of the 
Company. 

His Royal Highness was re- 
ceived by the Master of the 
Company (Mr R.W. Abbott). 

Major Rowan Jackson, RM 
and Mr Humphrey Mews were 
in attendance. 

■ The Duchess of York this 
afternoon visited the Park Lane 
Fair organized by the Forces 
Help Society and Lord Roberts 
Workshops, at the Park Lane 
Hotel, Wl. 

Her Royal Highness was re- 
ceived by the Lord Mayor of 
Westminster (Councillor Mrs 
Terence Mallinson). the Na- 
tional President, Forces Help 
Society and Lord Roberts Work- 
shops (General Sir Robert Ford) 
and the Chairman of the Fair 
(the Marchioness of Ailesbury). 

Mrs John Floyd was in 
attendance. 

The Princess Anne, Mrs Mark 
Phillips, President of tbe Royal 
Agricultural Society of England, 
this morning attended the 
Society’s Council Meeting at 35, 
Bel grave Square. SWI, where 
Her Royal Highness was re- 
ceived by the Chairman of the 
Council (Mr G Smith-Ryland). 

The Princess Anne. Mrs Mark 
Phillips. Chancellor of the 
University of London, this 
afternoon presided at the Degree 
Ceremony of the University at 
the Royal Albert Half 
Her Royal Highness was re- 
ceived by the Vice-Chancellor of 
the University (the Lord 
Flowers). 

In the evening. The Princess 
Anne, Mrs Made Phillips at- 
tended a Thanksgiving Service, 
to celebrate the University's 
150th Anniversary, in St Paul's 
CathedraL 

. Her Royal Highness was re- 
ceived by the Dean of St Paul's 
Very 


Body Shop pic 
at Hawthorn Road, Wick. 
Littlehampton, West Sussex. 

Afterwards, Her Royal High- 
ness visited die Downland 
Housing Society Pnyect run by 
the Sussex Association for Spina 
Bifida and Hydrocephalus at 5, 
Grand Avenue. Worthing. 

The Princess of Wales, at- 
tended by Viscountess 
Gunpden and Lieutenant-Com- 
mander Richard Ayiard, RN, 
travelled in an aircraft of The 
Queen's Flight. 

KENSINGTON PALACE 
December 3: The Duke and 


Shipwrights' Cotn^ny 
Tbe Duke ofEdinburgh. Perma- 
nent Master of the Shipwrights' 
Company presided at a special 
meeting of the court of tbe 
company at Ironmongers* Hall 
yesterday when the Prince of 
Wales, a liveryman of the 
company, was admitted as a 
member of the Court of Assis- 
tants. Mr Derek Kimber, Prime 
Warden, assisted with Rear' 
Admiral Sir Morgan Moigan- 
Giles. Mr GJL Newman. Mr 
F.M. Evened, and Dr E.CJL 
Coriett 

Afterwards, the Duke of Edin- 
burgh and the Prince of Wales 
attended a livery dinner at 
iromongets' Hail. The Master 
and Clerk of the Ironmongers’ 
Company, Admiral Sir William 
StaveJey (First Sea Lord) and 
Captain J.L. Weatherall 
(Commanding Officer of HMS 
Ark Royal were also present. 


Duchess of Gloucester were 
present this evening at the Lord Merton of Tjndfafarae 
British- American Ball at Gras- Lord Munoo of Lmdisferae. 
venor House, Park Lane, Wl. presided at a dinner given by the 

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Simon Primrose League at the House of 


Nine pea and brown ink 
scenes from Alice’s Adventures ia Wo 
executed by Dodgson himself, the author of the 
book, were sold for £187,000 (unpublished 
£100,000) at Christie’s yesterday to an 
| Ameri can private collector. 

For most of their e wtqm the drawings have 
nurBif WT-adfd ■ nder an afli flm tjoa to TenraeL the 
Blustndnr who made the drawings for the 
published edition of Alice. 

It has only recently been appreciated that the 
Rev Charles Lntwidge Dodgson, alias Lewis 
Carroll, provided Teimlel with his own model 
dr a w in g s. He had made them to accompany the 
n rin ii w T«amwfri )iHirjfi»»liia he p resen ted to 
its inspiration, Alice Liddell, under the tide 
Alices At henians Underground. The mairascripC 
was nrtrnrtnl for pab&catimi and Tenruel 
provided original d raw ing s of his own. 

Tbe drawings sold yesterday were copied by 
Dodgson from TeanJeTs. They wan presented to 
Alice probably in the spring of 1865 and sold by 
her grandaegfater in 1958 as Teanfeft work. The 
di sc o very that they were by Dodgson, not TemrieL 
was made In 1979. 

The other highlight of Christie's «— p»mu - > ip f 
sale was a handwritten . manuscript of Sean 
O'Casey'S Jnno and lie Paycock, which was sold 


together with a near final typescript of the play for 

£63300 (estimate £40300^50,000). 

Sotheby's sustained the level of as to nishing ly 


ofmeir previous night's sale as they moved on to 
second division pictures yesterday. 

The flyer was Henri Martin, who 

followed the pioneering experiments of Sepal, 
applying his pointBEst technique to conventional 
landscapes- A sunlit harbour P o rt d e 

Conioare” sold for £186,000 against an estimate 
of £50300-270,000, setting a new auction pnee 
record for the artist- . . 

It was by an unnamed Englis h private 

collector, who secured several of the top priced 
pictures- He paid another record price « 
£1 10300 (estimate £3®,0Q8-£48,0OO) for Henri le 
Sidaner’s “La Maisou de V itt”, the tode <rf a 
quiet n u i uh y bouse overflowing with flowering 
creepers in summer sunlight. He also bwghla 
Rees van Doogen “An casino de Deauville'’ at 
£126300 (estimate £90,600-£1 10,000k the pout- 
ers are r«oght m Van Dongea'is chararterfc tic 
bright colours. 

Sotheby's evening sale of Tuesday night was a 
watershed, earning £40 J $9-900 for 105 lots in the 
coarse of two hours. No single sale in au c ti on 
history has so much money. The previous 
high for a single sale was £29 unm a n . 


Bland and Mrs Euan 
McCorquodale were in 
attendance. 

The Duchess of Gloucester 
this evening presented the 
Commemorative Certificates to 
tbe holders of the 1985/86 
Smith and Nephew Foundation 
Awards at a reception bekl at the 
Royal College of Surgeons, 
London WC2. 

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was 
in attendance. 

YORK. HOUSE 
ST JAMES’S PALACE 
December 3: The Duke of Kent 
this morning opened the Tenth 
National Energy Management 
Conference and Exhibition and 
later visited the Department of 
Trade and Industry’s CTMAP 
Demonstration at the National 
Exhibition Centre, Birming- 
ham, West Midlands. 

His Royal Highness, who 
travelled in an aircraft of The 
s Flight, was attended by 
chad Campbell 

Lamerton. 

The Duchess of Kent, as 
Patron of Age Concern, this 
afternoon attended a Carol Con- 
cert in Salisbury Cathredrat, 
Wiltshire. 

Her Royal Highness, who 
travelled in an aircraft of Tbe 
Queen's Flight, was attended by 
Captain Michael Campbell 
Lamerton. 

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE 
December 3: Princess Alexan- 
dra and the Hon Angus OgiJrvy 
were present this evening at the 
opening of the exhibition “The 
New Thracian Treasure from 
Rogozen, Bulgaria" by Mr 
Georgi Yordanov, Deputy 
Chairman of the Council of! 
Ministers of tbe People’s 
Republic of Bulgaria, at the 
British Museum. 

Mrs Peter Afia was in 
attendance. 


(the Very Reverend Alan 
Webster). ~ 

The Princess Anne, Mis Mark BllthdflVS tnrfa V 
Phillips. Commandant-in- lUUU J 

Chief, St John Ambulance and 
Nursing Cadets, attended the 
Order Gala Bali at the Inter- 
Continental Hold, Hamilton 
Place, Wl. 

Her Royal Highness was re- 
ceived by the Chairman of the 
Ball Committee (the Lord 
Westbury). 

Mrs Malcolm Wallace was in 
attendancel. 


The Marchioness of Anglesey, 
62; Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Si-, 
mon Bland. 63; Mr Ronnie i 
Corbett. 56; Sir Patrick Dormer, 
82; Miss Gemma Jones, 44; Mrs 
Pamela W. Matthews, 72; Miss 
Yvonne Minton, 43; Professor 
Brian Morris. 56; Dr A. L. 
Rowse, 83; Mr J. C Trewin. 78; 
the Rev Professor G J. M. Weir, 
89. 


CLARENCE HOUSE 
December 3: Queen Elizabeth 
The Queen Mother this morn- 
ing visited the Royal Smithfidd 
Show at Earls Court. 

Mrs Patrick Campbeli-Pres- 
ton and Major Sir Ralph 
Anstruther, Bt, were in 
a tt endance. 

KENSINGTON PALACE 
December 3: The Prince of 
Wales, Duke of Cornwall, this 
morning presided at a meeting 


Lords yesterday. Mr Leon 
Brittari. QC. MP, was the guest 
of honour and speaker. Lady 
| Murton. Mrs Bnttan, Judith 
Lady Roberts, Chairman of the 
, Ladies Churchill Chapter, Mr 
I W.L. Grant, honorary treasurer, 
and Mrs Grant, were also 
present 

City Livery Club 
The Lord Mayor, accompanied 
by tbe Lady Mayoress and the 
Sheriffs ana their ladies, at- 
tended the annual dinner of tbe 
City Lively dub held at 
G uildhall last night Sir John 
Welch presided. Mr Justice 
Owen, Dean of the Arches Court 
of Canterbury, Mr Alderman 
Brian Jenkins. Sir Peter Lane 
and tbe Rev Michael Bourne. 
President of Sion College and 
Chaplain to the City livery 
Gub, also spoke. 

Salmon and Troot Association 
Lord Home of tbe Hirsd pre- 
sided at tbe annual dinner of the 
Salmon and Trout Association 
held last night at Fishmongers' 
HaJL Lord and Lady Hunter, Sir 
Hector Monro, MP, and foe 
Prime Warden of tbe 
Fishmongers' Company were 
among the principal guests. 
Champagne Bollinger 
M and Mine Christian Bizot and 
the Directors ofMentzendorff & 
Co Ltd gave a dinner at the Inn 
on the Park Hotel yesterday in 
honour of the champion Na- 
tional Hunt jockeys for the 
1985/86 season. Mine Bizot 
presented the Bollinger Tro- 
phies to the champion jockey, 
Mr Peter Scudamore, and to the 
leading amateur rider, Mr Tim 
Thomson Jones. 

Southgate Hockey Qob 
The centenary of Southgate 
Hockey Gub was celebrated at 
Lord’s at a dinner held last 
night. The president, Mr Robert 
Watson, welcomed tbe guests 
the who included the President 
and Secretary-General of the 
Hockey Association, the Mayor 
of Enfield, the MP for Enfield 
and representatives of the 
London league and other clubs. 

Canning House 

Sir Peter Macadam, President of 
the Hispanicand Luso Brazilian 
Council, was host at a dinner at 
Canning House yesterday, in 
honour of Ambassadors and 
beads of mission of Latin Amer- 
ica, Spain and Portugal. Mr 
Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Gov- 
ernor of the Bank of England, 


Dinners 


Cart De La Wan-. 



Mr R.O. Anderson and Mr 
LJVLCook 

A dinner was given last night by 
Mr Robert O. Anderson and Mr 
Lod wrick M. Cook, Chairman 
of the Atlantic Richfield Com- 
pany, at Cktridge's hotel. The 
guests were: 

Tbe Norwcwan AiaBSador. U>e Carl 
Of AfrUe. Mr Robert B Anderson. Mr 

SES? 

Berlin. QM. Mr Jo&n 
BoanUnanfsir KraSeOTBand. Loro 

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. _ Mr Terry 

Mr Victor Chapman. Lord , 

= of Amtsfteid. Mr Davfd 

Otlpp. Mr Kenned) Oarfce. 


John Crawford- Mr Hairy Cress 
Edmund 



English showing for 
duchess portrait 


By Snzy Menkes 


Appointments 

Colonel W.P. Fletcher, late, 

Royal Army Dental Corps, to be| was the guest of honour. 
Honorary Dental Surgeon to the 
Queen. 

Miss Enid Castle, Headmistress 
of Red Maids’ School, Bristol, to 
be Principal of Cheltenham 
Ladies' College from next 
September. 

Miss Auue Heather Steel to be 
Circuit Judge on the Northern 
GrcuiL 


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BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION 

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen 
President: The Lady Home of The Hirsel 



Fed the warmth 
of giving 
this Christmas... 

... and help someone to feel a little less alone in the 
world. Christmas can be an agonising time for those who 
are old and without warmth and company. The 
memories. The feeling of isolation. People who have 
devoted their lives to the care of others, are now in 
of help themselves. 

Traditionally Christinas is the time forgiving. There 
are elderly people who need - our help and yours. A 
donation of £50 win help to keep someone warm all 
winter long, but we would be grateful for whatever you 
can spare. 

The NBI was founded in 1812 to help elderly 
gentlefolk, who through no fault of their own found 
themselves in reduced circumstances in their declining 
years. Please help us to keep the same spirit alive this 
Christmas and bring a little hope to those who have given 
so much. 


Oxford Sodety 

Lord Tweedsmuir, Braseuose 
College, President of the 
London branch of tbe Oxford 
Society, presided at the annual 
dinner held at Middle Temple 
Hall yesterday. Prebendary Har- 
old Loasby, Braseuose College, 
the Warden of Merton College, 
Viscount Tooypandy, Lord 
Windlesham, New College, Dr 
HA Hurren, secretary of the 
society, and Mr Peter Plowden- 
Wardlaw, Merton College, vice- 
chairman. also spoke. 

British American 
Associates 

The Duke and Duchess of 
Gloucester were the guests of 
honour at the British American 
Associates ball held at Grosve- 
nor House yesterday. The 
| American Ambassador and Mrs 
Price and the High Commis- 
sioner for Canada and Mrs 
McMurtry were also present. 


A striking portrait of the 
Duchess of Windsor (pictured 
above) will be seen in England 
for the first time next week, the 
50th anniversary of tbe Abdica- 
tion of Edward Vm. 

This morning the pain ting, by 
British artist Gerald 
BrockhBrsLwill leave Paris, 
where it has the 

Windsor's French home for 30 
years. It wBl go on display next 
Saturday at the Graves Ait 
Gallery, Sheffield, ia a 
Brockharst exhibition which 
wiD reach tbe National Portrait 
Gallery to London next ApriL 

The painting has been lent by 
Mr Mobamed A1 Fayed, the 
owner of Harrods. Mr A1 Fayed 
has bought the remaining con- 
tents of the Windsor mansion 
and is embarking on a pains- 
taking restoration of the 
interior. 

The portrait, painted in 1939, 
t hree y ears after the Abdication, 
shows t he dacbess set against a 
lowering sky, wearing a severe 
steel grey dress, unbuttoned at 
the neckline and decorated with 
a jewelled flower brooch. 

In a strange coincidence, 
Sotheby's, sponsors of the 
Brockhnrst exhibition, have lo- 


cated the distinctive dress by tbe 
American designer 

Mainbocber, and are offering it 
in a textile sale next February. 

The portrait is remarks Me for 
its strong sexual charge and its 
expression of the former Mrs 
Simpson’s magnetic style. “It 
has tbe intensity and compelling 
quality of all Brockhmst’s ma- 
ture work", says Mrs Ant 
Coodchild, Assistant Keeper of 
Sheffield City Art Galleries, 
who located the painting and has 
organized the exhibition. 

Gerald Brockharst was a 
pro minent society p&into- in the 
1930s, whose coaraissrons in- 
cluded Merle Oberon and Mar- 
lene Dietrich, whose portraits 
wiD also be on show. 

Mrs Good child's research 
shows that Brockharst was fas- 
cinated by Mrs Simpson and 
planned the portrait long before 
the Abdication. He wanted also 
to paint tbe Dnke of Windsor m 
his uniform of the Welsh 
Guards, bat this was new 
realised. 

The Dnke of Windsor paid 
L250gnmeas for the picture of 
his wife, which was exhibited in 
1939 at Knoedters Gallery in 
New York, where Brockhnrst 
was living. 


(Photograph: Gerard Mare) 


Lord Oadwyn. Lord ' 

Harrow. Mr John R S 
Mr Pedro 

--acton, sor 

Harris of Greenwich. Mr 

ri*. Mr Roger Harrison. Sir John 
jev-Joow. Sir Michael Havers. . 
MP. Mr Barney Kayboe. MP. Mr . 
Healey. CH. MP. Mr Edward 
Heath. MP. Sir hOcnotas Henderson. 
Mr Michael HeseOtoe. MP. Sir WD- 
Uam HesefHne. Mr Alan HUxta. Mr 
Michael Horton. Mr /UKtawHow- i 
Sir David HmL itrdHma of I 
/Orth, tbe Hon Douglas Kurd. 

•- Mr Roy Jenkins. MP. Sir Philip 
Mr Yw J nutans. MT Charles 
t- MP. Dr Henry lOsatnger. Mr 1 

KnishL Mr Nevine Latxrvtich, 

Norman MP. Mr David 

‘ mhony I tnrmn QC. Lord 

Sir David McNre. Lord 
. Sir Robert Mnwry. Mr 
vler MeOerio- sir Pete- MkWJrton. 

‘ Miles. Mr Austin MitcbetL MP. 
Jexek MitcbetL 
Mr Dayw NSdooo. Sir Edwin 
Nbcoa. Sir Arthur Norman. Mr 
Stante Orrae. MP. Mr Rupert Pen- 
nant -Rae. Lord Ponsonby of 
rede. Mr Francis Pym. mp. Mr 
hy Raison, mp. Mr Pan! 
les. Mr Michael Redtngton. Sir 
n Reece. Mr Mertyn Rees. MP. 

ttwcMM. Mr Giles Sbaw. MP. 
aweross. QC. Mr Michael 
• James Sherwood. Mr Peter 
ff>. the Ho a John E strain. 

„ HaoU SorgeniL Mr Paul 
Mr Jack steioMro. Mr Jack 
MP. Mr Edward S tr e a m . 
Maurice Taylor. Mr Dans 
lalcber. Lord Thomson of 
Sir John Tooiey. Mr 

- M art. Sir lan Trahowan. 

Sir Anthony Tuke. Mr John 
Wakeltam. mp. the Boo wattam 

MP. Mr David S Walker. 

wass. Lord Wrtnstan. 


Mr Loraine Conran, distin- 
guished an gallery director, 
died on November 25. He was 
74. 

George Loraine Conran was 
bom on March 29, 1912. 
Origin ally destined for the 
Navy, he' was educated at die 
RNC Dartmouth. 

But an early interest in the 
history of ait led to a change of 
direction. He worked for a 
time in journalism, writing art 
reviews for a number of 
newspapers, including The 
Times. 

Bui then a curator friend of 
his encouraged him to go into 
the museum world, and in 
1935 he obtained an appoint- 
ment at the Birmingham Mu- 
seum and Art Gallery, moving 
the following year to the 
Walker Art Gallery at. Liver- 
pool as deputy director. 

In 1938 he became, at 26. 
the youngest director in the 
country when he was given 
charge of the Southampton 
Art Gallery. There be made 
judicious acquisitions of twen- 
tieth-century paintings: and, 
through his close friendship 
with Arthur Jeffries, the Jef- 
fries collection was given to 
Southampton. 

He joined the Navy in the 
Second World War, serving as 
a gunnery officer in a destroy- 
er, attaining the rank of lieu- 
tenant-commander, and being 
mentioned in despatches. 
There was, perhaps, always 
something of the naval officer 
about him - in the Beatty 
rather than the Jellicoe mould. 

His next post was the 
curatorship of the Iveagh Be- 
quest at Kenwood (1950-62), 
where his head attendant re- 
called him holding ‘‘the 
visions” every morning. It 
was at Kenwood that he made 
his greatest mark, initiating 
tbe LCC summer exhibitions 
on aspects of British eigh- 
teenth-century art, which were 
continued with such success 
under the GLC and which are 
still maintained by En glish 
Heritage. 

He revived interest in 
George Romney with an exhi- 
bition of his paintings and 
drawings (1961), and the fol- 


lowing year brought off a coup 
in bringing to London an 
"American University 
Collection” from the Allen 
Memorial Art Museum, Ohio. 

During this lime he was, in 
addition to his museum du- 
ties, an outstanding secretary 
of the Contemporary Arts 
Society ( 1 959-65), and curator 
of the Cook Collection, Rich- 
mond, which was then stored 
at Kenwood. 

In 1962, when he seemed 
established at Kenwood for 
some years to come. Ire moved 
to the Manchester City Art 
Gallery, as director. He 
bought well for Manchester, 
raising the annual budget from 
£5.000 to over £100.000. His 
most resounding success was 
the purchase, in 1970, of 
Stubbs’s Cheetah and Stag 
with two Indians. 

But relations with the Cor- 
poration were not easy, and 
were further complicated by 
the formation of the Greater 
Manchester Council to whose 
funds the gallery did not have 
access. 

He retired in 1976 with 
something of the appearance 
of a broken man. caused, no 
doubt, partly by the onset of 
Parkinson's disease. 

Yet he continued to play a 
part in museum affairs, at- 
tending the museums' confer- 
ence. He had been hon 
secretary of the Museums’ 
Association (1959-64), and its 
president (1966-7). He also 
served on the British commit- 
tee of the International Coun- 
cil of Museums (1959-71). 

Conran was of medium 
height, dark and handsome, 
with broad shoulders and a 
wide, humorous mouth, 
which gave him an uncanny 
resemblance to the actor, 
Glenn Ford. 

In 1938 he married Jacque- 
line O'Neill Roe. a ballet - 
dancer. They had a son and 
two daughters (one of whom 
died). The marriage ended in 
divorce in 1970. and that year 
he married Elizabeth John- 
ston, curator of the Bowes 
Museum. Barnard Castle, 
with whom be had another 
daughter. 


MR PAUL CURRAN 



— Lord 

Donald Wood. Mr tan 
_-*■ MP. fflr Woodrow 

"irmiiirL and Loro 

Yotmg or GraObain. 


Reception 


and 


Police Convalescence 
Rehabilitation Trust 
Tbe Prime Minister and the 
Speaker and Mrs WeatheriU 
attended a reception last night at 
Speaker’s House given by Vis- 
count Trenchant, Chairman of | 
tbe Appeal CouncO of the Police 
Convalescence and Rehabilita- 
tion Trust, and Viscountess 
Trenchard. Others present in- 
cluded the Lord Mayor of I 
Westminster locum tenens and 
Mrs Forrester, Lord Diamond, 
the Secretary of State for the 
Home Department and the Hon 
Mrs Hurd, Mr Gerald Kaufman. ; 
ME, Mr David Steel, MP. 


Mr Paul Curran, actor, for 
many years a fa miliar and 
well-regarded figure on the 
London stage, died on Decem- 
ber 1. He was 73. 

A Scot, he was bom on April 
25. 1913. He made his debut 
in Cinderella at the Alhambra 
Theatre, Glasgow. Alter this 
he spent four years at Glasgow 
Citizens' Theatre. 

He worked in the provinces 
for many years, arriving in 
the 1950s in London where he 
joined the Old Vic (later the 
National Theatre). 

Among his parts was Duke 
Senior in the all-male As You 
Like It (1967), and the school- 
master Holofemes in Olivier’s 
revival of Love's Labour Lost 
the following year. In Three 
Sisters (also 1967) he was the 
army doctor Chebutikin be- 
fore Olivier, who had been ill, 
came back to the part 
He was Gibbet in The 
Beaux’ Stratagem (1970); and 
Northumberland in Richard 
77, and the mayor in tbe 


American comedy The Front 
Page (both 1972). 

But his work at the National 
will be especially remem- 
bered. There, in 1972. he was 
Sir Peter Teazle (to Louise 
Purnell's Lady Teazle) in Jon- 
athan Miller’s production of 
The School for Scandal. He 
showed his gift for testy old 
gentlemen when, in Pinero's 
Trelawny of the Wells, he 
played the vice-chancellor 
who softens at the name of 
Edmund Kean. He took over 
Friar Francis in Zeffirelli’s 
production of Much Ado 
About Nothing. 

Recently, for Peter Wood's 
group at the National, he was 
the judge in Arthur Miller's 
The American Clock. At the 
time of his death he was 
rehearsing as the doctor in . 
King Lear. 

Gibbons fitted easily into 
both classical and contempo- 
rary plays. A lucid speaker 
with a vigorous intelligence, 
he was welcome in any cast 


ARCHBISHOP 
MARTIN O’CONNOR 


Service dinner 

Leicestershire and Derbyshire 
Yeomanry 

Colonel P. T. S. Bowiby pre- 
sided at the annual dinner of| 
officers of the Leicestershire and 
Derbyshire (Prince Albert’s 
Own) Yeomanry held fast night 
al tbe Cavalry and Guards Gub. 


A memorial service for Sir 
Henry Osmond-Gaike wifi be I 
hdd at St Clement Danes., 
Strand, at noon on Wednesday, 
January 7. 1987. 


The Hon F.T. Baring 
and Miss AJSJE. Taylor 
The engagement is announced 
between Francis, son of Lord 
and Lady Northbrook, of East 
Stratton, Winchester, and Ame- 
lia, elder daughter of Dr and 
Mrs Reginald Taylor, of 
Hursiey, Winchester. 

The Hon J-FJVL Grosrenor 
and Miss D. Rossi 
The engagement is announced 
between Julian, only son of Lord 
Ebury, and Elfin Lady Ebury, 
and Danielle, sixth daughter of 
Mr and Mrs Theo Rossi, of 
Sydney, Australia. 

Mr F.P.H- de Zulneta 
and the Hon Mrs P. Wodehonse 
The engagement is announced 
between Francis, son of Sir 
Philip and the Hon Lady de 
Zulueta. and Pandora (ne6 Jef- 
freys). daughter of Mrs WJ. 


Forthcoming marriages 


Mr RJ. Bradstock 
and Miss AL, Biley 
The engagement is announced 
between Rupert,- son of Mr and 
Mrs Michael Bradstock. of Fal- 
coners House, Crichel, 
Wim borne, Dorset, and Anna, 
younger daughter of Major John 
Riley and the late Mrs Riley, of 
Trinity Manor, Jersey. 

Mr R.D. Brace-Card ner 
and Miss CS. Wright 
The engagement is announced 
between Robin Digby. son of 
Mr and Mrs Bryan Bruce- 
Gardner. of Flyfbrd FTavelL 
Worcestershire, and Caroline 
Stuart, daughter of Mr and Mrs 
PcterS. Wright, of Wivelsfield, 
Sussex. 

Mr R. Pray by Is Id 
and Miss C. Casseb 
The engagement is announced 
between Robert, younger son of 


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Mr D.PJLP. Dtmcombe 
and Miss SLA. Battrma 
The engagement is announced 
between David, only son of Sir 
Philip and Lady Duncombe. 
and Sarah, elder daughter of the 
late Mr R.T.CL Battrum and of 
Mrs Battrum, of Westfield 
Farm. Great Brickbill, 
Buckinghamshire. 

Mr DJL Ashby 

and MIssS-L. Harriet 

Tbe engagement is announced 

between Duncan Robert, son of 

Mr and Mrs Brian A Ashby, of 

Lumb Grange. Hazelwood. 

Derby, and Sarah Louise. 

daughter of Mr and Mrs Mi- 
chael D. Oil 


Middlesex. 


Clifton, North wood. 


Oadby, Leicester, and Caroline, 
elder daughter of Mr and Mrs 
P-A- Cassels, of Uckfield, 
Sussex. 

Mr R-LS. Holmes 
and Miss C.R. Ellis 
The engagement is announced 
between Richard, elder son of 
Mr and Mrs HJ. Holmes, of 
Buckinghamshire, and Carolyn, 
elder daughter of Mr and Mrs 
R.D. Ellis, of Bisley. Woking. 
Surrey. 

Mr J.P. White 
and Miss C.P. Gould 
The engagement is announced 
between John, only son of Mr 
and Mrs D. While, of 
Micklefield. Leeds, and Carole, 
only daughter of Mr and Mrs 
JLA- Gould, of Sydenham. 
London. 


Mr D. McMeekia 
and Miss C. Harker 
The engagement is announced 
between D&mian, son of Mr and 
MrsG.WJ. McMeekia, of Bris- 
bane, Australia, formerly of 
Papua New Guinea, and Chloe, 
daughter of Mr and Mrs R.G.N. 
Harker, of Gerrards Cross, 
Buckinghamshire. 

Mr DJ. Rhodes 
and Miss A.CJVL Walley 
Tbe engagement is announced 
between David, son of Mr and 
Mis A.A Rhodes, of Cheadle. 
Cheshire, and Alexandra, youn- 
ger daughter of Mr and Mrs 
T.S.S. Walley. of Yarhampion, 
Worcestershire. 

Mr P. Phillips 
and Miss SJF. Smith 
The -engagement is announced 
between Peter, twin son of Mr 
and Mrs J.M. Phillips, of 
Devon, and Sarah, younger 
daughter of Major KJ. Smith, of 
Wiltshire, and Mrs J.M. 
Moffett, of Oxford. 

Dr PJM. Stidolpb 
and Miss A-G. Curtis 
The engagement is announced 
between Paul, younger son of 
Mr and Mrs Neville Stidolph, of 
Mill Hill, London, and Adri- 
enne, daughter of Group Cap- 
tain and Mrs Norman Curtis, of 
Worplesdon. Surrey. 

Mr D.G. Hensley 
and Miss C.M. Pbddifoot 
The engagement is announced 
between David, eldest son of Mr 
and Mrs George Hensley, of 
Formby. Lancashire, and Char- 
lone Mary, only daughter of the 
late Dr Philip Puddifoot and 
Mrs Valerie Puddifoot, of 

riiMBi Clirmv 


Mr TJ. HiBs 
and Miss KJVL Knowles 
Tbe engagement is announced 
between Thomas James, elder 
son of Mr and Mrs Thomas R. 
Hills, of Burleigh Farm. Charing 
Heath, Kent, and Katherine 
Mary, daughter of Mr David 
Knowles, of Old Leigh Place, 
S telling. Kent, and Mrs Barbara 
Knowles, of Roundshill, 
Sissinghurst. Kent. 


Lieutenant-Commander R. 
Nerick, RN 
and Miss HJL Warner 
The engagement is announced 
between Rowland, elder son of 
Mr and Mrs A- Nurick, of 
Chalfont St Giles, Buckingham- 
shire, and Helen, only daughter 
of Mr R.B. Warner. MBE. and 
Mrs Warner, of Edinburgh. 


Marriages 

Mr C J J*. Arthur 
and Dr LMJ. Lnvrry 
The marriage took place on 
November 22. 1986, at St 
Peter's Church. Fetetsfield. 
Hampshire, between Mr Chris- 
topher Arthur, younger son of 
Mr and Mrs Ronald Arthur, of 
Usk, Gwent, and Dr Rachel 
MF. La wry, daughter of the 
Rev John Lawry and tbe late 
Mrs Susan Lawry. ofPetersfiekL 


Mr RJX Doodbrd 
and Mrs L. Hiscox 

The marriage took place in 
London yesterday between Mr 
Robert Doxford and Mis Lucy 
Hi.smx. 


Archbishop Martin J. 
O’Connor who, during many 
years m Rome was an adviser 
to six Popes, died on Novem- 
ber 28. He was 86. 

He was bom at Scranton, 
Pennsylvania, where he be- 
came an altar boy. He served 
in the Army during the First 
Worid War. 

He was ordained in 1924, 
and studied for a doctorate in 
theology in Rome at the . 
Urban College of Propaganda 
and the University of 
Apollinare. 

He returned to Scranton 
where be was consecrated 
bishop in J942. After the 
Second World War he was 
appointed rector of the Pontif- 
ical North American College, 
Rome, which had been severe- 
ly damaged during the war. He 

CAPT PHILIP 
BULLOCK 

Captain Philip Critchell 
Bullock, OBE, died on No- 
vember 23. He was 86. 

Boro on December 28, 
1899, he was educated at 
Sherborne before joining the 
Indian Array in 1918. As an 
officer in the Bengal Lancers, 
he saw service on the North- 
West Frontier and en g a g ed in 
the sports appropriate to his 
calling. 

These cost him a broken 
neck, which was luckily not 
fetal but caused his retirement 
from the Army in 1936. 

At the outbreak of war, 
however, he joined the RAF 
and began a new service 
career. During the invasion of 
Normandy he earned two 
mentions in despatches as well 
as tbe OBE. 

After the war he was posted 
to Berlin, and when the city 
was blockaded by the Rus- 
sians was responsible for the 
Spandau district. In 1952 he 
retired for the second time. 

As a civilian he became 
general ^ secretary of the 
Officers Pensions Society 
whose membership grew 

u<M l£r *J£ aus Pices from 4.500 
to 30.000 at the time of his 
final retirement in 1966. 

His wife. Nicky, survives 
him, as does a son from a 
previous marriaee. 


raised $4.5 million to rebuild 
it and remained there until 
1964. 

He was consecrated titular 
archbishop of Laodicea, Syria, 
in 1959 by Pope John XXUL 
and played a major part in the 
reforming Council convened 
by that Pope three years later. 

In 1965, during the papacy 
of Paul VI, he was appointed 
nuncio to Malta, the first 
nuncio (as distinct from apos- 
tolic delegate) to go to a 
British territory since the 
Reformation. 

He later served as president 
of the pontifical commission 
for social communications in 
Rome, which in 1971 issued 
pastoral guidelines for bish- 
ops. 

He also served as an adviser 
to Popes John Paul land IL 

LEE DORSEY 

Lee Dorsey, American 
rhythm and blues singer, 
whose hit records include 
“Working in the Coal Mine” 
and “Ride Your Pony”, died 
on December I . He was 59. 

Born in New Orleans on 
December 4, 1926, he was 
abeady well past the first flush 
of youth when he began to find 
popularity with such novelty 
songs as ”Ya Ya" and “Do Re 
Mi” in the late 1950s. 

An energetic performer with 
a raw but instantly appealing 
voice, he produced his best 
work in the mid-1960s, per- 
forming songs from the pen of 
Allan Toussaint, New 
Orleans’ most gifted post-war 
songwriter. 


Although his most popular 
pieces usually involved some 
sort of gimmick in the lyric, 
Dorsey was quite capable of 
handling subtler songs, such as 
Freedom for foe Stallion”, 
Toussaint's moving civil 
nghts ballad, with admirable 
delicacy. 

Mr Emil Jonsson, prime 
minister of Iceland for 1 1 
months in 1958, died on 
November 30. He was 84. 

An engineer by training, he 
speaker of the Althing 
U9fisl7i} and foreign mister 


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BIRTHS 




BAER - On Decanbw is» 1986 . at Si 
MW's Hospital. London. 10 Amanda 

met E coney.' and Simon a 
jon (Marrt»w Thomas) 

B05S0M - On November 271h, to Pe- 
nrfopfi <nde Holland . Martin), wlfeof 
Bran, a daughter, Rosanna Emily. 

BROMM - On November isur 1985. to 
Derek and Jane mee Eamcs). Utdr 
first child, a son. Robert John 
Deshborough. 

COUVCT DENMSfM - On November 

29th 1986. at U .C.H.. lo Kim and 
Peter. 4 son. Finbar. 

DOEK • On November 26th. to Rosa- 
lind (nee Church) and Doran, a son 
Benjamin Benedict. 3 brother for 
Anthony and Maximilian. 

jEMfOKS - on December isL at 
Mount Alvernia Hoshtal. Guilford, 
la Vicky wife of Jeremy Jennings, a 
daughter. 

LOUGH . On 28th November, to Chris- 
tine uk« Strachan) and Philip, a son. 
William David, a brother lor 
Cainma and Juliet. 

MAYO - On Novebmer 27th. to Ann 
uwo Alexander) and Bryan, a son. 
Robert Alexander Lewis. 

PICKUP - On December 1st. to Lucy 
(nee Sloane Stanley) and MlcheaL a 
daughter. Daisy May 

HEADMAN - On December 2nd 1986. 
at Stirling Royal Infirmary- to Jane, 
wife of Sandy Readman. a daughter. 

SCOTT - On November 25th. to Doro- 
thy 1 nee Hutchinson) and David, a 
daughter. Cordelia Emily Newton. 

SYKES - On November 26th. at 
Wexham Park HaspitaL to Celia (n£e 
NKnolasi and Mark, a daughter. Phi- 
lippa Heylm Ann. 


DEATHS 


ADAMS - On December 1st. peacefully 
aged 70. Kenneth Balgowan. beloved 
husband of Nancy (nee Laitneri and 
much loved father, falher-tn-law and 
grandfather to AUson. Stephen. 
Richard and Marianne. Funeral 
Friday Sin December 2pm. Aide/ 
shot Crematorium. Cut flowers only 
please or donations to Imperial 
Cancer Research Fund via Famham 
Funeral Service. 100 Shortheath Rd. 
Farit ham. 

BIRD - On November 28th. peacefully 
after an Illness bravely borne In hos- 
pital. Major Leonard Stewart (Dickie) 
Bird aged 68. of Ocla via Road. Isle- 
worth. Middlesex. Former Ma)or of 
Ihe 23rd King's African Rifles and 
ex -Commando. Funeral Service at 
South West Middlesex Cremalortum 
today. Thursday 4lh. at 11am. 

BOURKE - On Monday December IsL 
peacefully after a long Illness at Wis- 
dom Hospice. Rochester. Shirley, 
beloved wife of Desmond John 
O'DonneU. mother of Theresa. Pat- 
rick. Isabelle and Andrew, and 
grandmother of Alexander. Gene- 
vieve and Vanessa. Funeral service 
at Si. Michael's Church. Tonbridge 
Road. Maidstone, on Wednesday 
lOUi December al 2.45 pm followed 
comrwna) al Vinier's Park Cremaio- 
rtum. Family flowers only. 
Donations lo Cancer Research. 

CADMAK - On December 2nd. peace- 
fully. James Simon, aged 77. dear 
husband of Maty of Rhagalt Half. 
Corwen. Family service 2pm Friday 
Dec 5Ut at Peotrebydian Crematori- 
um near Rexham. Service of 
thanksgiving for his life. 12 noon 
Tuesday Dec 9th. at St Luke's 
church. SilverdaJe. Newcastle. 
Staffs. No dowers please. Donations 
If desired lo m)ured Jockeys Co Lid. 
Welwyn. Herts. 

FMCKEB - On November 29. peaceful- 
ly al home atnan^t Ms family. 
Edward George Flicker, aged 76 
years, ihe world famous healer, after 
a life time devoted lo healing ihe sick. 
Funeral Service at St Paul's. Camlet 
Way. Hadley Wood. Hens, at 11.50 
am or Monday December 8 1986. 
followed by Uiiermeni at New South- 
gate Cemetery. Brunswick Park 
Road Nil. Flowers may be senl 10 
Neihercon Jr Son. 150 Darius Lane. 
Porters Bar. Herts, by 10.00 am on 
December B. 

HORAN - On December isL peacefidly. 
Tom. loving husband of Meg and 
dear father of Chnslopher. Sarah 
and Simon. Funeral lpm Wednesday 
December 10th at SL Edward's. 
Chilton Poklen. No flowers. 

ILLINGWORTH - On November 29th. 
peacefully in hospital. Evelyn Maud 
Stuart. Private flmeral service al Al- 
dershot Park Crematorium. Floral 
tributes to A & W Goddard Ltd. Kent 
Rd. FleeL Hampshire. 

JAMES - On December 2nd 1986. 
peacefully al her home In Torquay. 
Molly, widow of Capi M D James 
RA. dearly loved mother of Diana 
and her family, and beloved A uni 
Moll of Peter. Funeral sevlce al St 
Matthias Church. WeOswood. Tor- 
quay on Saturday December 6 U 1 at 
}0.30am. Family flowers only. Do- 
nations for RUKBA may be sent ot 
Torbay and District Funeral Service. 
Weitswood. Torquay. 

KENT - On December 1st 1986. pa®ed 
peacefully away Percfval Arthur of 
Broadlinks house. Paignton. Devon, 
loving husband of Jess* J«d fathw 
of Maureen. Michael and Nlcbola. 
Private funeral. 

LfCKMAH - on October SlsL alter a 
short Alness, at Ms home ^ 

York, where he had bved for20 
years, Ronald, well known Lnndon 
designer, trussed by Ms friends. 


t-OCKETT - On December 2nd. at 
Mdinilta. Criefr. Violet Reef, widow 
of Colonel Vivian Lor ken. 17/21 
Lancers. She donated her body for 
medical research. A service of 
Thanksgiving win be held al SI. 
James’s Church. MuthlD. at 330pui 
on Monday December Slh. Manorial 
Service al 9 . Andrew s Church. 
TTOwse. Norwich, al noon on Friday 
December 19th, Tokens hi memory 
tf desired .to The Friends of Norwich 
Cjdhedrral. 73. The cause. Norwich. 

* She bves again In lives made better 
by her presence’. 

WHO - On November 30th. Mary tPau 
aged 81 years tf HoMlon. Devon, 
Formally tf TintageL Cornwall. Fu- 
neral service In the Exeicr and 
Devon crematorium tomorow. Fri- 
day 6th December at tl.4Sam. 

MAITLAND -On December tat. peace- 
fully al Dumfries and Galloway 
Royal Infirmary. John Waiter Mail- 
land. Beloved husband of VI 
Montana. Funeral at Newton Stew- 
art on 6th December at llJSOam. 

WUIETH - On November 30th, al 
Hartewen Nursing Home. London 

, 5W15. after a creative and active 
Ufe. Marie, m her ninety second 
year. 

wear • Oh Sunday November 30 m. 
Major General Sir Robert Anthony 
Ptood Bari. CB OBC QSU DU Be- 
loved husband of Seay and the late 
Honor aid father tf Louise. Hugh. 

Robert and Sophie. Funeral service 
at Holy Trinity. Bembrtdge. iw. on 
Monday Dece m ber 8th at 2pm. Fam- 
ily flowers only. Donations if desired 
to IW Lifeboat Board, c/o Lloyds 
bank. Ryde. IW. Memorial service at 
Holy Trinity. Cowes. IW on Friday 
January 9th 1987 at naan. 

PRICKARD-JONES - On December 2nd 
1986. suddenly. Richard William, 
aged 72 years, of Forge Collage. 
WhltUesford. Cambridge, younger 
son of the late Sir John Prichard 
Jones Bart and the late Lady Louth, 
formerly of Anglesey- beloved hus- 
band of Salty and adored father of 
Richard and Marie. Funeral service 
at Cambridge Crematorium on Tues- 
day December 9th at 11.30am. 
Floral tributes may besenl to Brian 
Warner Funeral Service. Harsbel 
Court. Cambridge. 

Runs HA USER - On November 30Ui 
1986. peacefully after prolonged Ill- 
ness. Meta Rtffishauser. in her 80th 
year. Sister at North Middlesex hos- 
pital for 33 years. Funeral Service al 
the EnfleM Crematori u m. Enfield, on 
Tuesday 9th tf December al 2pm. 
Enquiries to Barnard & Hortock Tel: 
01 807 2668. 

SULLIVAN - On November SOlh. sud- 
denly al home In Die Borough, 
Terence, aged 73 years, unde of 
Frances and Delia. Mass al Holy 
Trinity R.C. Church. Dockhead. 
SE16 at 12.30 pm. Wednesday I Oth 
December and thereafter St Patrick's 
Cemetery. Leytonstone. at 2pm. 
Flowers 10 F-A. Altfn & Sons. 62. 
Culling Rd. SEI6. 

SWIFT - on November 30th 1986. 
peacefully al St Georges Retreat 
DUrhUng Common. Sussex. Norah 
Ethel, late of Saffrons Road. East- 
bourne. Sussex. Widow of Lionel 
Swift. Funeral service at 9 Marys 
Parish Church. Eastbourne. 00 
Thursday 11 th December al 11.16 
am. followed by cremation. Family 
flowers only. Donations tf desired to 
9 Wilfrids Hospice. 2 Mffl Gap Road. 
Eastbourne. R.LP- 

TAVMrTA - On December 2nd 1986. 
H.RJ4. The Ran Bandara Tflmmrta. 
May he attain Nirvana. Mourned by 
the Princess Asokamala. Prince 
Sinharala. Prince Anunidba and 
Mtfor Delgoda. 8 Popham Gardens. 
Richmond. Surrey. 

VAUGHAN - on December 1st 1986. 
peacefully In her sleep af Dartmouth 
Hospital after a short illness. Diana 
Elizabeth Marlorle. beloved wife of 
Edmond and mother of JoDet Sally 
and John. Funeral Service al SL 
Saviours Church. Dartmouth at 2 
pm on Monday 8th December. Fam- 
ily flowers only ptsase. but donations 
may be sent to the British Heart 
Foundation, c/o RXL Pillar & Sons. 
Funeral Directors, Anzac Square. 
Dartmouth TO: 08043 2121 


MEMORIAL SERVICES 


STEWART - A thanksgiving service for 
Alan Graham Stewart. TV Rsdocer. 
will take place at 12 noon on Friday 
' 12th December, at 9 Co) (ante's 
(The Church of S co tla n d) Pont 
Street- SW1. 


IN MEMOBIAM - PRIVATE \ 


KLLAIID - Christopher Rtcbord. Royal 
Navy. A judge at (he Central Crimi- 
nal Court who (UN so suddenly one 
year ago today.- Anne. Ruth and 
Nicholas. 

KNIGHTLY • Remembering David to- 
day and always, so very sadly 
missed. 

ROBINSON - Hyman, in tovtng memo- 
ry of my father who died 4th 
December 1948. Lionel. 


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Science report 


Britons set to lead 
Amazon expedition 


By Thomson Prentice, Science Correspondent 

One of the biggest research sands ° f species of 
expeditions ever mounted into amphibians, 
the Amazonian rain forests is 
being led by Britons^ 


A" team of SO scientists 
brought together by the Royal 
Geographical Society will taclde 
five research programmes in tne 
remote and uninhabited Maraca 
Island area within the landxnass 
of northern Brazil- Thc proJ^J 
is being officially launched in 
London today by the Prince of 
Wales, patron of the society. 

The island, twice the size of 
the Isle of Wight, is covered m 

forest bounded by turbute“j 
rivers, and has plentiful trop'caj 
wildlife. It was declared a n 2 ^® 
reserve a few years ago. The 
Brazilian authonues have asked 
the society to undertake an 
ecological survey of the area- 
in overall CM 1 * 
society’s director- Dr /obn 

begin preparation for the new 
work which will go on through- 
out nexi year. v .j 

Dr Jim Ratter, of the Edin- 
burgh Botanic Gardens, and a 

sa jrfSSjmk of w 

Memorial service 

Paddington. yeflenjR 
Same Newton 0 ®™“*? JS 

BFSSS1 

AlS^roprcsenongdie 
ZTnl staff, gave an address 

Gray’s Inn 

Professor Sir Thomas Snd£ 
nJr> professor John Mfun s 

ThomS FRS. and Barony 

wSS have been fPPouned 

honorary masters ot the benen 
of Gray’s Inn. 


species of insects, 
anipiuuuuii birds, mammals 
and flora. The Royal Botanic 
Gardens, Kew, is sending bota- 
nists in what will be their Tnaio 
overseas effort for next year. 

A rain forest regeneration 
programme, led by Dr John 
proctor, of Stirling University, 
will study the natural cycle of 
growth after different types of 
destruction or clearing- Studies 
of soils and hydrology, includ- 
ing the erosion of sods exposed 
by forest clearing, will be led by 

Professor John Thornes, of Bris- 
tol University- 

A land resettlement pro- 
gramme. led by Dr Peter Furley 
of Edinburgh University, will 
study the planned and sponta- 
neous settlement of millions of 
Brazilians in Roraima, the most 
northern area of the country. 

Human life in Amazonia has 
always been blighted by tropical 
diseases, which are spreading. 
Dr Derek Chari wood, of the 
Liverpool School of Tropical 
Medicine, and a lesun of 
entomologists wiU study 1M 
habitats and breeding cycles.®* 
some of the insects which 
transmit infections. 

Latest wills 

Lord Woolley, of Hatton Heath. 
Cheshire, taMoT theNa- 
tional Farmers Union I96Q-6k 
left estate valued al £748,090 

Sy Fisher of Lambeth. .widow 
of die former Archbishop of 
Canicri» ui y. kft estate valued at 

g r S «Enc L*k of S. 

Asaph, Clwyd. left estate valued 
at £997,293 neL 

Lincoln’s Inn 

Mr Paul Heim. Registrar of the 
Court of J ustice of the European 

Communities. .has been ^elected 

a bencher of Lincoln S Inn. 


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house, side chfHfeMateratag profn- 
MOOM fanmle. £40pw tort 01 7408382. 
CLATIIAM COMMON Stogie roam In mod 
tuna*, stam K and B cBttow mauave 
ft' R74 2097 morntags/eventngs 
FIIUIAM ROAD. 8W6. Prof F to share 
very Me* flat. O/R. £65 per week, exrt 
TeL 01-731 2401 (eves). 

FULHAM • To let own room In lovely 
nouse. f. 20 *. Near FUDuvn Broad. 
Mb* £ 06 pw UC. TM : 386-9910 6-Bpto. 
UUKTUO WLLAOE Prof F (20-si to 
ahr ige hoi flaL O/R. f* tub*, w/mach. 
£66 pw. TM. 01-6209933 217 

mJNOTON Nr Mty o/r to tux M* sufl prof 
perso n n/s £175 pem duel Tec oi 369 
2392 

KEHttof O TOM Tube. O/R In brand new 
ML very rinse an torumes. M/F. N/s. 
£40 pw PIUS Mto. Ol 941 6299. 
M UM VALE ■ rentals u star* bum ML 
Own room. £75 pw. tnctomve. Tet OI 
289 3948 

NW2 Ctrl, own room In tnxnry ML TV. 
CH. Video. Commute mrdetH. £46 Pw 
Tet Ol 401 6841. 

NWS 3rd person (26e> to star* cos nf Ort- 
abie CH houM. Own largo room £180 
pem. TM: 01-32B-6576 
NWC Res p ondWr Prot/arad 264- for o/r 
In large CH hovee^suft rronctan) £170 
sm exrt TM Ol 409 S366(eventogs) 
PUTNEr. ProTnerson (pan sraoker) want- 
ed to Share luxury BU. £50 pw. 7M 
Karen 01-788 3306. 606 1066 X6829 
ooCKutns B6 ar CRy- Prat m/f 25+ 
to share mod lux house w|ih pa- de n . 
£46 pw- Tab 01 476 4663 Ufler 7 pno. 

SOUTH DULWICH - 3rd person lo snare 
new. HgbL spacious flaL O/R. oanSen. 
£40 pw end. Tec 669 1687 after Tpm. 
SYOCKVfELL. Comfortable ig* space <2 
rooms). n/S. Mltf* £46. ctnjpla £60 
exrt own pdone. gdn. 01-737 3426 

STfBCATHAM Praf F. 21+. ItoO/R to tee. 
CM bouee/garden- SR 3 mins, city 20 
rams. £140 pm exrt TeL 01 769 6866. 

W3. Lady, own roam to cacafortator ML 
£60pw. RMsrences and dspeML TM 267 
0433/794 6422. 


RENTALS 


CMMKA Wl shranlsia Interior deafened 
■partoue studio (tot lust off longs Road, 
grant loraUon. avail now on long let 
£160 pw Buchanans Ol 361 7767. 

HUMXTOH Nl 3 mins ApgriTttoe. Luxu- 
ry various 2 b edroo m in Door ML 
Large ream, best e-own GCM. FUCv Si- 
te kitchen, private comnc*. £196 pw. 
Teh 0484 640770. 

1 IBWOUSBi NAN lW— RRsBi 
family home 1h West London for a*- 
turad gmnetefi in early Mxaes. wmng 
to pay very su bsfa i el sl sunt weekly. Re- 
ply to BOX 886 . 

SWI Attractive «viu«wu overlooking 
Carden Spare. Races wkh Trad fire- 
Place- FF UL 2 DWr Beds. Bath. ana. 
Spbal Slalnaae ip appa-lMM. EI7SPW, 
Coo s a 828 8281.- _ -r-' 

Wll Bright newly converted rastoJSMto. 
2 beds, convenient ta bs. C an tata or 

noUday M preferred. Ate<uc 4 monte. 

Available ndfl Dec. £166 tov TVt Ol- 
637-4177 day or 072876209 wkonds. 

H1W7 PARK NWS - lux new 1 bad 
OaL tape Mouge with talc. £160 per 
tori CH. Tetoi 794 4827/ Ol 487 
6346. 

■R OMP r oll 0 RUA RF . SWS Small, but 
ntcety prcaaned Studto Oaiwiihta walk- 
ing mstanre of Harrods- Studio Room. 
UL Bath. £75bw. Cootes 828 8261. 

CHEUU SWS Sparim udbt flat avek- 
eMe now for tone UL l« iiCtMton*. 
2/3 bedrooms, newly funiUh^new 
deem-. £226 PW. Teta 049461 4763 

DEVONHBK SnsZT, Wl. Luxvy mod 
2 bed flat to purpose butt block. Avail- 
able now and up to 6 months. £220 pw. 
TM. Ol 600 4692 office hours. 

K WM?caiXbmto ctangte*S*2ct 
furnished (tax & houses on our cu rrent 
HsL Bantam A Reeves 938 3022. 

1 LARGE RMC£40 pwl 1 smaH rm (£30 
pw). ta qtdet iteL BuNnem or eswatou 
ale ladies. CH/ CHW. ad Ihcumes. Ol- 
436 3333- 

■MNNLE AREN Short UL 1 to Bteu toa. 
Enonnous 1 bed ml vay prejBf . v. 

Sw^Md8Urt»C»m(ly0f4.£2S0DW. 

Ol 724 4172. 

MfMWkWl WALK SWll- flrnnd ixw ? 
bed istdoorML AvjMMUetounedtttej 
lor canpaoy lease. Rent £950 pent. Tet 
01-660 6161 «d 2101. 

NR SLOANE SQ Spacious 2 ctolr bed 2nd 
floor nai to 900d Jocarion. co lei £176 
pw Buchanans Ol 361 7767. 


SWI Faring Gdn Sq. Sparions nWD ftto- 
rashed flaL Recep. 2 Beds. Mod Fuhy 
egufpoed KAB. £(SOpw. 01-828 7452 
(IOam-6pnU CD. 

8Wt SrigM. rieon. furnished studio Oat. 
Res porta. CHW aiali immediately. Cb 
Uh only . £100 p.w. TM: 689 2 1 10/6 (T> 

837 affix The niraber 


to remember 
rental properties to 
prime London 


ALLEN BATES ft Co have a large setet 
Uon of flats ft houses avail for long / 
short lei fto £16000 p.w. Ol 490 1666 


BAROMS COURT W14 A selection of new- 
ly renovate |/f 2-3 bed tea / mats. 
£160X200 P.W. toe 676 1896 (T) 


throughout toe Docklands 
790 9660 

BR EE N PARK FuBy BOed studtos/ftas. 
Looa/dj»rt iec ma £136 pw. 937 

BEAL KIR vtotore. Sratoi Kentegum. 
Fully serviced data for 2. IK Phme. 
CnlTV esc. 01-684 2414 or 0672 64281 

MAYFABMKWS «e on 2 firs. 4 bettt. a 
bath, n ml gge. Idte co let. Gre at Van ia 
£460 pw. Peuu ft Co 01-499 9876 

MORGANS WALK 2 bed garden flat with 
garage, company ret 3 months £79tant 
TM 01 225 3347 or 0483 606267 


. ssaO s/c l e rrtcea studio 

flat GH.C. C/H. reMdent housekeeper. 
£400 non. TM 01-6B4 8646 


cm T V. 34 hr Sw. Telex. Oostagten 
Apertmenu. 01-573 6306. - 

SLOANE APARTMENT* Pwfert 
off Sloane Sguve. Fully servicod ft 
equipped. Tet 01-373 6306 CD. 


ST JAMES'S FLAGS SWI Luxury 
serviced 2 Bed spbriratm. Ma joca- 
ttop nte lo Pork. 01-373 6306 CTX 

0W7SrifCon. Rsiiri wpMn large flat. Suit 
prof Prison. C/H tori. £68 pw. Tei 828 
3368 

■J UK r/r prnt house flal. C/H. Sun Ur 
rare Ta. £220 p.w. TPM Ol 44b 2025 

WEST KEN. 1814. High ouaHty 1 bed OaL 
New KAB - Ml na rti uua . Avail New. 
£150 pw- Priory Oi-MO 4655 


Good oricctiga 

flo uses/ flats- No fee lo tenants- TMe- 
rmw WUUarao ft Son 01 947 3130. 

—I EDBN FbtoOy period imur. 8 
ngns pattosu 3 Beds. Fury ftmuned. 
£ 160 pw 01-390 0994 I'D. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 


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The heart research charity. 


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RENTALS 


If you have quality property 
to let. toil ul 
LANDLORDS - 
OWNERS 

Expert profenfoaal service. 

QURAISHI 
CONSTANTINE 
270 Earn Cwn naan. SWB 

01-244 7353 


_ FLATS 

Uap/StMrtMtWMtoteL weiaveaige 
sfJeetmn of lann 1 / 2/ 3/ 4 a cta u o m 
fiats with rsasd sendee. Interior qs- 
MMMd ft centrally totaled. Avail Now 
CMtaugM Prapenu* 727 aoao 


WEST K Tlff lu rT O M W14. CHUauwn 
Ha. FuBy rurnrehed 2 Bednwrte d OaL 
Lae reerenon ft entrance todhy. Ad mod 
com. Avaiitoto tee touneduts Co let 
only. £S80 pan. M. Breeze 236 IS 2b 
UUyl. 0896 226012 (cvcsl 


wgnrd 2 nm 2 talh. 2 reetp. Wtuir 
lilrlM » ad mscrunn. Co long tat 
bbOO p.w Gonoard & Smith Ol 930 
7321 


ry tanaty mnb*. 4 dto bad, 3 Ig* peeem 
fcch. ideal tor cotnonotag to city. 
£226 pw. 6 m osa ta tot only. TM 0734 


1 Ser v ices! Ud re- 

ausnr prepertas to CeniraL South and 
West London Arms far waiting span- 
cans W Ol 221 8836. 


tr Cdy. 2 bed. lounge. CH 

fiat CM tv. W/mach. mtrv phone. To 
Ut £136 pw Tel 204 9802 or Ol 449 
7810 ate- 6.30. 


2. Modern mews house. Thee* beds. Two 
tatta. Rcnv on area. leu. Garage. Co 
ut pref From Jan m £290 pw. TeL 
01-221 7663 lewutl 


AVAILABLE NOW Luxury ruts ft houses 
£200 - £1X00 per week. TM: Argm 
681 6136. 


FRItnOM ■ Lges/cOM. 1 bed. 3 ratal BR 
station. Liverpool St 70 rods. £240 pan 
inc. Contact Boydetn (02061 679521 


W TOO ARE n eeding (or lefttoO) a fin-, 
ntshfd home in London, the agents to 
call ar* Hunters: 837 7366. 


ST JOHNS WOOO 600 yards American 
School. Ultra modem. Upturn wttii com- 
pMr totchen. carpets. Cunains. 
Eiunmrr Had. 3 LDP Dbfr Bods. 3 en- 
unto BiW. Cloaks. Ultra modem 
imnunina KM. 2 intarcom Rm 
36-X14-. Parking- £460pw- 499 9981. 
Cift 870 4703 (T). 

PARSONS ilRfWN Modem town house 
Off Kings Road, wm paved paruen and 
garage. 2 Beta, study. 2 talhs. lUUy lu- 
ted mi. tong co let £zso pw Buenanans 
Ol 351 7767. 


EXECUTIVE Seeks lux 

flal/house: up to £ 8 O 0 pw, Uual fees 
rag. Ptuutps Kay ft Lcwts. South of to* 
Park. Chelsea office. 01-362 8111 or 
North of the pane. Regenrs Pam office. 
Ol-S 


FITZHOY SQUARE Wti Superti beauUful- 
ty dec. l/rtra. s/c period anL onSOn 
Drawing rm. tafc nay. sep d ining ra n. 

lory, roof gdn. Nr. Regents Park. Short 
/ tong let £300 tne. Apply 307-4781. 

OPPOWTK TUBE. SW A to private Regen- 
cy crescent. Luxtxious. newly 
aepotoled nu tso net ta. 2 dbi bedrooms. 
receoOon. dintog room. KAB. OCH. pa- 
tio. Free parking. £186 pw. Rrrtco. irt 
Tet: 723-8081. 


DOMESTIC A 
CATERING SITUATIONS 


HEAD CHEF 
REQUIRED URGENTLY! 

For The Ctaden Korean Restaurant ln_ 
London. Mini have al test S years 
experience to Korean food, mnu apeak 
fluent Korean and have a working 
knaudedaf of EngUstv. A salary of 
£12.000 M. 4 weeks annual houilay 
plus Jccoft ira odillon A food Drovtded. 
Contort Mr ft Mrs Prt 
op 01-748 0058 


CLARKOT. KenMng ton Churrh Stares, in 
Ihe New Veer, we shed have Udl and 
part tone vacancies both ta ihe kitchen 
and the dining room for young people 
with M test two years experience In 
muunni work. Appucaals should be 
mergeur. non smoking and haveakeen 
huerm m rood and wto*. toiemews 
win be hrtd before cametraas. Pfeoer 
■rtephone Sally Ctoita or Jane Hoetas 
nrfwfyn 8-30 A it. 30 mi. or 3.00 ft 
U JO BJU. Teh Ol 221 9226. 


RflOOnUL Cook / Housekeeper re- 
quired for retired gendeman Uvtng to 


anortmetu nvaoioie. Car is wto oM e d- 
Salary iwgacabte. ncfu e n c ca read. Tri. 


PRIVATE M wa bct * club has vacanrtea for 
lhr follow mg. Staff lo work behind the 
tar Monday to Friday daytimes plus 2 
even tnos M pin. Cooke to pre p are and 
serve me bullet end sraau dlnina room 
I until times only. Please phone the mto 
agrr on 01 623 9668 ate 3pm. 


couple urgently re ouir nd for larally to 
ihe South of Frame. £200 per week 
Plus rare nai. Fry Staff C nn e uw a nl s. Al- 
dershot. TM (02321 310369. 

[XHRENCD rook reauirad tin Xmas 
for busy, friendly merino co kitchen In 
WCI. OI 406 2224. 

— »» rr oHrtS require d. Min t be quMP 
(M rooks. Tel: 0342 27272 Or 01^74 


/MOWN 20 yeas tolas! port 

stmnar pcmUMo required. Rn«r to BOX 
B06. 


OVERSEAS TRAVEL 


U8UtlMAS/New year In Kyrenta North 
Cyprus. CompfTbenrtvc range oi s/c W- 
las. bungalows A oe o chRd e hotels al 
down to earth prices. Grand Universal 
S eevtrr s (TATI. X Stoke Newtogion 
Churrh SI. London N16 TIN: 01-249 
0721. 

EGYPT Meal far winter holidays. 1987 
brochure oul now covers wtme* Greece 
and Turkey too. Aegtaa Ch*. 26a HOb 
Rd. Cambridge. 0225 63266. Oar 30(ft 
year. AIM 262. 

TRAVEL CENTRE SperiaMMag la FUsf and 

Club dais travel wertwMe. Budget 

Fores Aitee. re. & Africa- usa and 

Portugal wttb wen. TM Ol 666 1101 . 

ABTA 73196. 


20/27 Dec ft Summer 87. Dlerta. 

rm, Oteerc ras ft boh. ft wk hols 

VI tr C399. LuunCMF. 01-441 0122 
Santa. 

GHttTMAS avaDobffO'. Cat yW/raro 
IB Dec £146 Malaga a OPtantori. 
£159. Valexander. Ol 725 6964. AM 
A ltd - 


... ~A dm hotel on 
sandy beach from H/row. 1 wk £299. 2 
wks £366 Itow Am world Hohdaw Ol 

734 • 

LOW FARE* WORLDWE* - UM. Nff 
America. Far Eml Africa. Ahime ApFd 
AM Trayrals- «9 Masgkref&reeL Wl. 
Oi 680 2928 (Visa Acceptso) 

LATIN A MEWB W. low con tog ws a.9; 
RID £488. URN £496 rm. AfeO 9 dM 
Group Hoaday Journeys^ eg Peru from 
£360) JLA 01 -747-31 CM 

XMASv WtoWjtaBO»Ag«^T«« , gi 
Be. Greece. TtoVy. Stfto EBgt^g 

■ anfta oful i lUlty WOTf hOO/WiD. 

v5Stea?»l^ 6033. ATOL 2D34. 

I raw run TO aiwTa Australia ft 

*Nra» Zealand, Tnl; 01-930 2656- Henm* 

Travel 36 WldtrtwO. London. SWi. 
ABTA3483X. 

NEVER KN0WM8LV UNDERSOLD We 

heal any fare to an ywn ecri n tor wmld. 
Eawsg Travel. Ol 679 777B. ABTA. 

NEW YORK, LA_ U SA. Wo ftoWfoe dOto- 
nathuiA. For the cheapest iwes, try “ 
ia RUimond TnrvdiW»sm 
Richmond Surrey. ABTA 01.940 4073. 

NWPQNARt Ste sal* to iSA-tettWte 
Far Easf-AustraliA C an Bra 
prof iiMl onaiB ABTA 1ATA CC oeceptwL 

tm 01 284 eras 

WRITER SUN Streams Prices to Cypra. 
Mafia. Morocco, Greece. Malaga ft Te- 
nerife. Nov ft Dec. Ron Won* Holidays 
01 734 2E62. 

ITALY CALLMC Specials to Rome. Flor- 
ence* Muon ir c*9 + free ear hire. Ol 
237 8111 OWInrUve Travel Lid 

AUCANTE, Faro, Malaga. Pahna. 
Tenerife. Dlmond Travel ATOL 1783. 
01-681 4641. Horsham 68641 

BEST Fores. Best FHgMs- BeM holidays 
anywhsm. Shy Travel Ol 834 7436. 
ABTA . 

EUR OPE / WORLD WIDE lowest fares on 
charter /scheduled fits, pool FUgbi Oi 
631 0)67. Agt AIM 1893. 

FIRST /CLUB doss Concord*. Dfamunlcd 
fores. Dumas Travel Ol - 488 9021 
ABTA 

HOLUUBL Dally flighls. £36 O/W. £55 
Rtn. Frankfort from £68. Miracle Jet- 
OI 379 3322 


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MexKo. Bogota. Oram. 

£ arose, ft The Americas. 

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UMonWlV7DC 

01-439 0102/01-439 7751 
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DISCOUNTED FARES 

Return Brown 

JOBURG/HAR [«SS DOUALA E420 
NAnoa 090 SYDNEY £60 
CAIRO £230 AUCXLAM3 CTIS 

LAGOS £36D HONG KONG £S» 

DEL/BOMBAY ESSO MIAMI £330 

BANGKOK £350 AND MANY MORE 

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Nairobi CS2S Singapore £420 

Jo-burg £460 Bangkok £336 

Cairo £205 Katmandu £440 

Ort/Bara £336 Rangoon £350 

Hons Koog CBIO Catena £426 

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SUN & SAND 

21 Swallow Sl. London Wl 
01-439 2100/437 0637 


NEW LOW FARES ., 

AMMAN £235 KUWAIT 
BOM/DEL £366 NEW YORK 
CAIRO £205 BALTIMORE 

DAMASCUS £246 ROME 
DUBAI £346 SEOUL 

rRATTATT £ &S SSN/KUL 
HONG KONO£490 SYO/MEL 
ISTANBUL £170 TAIPAI 
KARACHI £286 TOKYO 

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TEL: 01-439 3621/8007 
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£266 

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Travel iminace SpeddttL 

CANARY I8LAWP9, Xnm apectafo. tad 

accom. Tenerife 23/12 x 8 days tr 
£2B8pp* 19/12 x 18 days fr£368pp- 
C/Caoaria 22/12 x 8 days fr £Z78pp. 
Lanzarote IB/ 12 x 16 days fr C378ML 
Fit only tr DaQPA Bgoum Hots. Agt 

os. atol 231 . oeoe ggacne 

MR TICKETS SpectaUara N York £249. 
LA/Sar Fran £329. Sydney/Medxxxna 
£769. ADdlrecf daRylUtfUsDsnalr 130 
jerrayn StaecLOl 8B9 7144 

COSTCUTTSRS ON fUubta/ho*s fo Eu- 
rope. usa ft mira RMialkni 
Dtptomal Travel; 01-730 2201. ABTA 
IATA ATOL. 

AFRICAN SEATS SFCtfAUSn. World 
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IATA. 

SYD/HBL £636 path £566. Ml major 
camera so am/NL 01-684 7371 
ABTA. 

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Ol 930 1366. 

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RUHAOR. CAMARES. OI 441 1X11. 
Travwwim. AWa. Atol 

MUROCCO BOUNDl Regrot SL Wl. Ol 
734 8307. ABTA/ Atol. 

L AFRICA From £466. 01-684 7371 
ABTA. 

SPAIN. PortowL Cheapest fores. BlggleL 

01 735 8191. ABTA ATOL. 

USA. Gumoa. Caribbean. Sta America. 
HTT 01-930 2030- 


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Rouen. Boulogne ft Ptappc. Tim e Off . 
2 a. Chester Owe. LOndan SW1X 780. 
01236 607a 

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£490 rtn £786. Auckland o/w £464 rm 
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A Otato o/w £178 rtn £340 Leo dno 
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CMBTMAi in Uuadr. «wta for to* 
enrol 2. £339. LUnMrd avaUabUky for 
2 wks £339. (0923) 778344. Thtaway 
Hobdays. ABTA. ATOL 1107. 

CRY BREAK SPECIALISTS Paris. MV 
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Caprice Holidays for a brochure and 
arattoblKy KM38> 316622 (24 tm). 

FLORENCE STVOtO house SBa 2/3. ta 
large beautiful garden, central. tauamlL 
well furnished and equipped wUh own 
phone and cert, neattog. Oi 703 3671. 

ALCARVE. Chruunas FM. Col wlrk /Faro 
20 Drr2wks 069 inc Soutollcids Trav- 
el. 01 874 9019. Atoi 1040. 

TENERIFE tod boh tn Puerto ft Los 
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Ol 836 4681. ABamtda. ABTA. 

MASK ■ Hobday*, ffiofit*. 
itoM s«rai t MMday». 
01 629 9712 ABTA ATOL 1178 

none KWC MW iwwK.aft 

Stogapore £457. Other FEOties. 01-S84 
6314 ABTA. 

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corn Travel TM OX no 6216. ABTA. 

LOWEST Air Fared. Scheduled Europe & 
Worldwide. Med Star Travel. Oi 928 
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QUEBEC CENTRAL RAILWAY 
COMPANY 

44b FIRST MORTGAGE DEBENTURE 
STOCK 

hi preparation for toe payment of toe 
half-yearly interest due February 1, 1967 
on the above Stock, toe Transfer Books 
win or owed at 3J0 wa en January » 
and wffl he reftpenea an January 13. 

December 4. 1986 
DJLKEAST 
AaMtrai Secretary 
50 Ftashufy Square 
London. EC2A lOD 


THE Wri I MME FO UNDATION 
LIMITED 

US- *20000000 8V*. BONDS 1987 

The annual report and wwte of jt* 

WeDcome Foundation Limited ana of IB 

p ar e n t company Wellcome ale. Jar toe 

rtiuncui *w ended 30 Apgrai9»wfli 

pe available for iraraetton al the offices of 

Mean Stougrurr and May. 36 aeatoghall 

Street. Loudon ECZV GDB. during toe; (te- 
al business HW0* «" w wraMaj; 
(Saturday excspfedJ unto 9 January 1987 


LEGAL NOTICES 


BIT THE MATTER OF NOTE WQBT H 

ENCBNECRINC (SALES) LIMITED 

AND 

IN THE MATTES OF 
THE COMPANIES ACT 1086 
Node* t* nerchy gwen that the cnedHota 

.of tor abovr-natned Company- whtrti la 

befog cuhmtarty wound up. at* required, 

on or before toe 2nd day of Jamriry 1937. 

to send to toetr lull Chrtsuan and sup 

nameo. thru- aUrnm and dosowtooe. 

rud particular* of taefr debts or damn. 

and the names and addresses of their 

SoUcnofoiuanyX to the undemoned Peter 

BriioKy Dunn. PGA of 30 L artxrui un 

Terrace. London W2 6LF. the UqukKdor 

ot the said Company, and. If so raedred 

by notice to writing from to* satd Ltoutda- 

tof . are. ncnopaity or ay their Sottdtora. 

to com* In and prove their debts or claims 

at such ume and piac* as nan b* specified 

In such none*, or in default thereof they 

wnt be excluded from the benefit of any 

dfstributton made before such debts are 

p roved. 

DATED IMS 21st day of November 1966 
PS. DUNN 
LIQUIDATOR 


IN THE MATTER OF THE HILL 
MOORE PARTNERSHIP LIMITED 
AND 

IN THE MATTER OF 
THE COMPANIES ACT 1905 
Nonce a hereby given nut ihe creditors 
of the above-named Company, widen M 
being voluntarily wound ud. are reutumL 
on or before tor 2nd day of January 1987. 
to send cn their full Christian and sur- 
names. mar addresses and denmiKiaro. 
fan particulars of their debts or cLtlms. 
and the names and addreases of thdr 
SoUdtofSdfaiiy). to the undersigned Pater 
SOwtey Dunn. FCA of 30 Eastbourne Ter- 
race. London WC2 6LF. to* LUutdalor of 
tor said company, and. If to rcoidred by 
noace to writing from to* raid Ugutootar. 
are. Personalty or by to*(r Sotfriiors. to 
com* in and prove thefr debts or cum al 
such ume and place as shall be specified to 
such notice, or to default thereof they wtu 
be exriuoed from tor benefit of any dtstrl- 
but ton m ade before sbeh debts are proved! 
DATED this 20th day of November 1906 
PA DUNN 
LIQUIDATOR 


Re: CARECRAFT CONSTRUCTION 
COMPANY LIMITED 
On votunary UouttOUan) 

Ana the Co mpan ies Acs 19BB 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN lhal to* 
CROMTORS of the above named Compa- 
ny are matured on or before the 2 nd 
January 1986 to send their names and 
addresses and pariicuian of iheir debts or 
dafnts fo the underaigned Peter ft Cbppaf 
8 Baker StreeL London Wt the Joint Uo- 
utdator of the said Company and if so 
req ui red by notice In writing from the ted 

joint Liquidator ar* income tn and proved 

their said deals or mi— at such Ume or 
Place as shall Be specified In such notice or 
in default [hereof they will be excluded 
from the benefit of any dtatributton made 
before such debts are proved. 

Dated Bits lath day or November 1986. 

RJLSEGAL 
JOINT LIQUIDATOR 
RETEW R COPP 
JOINT LIQUIDATOR 


Re: CARECRAFT GROUP LtMTTED 
On Voluntary UquktaUftn) 

And toe Oompanlee Art 1986 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 
CREDITORS of the above named Compa- 
ny are required on or before toe 2 nd 
January 1986 to send (heir names and 
a ddreases and parUcuiare of tltetr debts or 
rtatins lo the underslgaed Peter R Copp af 
8 Baker StreeL London Wl the Joint Uq- 
maator of the saw Company and H to 
reauirad by nance In writing from the said 
Joint I Iguaiatnr are to come in and proved 
tortr raid debri or claims 41 such dm* oc 
puce aa gtiau be gpecMiad In ndi notice or 
to default thereof they win be excluded 
from the benefli of any rtbtrtbotlon made 
before such detts are proved. 

Dated this lorn day of November 1966. 

RASECAL 
JOINT LIQUIDATOR 
PETER R COPP 
JOINT LIQUIDATOR 


Pi THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE 
NO. 006680 Of 1966 
CHANCERY DIVISION 
IN THE MATTER OF 
BARKER ft DOBSON CROUP PLC 
AN D 

IN THE MATTER OF 
THE COMPANIES ACT 1985 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 
Order of the High Court of Justice 
(Chancery Dtvbtoni dated tor 3rd Novem- 
ber 1986 confirming toe reduction of the 
amount standing to the rredli of me Share 
Premium Account of the above-named 
Company to £10.000.000 wan registered 
by the Rugs t r a r of Companies on 14th 
November 1986. 

Doled this 260) day of November 1986 
Lovell. White A King 
21 FfoBMfn V ladder 
London EC I A 2DY 
Solicitors to toe above-named Company 


RE: J ft R TYPE WRITE R SERVICES 
LIMITED 
AND 

THE COMPANIES ACT 1986 
NOTICE IS HERESY GIVEN, pursuant » 
Section BBS of the Companies ACL 1980 
that a Meeting of toe Creditors of too 
above named Camnany will beheld at The 
Barbican City Hotel. Central StreeL 
London EC1 oo Friday the lSth day of 
December 1986 at 10.00 o'clock ta the 
forenoon, for the purposes provided for to 
semens 589 and 590 af the said Act. 

Dated tots 24th day of November 1986 
J.C. WHALEY' 
DIRECTOR, 


VAUGHAN AND CAMERON LIMITED-, 
NOTICE 6 HEREBY GIVEN. pumuaMn 
to Sectio n 688 o tto* Cbm psora Act I9as.„ 

thsl a MEETING Of me credtum of too , 

above-named Company wui be new at toe 
New BaTMcan Hotel. Central StreeL Lon- ' 
don EC1 en tne 19IP day of December^ 
1986 U 1 1.30 o'clock ta the forenoon, tar* 
the purposes provided for In Sections, U 
688 . 689 and 690 of the said Act. - ta 
DATED tab Z£tb day ol November 1986c- 
Bv Order of the Board-, 

J. SEOGOBEER. 
DIRECTOR-" 


IN THE HIGH COURT OF 
JUSTICE No. 008107 of 1986 i* 
CHANCERY DIVISION , - . 

IN THE MATTER OF . . 

«ir < iUK.i LIMITED 
AND 

IN THE MATTER OF THE * - 
COMPANIES ACT 1986 
NOTICE IS HEREBY OVEN tool a Pett-' 
UOfi was on lorn November 1986- 
prraenied to Her Maysly's High Court of- 
Just Irr for Ihe roMIrnurtton ol Ihe rnluc., 
Uon of toe ramtat ol inr above-named. 
Company Irom L709.01 7 lo CSSODCO. 

AND NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that ’ 
the vud PeU Uon is directed to be heard * 
before the Honourable Mr. Justin** 
Mertyn Danes af (he Royal Count tda 
Juslire. Strand. London WC2 on Mondays* 
toe 16tti day ol December 1986. .« 

ANY Creditor or Shareholder of Ihe old. 
Companor desiring M oppose toe making ofr 
an Order for toe eonflrrsatton of lhr raid 
reduction of capital should appear al (hr** 
lime gf (awing In person or oy Oxmsefft 
lor ihai purpose. ■*. 

a COPY of toe said Petition win be fur- , 
nnlwa io any sum person requiring the,, 
same by toe undrrmenlionrd Solicitors oo 
mviwhm ot tor rrgutatwf marge for toe 

ume ' 

DATED the 4lh day of December 1986- 
Coward ChanrO-' 
Rovpx House -' 
Aidermanbury Square - 
London tXSV OLD?. 


PARLIAMENTARY 

NOTICES 


IN PARLIAMENT * 

SESSION 198687 - v 

CORN EXCHANGE “ 

Notice Is hereby given Dug appUcadoau 
has been mode to Parilaraenf by B. L, 
Holdings Ltmived for leave ta Introduce Uu, 
Ihe Present Seated a BUI unda- u» above 
name or short uue toe purpous of which'' 
are lo roneve The Corn Exchan 
Corosany Uirttrd of Us stannary aMtga» > 
dons to provide b corn exchange. toaDero. 
tne ottrets and powers of Uiaf Company HW 
consequence thereof and for retaieiU: 

purposes. 

On and after ««h December. 1986 a copy , 

tf the MU may be Inspected and eopte^ 
mmta may be obtained al ihe price tf 50^ 
pence each al the offices of B L HotU topg- 
10 Cornwall Terrace. London NWi 4QP-* 
and al me ofllces of the undersigned j 
P araamrnlwy Agents- _ . ^ 

Ottertten to the Bin may be made by . 
deposlttaip a Petition agamsi U In elite or- 
boil) Houses Of Parliament. The fateO data 
for tne derail tf sue* a p * ltUon ln j^ -- 
Flrsl House win bo on February 6 Ul 1987 
If the BOI origlnaias in the House tf L oros . ■ 
or January 30th. 198 ? U ihe M . 
naira to toe House tf Commons. Further?* 
information may or ebtabiod from 
office of the On* tf lhr fwuammB. nwc- 
Private BUI Office to the House tf j 
Commons or the underateed PswUame*^ 
lary Apenls . 

Dated tots 27Ui fig 

23* Grays tan Roao* - 

London WCIX 8HB*- 
SolKflMwJ 

Crt-SON. WLL 
15 Great College S&?«~ 
wwanuatof-^ 

London 8WIP 3IPF * 

parltameniary Agentari 


Confmaed on page 36 


Wj 




THF TTMKS THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


Ten out of ten from the school inspectors 





Ail present: Mrs Jones with her ISO pupils, teachers, parent helpers and dinner staff outside Addingham school near Bradford. (Photograph: Harry Kerr). 


-By John Clare 
Education Correspondent 

Addingham school, near Bradford, 
has been awarded a rare gold star by 
Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools. In 
an unusually enthusiastic report, pub- 
lished yesterday, the inspectors de- 
scribed it as a place of “onf standing 
quality". 

They said its curriculum was “rich 
and wide-ranging*’: the quality of the 
pupils’ .work and standard of teaching 
“consistently high”. 

The report went on to say that the 
children take a delight in their work; 
they are confident and eager to learn. 
Relations between staff and pupils are 
excellent and the atmosphere is “happy 
and secure”. 

Addingham school has 150 children 
on the roll, aged between four and nine 
years. Most come from in and around 
Addingham Tillage, which is expanding 
rapidly and is known as an upwardly 
mobile area. About half the pupils are 
from middle-class homes and some 15 
per cent lire on local forms. 

Mrs Judith Jones who has taught at 
the school for the past 20 years and 
served the past 11 as head teacher, said 


yesterday: “We are really thrilled about 
the report but it’s also a bit iff an anti- 
climax. The inspectors were here in 
January and we have moved on since 
then.” 

“We’re progressive in the sense 
we’ll look at anything new — but not for 
the sake of jumping on the latest 
bandwagon. 

“Some of our parents would like ns to 
be more traditional. They’d have ns all 
wearing Mazers with crests and or- 
ganized into houses. 

“They fond to think that our empha- 
sis on the creative tilings like art and 
music are time-wasting. But they put up 
with us because they know our work on 
language and maths is so good.” 

It is an analysis the inspectors 
confirm: “Standards of reading are high 
throughout the school . . .abroad range 
of mathematical experience is provided 
. . . tiie art and craft work is of high 
quality ... the coincidence of these 
different elements is rarely found in one 
school.” 

The report was celebrated with buns 
and cream cakes for the children and 
bottles of wine for the staff. 


Why Havers was left 
out of spy decision 


Coutinued from page 1 
to allow the book was taken. 
Sir Robert said: “I have not 
discovered any minutes of it 
(the meeting) but I have to 
emphasize that these matters 
were bong discussed in 
considerable secrecy appar- 
ently because we were not 
supposed to have a copy of the 
book.” 

The Government has so for 
refused to comment on the 
circumstances in which the 
manuscript came into its pos- 
session, a refusal maintained 
yesterday by Mr Douglas 
Hurd, the Home Secretary, in 
the Commons debate. 

But The Times has now 
established from senior gov- 
ernment sources that the 
explanation later given to the 
Attorney-General for his not 
having been consulted on the 
book was because of the very 
delicate and sensitive nature 


of the source. 

The disclosure will add 
weight to the view held by the 
opposition parties that Sir 
Michael was not informed 
because he would have had to 
have been told that the book 
was illegitimately acquired. In t 
his independent role as pros- 
ecutor Sir Michael would have 
had no choice but to initiate 
consideration of proceedings. 

It is believed that the MIS 
lawyers used that the argu- 
ment — that they could not 
admit to breaking the law— to 
advance their claim that the 
book could not be stopped by 
an injunction. 

Senior ministers can only 
surmise that it was either 
stolen from the publishers or 
Mr Fincher, handed to the 
Government by a sympathetic 
primer, or even “borrowed” — 
the text taken away, photo- 
copied and returned. 


BCal buys 
US jets 
for £700m 

Continued fran page 1 

405 passengers in a three-class 
layout and have a cargo 
capacity of 25 tonnes. It will 
be capable of operating non - 1 
stop over a range of 7,000 
miles. 

Although the aircraft so for 
only exists on paper Mc- 
Donnell Douglas is expected 
to announce that budding 
work wiH b egin in the new 

year after the signing of orders 
from four other airlines who 
are expected to follow BCal 
within the next few weeks. 

The order is the biggest ever 
placed by BCal and means 
that it now has a total of 17 
new jets on order worth more 
than £1,000 million. 

The MD-1 1 will cany up to 
405 passengers in a three class 
layout. 


The House was waiting for 
the Alliance motion which 
would enable members, for 
the first time, to have a full 
debate on the Wright spy rase 
as opposed to just questions 
and points of order. Sud- 
denly. the Secretary for the 
En vironment. Mr Nicholas 
Ridley, got up and made a 
statement on the rate support 
grant. 

Spies, treason, leaks, illegal 
telephone-tapping and bur- 
glary by the security services 
are one thing. But, in the grim 
world in which Britain must 
Uve, the rate support grant is 
a deadly serious matter. Hu- 
man lives are at stake — or at 
b-aq h uman votes. Vast areas 
of the country could be 
occupied by what many see as 
the enemy with which since 
1945 Britain has been fight- 
ing a long twilight straggle: 
the Labour Party. Whole 
constituencies could be wi- 
ped out for the Tories at the 
next election if Mr Ridley 
were to make one small slip. 
So, contrary to what some 
smart people may say, we are 
not playing games. 

Deploying the deadly eu- 
phemisms of local govern- 
ment finance, Mr Ridley's 
statement simply said that 
“in the light of new 
information'' he was ann- 
ouncing “revised proposals”. 
He was consulting the local 
authorites. 

Dr John C unning ham, his 
Opposition shadow, said it 
was “an unprecedented situ- 
ation.” 

Eventually, the Speaker 
eased the tension by moving 
the House on to the debate on 
espionage. But not before Mr 
Tam DalyeD (Linlithgow, 
Lab) had risen on a point of 
onto* to ask what had become 
of the Speaker’s promise on 
Monday to look into Mr 
Dalyeii’s allegation that Mr 
Kinnock’s Commons tele- 
phone might have been 
lapped. How else could the 
Tories have known about the 
telephone calls to the anti- 
Govcmment counsel in the 
Wright case? 

Mr Dalyell took rare on 
Monday to say his own 
Commons telephone had 
“behaved in a very strange 
manner.” These days, many 
Labour backbenchers, es- 
pecially those sponsored by 
the Post Office Union, would 
put that down to privatiza- 
tion. But on the Labour 
backbenches, a kind of 
surveillance chic prevails. 
There is a cachet attached to 
having your telephone tap- 
ped. Mr Dalyell was making 


it clear he was just as fashion- 
able as Mr Kinnock. 

The Speaker yesterday told 
him: “I am looking into the 
matter and shall be writing to 
the hon Gentleman.” Para- 
noids on the Labour benches 
doubtless reacted with a suit- 
able: “Writing, eh? The 
Speaker knows y'can’t trust 
Thatcher’s ’phones.” 

On to the spies. Dr Owen, 
moving the Alliance motion, 
made a masterly speech with- 
out notes, in which he put lots 
of difficult questions to the 
Home Secretary. Mr Douglas 
Huni. who took notes of 
them and in his own speech 
rook care not to answer any of 
them. Dr Owen became the 
first opponent of the Govern- 
ment to mount a really strong 
case against the Govern- 
ment’s conduct of the Wright 
case. He did this by avoiding 
giving the impression that be 
could" not care less about 
British State secrets and was 
only out to make people like 
Sir Robert Armstrong look 
silly. Thus he denounced Mr 
Wright's betrayal of his oath 
of secrecy — something La- 
bour never do. 

Mr Hurd, in his speech, 
praised Dr Owen as a way of 
damning the Labour back- 
bencher who has virtually 
invented the alleged scandal: 
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours. 
When the latter interrupted 
Mr Hunt to ask why MIS 
officers were allowed to leak 
to Mr Chapman Pincher, the 
Home Secretary replied that 
Mr Cam pbell-Savours was 
“out of his depth” compared 
with the high level attained 
by Dr Owen's speech. 

Mr Benn then intervened 
to ask whether Mr Wright's 
allegations were true that 
Ml 5 had bugged and buigled 
the then Harold Wilson when 
Prime Minister. Mr Benn 
sounded envious of the then 
Prime Minister. In Labour 
terms, it would be the height 
of fashion to be bugged while 
Prime Minister. Mr Hurd 
referred Mr Benn to the 
Home Secretary of the pe- 
riod, Mr Roy Jenkins, who' in 
his own elegant contribution 
to the debate said he knew 
nothing about iL 
Mr Hurd rejected the .Alli- 
ance idea that the legislature 
oversee the security services 
as in the United States. He 
urged us to be “somewhat 
Chaiy” of “foreign models”. 

Foreign models? Mr Hurd 
did right to warn politicians 
against talking to such 
temptresses. For a Tory sec- 
urity scandal, all this case has 
lacked is sex. 


THE TIMES INFORMATION SERVICE 



Today’s events 


Royal engagements 
The Duke of Edinburgh. 
Trustee, attends a Trustees' 
meeting and lunch to mark the 
launch of the Museum’s 
Development Fund at the Na- 
tional Maritime Museum, 
Greenwich, SEI0, Id and 


presents the 1986 Binney Me- 
morial Awards and unveils a 
plaque in memory of Captain 
Ralph Binney. RN, at 
Goldsmiths’ Hall EC2, 5pm. 

Queen Elizabeth the Queen 
Mother visits the Royal College 
of Music, 3. 

Princess Alice Duchess of 
, Gloucester visits HMS Walrus 
| at the Pool of London, 3.30. 


The Times Crossword Puzzle No 17,220 


I Breach m party about (he 
Right (10). 

6 No boring part in this me- 
morial service (4). 

10 Scorned performance with 
free admission (7). 

11 Short girl wearing scent in 
labour (7). 

12 Each one an island? Ab- 
solutely (5.41 

13 Soldiers thus bring colour to 
a large assembly (5). 

34 Dog caught in bear-hug (5). 

IS Starting lighting (7,2). 

17 Actor's cue to chat with 
crowd, perhaps (9). 

20 Plaster of Paris goes fenny 
without sulphur (5). 

21 &ie had a daughter by Lamb 

23 Camel post is curious me- 
dium for this emission (9). 

25 A way to break into pubs 
that needs guts (7). 

26 Old soldier fired in anticipa- 
tion (7). 

27 Rut of chain or combine 

(4). 

28 Bands on the green 
accompanying little folk 
groups? (5,5). 

DOWN 

It In Spain, duennas are often 
put on (5). 

2 Perhaps threatened by 
knight with dismissal so 
paid up (6,3). 


took a farcical tom (7,7). 

4 News of rising? It rings a 
bell (7). 

5 Won at Bisley? You may 
have to shout! (7). 

7 The party of a dissenting 
order, presumably (5). 

8 Kind of lens required for 
Gray’s view of Eton? (9). 

9 Charge by The Times, per- 
haps, for stout wrapper 
(9,5). 

14 Group bore avoided by 
anonymity (4-5). 

16 Development of plan for 
baby carriage (9). 

18 Love poem to a follower 
abroad (7). 

19 Digger who fells on the 
druSc <7). 

22 Mark new undergarments 
(5). 

24 Encounters men with dogs 
(5). 

Solution to Puzzle No 17,219 


"nr'HFA faniSHifisyiB 
, j n m ra n s o 
lunnigBiiHEErc aarara 


The Duke of Kent, Vice- 
Chairman of the British Over- 
seas Trade Board, visits 
Integrated Power Semi-Conduc- 
tors Limited, Livingstone, 11; 
and Vickers Marine Engineering 
Division, Edinburgh. 12.45; 
then BaHentyne Sports Wear 
Company Limited, Bonnyrigg. 
3. 10. 

Prince Michael of Kent, as 
President of the Royal Auto- 
mobile Club, attends a meeting 
of the RAC British MotorSports 
Council preceded by a lun- 
cheon, at the Belgravia Sheraton 
Hotel 12.30. 

Princess Alexandra, chan- 
cellor. presides at a congregation 
for the conferment of Higher 
and Honorary Degrees at Lan- 
caster University, 12.45 

The Queen and the Duke of 
Edinburgh attend a reception to 
mark the fiftieth anniversary of 
the Well come Trust at the 
Wellcome Building, Euston 
Road, 6 JO. 

The Prince of Wales, Presi- 
dent of the Royal Jubilee Trusts, 
attends a meeting of the Admin- 
istrative Council at 8 Bedford 
Row, 10.15; and opens Phase 
One of Brunei University’s Sci- 
ence Park at Uxbridge. Middle- 
sex, 3.30; Princess Anne, 
Chancellor of London Univer- 
sity. opens the new research 
facilities at the Institute of 
Neurology, the National Hos- 
pital Queen's Square, 1030. 

Last chance to see 

Works by Helen Firth and 
Anne Lightwood; The Open Eye 
Gallery, 75 Cumberland Street, 
Edinburgh; 10 to IZ 

Music 

Lunchtime concert by the 
Delme String Quartet; St 
George’s Music Trust, Brandon 
Hill. Bristol I. 

Harp recital by Imogen 
Barford and Mary Harris; Me- 
morial Chapel. Exeter Univer- 
sity. Exeter, 1.10. 

University Madrigal Choir 
conducted by Isobel Woods; 
King’s Hall Newcastle Univer- 
sity, 1.10. 

New London Consort; Bed- 
ford School Bedford. 7.45. 


Books — paperback 


Hie Literary Editor's selection of interesting books published this week 
FICTION 


Arthur Stdtivan, by Arthur Jacobs (Oxford, £535) 

Days^wd^J^s in Oafcatft a. by dark Blaise and Bharati Mukherfee 

Jacobin C*y Comecfies, edited with an introduction and notes by 

-—-,0383*5 £4.95) 

and Work, by Charles Carrington (Penguin, £4.95) 
by Isabel Bird (KPI, £7.95) 


The Halifax House Price Index 


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into northern and western areas as a cold front moves erratically south-eastwards. 
Southern Britain will stay mostly dry and mild with a lot of cloud. Over North 
Wales, northern England, Northern Ireland and southern and western Scotland 
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The Way of AH Flesh, Langar 
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Maria Rilke, poet, Prague. 1875 

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HalL Derbyshire, 1679; John 
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ten. Baron Britten, Aldeburgh. 
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Lords (3k Recognition of Trusts 
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. BUSINESS AND FINANCE 


THE 


TIMES 


SPORT 37 
TELEVISION AND RADIO 41 


THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


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.«•, Mr- Tr 


Executive Editor 
Kenneth Fleet 

STOCK MARKET 

FT 30 Share 

1269.1 (-9.3) 

FT-SE 100 

1615.1 (-10.4) 

Bargains 
25431 (27335) 

USM (Data stream) 
128.89 (-0.53) 

THE POUND 

US Doilar 
1.4310 (-0.0020) 

W German mark 
2.8241 (0.0003) 

Trade-weighted 
67.9 (+0.1) 

Avana ‘not 
for ns’ says 
Northern 

Northern Foods, the food 
group, yesterday reiterated 
that it had no intention of 
altering its 20.3 per cent 
shareholding in Avana Group. 

Mr Christopher Haskins, 
chairman of Northern Foods, 
said: “We have had a substan- 
tia] shareholding in Avana 
since the early 1970s and have 
no intention of either adding 
to it or reducing it.” 

Mr Haskins was speaking at 
a meeting after the amtounc- 
meni of Northern Foods’ re- 
sults. in the six months to 
September turnover fell 4 per 
cent to £730.5 million and 
preiax profits increased from 
£34.6 million to £37.1 million. 

Tempos, page 25 

Tate & Lyle 
profits op 

Tate & Lyle reported pretax 
profits up 6.2 per cent to £81.5 
million on turnover up 1 per 
cent to £1 .6 billion. There was 
an extraordinary loss due to 
the installation of new packing 
machinery of £12.9 million. 
The dividend was increased 
4.5 per cent to 23p net 

Tempos, page 25 

Euromoney up 

Euromoney Publications, 
the financial magazine, in- 
formation and conference 
group founded by Sir Patrick 
Sergeant, former City editor of 
the Daily Mail yesterday, 
reported a 27 per cent increase 
in pretax profits to £5.2 mil- 
lion for the year ended 
September 30. 


Rough day for Guinness adviser 

Morgan price 
hits new low 


NKk Rogers 


By Lawrence Lever 

Shares in Morgan GrenreU, 
the merchant bank adviser to 
Guinness, fell to an all lime 
low yesterday amid specula- 
tion in the market that a top 
level director was about to 
resign over the Government 
investigation into Guinness. 

The shares fell 14 pence to 
354 pence. Guinness shares 
also fell to 274’A pence — a 
record low for the year — 
before recovering slightly to 
close at 279 pence. 

Mr George Miller, director 
of personnel at Morgan Gren- 
fell denied that any resigns 
tion was imminent. “It is not 
, true at aiL No resignation is 
being contemplated,” he said. 

Meanwhile the DTI in- 
vestigation appears to be 
focussing on three key areas of 
the Guinness bid. These are 
possible insider dealing, the 
question of whether there was 
an undisclosed concert parly 
purchasing Guinness shares or 
whether there was a so-called 
“sweetheart deal” struck be- 
tween Guinness and the 
Rapid America Corporation 
whose Schenley subsidiary 


Fewer than 
expected 
apply for 
gas shares 

By Richard Lander 


distributed Distillers* prod- its share price — and the value 
ucts in America. of its bid — up. 

Schenley, through a com- Previously Mr Meshidam 
pany called Atlantic No mi- Riklis. the owner of Rapid 
nccs were heavy buyers of America approached Argyll 
Guinness shares in the dosing offering to support the Argyll 
stages of the bid, pushing up bid for Distillers in return for 
. continuance of the distribu- 

w tion agreement Mr Gulliver is 
M understood to have told Mr 
W Riklis that be could not give 
” any undertaking on the 
‘ contract 

A representative of Mr Ivan 
:■ Boesfcy also approached Mr 

H Gulliver after he had bid for 
Distillers but before Guinness 
had launched its rival bid. 

Mr Boesky who had a large 
shareholding in Distillers at 
Mr lan Chapman (above), time is understood to have 
chairman of William Collins, offered his support for the 
the Glasgow publishing group, bid -an offer which Mr 

hm joinesS the board of Gulliver also declined. 
Gninaess as a non-executive A Guinness spokesman last 
director. Mr Chapman be- night said that Distillers’ 
comes the fifth and final relationship with Rapid 
member of a powerful commit- America went back to 1936. 
tee of non-executives on the He added that Distillers had 
brewing company board which renewed its three-year coo- 
under certain circumstances tract with Rapid - not 
will be able to appoint or Guinness - and that this had 
remove the group chairman taken place in January this 
and deputy chair man . year. 


stages of the bid, pushing up 



Mr Ian Chapman (above), 
chairman of WHUam Collins, 
the Glasgow publishing group, 
has joined the board of 
Gnimiess as a non-executive 
director. Mr Chapman be- 
comes the fifth and final 
member of a powerful commit- 
tee of non-executives on the 
brewing company board which 
under certain circumstances 
will be able to appoint or 
remove the group chairman, 
and depety chairman. 


Directors’ pay 
beats inflation 

By Derek Harris, Industrial Editor 
Directors" salaries in the basic pay was up 7.1 per cent 


Stormgard. Mrs Jennifer 
d'Abo's investment vehicle 
which owns the Selincourt 
textile group, is selling its 9.7 
per cent slake in Frank Usher, 
the dressmaker, for £634,753. 
The money will be used to 
reduce borrowings. 

Bank opposes 

The International Tin 
Council's move to strike out a 
petition for its compulsory 
winding-up has met with fur- 
ther opposition in the High 
Court. Kleinwort Benson, the 
merchant banker, which 
claims to be owed £7 million 
by the 1TC, was given leave to 
apply on Friday to join Amal- ( 
gamated Metal Trading in 
opposing the striking out. 


Smith & Nephew Asso- 
ciated Companies, the manu- 
facturer of medical and 
healthcare products, reported 
a 22.5 per cem increase in 
pretax profits to £58.2 million, 
on sales up 6.5 per cent to 
£350 million, for the 40 weeks 
to October 4. 

Tempos, page 25 


The number of people 
applyingfor shares in the £5.6 
billion British Gas flotation 
has fallen well short of 
expectations, although the is- 
sue was still well over- 
subscribed. 

According to preliminary 
estimates, some 3.5 to four 
million applications were re- 
ceived by yesterday’s 10am 
deadline, compared to the six 
million that organizers had 
been talking about 

Mr Michael Henman of 
Dewe Rogerson, publicity 
advisers to British Gas, said 
the shortfall was largely due to 
members of households apply- 
ing jointly, using a priority 
registration form, rather than 
individually. 

“We still hope that we’ll 


past 12 months have risen 
between 6 and 7 per cent, with 
total remuneration up as 
much as 12 per cent, and in 
the next year the total is likely 
to rise again by up to 10 per 
cent 

However, executive chair- 
men did better. They saw an 
11.1 per cent salary increase. 
All the increases in the survey 
were well ahead of the infla- 
tion rate. 

These conclusions emerged 
yesterday in the latest annual 
survey of directors’ pay car- 
ried out by Reward Regional 


and total pay 12.1 per cent 1 

The typical managing direc- 
tor was 45 years old, preferred 
a Jaguar and ran a company 
with a £5.5 million turnover 
and 66 employees. 

Among managing directors, 
81 per cent were in company- 
arranged medical schemes, 77 
per cent in pension schemes 
and 31 percent had a degree. 

Executive directors typi- 
cally had base pay of £25, COO 
after a 6 per cent rise and total 
pay of £27,000, an H.l per 
cent increase. They tended to 
be older — 48 — preferred a 



P & O cleared 
for Euro Ferries 
bid today 


By Graham Seaijeant, Financial Editor 

Sir Jeffrey Sterling's P & O There has been Sj 
and European Ferries went over the future of 


ulation 
e ferry 


straight into merger talks yes- group ever since its driving 
terday after a complete dear- force, Mr Keith Wickenden. 
&uce by the Monopolies and was killed in a flying accident 
Mergers Commission of in 1983. Mr Ken Siddle, who 
P & O’s control of a fifth of stepped up to the chair. 


Tacking in energy: exhausted Oscar 

A billion-dollar day 
for oil baron Oscar 

By David Young, Energy Correspondent 


European Ferries’ capital. 

Shares in both companies 
were suspended before the 
release of the Monopolies 
Commission's verdict yes- 
terday morning; European 
Ferries at 122p and P&O 
deferred at 523 p. If the talks 
succeed, a takeover bid valu- 
ing European Ferries at more 
than £300 million is likely to 
be announced this morning. 

The commission's report 
said that the merger situation 
“does not and may not be 
expected to operate against the 
public interest” due to free- 
dom of entry into the markets. 

A takeover would give 
P&O control of the leading 
cross-Channel ferry group 
Townsend Thoresen and of 
the ports of Felixstowe and 
Lame. The combination of 
these and P & O’s Ferry- 
master door-to-door inter- 
national road freight interest, 
which has a large business 
with European Ferries 
through Dover and South- 
ampton, poses a further threat 
to tiie Eurotunnel 

Almost two years ago, 
P&O sold its cross-Channel 
ferry business to Townsend 
Thoresen for £12.5 million. 
The commission’s referral in 
June stemmed from P& O’s 
purchase last Christmas of 
50.1 per cent of a company 
owning a fifth of European 
Ferries. Sir Jeffrey joined the 
European Ferries board. 


banded the reins' to Mr Geof- 
frey Parker, former head of 
Felixstowe Dock, in July and 
resigned as managing director 
in October. 

European Ferries made a £4 
million loss against a previous 
£6 million profit in the tra- 
ditionally lean first half of the 
year and profits for the full 
year are likely to fall short of 
last year's £48 million. 

P&O. valued at £1.7 bil- 
lion, has already had an 
acquisitive year, buying out 
other interests in the OCL 
container group for £190 mil- 
lion and paying £380 million 
for Stock Conversion. 


•A. 


tag * ~mmmm 



Sir Jeffrey SterK 
takeover bid 


£300m 

ly 


‘Irregular deals’ 
at Exco branch 


Surveys and the Institute of Fold Granada and they were 
Directors. It said that the involved on average in bigger 


increases in the 12 months to 
September were lower than 
some other estimates. 

The Confederation of Brit- 
ish Industry had reported that 
on the boards of its member 
companies remuneration was 
increasing at 14 per cent a year 


have roughly 5.5 to six million I and there have been other 


Echo View 22 
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Comment 23 
Co News 24J5 
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Traded Opts 24 
Tempos 25 
Unit Trusts 26 
Commodities 26 
USM Prices 26 
Share Prices 27 


shareholders. The average 
application appears to be 
about £1,300 which is more 
than we expected and higher 
than TSB or British Telecom.” 
Mr Anthony Alt of N M 
Rothschild, merchant bank 
advisers to the issue, also 
refused to be disappointed. 
“We'll end up with at least 3.5 
million share allotments — 
more than any other issue; 
because we have no intention 
of baJJoting”.3 million people 
applied for BT shares while 
only three million of the five 
million applicants for TSB 
were succestiil when the bank 
was floated in October. 

Using the £1,300 average 
application, the public British 
offer of 1.61 billion shares 
appears to be about five times 
oversubscribed and will be 
increased to 2.58 billion 
shares by “clawing back" 
stock originally allocated to 
British, and foreign institu- 
tions. The exact basis of 
allocation will be announced 
by on Monday. 

City analysis said the 
clawback should mean a 
healthy start to trading next 
Monday aftemoon. 

Stock Exchange dealings are 
expected to start at between 60 
and 70p. 


forecasts that over the next 
year directors are likely to see 
increases of up to 20 per cent. 

A typical candidate was a 
managin g directin' earning 
£30,000 a year or, if profits- 
related bonuses are taken into 
account, the total remunera- 
tion stands at £34,750. The 


companies. 

The survey covered 6,220 
directors 

who thought that next year 
their salaries would go up only 
5 per cent, but the survey 
suggests, that since directors 
always underestimate on this, 
a likelier forecast was for a 7 
per cent rise. 

This compares with 
Rewards’ forecast for staff and 
management increases in the 
next year of 5.4 per cent. 

Directors Rewards 1986-87: 
£120 from Reward Regional 
Surveys, 1 Mil! Street, Stone, 
Staffs ST15 8BA. 


For those who have missed 
oat in putting their money in 
the lands of Sir Denis Rooke 
at British Gas there is an 
alternative; Mr Oscar Sher- 
man Wyatt Junior, an oil 
millionaire from Texas who, 
had yon put a dollar in his 
company tack in 1955, would 
now repay it 83 times over. 

Mr Wyatt’s company. The 
Coastal Corporation, worth $1 
billion (£700 million), was 
placed on the London Stock 
Exchange yesterday. And the 
similarities between it and 
British Gas, and Mr Wyatt 
and Sir Denis are what makes 
the oil and gas sector the most 
colourful in die business. 

Both men have bmlt their 
companies into dominant 
forces in their own market 
places. Both are known for 
their outspokenness. 

However, while Sir Denis 


was presented with his com- 
pany by the Government Mr 
Wyatt founded Coastal him- 
self in 1955. He raised the 
$800 necessary by selling his 
2949 model-A Ford. 

Coastal has revenues of 
£5,196 million compared with 
British Gas revenues of £5,122 
million. Its operating profit 
last year was £483 mfllion i 
while British Gas made £688 , 
million. Coastal has assets 
worth £5,814 mOUon while 
British Gas has assets of 
£4,037 minion. 

Mr Wyatt had some advice 
for Sir Denis, now that he is 
operating in the private sector 
“Be careful," Mr Wyatt 
warned. 

“I wish him well and envy 
him. Who wouldn't envy some- 
one being given a huge estab- 
lished company by the 
Government” 


By John BeQ, City Editor 

Exco International, one of disagreement with the board 
London’s largest money bro- over his ambitious expansion 
long groups, last night dis- plans for the group and joined 


closed that it had discovered . B & C, where he look over as 
“dealing irregularities” at one chief executive last month and 


of its subsidiaries, Municipal 
Brokers, which deals in local 
authority loans. 

The City of London Fraud 
Squad was notified two days 
ago. A spokesman said the 
matter was not being treated 
as a case of insider dealing. 

Exco has recently agreed 
terms of a £670 million take- 
over from the British & 
Commonwealth Shipping Co, 
now headed by Mr John 
Gunn. 

Mr Gunn was a founder of 
Exco seven years ago and is 
credited with being largely 
responsible for its rapid 
growth ever since. 

He left Exco slightly more 
than a year ago after a 


almost immediately launched 
the bid for Exco. 

Exco said the dealing irregu- 
larities involved former em- 
ployees who appeared to have 
benefited personally from the 
transactions. 

No details were given but 
Exco pledged that it would 
compensate any clients who 
had suffered when the foil 
details of the losses were 
calculated. 

No estimate of the size of 
the losses has been given but 
Exco said they were “not 
material in group terms". 

The transactions concerned 
are being investigated by the 
company lawyers 


AE attack on asbest( 

By CUff Feith&m of further “disturbing facts” 

ac M m n 4w» nn relating to the company's 

i ffrcup. potential exposure. Sir John 

Kliyear, AFsSrmau, who 
is backing a rival bid from Mr 

Robert Maxwell’s Hollis 
its exposure to claims relating &r _ 11 _ j 

>s claims 

He said a Turner & Newall 
asbestos-based insulation 
product was in use in 22 
states. He said be understood 
that at a key meeting next 
week all US attorney generals 

„ group, saia asoesios manurac- 

i° asbestos-related disease. turers were likely to be under 

AE, which is fighting a continued attiack from fitiga- 
takeover bid from Turner '&. tion in the US after action by 
Newall which closes tom or- attorney generals of several 
row, said it had become aware states. 

were likely to be urged to get 
together to co-operate in 
claims 

Hollis has taken its stake in 
AE up to 29 per cent. 

AE at bay, page 22 

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bourne-based .group an- 
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would recommend acceptance 7! i, 1 

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Yesterday’s move restores a Hi theherai^ mjd 
family connection — Sir Keith WEE1 ?- Y times 

Murdoch, father of Mr Rupert over cost, may be required 
Murdoch, headed the Herald under draft legislation framed 
group until bis death in 1952. by the Hawke government to 
“It would be wrong to deny limit the influence of the 
that it is an emotional mo- Australian media owners, al- 
ment for me,” Mr Murdoch though Mr Murdoch is now an 
told a news conference as be American citizen, 
announced his bid to add the The offer of AS 12 cash 
group to his film, television. (£5.45) per Share or equiva- 
newspaper and magazine in- lents m convertible notes or 
lerests. News Corporation shares was 

Mr Murdoch indicated that made yesterday morning in 
in order to make the ac- Australia with a 5pm deadline 
quisition his News Corpora- for acceptance. The Mo- 
tion might sell four of its local bourne group has resisted 


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announced his bid to add the The offer of A5J2 cash 
group to his film, television, (£5.45) per &hare or equiva- 
newspaper and magazine in- lents m convertible notes or 
lerests. News Corporation shares was 

Mr Murdoch indicated that made yesterday morning in 
in order to make the ac- Australia with a 5pm deadline 
quisition his News Corpora- for acceptance. The Mo- 
tion might sell four of its local bourne group has resisted 
television channels. The most recent takeover bids — by the 
likely bidders in any sale Fairfax organization, Mr 
would be Mr Robert Holmes & Kerry Packer and Mr Holmes 
Court and Mr Alan Bond, & Court Mr Murdoch made 
both of whom have extensive an unsuccessful offer in 1979. 


media holdings. 


Yesterday's offer was hard 


Sale of the television chan- to resist against the back- 
nels, while off-setting the lake- ground of the group's financial 


difficulties. The Herald and 
Weekly Times organization 
has been one of Australia's 
most profitable media em- 
pires as well as being its largest 
but the flagship of the group. 
The Herald, has been losing 
circulation and money. 

Under the terms of the 
proposed media legislation, 
which has been designed to 
check a drift towards interests 
being concentrated in the 
hands of a few individuals or 
organizations it will not be 
possible to own newspapers 
and television stations in the 
same area. 

The legislation will not 
affect existing holdings. But if 
passed 11 will probably require 
News Corporation to sell the 
television components. 


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AE 


PLC 


VALUE OF T&N FINAL OFFER: 

[pan share, "pan cash! 

282*4 P 


VALUE OF ADDITIONAL SHARE ELECTION 
UNDER T&N FINAL OFFER: 


(aaswmny full satisfaction of such an dectianj 

287 P 


THE RENEWED OFFER IS FINAL AND WILL CLOSE AT 1.00 pjn ON 
5th DECEMBER, 1986 UNLESS IT IS THEN UNCONDITIONAL AS TO 
ACCEPTANCES 

ADDITIONAL SHARE ELECTIONS AND ADDITIONAL CASH 
ELECTIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER 1.00 pm. ON 
5th DECEMBER, 1986 PJANYCmcaMgEANCES 

The values of the ollar are based cm the price ot I84p per Turner & Newall oramary share at 3.30 p.rn. on 3rq December. 1966 





BUSINESS AND FINANCE 


THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


AE: a company at bay 


ECONOMIC VIEW 


How engineering 
group AE tried to 
repel a £270m 
hostile bid from 
Turner & Newall, 
found an unlikely 
white knight in 
Robert Maxwell 
. . . and now 
awaits its fate 


One of the longest and 
mostbitter takeover battles 
draws to a climax tomorrow 
with the dose of the £270 
million offer by 
Turner & Newall, the asbes- 
tos group, for AE, the engineer- 
ing company. 

As it does, the curtain win 
come down on an extraor- 
dinary which has had all 
the ingredients of a best- 
selling corporate thriller. 

The struggle for control of 
an unfashionable engineering 
business has besmirched the 
reputation of a leading mer- 
chant bank and Stockton king 
firm and generated the worst 
scandal of insider dealing to 
hit the City. 

The conclusion will be a 
nail-biting affair. 

Turner & Newall believes it 
has enough backing from City 
institutions to lift its present 
stake in A£ from 42 per cent 
to over the crucial SO per cent 
leveL 

But the tug-of-war for AE 
has also heralded the arrival of 
publisher Mr Robert Max- 
well's Hollis Group which has 
now inched its way to a 29 per 
cent holding. 

There was certainly little 
hint of the dramatic develop- 
ments to come when, in June, 
Turner & Newall under the 
chairmanship of Sir Francis 
Tombs, launched a hostile 
£196 million bid for AE. 

It was in itself a remarkable 
step for Turner & Newall 
which had only just recovered 
from a position of near col- 
lapse. The share price had 
plunged as it faced mounting 
claims from the victims of 
asbestos is. 

It was keen to reduce its 
dependence on mining and its 
reliance on earnings from 



Tombs (left) and 
Africa and India and saw a tie- 
up with AE— both companies 
had motor component di- 
visions — as a way out of its 
difficulties. 

AE fought back fiercely. It 
claimed it was doing all right 
on its own — a change from the 
weakened state it had been in 
during 1983 when it agreed to 
a bid from GKN only to have 
the merger blocked by the 
Monopolies Commission. 

The market scented blood 
and the possibilities of an 
auction for AE. Turner & 
Newall said the acquisition 
would help to make AE more 
competitive in world markets. 

Sir John Collyear, chairman 
of AE, poured scorn on the 
asbestos group, describing it as 
a company “beset by inherent 
and serious problems." 

After the ritualistic abuse 
Turner & Newall fired in a 
blockbuster final “take it or 
leave it” offer worth £247 
million. 

“A desperate last move,” 
retorted AE. 

But despite the fighting talk 
from the two knights, the 
stock market thought that 
Turner & Newall stood a 
good chance of success. But on 
September 12. when the offer 
closed it emerged that 
Turner & Newall had come 
within a whisker of victory — 
with 49 per cent 


Maxwell: engineering a naff-biting tug-of-war 


After stripping out accep- 
tances Turner & Newall was 
left owning 29 per cent of AE. 
Its failure appeared to support 
the view of Sir John CoUyear 
that City institutions were at 
least prepared to stand by 
managements in defending 
companies. 

But just as hostilities ap- 
peared to cease, so there was 
an immediate counterblast 
from Turner & Newall. They 
complained to the Takeover 
Panel that a crucial block of 
shares in AE had been bought 
by its own supporters just 


before the dose of the bid. As 
soon as the bid lapsed these 
shares were sold at a consid- 
erable loss — because AE 
shares not unexpectedly fell 
after the Turner & Newall 
offer foiled. 

After an inquiry lasting a 
month the Takeover Panel 
cried foul. It allowed 
Turner & Newall to launch a 
new bid and censured AFs 
merchant bank advisers, Hill 
Samuel, and the tone-blooded 
stockbroking firm, Cazenove, 
for their tactics during the 
battle. 










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T&N ‘beset by inherent 
and serious problems’ 


Hill Samuel criticized for 
foiling to disclose arrange- 
ments with its own invest- 
ment management depart- 
ment and two dealing banks 
to indemnify them against 
losses arising if they did not 
accept the bid. 

And it hit at Cazenove for 
felling to disdose purchases 
by Midland Bank, APs prin- 
cipal banker, under the 
arrangement. It was the hard- 
est hitting criticism of a group 
of City institutions in living 
memory coming just as Big 
Bang erupted 
Less than a weds later 
Robert Maxwell — through 
Hollis, a subsidiary of 
Peigamon, his master com- 
pany — emerged as the white 
kni gh t and announced a £266 
miulon agreed tod for the 
company. 

As one analyst put it “AE 
complained about lack of 
industrial logic getting into 
bed with Turner & NewalL 
Quite why they are prepared 
to get together with Mr Max- 
well is beyond me." 

Mr Maxwell claimed that he 
wanted to build a group based 
on science and high technol- 
ogy. He said that Hollis bad 
been looking to acquire 
specialist ' engineering com- 
panies bnt it lacked the nec- 
essary quality of management 
to run such an enterprise. 

Turner & Newall then 
bounced bade, with a cash and 
shares offer, claiming support 
from unnam ed parties who 
could deliver a further 14 per 
cent to add to the near 30 per 
cent it held already. 

Mr Maxwell later raised the 
value of his cash offer to 280p 
and with share buying has 
now bumped this np to the 29 
per cent leveL 

As the struggle intensified in 
the City there was another 
astonishing twist to the affair. 
Mr Geoffrey Collier was 
forced to resign from Morgan 
Grenfefl, the merchant hank, 
as allegations of insider deal- 
ing in AE shares swept the 
City. He has been charged 
with offences connected with 
trading in AE shares 
The stage is now set for a 
grandstand finale. If 
Turner & Newall foils to get 
past the 50 per cent level when 
acceptances are announced 
tomorrow Mr Maxwell and 1 
his Hollis Group, whose offer < 
still has sometime to run, will 1 
have victory in its grasp. 


Public spending 
ensnared in the 


pay bill warren 


A lthough the teachers 
pay dispute is still not 
over one thing is dean 
settlement is not going to be 
cheap. As the other unions in 
the public sector draw up their 
demands they will be well 
aware that the teachers have 
been offered 16.4 per cent. 
Many of them may be 
templed to base their claims 
on the simple premise of “me 
too”. 

A surge in public sector pay 
would put new pressure on 
public spending next year. In 
•extremis, this could force the 
Government to increase the 
provision for spending on 
certain programmes. More 
likely, either the danger of an 
overrun on the recently in- 


. is to distance the Government 
Increases in pay between from the business of setting 


1980 and 1986 


Constable (max) — +86% 

Nursing sister +58% 

Teacher (grade l)^+69% 
Civil servant +40% 


the setting up of the nurses pay 
review body, there have been 
□o big strikes among these 
groups. But in sprite of the 
relative industrial peace the 
Government has felt obliged 
to go on examining the 
possmility of constraining 
bargaining with the civil ser- 
vice unions within certain 
limits based on trends in pay 


nwrriin on the recently in- in the economy as a whole. 

nonpar Although the fonnuta under 

wfflte iatsedT or more of the dlscus ! 10n P r0 . ved “J- 
SaiSteSds will be pre- attractive wteumons,±e 


AE’s Sir John Collyear on the hostile bid 


Cliff Feltham 


empted by pay, leaving less for 
politically appealing improve- 
ments in services. 

Spending in the hospital 
service, for instance; is 
planned to rise next year by 
about 6 per cent in cash terms. 
That has to cover real 
improvements in services, the 
increase in demand from a 
growing number of elderly 
people in the population and 
higher equipment prices as 
well as increases in wages and 
salaries. 

Improvements in efficiency 
will yield some extra cash. But 
any increase in the pay bill 
above 4 per cent is not likely 
to leave much to meet the 
increase in demand. Of course 
better paid, and therefore 
presumably better motivated, 
noises and doctors represent a 
real improvement in the 
health service. 

But that is not what most 
people mean by spending 
more on health. 

Fixing pay levels in the 
public sector has long been a 
problem without a solution. 
Governments have tended to 
dither like rabbits caught in 
the twin headlights of public 
spending scrutiny and concern 
for the effects of lengthy 
strikes in public services. 

The effect of this combina- 
tion of economic and political 
pressures over the yearn has 
been to establish a warren of 
different methods of resolving 


compulsion to set bargaining 
within a fixed framework 
remains. 

• Teachers: Fay arrange- 
ments for teachers have been 
based on collective bargaining 
within the Burnham Commit- 
tee. Bui until last year, the 
Government had a veto on the 
total sum of money involved 
through the “concordat” with 
the local authority employers. 

Under the new arrange- 
ments proposed in last week’s 
bill, the Education Secretary 
will deride pay rates and pay 
scales advised by a committee 
and folio wing consultation 
with unions and employers. 

The advisory committee 
differs from a review body in 
being subject to direction 
from the Education Secretary 
as to the total cost of any 
award. It is also explicitly 
temporary. 

• Review bodies. The review 
bodies are non-statutory, in- 
dependent bodies which ad- 
vise the ministers concerned 
on ap p ro p riate settlements af- 
ter taking evidence from 
Government and unions. 


pay rates for groups of workers 
with a high 'degree of public 
sympathy, and to give people 
who either cannot or do not 
strike some confidence that 
their pay will not lag behind. 

The reviews try to take 
account of market factors like 
affordability, and recruitment 
and retention pressures. 

• Indexation: Still more re- 
moved from the pressures of 
the labour market are two 
groups of public servants who 
enjoy automatic indexation of 
their pay. the police and the 
firemen. Police pay is kept in 
line with the underlying 
change in average earnings in 
the economy as a result of the 
Edmund Davies report in 
1978. 

In theory the Home Sec- 
retary can overrule the for- 
mula but in practice there is 
an informal concordat be- 
tween the Govemmeni the 
local authority employers and 
the Police Federation to apply 
the formula. The arrangement 
comes up for review next 
September. The firemen owe 
their privileged position to the 
strike of 1977. which was 
resolved by promising them a 
fixed position in the male, 
manual earnings league. 


M inisters are not 
obliged to accept their 
recommendations 
but in practice it is difficult to 
ignore their advice. Interfer- 
ence with the recommended 
settlements is usually limited 
to phasing in the awards. 

The exception is top salaries 


public-sector pay problems. In. where the politics usually 
the public services, that is operate in the reverse direc- 


excluding the nationalized in- 
dustries and other trading 


lion favouring cuts in the 
award. There are four review 


bodies, there are at least four bodies covering about one 


distinct models. 

• Collective bargaining: This 
is the basic model covering the 
civil service, NHS anciOaries 
and technicians, and many 
local authority employees. 

The large increases handed 
out by the Gegg Committee in 
1980 confirmed the Govern- 
ment’s determination to move 
away from the formal system 
of pay research and compara- 
bility with the private sector 
for the civil service bade to a 
simple system of collective 
bargaining, which is the clos- 
est approach to allowing mar- 
ket forces to set pay levels. 

Apart from the dispute in 
the NHS in 1982, which led to 


million people nurses, doc- ^ the' more it ends up 
tors and dentists, the armed paying over the odds, 
forces and top salaries, judges. 


T he strong element of 
comparability in setting 
pay scales, which 
continues in much of the 
public sector, will make it 
more difficult to resist the 
knock-on effects of whatever 
deal is finally agreed with the 
teachers. 

The review bodies are 
beginning their work now for 
completion in April and will 
be under pressure to take the 
settlement into account when 
they make their 
recommendations. 

For economic efficiency the 
best buy in pay bargaining 
systems must be the one 
which gives market forces the 
most free play. Although 
collective bargaining does not 
prevent leap-frogging and may 
be uncomfortable it is never- 
theless the process most likely 
to balance demand for high 
quality public servants with 
available supply at the proper 
price. 

Recent history suggests that 
the more the Government 
interferes with collective 
bargaining for political rea- 


genexals and senior civil 
servants. 

The purpose of these bodies 


Rodney Lord 

Economics Editor 


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Record profits in 

an eventful year 


Chairman and Chief Executive, 
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PRELIMINARY RESULTS 

FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR TO 30th AUGUST 1986. 


1983 IgRnu 


Tmnwer 


£205 -Sm 


Profit before taxation 


£ 70.4m 


I.YI.I: 


■ Eighth successive year of profit 
growth. 


POLLY PECK 

INTERNATIONAL PLC 


Profit after taxation 


Earnings per share -basic 
Total net drridend per sharp 


■ Monopolies Commission 
decision on bid for S. & W. 
Berisford/British Sugar is 
expected shortly. 


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EXTRACTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT 


■ EEC Commission is reviewing 
European cane refining costs and 
margins. 


wthcsfltnned expansion and consolidation of the Aairoltnre. 
food and Related Industries Division, which contributed £65 
biUnw to profit ob ordinary actirities before taxation M 


UNIRAS 


■ New calorie-free sweetener 
“sucralose" goes to government 
authorities for approval 


THE TEAS IN BRIEF 


■ Profitable first year for Western 
Sugar Company. Ttoo additional 
beet plants acquired. 




TUrnover 


SI, 645m 


SI, 627m 


Profit before tax 


£81. 5m 


■ Continuing acquisitions and 
expansion in automotive parts 
division in North America. 


VESIEL 


£76.7m 


Profit after tax 
attributable to 
shareholders* 


£39.7m 


£38. 1m 


■ New packing machinery for 
UK refineries. Associated costs 
of rationalisation taken as an 
extraordinary loss. 


WEAI^ELL 


Earnings pershare 


57.3p 


■ Prospects are both challenging 
and exciting. 


INTER-CITY 


SanJana 


Dhidendspershare 


23.0p 


Dividend cover 2.5 times 2.5 times Copies of the Annual Report for the 

period ended 27th September 1986 will 
be mailed to shareholders shortly and 

^-Before extraordinary Iom» S12.9m 0985: SI 1.6ml wil] be available from; 

— — C PMcFie, Secretary, TUte & Lyle plc, 

Preliminary aimouncememof resulisfortheperiodended27th September 19S6. London^Rffl^ ThameS Srreet » 


2.5 times 


Shui Hina 


' * Before extraordinary Ions SI 2.9m ( J 985: SI 1.6ml 


toMed tBhnae and range of prodneto to be bandied whilst 
nigh qmuty standards were maintained. Margins remained 
string ta all markets bat showed a small overall redaction due 
to sales mix and tfae routined drive Ter penetration into 
wrepean markets. 

Tbe Consumer Heriromcs Division had a vrrv sneressfid 
year wub pre-tax profit rising to S4J miHioa and sales almost 
Ambling to £47.6 million. CTVs remained Vestel's major product 
m terms of volume, while testers strong market position was 
consolidated in audio npripment and video nnr&ml 
prayers. New product ranges introduced included home 
rwnpoter. hi-fi a» Irompaet disc playing evripmenl and rorther 
extensions are (Maned. 

The Textile Division recorded turnover or £34.6 million 
profit a ordinary actirities before taxation of £1.3 million. 

^ I ! i° slrite 

were made Mb dung the year and snbseqnenth with the 

8 ****** » «SA and Hong keagbv 
and arqinsitioa. Tbe Division MKfwwTlr ’ 

I i I *®r the eenstmtion of a 5-slar tourist bold a! 

Antojya mSoMhrra Toriiey have ben fimdised and (be Gronp is 
to imrtKiptlf in a vestare for tbe ifcrfribntion of L'Oreal ^ 

(ail dries and cosmetics in Tin-key. 

Board iL?"7 lrt yWr ^ °J* npd weO-Tbe 

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W orried investors gripped 
by insider trading fears 


By Michael dark and Carol Leonard 

The growing insider trading 


fears continued to hang like a 
cloud over the City yesterday 
with both dealers and fund 
managers becoming increas- 
ingly nervous. 

Wild speculation continued 
and the fears which started 
with the dismissal of Mr 
Geoffrey Collier from Morgan 
Grenfell and have now been 
extended to Guinness follow- 
ing its £11 billion bid for 
Distillers earlier this year axe 
becoming more intense. 
Yesterday’s news that the 
fraud squad had been called 
into Municipal Brokers, a 
subsidiary of Exco Inter- 
national. the money broker, to 
investigate certain “dealing 
irregularities” by former 
employees only served to 
unsettle the market still 
further. 

As a result, the equity 
market decided to discount 
the 43-point rise overnight on 
Wall Street where the Dow 
Jones industrial average hit a 
new high and the 
Government’s best showing in 
the opinion polls for almost 
two years. T umover was again 
down to a trickle with some 
brokers criticizing the institu- 
tions for lack of courage and 
their decision to remain en- 
trenched on the sidelines. 

“This market could be 40 
points higher if only the 
institutions would show some 
initiative,” complained one 
leading broker. Another 
added: “The trouble is at the 
moment everyone wants to be 
seen whiter than white.” 

But until the worries about 
insider dealing subside, the 
chances of the traditional pre- 
Christmas rally are growing 
remoter. 

The FT 30 share index 
recovered some of its poise 
towards the close finishing 9.3 
down at 1 , 269 . 1 , while the FT- 
SE 100 share index lost 10.4at 
1,615.1 after opening 1.7 up. 

There was a little more 
cheer for investors on the gilt- 
edged market where prices 
dosed with gains ranging to 
£Vz at the longer end helped by 
a confident performance by 
the pound on the foreign 
exchange. 

Most leaders gave up early 
gains with Hawker Sfddeley 
ending the day 6p lower at 
435p, British Telecom down 
2p to 194p, Beecham and 
Glaxo down the same amount 
to 416p and 920p and Lucas 
3p easier at 468p. 

On the unofficial “grey” 
market partly-paid British 
Gas shares were being bought 
at 56p, just a 6p premium to 
the issue price. 


Ratal firmed 5p to I83p 
ahead of a joint Racal and 
Boeing meeting being held this 
afternoon at which they are 
expected to announce a multi- 
million pound order to supply 
Saudi Arabia with AWACS* 
their airborne early warning 
system. The order will secure 
jobs for Ratal’s employees in 
Britain and Racal and Boeing 
hope that it will put pressure 
on the Government to accept 
AWACS in preference to the 
Nimrod system proposed by 
GEC and British Aerospace. 

GEC slipped 2p to 166p as 
several brokers lowered their 
profit forecasts for the full 
year, following its disappoint- 
ing interim figures on Tues- 
day. Wood Mackenzie has 
reduced its forecast for the 
year to March J 987 from £725 
million to £690 million, 
against £701 million last time. 

BTR, currently behind a 
hostile £1.2 billion takeover 
bid for POkittgton Brothers, 

• Keep an eye on Cefltnry 
Oils Gronp, the lubricants 
manufacturer. Yesterday it 
stood apart from an otherwise 
bombed-out looking oil 
sector, hardening a penny to 
128p. The stock has beat 
firm, despite disappointing 
interim results a week ago. 
Some say Bunnah is budding 
a stake and wfll soon bid. 

the glass manufacturer, 
slipped 3p to 272p, despite 
reports of heavy support buy- 
ing by Barclays de Zoete 
Wedd and Smith Newoourt. A 
total of 3.5 million shares 
went through the market At 
one stage during the afternoon 
BZW was offering to buy stock 
at a 2p premium to other 
market-makers. 

PiUrington eased 4p to 61 3p. 

The DTI investigation into 
share deniinge al Gnumess 
continued to play havoc with 
the share price of its financial 
adviser, Morgan Grenfell, 
which was again marked 
sharply lower first thing. 

It was Morgan Grenfefl that 
helped steer Guinness to vic- 
tory in its fiercely contested 
battles for control of the 
whisky groups Arthur Bell and 
Distillers. Dealers fear that the 
merchant bank may now be- 
come implicated in the affair 
and that could have an ad- 
verse impact on the group’s 
business. 

Over the past couple of 
years Morgan Grenfell has 
built up a reputation second to 
none in the City for executing 
aggressive takeovers while; at 


WALL STREET 


Early setback for Dow 


New York (Reuter) — Wall 
Street shares dipped in early 
active trading yesterday after 
the previous day’s surge. 

There was a great deal of 
selling pressure, which one 
trader called a “momentary 
detraction from yesterday’s 
enthusiasm.” 

The Dow Jones industrial 
average was down 4.22 points 
at 1,951.35. Declining issues 
led shares by a small margin, 
on a volume of 47 million 
shares. 

Exxon was down 5 /s to 69%. 
General Electric was up 1% to 


86% and ’ American Express 
was op I to 60%. 

Viacom, at. 41%, was ap % 
United Technology was down 
•A at 45%. May Department 
Stores was unchanged at 40. 

Parific Gas and Electric was 
np % to 26 and MCA was 
down % to 42%. Alcoa was 
down % to to 35%. 

Hewlett Packard was down 
% to 45% and H J Heinz was 
unchanged at 43%. 

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was np 3.23 at 862.07, utilities, 
at 213.09, were up 138. Stocks 
were down 033 at 7674)6. 


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the same time, defending its 
clients from unwanted bias. 

But the City’s love affair 
with Morgan Grenfell turned 
sour in July following its stock 
market debut. The striking 
price of SOOp was described by 
many in the City as expensive 
and coincided with a sudden 
downturn in the level of 
“mega bid” activity. Many of 
the big fund managers, who 
were encouraged to take up 
the shares, are now sitting on 
heavy losses and this week’s 
news from* Guinness cut short 
what was proving to be the 
first sustained rally in the 
shares since its flotation. 

Morgan Grenfell was 
moved yesterday to deny ru- 
mours of boardroom resigna- 
tions. “There is no question of 
it,” said a spokesman who 
went on to confirm that the 
group had received a visit 
from the DTI investigators. 

The denial enabled the 
shares to close above then- 
worst levels of the day. but 
they still finished 12p down at 
a new low of 356p, after 347p. 
Last week the price was trad- 
ing at about the 420p leveL 

Guinness also continued to 
lose ground and, at one stage, 
hit a new low of 275p before 
reducing the loss to 7p at 279p 
by the dose. The price has 
now fallen 52p, so for, this 
week. 

Meanwhile, fears that an 
investigation may soon be 
la unched into share dealing ? 
at Standard Chartered, the 
international banking group, 
following its successful de- 
fence against an unwanted 
£1.2 billion bid from rival 
Lloyds Bank produced a few 
nervous sellers with the price 
tumbling through the 800p 
IeveL It closed 41p lower at 
778p, wiping more than £60 
million from Standard's stock 
market value. A spokesman 
for Standard said: “There is 


no truth in it (possible in- 
vestigation). It is just market 
speculation.” 

The Monopolies and Merg- 
ers Commission has con- 
firmed it has no objections to 
P&O's purchase of a 20.8 per 
cent stake in rival European 
Femes as forecast in this 

• Lencadta National 
Corporation, a US financial 
services group, has a Mar 
5 per cent stake in Argyle 
Trust rua by Mr Nick 
Oppenheim. Speculators pre- 
dict a full bid for Argyll 
capitalized at £16 milium, 
sooaJMo comment on ro- 
mottrs, says Mr Oppenheim. 
Argyie firmed lp to 82p. 

column on Tuesday. 

Shares of both companies 
were suspended first thing 
following the announcement. 
P&O deferred were halted at 
523p and the warrants at 
150p. Trading in European 
Ferries was frozen at 122p. 
Marketmen are bracing them- 
selves for terms of an agreed 
bid later today. 

P&O paid £36 million for hs 
original stake in Euro Ferries 
in December last year. 


At these levels, Euro Ferries 
is valued at about £275 
million. 

Shandwkk, the public rela- 
tions and marketing group 
which was floated on the 
Unlisted Securities Market at 
I75p in October last year and 
graduated to a full listing last 
month, is looking cheap at 
340p, according to advertising 
analyst. Miss Lorna Tilbian, 
at Sheppards & Chase, the 
broker. She is recommending 
the stock as a “strong buy”. 

Following the announce- 
ment of four acquisitions on 
Friday — two in Britain and 
two in the VS — Miss Tilbian 
has raised her profit forecast 
for the current year to July 
1987. from £2.2 million to 
£3.1 million. For next year she 
has lifted it from £3 million to 
£4.5 million. 

She says: “It is on a p/e of 
12.5 at the moment and 9.5 to 
July 1988, which makes it very 
cheap. The share price may 
have almost doubled since its 
flotation but it's not all on hot 
air. They made five ac- 
quisitions last year as welL” 

Elsewhere among agencies 
Reuters B shares climbed 15p 
to 583p on American support. 
Carlton Communications 
finned 5p to 975p, while 

SiatAi & Saatohi dropped 
I3p to 672p on profit-taking 
ahead of its final figures out 
later today. The company has 
forecast profits of £67.9 mil- 
lion but analysts are looking 
for £70 million. 

Unconfirmed reports that 
the Iraqi's may offer to be the 
swing producer at next weeks 
Opec meeting, gave an early 
boost to BP and Shell, but 
both foiled to sustain it Shell 
jumped 1 lp to 9S3p and then 
drifted back to a 3p gain at 
949p. BP turned a 4p rise into 
a penny loss, leaving its shares 
at 677p. IC Gas dipped 8p to 
543p. 


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COMMENT Kenneth Fleet 


Floating note market 
sinks alarmingly 


E arth tremors of serious magnitude 
were recorded yesterday in an 
exotic but very important market 
Prices of euro-dollar floating rate notes 
which had been weak for the four 
preceding trading days succumbed to 
panic selling in the morning and the 
market ceased to function. 

A meeting was hastily convened at 
the offices of Sheaison Lehman, at- 
tended by some 40 market-makers. 
Only after they agreed, with misgivings, 
to quote much wider dealing spreads 
and to deal in smaller quantities, were 
dealings resumed. Prices however 
continued to fall, especialy of the 
perpetual floating rates notes (tike War 
Loan their effective redemption date is 
eternity). We have here the makings of a 
financial storm in which certain banks 
holding FRNs — they are classed as 
money market instruments — might get 
very wet. 

For the time being the Bank of 
England is standing calmly, but no 
doubt vigilantly, on the touch-line. The 
Bank refused to intervene on the 
grounds that it was up to the market to 
sort out its own problems. It also 
decided that it was too early to say 
whether this “market phenomenon” 
would have any implications for British 
clearing banks* use of perpetual FRNs as 
a source of primary capital. 

The Bank altered its guidelines in 
1984 to permit banks to enlarge their 
capital base by issuing this kind of 
paper. Two that have had recourse to 
perpetual FRNs are Royal Bank of 
Scotland and National Westminster 
It is not yet wholly clear why this 
market has got the jitters though it must 
be related to anxiety among dealers 
about where prices are heading, particu- 
larly if the Japanese, normally major 
buyers of FRNs after the turn of the 
year, are not in the mood to buy. 


P&O ferries ahead 

T he Monopolies Commisssion has 
given an open invitation to P & O 
to bid for European Femes. Sir 
Jeffrey Sterling and his new opposite 
number Geoffrey Parker have lost no 
time in taking it up. Sir Jeffrey is 
unlikely to be satisfied with less than an 
agreed bid. We shall see this morning. 

A party would certainly make sense 
for rudderless European Ferries. Its 
cross-channel ferry business, though 
able to stand up for itself in the 
customer market, could look sick in the 
stock market as Eurotunnel looms. It 
could do with the protection of a wider 
grouping to fund competition, lead 
rationalization or, if necessary, provide 
opportunities for redeployment of 
short-term profits. And there is no 
doubt that Sir Jeffrey would stand a 
better chance of coping with the 
problems of those Houston and Denver 


properties that have looked less glam- 
orous with each passing day. 

P&O would gain Felixstowe, a 
valuable asset nobly fostered by Mr 
Parker but no longer free from cares and 
competition, plus a collection of earn- 
ings and assets likely to be valued higher 
by the stock market under P & O’s 
wing. The potential for integration of 
transport should not be underestimated. 
P & O’s Fenymasters takes 55 per cent 
of the space in its own - presently 
Ipswich-based - North Sea freight ferry. 
It is also a big Townsend Thoresen 
customer and OCL uses Felixstowe as a 
trans-shipment port for the Continent. 
Across the Channel, in particular, P&O 
could create powerful support for the 
ferry business or exercise hefty leverage 
over Eurotunnel. 

The logic is overwhelming. The price 
P & O is prepared to pay is probably 
less so. 


No relief for MIR 

I n his autumn statement the Chan- 
cellor, Nigel Lawson, announced an 
increase of 3.3 per cent in public 
spending plans for next year. He was 
rudely and rightly barracked. But how 
many larger increases in tax expen- 
ditures have gone completely un- 
noticed? 

Tax expenditures are the cost of tax 
reliefs to the Government's revenue. 
One of the largest of them is morraage 
interest relief whose cost in terms of . lost 
revenue has increased from £2,456 
million in 1982-83 to £4,750 million in 
1985-86. In its latest report, the Public 
Accounts Committee shrewdly com- 
ments that although this relief, like 
others of its kind, has to be an open- 
ended commitment determined by de- 
mand, it should nevertheless be subject 
to the same land of monitoring and 
control as other demand-determined 
spending like social security. 

The PAC has a point If the Govern- 
ment and pur legislators took as much 
interest in the cost of tax expenditures as 
they do about spending on the other side 
of the accounts, then the pressure for tax 
reform would be greater. The trend in 
tax reform worldwide is to remove 
special reliefs and use the revenue to 
bring down rates. If the Government 
did away with mortgage interest relief 
then it could bring the basic rate of 
income tax down to the target level of 25 
per cent almost in one go. 

Of course, it will do no such thing 
ahead of an election. Indeed before the 
last election the ceiling on mortgage 
interest relief was raised. But if tax 
reform is to make further real progress 
in the next Parliament, then it will have 
to be in the context of a balanced 
package. The future of mortgage interest 
relief will have to be examined very 
closely in the context of that package. 


Dbg Dec 

Dec Dec 

2 1 

2 1 

W 82* B0% 


Ryan buys Crouch 
for £27.9 million 


By Richard Lander 


Ryan International, the coal 
firm which was rescued after 
the end of the miners' strike 
last year, is taking over the 
Derek Crouch group to form 
whal the two companies claim 
will be the largest private coal- 
mining and distribution gronp 
in Britain. 

The two companies have 
agreed takeover terms which 
value Crouch at £27.9 million. 
The bid already has the back- 
ing of shareholders owning 48 
per cent of Crouch, including 
the 44.3 per cent stake held by 
the founder, Mr Derek 
Crouch, and his family 
interests. 

The new group, to be known 
as Coal Holdings, would pro- 
duce about 2.75 million 
tonnes of coal a year, of which 
1.3 million conies from under- 
ground, opencast and tip- 
recovery sources in Britain. 

The remainder comes from 
Ryan’s tip recovery opera- 
tions in Belgium ana a mine 
owned by Crouch in Penn- 
sylvania. Non-coal opera- 
tions, such as Ryan’s building 


supplies division and Austra- 
lian property interests owned 
by Crouch, might be sold off. 

Mr Christian Hotson of 
Ryan, who will become chief 
executive of Coal Holdings, 
said the merger would in- 
crease the companies’ stand- 
ing in the coal industry. 

“You need size and strength 
to negotiate in an industry 
dominated by two monopolies 
like the CEGB and British 
Coal,” he said. 

The combined group would 
benefit whether a Labour 
government were elected and 
put more money into coal or if 
the industry were liberalized 
by a thud Conservative 
administration, he added. 

Ryan is offering 157 shares 
for every 20 Crouch, valuing 
Crouch at 220p after its own 
shares shed 16 p to 28p. County 
Bank has also underwritten a 
cash offer at 215.9p. Crouch 
shares, which have risen 
sharply since it announced a 
bid approach on November 

18, fell back 5p to 213p. 


BankAmerica sells 
Italian operation 


New York (Reuter) — 
BankAmerica Corporation, 
the bank bolding company 
which has been struggling with 
substantial losses, announced 
yesterday it has agreed to sell 
its Italian operation to Deut- 
sche Bask, West Germany’s 
largest bank, for 5603 million 
(£421 million). 

The sale of Banca cT Am eri- 
ca e (Tltalia (BAI) bad been 
expected for some time as part 
of BankAmerica's strategy of 
selling assets. 

BAI has 98 branches, about 
3,000 employees, and is the 
eighth-laigest bank in Italy 
with assets of $4.2 billion. 

BankAmerica, based in San 


Francisco and now the target 
of a S3.4 billion takeover bid 
by First Interstate Bancorp, 
has been selling off assets in an 
effort to cut losses and im- 
prove its chances of remaining 
independent 

It said it expected a pretax 

in of more than $250 mil- 
lon on the BAI deal. 

The bank’s profitable Charl- 
ies Schwab and Co discount 
brokerage operation is also on 
the block. 

BankAmerica said earlier 
this month it planned to sell 
assets worth tetween $7 bil- 
lion and 58 billion in the next 
two quarters. 


Tighter steel quotas 


Brussels (AP-Dow Jones) — 
The European Economic Co- 
mmunity Commission yes- 
terday said it was tightening 
production quotas for a range 
of steel products in the first 
quarter of 1987 amid signs 
that demand for steel will 
remain low. 


The commission said com- 
panies were reducing stocks of 
products whose sales possibil- 
ities were “overvalued.” And 
sales of steel products have 
been harmed by the slowdown 
in investment in the oil in- 
dustry, it said. 



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get acquisition and tracking. 

It gives Rapier 2000 a precise 


The Plessey refer (kft) 
mfered fa the Rapier 2QQB 
system. 

and accurate means of acquir- 
ing targets, even inanelectronic 
counter-measure environ- 
ment, over a wide envelope of 
elevation, range, bearing and 
velocity. 

Plesseydeveloped tech- 
nologies have proved to be 
fundamental to the new radart 
design. 


ISDX wins more 
onours in Australia 


Two of Australians top universities have chosen Plessey ISDX private 
digital exchanges. 

Monash University of Melbourne and Macquarie University of 
Sydney will receive their new systems - together worth around 
£500,000 - by the end of 1986. . 


MERCURY ORDERS 
PLESSEY FIBRE OPTICS 


Two contracts for optical fibre 
transmission systems together 
worth approximately £L5m have 
been awarded fey Mercury Com- 
munications Limited to Plessey. 

Both orders are for System 
565 - the Plessey 565 Mbit/s 
system which can carry 7680 
simultaneous telephone calls 
or the equivalent in data or 
video over a single pair of 
optical fibres. 

The first contract is to supply, 
install, test and commission 
systems for Mercury's East 
Coast network. This route will 


link London and Edinburgh via 
ftterborough, \brk, Leeds and 
Newcastle. 

The second contract is for 30 
terminalsand five intermediate 
station equipments for 
Mercury network expansion. 


Plessey ISDXdatacapability 
so impressed Monash they re- 
commended it to Macquarie. 

Only some weeks ago, 
another ISDX network cus- 
toraei; the National Road 
Motorists' Association of 
Sydney, won Australia^ top 
information technology award 
for office automation. 

Their network, comprising 
18 interlinked ISDXs covering 
thousands of square miles in 
New South Wales with a control 
centre in Sydney, has enabled 
an increased call acceptance 
rate of over 50 per cent 


Semics 
move ahead 






The height of high technology 


PLESSE> iVfTBin n 5n>r« "(V'-wUSm sntnutrmali of TV ffriin C.-mpan rp!. 


At Electro aka ’86 recently, 
Plessey Semiconductors an- 
nounced the introduction of 
more than fifty new products 
during the next six months. 

These include bipolar gate 
arrays, converters and FM 
receiver systems, and also 
CMOS devices. 

One bipolar device on dis- 
play - a 3.5GHz prescaler - 
outperforms gallium arsenide 
equivalents for a quarter of 
their price. 

Plessey believes, that this is 
the first silicon device ofits kind 
which can operate at such a high 
frequency. It represents a two- 
year lead in commercial and 
military markets. 

25 


APPOINTMENTS 



Shandwick Consultants: Mr 
Richard Sermon has become 
chairman, with Mr Co Bn 
Trailer as deputy managing 
director, and Mr Robin 
CaBeoda Snath, Mr Simon 
Clark and Mr Keith 
Lockwood as directors. Mr 
Tim Pendry will join the board 
on January 3. 

Gateway Building Society: 
Mr John Crowe has been 
elected chairman, succeeding 
Lord Luke from January 1. 

Sharp Electronics (UK): Mr 
T loose has become chair- 


• FITZWILTON: Figures for 

ifae year to June 30 in W- 
Dividend was Ip. 2R: 

Turnover was 2.795,273 
(6,551,580), pretax profit was 
87. M 5 (1.064.795) and tax was 
135.551 (217,984). Earnings per 
share were 3.93p. Dividend 
payable January 9. 

• ROUTE & NOLAN COM- 
PUTER SERVICES; Interim 
dividend was Ip (nil) for six- 
months to August 3 1 . Figures in 
£OOQs. Turnover was i.102 
(1.357), trading profit before 
depreciation was 281 (2441 
pretax profit was 141 (25 loss) 
end tax was 49 (ail). Earnings 
per share were 3-6p (1-Op loss). 


DUCTION SERVICES; Fig- 
ures in £000 for the year to April 
30. No final dividend (Jpl- 
Turaoverwas 3,205 (3^S1 ) Joss 
before tax was 1.469 (W 
profit), tax was 1 (9)- Loss after 
mx was 1,470 (137 profit). 1 Ums 
per share, net basis, was 20.5/p 
(2_02p earning). Increased turn- 
over and cost savings are ex- 
pected to improve the position 
during second half of the year. 

• GRAINGER TRUST: Fuw J 
dividend was 6-2p. making S.Up 




Figures in £000. Turnover was 
7, 1 34 (5.839). property expenses 
were 1.649 (1,368). Interest 
navablc was 2.4S4 (2.208). Profit 
before tax was 2.5 1 8 ( 1 .926), tax 
was 907 (7651 and earnings per 
share were 32.4p on a weighted 

average (26.6p). 


• MOUNTVIEW ESTATES: 
Figures in £000 for six months 
to September 30. Interim was I p 
(same), turnover was 4.9S3 
<4 1 3 1 ) and profit before tax was 
3.241 (2.835). Tax was 1.296. 


MONEY MARKETS AND GOLD 


mao, succeeding Mr T per store were 3.6p (i.op loss* 
Mitsuda who becomes chair- The improvement urprofnis 
man of Sharp Electronics 2*2*$ 


man ot boarp 
Corporation, USA. 


I J. . 

Et-.Vvv:. 




John Crowe 


Mobil Oil Company: Mr D 
J RSordan has been named 
finan ce director, succeeding 
Mr RL Howard. 

James Capel Bankers: Mr R 
A Nigel Henley has been 
made managing director, 
succeeding Mr Rick Smith. 

Honeywell Control Sys- 
tems: Mr K H Urquhart I 
becomes director, manufac- i 
tn ring automation. 

Midland Bank Equity 
Group: Mr Hugh de Qnemin 
has been appointed managing 
director, succeeding Mr John 
Beevor. Mr Roger Heath, Mr 
David Hutchings and Mr Ian 
Taylor become deputy manag- 
ing directors. Mr John Bran- 
don, Mr David Cassdes, Mr 
Dennis Freedman and Mr 
Alan Marsh are made exec- 
utive directors. 


second half of the year. 

• AAH HOLDINGS: Figures 
in £000 for the half year to 
September 30. Turnover was 
488,613 (460.768), trading profit 
was 10,190 (8.846). pretax profit 
was 8.780 (6,809) and tax was 
3JJ73 (2,724). Earnings per 
share were 9.70p (7.54p). 

• BIRMINGHAM MINT 
GROUP: Progress was made in 
all parts of the group- .The 
electrical components business 
improved its margins, and the ' 
recent wire products acquisition 
was successfully integrated and I 
brought to a satisfactory level of 
profitability. 

The group has reached agree- 
ment with Johnson Matthey 
Metals to purchase its electrical 
contacts business at Wembley, 
London, for a cash consid- 
eration of £3.01 million. 

• ALLIED ' COLLOIDS 
GROUP: Interim dividend was 
Ip (0.7p) for the half-year to 
September 27. Figures in £000. 
Profit before tax was 12,749 
(8.234). Tax was 5,006 (2.869). 
Earning s were 7,743 (5,365) and 


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Scheme w Average reference rate for 
Merest period November 1, 1986 to 
November 28. 1966 mdustva: 11248 per 
cent 


FOREIGN EXCHANGES 


More company news 
is on page 25 


Strafing index caoipmtf wtt 1975 wee up at 67.8 (day’s range 67-9-68.1). 

OTHER STERLING RATES~ DOLLAR SPOT RATES 


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Lord Luke 


Ot rrr rij u\ 

I LLJJLJ II 


Murray Johnstone: Mr J 
Graham Barclay and Mr A 
Charles Clapperton have 
joined the board. 

Jetset Tours: Mr Allan 
Defier has been ™rfp manag- 
I ing director from January 1. 
i Binder Hamlyn: Mr Robert 
Matosiewicz has ben admitted 
as a partner. 

London Metal Exchange: 
Mr John Wolff has been 
elected chairman with Mr . 
Clement Danin as vice- 
chairman. 

Allen Computers: Mr Ray 
Pipe has been made managing 
director, succeeding Mr David 
Allen. 


warning s per share were 6.15p 
(4_27p). Demand for the group's 
products continues to grow and 
the company expects further im- 
provement in the second half 

• THE IMTEC GROUPS Re- 
sults for year to March 31 in 
£OOQ. Net turnover was 9.307 
(10,456), trading loss was 257 
(profit 304). loss before tax was 
972 (581). Loss per dare was 
8-4p (3.6p). 

• ALTTFUND: Final interim i 
dividend for the period between 
April 1 and Dece m ber 4 is i32p ! 
per income share of 25p on 
4,800,000 in issue, and 0i266p 
per capital share of 25p on 
3 r 200,000 in issue. 

• ROWLINSON SECURI- 
TIES: Figures in £s for the six 
months to September 36. In- 
terim dividend was 0.2p 
(0.181 25p), turnover was 
4.002,600 (4.414300), tax was 
I5a850 (134300) and profit 
after tax was 28a 1 50 (202300). 
Earnings per share were 234p 
(1.6 Ip). The fan year's profits 
are expected to be £1 million. 


Argentina austral* 
AistraSa dotar — 

Bahrato dinar 

Brazd cruzado * — 


1.6848.1.8918 Ireland 

2.194445.1977 Stooapora 

05375-05415 MjE > 5a 

_ 202872-20.4031 Australia 

07260-0.7360 Canada 

65600-7.0000 Sweden 

197.15-199.15 Norway 

_ 11.1510-11 .1670 Denmark — - 

16.60-18.80 West Germany 


FMandmarfra 65600-7.0000 Sweden 

Greece draefsna 197.15-199.15 Norway 

Hone Kong doltar 11.1510-11.1670 DenmarX 

IndarupM 1660-18.80 West Germany 

Iraq dinar nja Swuzertand 

Kuwait (tear KD 0A16&4.4225 Nemartands — 

Malaysia doSar 37132-37188 France 

Mexico peso 1245.0-1295.0 Japan 

New Zealand doss’ 25062-2.8133 tafy 

Satafl Arabia riyad 55475-55875 BeloumfComm) 

Singapore doSar — 3.1328-3.1366 Hong Kong 

South Africa rand 3.1593-3 1757 Portugal 

UAEdktiain 5238042780 Spain 

‘Lloyds Bank Austria 

Rales suVpNad by Barclays Bank HOfiEX and ExteL 


CL41BS0.4225 Namartands 

37132-37188 France 

1245.0-1285.0 Japan 

28062-25193 itafy 

55475-55875 BeigUmfComm) 

3.1328-3.1366 Hong Kong 

3.1593-3.1757 Portugal 

5238042780 Spain 

Austria 


.. 15730-15760 

- 2.1890-2.1800 
..25945-25985 

- 0.6517-0^522 
.. 15832-15837 

- 6575065800 

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- 16220-16250 
.. 13705-13715 

- 4155-41.10 
.. 7.7920-7.7970 
. 147 60-14750 
. 133.70-13350 
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STERLING SPOT AND FORWARD RATES 




Markat rates 
day’s range 
DecenterS 
N York 1 >*305-1.4330 
Montreal 15797-15828 
Amsdam3.1 922-32066 
Brussels 58.68-5953 
CTprigen 10658-10 7126 
Dito* 1.0379-1.0449 
Frankfurt 2522A-25373 
Lisbon 2100031244 
Madrid 191.19-192-18 
Mian 1354. 78-1969.66 

Qsto 105966-10.7346 
Pans 92482-92965 
SrkMm 9529095719 
Tokyo 23253-23262 
Manna 195768-19.7240 
Zurich 25S1025656 


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1.4305-1.4315 
15798-15828 
3.1922-3.1965 
58.68-58.79 
10.6587-10.8733 
15390-1.0400 
28224-25265 
21050-27122 
191.19-191.40 
1954.78-1960^4 
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92482-92047 
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RECENT ISSUES 


EQUITIES 


Avis Europe (2S0p) 

Baker Kants Sndr (170(4 
Blenheim ExMb (ten) 
Bteton&BattBrsaa (iC3p) 
Brake Bros (125p) 

Daniel S (130p) 

Hatcher King (I75p) 
Geest (i25p) 

Gtentree (i6p) 

Gordon Russefi p90p) 


Guthne Corp (iSOp) 

HaKs Homes & Gdns (95p) 
Harrison (150p) 


231*a+«a 
194 
141 +1 
143 
151 +1 
158 
178-12 
153-3 
48-2 
206-1 
168 
I 108 
160 


InterOnk E xp res s (185p) 
Lloyds Chemist (105p) 
Lon& MetropoStan (I46p) 
M & G Group 
Mecca Leisure (135p) 
Miss Sam Hides (105p) 
Rum Hfctas (90p) 

Ckiarto (115p) 

Spandex 
Sunrit (135p) 

TSB Chat Isles (70p) 
TSB Group (lOtto) 

Virgin (14&}) 


Woottons Better 


MS? 


204 -3 
132-2 
168-2 
270-3 
149’z -4 

89- 5 
99-1 

130 

220-1 

140 

90- 1 
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133*2 -'a 
168 
83-2 


Ward Group (97p) 

RIGHTS ISSUES 


Btacks Leisure N IP 
Cook WM N/P 
Glanfleid N/p 
Lon Assc Inv F/P 
Norfolk Cap F/P 
Petrocan F/P 
Regafian N/P 
Throg Sec N/P 
WadSnrton N/P 
Walker (AJIfred 


(Issue price in brackets). 


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ARGYLL GROUP PLC 

INTERIM RESULTS: SIXM0NTHS TO 30 SEPTEMBER 


Turnover 


Profit before taxation 
Taxation 


Earnings per share 
Actual tax 
35% tax 


Interim dividend per share 


1986 1985 

(unaudited) (unaudited) 
£m £m 

986.0 

917.6 

36.3 

29.8 

(12.0) 

(8.9) 

24.3 

20.9 

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lOAp 

11. 7p 

9.6p 

3.1 Op 

2.65p 




+ 22 *; 


+160 


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+22”) 


+ 17°t:. 


Excellent profit and net margin growth from 
the Food Division: 


• Operating profit up 30% 

• Net operating margin up from 
3.09% to 3.75% 


Current trading gives confidence 
that the Group will achieve its / 
profit objectives for the year. 4. 


Copies of the hill Interim Report may be obtained 
from the Company Secretary at Argyll House, 
Millington Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 4 AY. 



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THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


BUSINESS AND FINANCE 


SEB?' to? Paftoff 

F»uts & Calls. Sears. Amstrad. 


: : LONDON FINANCIAL FUTURES 


31 British companies 
win Nissan contracts 


By David Young 


New contracts have been 
placed to supply components 
for the Nissan cars produced 
in Sunderland, Tyne and 
Wear, which means that more 
than SO per cent of the cars 
win be sourced from Britain 
within a year of production 
starling. 

The company, which star- 
ted production in September, 
has placed contracts with 31 
Brizish companies and four 
companies in other European 
Economic Community mem- 
ber-countries for parts which 
will be introduced progres- 
sively to the Bluebird range 
this year and next 

By 1988, the cars will be 
considered to be British built, 
with 60 per cent of their 
content produced locally. By 
1991, that level will reach 80 
percent 

At present, the plant is 
producing 24,000 cars a year, 
which wiU rise to 100,000 by 
1991. 


LONDON TRADED OPTIONS 


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22 

30 

15 

17 

23 

4 

73 

78 

38 

40 

42 

1 

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70 



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650 35 60 75 32 47 57 


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Grand Met 
('456) 


ISO 16 22 28 4 6 9 

180 6 11 17 17 20 22 

a» 1* 5 9 35 38 38 


360 105 110 — 1 lli — 

390 TO 810 — 1 3 — 

420 477, 62 80 3 13 16 

460 28 38 53 20 30 35 


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(278) 


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72 

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20 

460 

37 

52 

62 

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500 

18 

27 

35 

35 

550 

6 

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160 

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26 

92 

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220 

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160 

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180 

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Midland Bank 

500 

62 

80 

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5 

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23 

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550 

32 

40 

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35 

40 

600 

10 

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67 

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460 

78 

88 

103 

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(*523) 

500 

46 

58 

73 

10 

17 

22 

550 

14 

30 

38 

S3 

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45 


In brief 


• LEEDS GROUP: A final 
dividend of 4p has been de- 
clared. making 6.25p for the 
year (5.2 Ip adjusted), on in- 
creased share capita! for the year 
ended September 30. With fig- 
ures in £000, turnover 
amounted to 14.157 (14,455). 
trading surplus 2,791 (2.436). 
depreciation 417 (431). profit 
before tax 2,374 (2,003) and tax 
902 (859). Earnings per share 
were 19.7p (!5.3p). During the 
post year a further £1 million 
has been added to the 
company’s strong cash position. 
This enables the acquisition of 
Walsdcn and a number of new 
capital investment projects to be 
financed without recourse to 
borrowing The group says it 
expects to benefit on balance 
from the lower value of sterling 
and this year has opened with 
some promise in several areas. 
The snares were I95p, up 4p. 

• COALITE GROUP: Results 
for the six months to September 
30 include an interim dividend 
of 2.25p (2p) and, with figures in 
£000, turnover was 182,470 
(209,753). operating profit after 
depreciation 3.204 (3.31 1). in- 
terest and similar income 
receivable 4,438 (3,520). Profit 
before tax amounted to 14,408 
(13.241) and tax totalled 5.181 
(S.S6I). Earnings per share were 
10.73p (8.93p). The board says 
the most significant feature of 
the year so jar is the acquisition 
of the Hargreaves Group which 
provides the company with a 
firm basis for expansion and 
growth. The senior management 
of Coalite and Hargreaves are 
working together to bring about 
a successful integration of the 
combined company. The results 
from Hargreaves were consoli- 
dated from November l. The 
company says it is expecting a 
satisfactory outcome for the 
year as a whole, subject to the 
usual hazards of the winter 
weather and consumer demand. 


TEMPUS 


Tate seeks a sweeter success 


Mr lan Gibson, director of 
purchasing and production 
control, said yesterday: “We, 
now have contracts with 5S: 
British and nine European 
suppliers, representing poten- 
tial business of more than 
£130 million a year at full 
production levels.” 


The most important item on 
the Tate St Lyle corporate 
agenda is the impending re- 
port front the Monopolies 
and Mergers Commission on 
the fate of the British Sugar 
Corporation. 

All eyes are therefore fo- 
cused more on Westminster 
than on the company to see if 
perhaps Tate & Lyle will be 
allowed to bid for ihc prize it 
thought it could never have. 

Yesterday’s preliminary re- 
sults, however, were more 
than just a minor diversion. 

They show that many of 
the areas Tate & Lyle is 
involved in are going in the 
right direction and ibai it has 
diversified to the point that it 
can withstand a crippling 
sugar price war without being 
brought to its knees. 

British Sugar's 'efforts to 

win market share for its low- 
cost beet production in 
Britain reduced Tate's sugar 
refining profits, where the 
high cost of cane puts it at a 
competitive disadvantage, 
from £12.3 million to £4.1 
million in the year to Septem- 
ber 27. 

A turnaround in sugar 
trading, an excellent result 
from the Americas sugar 
operation and improvements 
elsewhere more than offset 
this, however, and the group 
increased pretax profits by 6 
per cent to £81.5 million. 

In 1987, the sugar refining 
profit in Britain will improve 
significantly. British Sugar 
has given up the fight for 
market share and is con- 
centrating on profits again. 
And in the US. acquisitions 
will boost Tate’s sugar 
earnings. 

In the longer term. Tate & 
Lyle has its new low calorie 
sweetener, Sucralose, which it 
has been developing for the 
last 'eight years. It should 
soon be in a position to 
submit it to government 
agencies for approval, but it is 
unlikely to contribute to prof- 
its until late 1988. 

Tate should make about 
£95 million pretax this year. 


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implying a prospective mul- 
tiple of S_2. The shares are 
stantiingat a hefty 25 per cent 
discount to the market. 

If Tate were to succeed in 
buying British Sugar, it would 
be very good news indeed. 
But if it failed, it would not be 
the end of the world for Tale 
& L\!c. The discount looks 
undeserved. 

Smith & Nephew 

Strong consumer brands like 
Nivea, good growth in per- 
sonal hjgienc products and 
high margins from its medi- 
cal and health care products 
allow the smooth and steady 
upward progression of Smith 
&. Nephew Associated Com- 
panies profits to continue. At 
the third quarter stage, the 
company reported pretax 
profit uip 22.8 per cent to 
£58.2 million for the 40 
weeks to October 4. 

Earnings, however, are no! 
growing quite so fast up just 
1 8.8 per cent to 4.68p. 

The fly in the ointment is 
tiny. ? r concerns the £192.7 
million acquisition of Rich- 
ards Medical, the US com- 
pany. last August for a 
mixture of cash and shares. 
This will dilute earnings for 
the next year at least, while 
there trill be a higher tax 
charge in the United States. 

All the Smith & Nephews 
traditional strengths remain, 
however, and Jennifer 
McGregor, pharmaceuticals 


analyst at Wood Mackenzie, 
the stockbroker, is looking for 
£87 million pretax for the fiill 
year. 

The shares, always highly 
rated, may look a touch 
expensive on a 17.4 multiple, 
especially since the market is 
still absorbing stock from the 
Richards acquisition. 

In the short term, the 
shares are likely to prove a 
dull market. In the longer 
term though, the company 
will no doubt prove to be the 
sound investment it has al- 
ways been. 

Northern Foods 

The recent EEC pronounce- 
ment that the Milk Marketing 
Board was breaking the rules 
with its differential pricing 
policy has cast a dark cloud 
over companies with 
commercial dairy interests. 
However. Northern Foods is 
not unduly gloomy. 

h is not heavily involved in 
the processing of milk for 
butter or hard cheese, the 
market segments particularly 
affected by the European 
Commission's ruling. More- 
over. it believes that its 
emphasis on high quality 
products such as uquid milk 
and cream places it in a 
strong buying position which 
would be enhanced if the 
board were to be disbanded. 

The conclusion of this 
issue is some way off, but 
nervousness on the subject 


should keep predators at bay. 

Mis Edwina Curry would 
not be overly impressed with 
Northern Foods' portfolio of 
products but people appear to 
be prepared to commit them- 
selves only so far to healthy 
eating. 

The trend towards 
consumption of low-fat milk 
is slowing. At Northern 
Foods it accounts for 15 per 
cent of liquid milk sales — a 
few percentage points below 
average. Margins are no 
lower than on normal milk. 

However, the market is 
now flooded with cream. 
Lower prices have stimulated 
demand which is up by 7 per 
cent bui has affected margins. 
However, although people 
are eating less butter it ap- 
pears they are earing more 
cream. Northern Foods sales 
of cream-topped trifles to 
Marks and Spencer have, for 
instance, increased by 40 per 
cent 

Biscuits and meat products < 
are also doing well. The 
Classic biscuit has been well 
received. 

Acquisitions in Britain will 
be hard to find since there are 
others around equally keen to 
pick up good opportunities. 
Avana remains a taboo sub- 
ject although there is a dear 
synergy. However, with gear- 
ing set to be under 20 per cent 
by the year end. there is scope 
to do something big. 

Northern Foods is keen to 
keep some exposure to the 
US although the market is 
unlikley to encourage it to do 
anything drama Lie. 

The group still commands 
the City's respect. On a 
forecast of £75 million the 
shares are on a p/e ratio of 
11.9 which seems fair 
enough. However, a 
combination of mishaps in 
the last few years has left a 
nasty taste in the mouth. The 
direction the group plans to 
move in will need to be more 
apparent or else its position 
as a blue chip may be in 
jeopardy. 


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STOCK EXCHANGE PRICES 


BUSINESS AND FINANCE 


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ACCOUNT DAYS: Dealings began on November 24. Dealings end Friday. §Comango day next Monday. Settlement day December 1 5. 

§ Forward bargains are permitted on two previous business days. 

" Where stocks have only ona price quoted, these are nNddta prices taken daily 6t 5pm. Yield, change end P/E ratio are calculated on the middle price 


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28 


BUSINESS AND FINANCE/LAW 


THE TIMES TRI fRSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


Over-capacity looms in background as merger talks begin 



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of commercial gloom 




By Derel Harris, Industrial Editor 

Depressed sales of commer- 
cial vehicles and severe over- 
capacity of about 40 per cent 
in truck-making underline the 
crucial nature of the talks now 
taking place to settle the future 
of the Rover Croup's loss- 
making Ley land trucks op- 
eration. 


years ago, rt has improved its 
market share in Britain to a 17 
percent lead although it is still 
hard-pressed, particularly by 
Ford and Mercedes Benz. 


The discussions, still at an 
early stage, are taking place 
with DAF Truck, the Nether- 
lands manufacturer, and Pac- 
car, based in Seattle, which 
bought Foden from the British 
receiver in 1980. 

Gloomy European pros- 
pects have already driven 
General Motors and Ford to 
retreat Ford has sold off its 
European truck plant at Lang- 
ley in Britain to a company in 
which it has a 49 per cent 
holding, matched by a similar 
bolding by Iveco, a subsidiary 
of Ital/s Fiat The joint 
company is Iveco Ford Truck. 

And GM win stop making 
medium and heavy Bedford 
trucks at its Luton plant by the 
year end, emphasizing how 
badly Leytand, a minnow in 
West European terms, needs 
to find a place in a bigger 
grouping. 

Since GKfs bid to take over 
the Leyland trucks operation 
collapsed, the search for a 
solution has continued. The 
first sign came in September 
when a marketing deal was 
struck with DAF. 

Since Leyland launched its 
light Roadninner truck two 


Its problem has been a lack 
of success in attempting to 
break into European markets 
historically neglected by Ley- 
land when okf colonial mar- 
kets still accounted for much 
of its exports. 

Under the DAF deal, about 
2,000 Leytand vehicles are 
expected to be sold next year 
through DAFs 500 dealers on 
the Continent. 

The Roadninner, the heavi- 
est vehicle, which can still be 
driven without a heavy 
commercial vehicle licence in 
Britain, slots neatly into the 
DAF truck portfolio since the 
Dutch company, whose 
strength is in heavy trucks, 
decided not to build vehicles 
below 10 tonnes gross vehicle 
weight It wifi also sell Freight 
Rover Sberpa vans. 

The deal demonstrates how 
a closer association like a 
merger would make sense for 
both Leyland and DAF even 
though there would be some 
overlap among the heavier 
truck ranges. Freight Rover is 
not being included in the talks 
either with DAF or Paccar. 

DAFs market share in 
Western Europe last year 
stood at slightly more than 4.S 
per cent while Leyland was 
almost at 4 per cent The two 
together would rank among 



the top half-dozen European 
makers, ahead of Sweden’s 
Scania and dose on the heels 
of the other big Swedish 
manufacturer, Volvo. 

Daimler Benz has rather 
more than 26 per cent of the 
European market Iveco close 
on 15 per cent and Renault 
more than 10 per cent. 

The talks between DAF and 
Leyland on closer collabora- 
tion are the most advanced at 
present Paccar has only just 
started its studies, according 
to the Rover Group and the 
expectation is that if the US 
manufacturer makes a move it 
will be a dear takeover bid. 

Seattle is playing its cards 
dose to its chest but a possible 
attraction in Leyland is that h 
could give Paccar a stronger 
base from which to attadc the 
European market. 


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What is dear is that the 
Leyland trucks operation faces 
restructuring, undoubtedly in- 
volving job losses, whether the 
solution to its difficulties lies 
with DAF or Paccar. 

When Mr Paul Channon, 
the Secretary of State for 
Trade ■ and Industry, an- 
nounced tire talks with the two 
foreign makers this week, he 
emphasized that restructuring 
was inevitable if Leyland] 
trucks stayed as it was. 

This is empasized fry the 
financial results of the trucks 
subsidiary, The trucks opera- 
tion had a half-year operatii 
loss, before tax and interest, 
£21.1 million in the first 
of this year. This was the 
time the Rover Group broke 
down the figures for the trucks 
subsidiary but the hae- 
morrhage has clearly been 
going on for some time. 

Where the jobs axe would 
fall would depend on what- 
ever strategy is finally adopted 
for Leyland. 

There are three main manu- 
facturing locations; the key 
assembly plant at Leyland, 
Lancashire, the Albion axle- 
making plant at Glasgow, and 
the Scammell factory at Wat- 
ford, Hertfordshire. 

A radical restructuring in- 
evitably seems the price the 
Leyland operation wifi have to 
pay to stay, with any credibil- 
ity, in a truck race which 
seems likely to see even more 
casualties. 


Kirkland v Robinson 
Before Lord Justice Stephen 
Brown and Mr Justice Tudor 
Evans 

{Judgment December 2] 

Section 1(2) of the Wildlife 
and Countryside Act 1981 
which provides that "if any 
person has in his possession or 
control (a) any live or dead wiki 

bird shall be guilty of an 

offence** created an offence of 
strict liability so that it was not 
necessary for the prosecutor to 
adduce evidence of guilty 
knowledge. 

Accordingly, the defendant's 
honest and reasonable belief 
that the birds were bred in 
captivity and were therefore not 
wild birds for the purposes of 
the Act could not afford a 
defence: 

The Queen's Bench Di- 
visional Court so held, uphold- 
ing a decision of Ashton-under- 
Lyne Justices who on April 10, 
1985, found the defendant Eric 
Kirkland guilty of offences 
under the Act upon informa- 
tions laid by tire prosecutor, 
Peter John Robinson, senior 
lions officer of the 
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Mr Roderick Cams for the 
defendant; Mr Mark Love for 
the prosecutor. 

LORD JUSTICE STEPHEN 

One error 
can be 
misconduct 

Regina vPharnmceatknl Soci- 
ety of Great Britain, Ex parte 
Sokoh 

A single serious error was 
capable of constituting miscon- 
duct for the purpose of disci- 
plinary proceedings under 
section 8 of the Pharmacy Act 
1954. The word “misconduct” 
did not necessarily connote 
moral censure; it meant no more 
than incorrect or erroneous 
conduct of any kind ofa serious 
nature. 

Mr Justice Webster so stated 
in the Queen's Bench Division 
on December 3, dismissing an 
application for judicial review 
by a registered pharmacist who 
was reprimanded fry the statu- 
tory committee for professional 
misconduct in failing to check 
with a doctor a prescription for 
Bxompion mixture which was 
unclear in certain respects and 
contained a very large dose of 
pethidene. 

HIS LORDSHIP said that it 
was unhelpful to define 
“misconduct** by any adjective 
having moral overtones. 

A angle act of negligence 
could in principle constitute 
misconduct. If the word had to 
be defined then it meant in- 
coned or erroneous conduct of 
any kind, provided that it was of 
a serious nature. 

The statutory committee had 
power to reprimand the 
pharmacist under paragraph 
25(d) of the Pharmaceutical 
Society (Statutory Committee) 
Order of Council (SI 1978 No 
20), having found that he was 
guilty of professional miscon- 
duct, but that the misconduct 
was not such as to render him 
unlit to have his name on the 
register. 


BROWN said that the informa- 
tion alleged that between June 
14 and 27, 1983 the defendant 
hart in his possession four wild 
birds, namely four goshawks, 
contrary to section lPXa) of the 
Act. 

The justices found that gee- 
hawks were wild birds within 
the meaning of the Ad and that 
they were lawfully in captivity if 
they had been (i) imported 
under licence, (u) taken from 
the wild by licence or (iii) bred 
in captivity from birds that were 
lawfully in captivity. 

On June 14 the defendant 
obtained the goshawks from a 
Mr Butterwonh and registered 
rfu»» transfer whh the Depart- 
ment of the Environment as 
progeny of a joint breeding 
project between one of bis birds 
and one of Mr Butterwonh ’s 
birds. 

However the four birds were 
not bred in captivity within the 
definition in the 1981 Ad since 
they had not been lawfully bred 
by Mr Butterwonhtfroixi captive 
birds belonging to him. nor had 
they been imported under li- 
cence or taken from the wild by 
licence. 

The defendant made a sub- 
mission of no case to answer on 
the ground that possession 
within the meaning of the Act 
did not mean possess ion 


simpliciter but meant that he 
needed to know all the qualities 
of that which he had in his 
possession. 

He contended that in the 
circumstances of the case an 
honest and reasonable belief 
that the birds were bred from 
birds lawfully in captivity was a 
defence and that the prosecution 
were under an obligation to 
adduce evidence of guilty know- 
ledge if they wished to wutblish 
a case. 

The justices rejected that 
submission and accepted the 
contention of the prosecutor 
that in the absence of any 
definition of possession in the 
Act it was only necessary to 
adduce evidence to show that 
the defendant was in physical 
possession of the birds and that 
they were wild birds as defined. 

The justices therefore rejected 
the submission of no case to 
answer and the defendant did 
not call or give evidence. 

The defendant now submitted 
that mens rea was an essential 
ingredient of the Act and that 
the justices were in error in 
deciding that it was not. He 
argued that the consequences of 
the conviction were so serious 
having regard to the provisions 
for forfeiture contained in the 
Act that it bad to be assumed 


that Parliament did not intend 
to exclude liability. 

The prosecution said that 
section lf_Ha) of the Aci created . 
an offence of strict liability. The 
statute provided certain de- 
fences and it was also provided 
in the structure of the Act that 
licences might be granted to 
persons or organizations for 
specific purposes and that if 
anything was done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of the 
licences section 1 did not apply. 

In his Lordship's view there 
was no doubt that Parliament 
intended the offence created by 
section If I ) to be an offence of 
strict liability. Section 1(1) had 
the word “intentionally" but 
section 1(2) did noi. and section 
1(2) bad a statutory defence in 
section 113). 

There had to be an absolute 
prohibition on the doing of 
certain acts which were against 
the public welfare. The 1981 Act 
was to protect the environment 
and therefore was of social 
importance. 

Those who possessed wild 
binds were to be at risk to show 
that their possession was lawful 
possession. 

Mr Justice Tudor Evans 
agreed. 

Solicitors: Winter Wilkinson, 

St Neals; Pluck Andrew & Co. 
Hyde. 



Destruction of seized goods 


v Uxbridge Justices, 
Ex parte So&er and .Another 
Before Lord Justice Croom- 
Johnson and Mr Justice Peter 
Pain 

Pudgmeni November 28] 

The destruction of goods by 
the Commissioners of Customs 
and Excise between the date of 
forfeiture of the goods and 
committal proceedings in re-, 
sped of an alleged offence under 
section 68(2) of the Customs 
and Excise Management Act 
1979 in relation to the goods, 
did not necessarily result in 
prejudice to the defendant or a 
breach of the roles of natural 
justice where secondary ev- 
idence in the form of photo- 
graphs was available and could 
be put before a jury. There was 
no overriding duty on the 
prosecution to preserve 
evidence. 

The Queen’s Bench Di- 
visional Court so held in 
dismissing an application for 


judicial review of the decision of 
Uxbridge Justices to commit the 
applicants. David Richard 
Softer and Howard Freckle ton. 
for trial in respect of alleged 
offences contrary to section 
6812) of the 1979 Act. 

Mr Jeremy Gompertz for the 
applicants: Mr Keith Simpson 
for the Commissioners of Cus- 
toms and Excise. 

LORD JUSTICE CROOM- 
JOHNSON said the case of R v 
Lushington. Ex pane Otto 
([1894] 1 QB 430) was cited as 
authority for the proposition 
that the prosecution was under 
an .overriding duty to preserve 
evidence. While that was no 
doubt a desirable standard, it 
was not always possible to 
apply. 

Evidential exhibits some- 
times went astray. Sometimes it 
was only by their destruction 
that one could get at the 
evidence. In those circum- 


stances it was customary to rely 
on secondary evidence. 

In this case there were photo- 
graphs. The commissioners 
considered that they were ade- 
quate for a jury to reach a 
conclusion one way or the other 
as to whether the aircraft parts- 
whicti were the subject matter of 
the offence alleged were in fact 
usable aircraft parts, or were 
scrap as the applicants asserted. - 

The justices had accepted that 
and it was not possible to say 
that they could not as a matter 
of law have reached the conclu- 
sion they did. 

MR JUSTICE PETER PAIN.' 
agreeing, said that Mr Justice 
Wright in the case of R v 
Lushington. Ex pane Otto had 
stated the principle too widely, 
more so than was necessary for 
the derision in that case. That 
derision could not square with 
the provisions of the 1979 Act. 

Solicitors; Reynolds Dawson; 
Solicitor. Customs and Excise. 


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‘Grates and stoves’ updated 


Summit Invest Inc v British 
Steel Corporation (The 
Solution) 

The phrase “grates and- 
stoves’* in clause 20 of the New 
York Produce Exchange form of 
timecharter, which provided for 
exceptions to the charterers* 
liability to pay for fuel used fry 
the chartered vessel was to be 
construed as extending to all 
fuel used for crew domestic 
purposes, including lighting, 
heating, cooking and any fuel- 
consuming indulgences. 

The Court of Appeal (Sir John 
Donaldson, Master of the Rolls. 
Lord Justice Lloyd and Lord 
Justice Nicholls) on December 2 
allowed an appeal by the 
charterers, British Steel 
Corporation, against a decision 


of Mr Justice Gatehouse who, 
on March 7. 1 986. had allowed 
the owners* appeal from a 
derision of arbitrators and had 
held that the phrase was to be 
construed as referring only to 
the cost of fuel used for crew's 
domestic beating. 

The MASTER OF THE 
ROLLS said that the court was 
faced with a shipowner and a 
time charterer discussing the 
hire of a vessel which, as both 
knew, had neither grates nor 
stoves on board. 

The phrase “grates and 
stoves” fell to be considered in 
an age when time charterers' 
fori was used to produce steam 
suid electricity for domestic 
lighting, heating, cooking and 
what one of the arbitrators had 


ly described as “any 
feel-consuming indui- 


be 


unkind! 

other feel-consuming 
gences that the crew may 
allowed". . 

There was no basis for requir- 
ing the owners to pay for the 
cost of fuel used to run an air- 
conditioning plant when it was 
blowing hot but not when it was 
blowing cold. 

Clause 20 was intended to 
extend the owners' liability to all 
fed used for crew domestic 
purposes, whether lighting, 
heating cooking or crew 
“indulgences". 

That conclusion was not to be 
regarded as rewriting the parties' 
contract. It resulted from seek- 
ing to penetrate to their in- 
tentions through a hopelessly 
dubious and archaic form of 
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O 'er 45 and ;n the job 
market? For many in 
tnai position self- 
employment may be 

i> u Ihc «?y forward - and 
n, can be a hidden boon and 
blessing alf round for British 
business. If only this is recognized! 
Two recent analyses throw up an 
mteresung picture. These are an 
institute of Manpower Studies 
survey ot 450 businesses, and the 
i^bour Force Surveys (LFS) 1981, 
1 and 1 984. analysed by the 
Employment Market Research 

Unit ol the Department of 

Employment 

They show that 50 per cent of 
companies surveyed are seeking 
temporaries with high-level skills 
in specialist Helds faccountancy, 
computing, marketing and tech- 
nical) m which demand is grow- 
ing. that of the 2.6 million self- 
employed 75 percent are men and 
growing, and that activity in 
construction, distribution, repairs, 
hotels and catering accounts for 
half of all self-employed. 

That is the broad picture. My 
specific area of interest is that of 
ihc “'senior management” types. 

Right now ‘'outplacement” 
agencies - organizations that help 
senior executives come to terms 
with the fact that their employer 
no longer needs them and help 
them in the process of gaining new 
employment — are probably at 
their busiest ever. 


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Pereonal observation and 
experience suggest that gening a 
job for the senior management 
executive who is over 45 can often 
be a long and dispiriting exercise, 
with the chances of success 
diminishing rapidly the older you 
become. And it is the over-45 
senior management group that 
British business increasingly se- 
lects for banishment and cannot 
really reabsorix 

It seems to me that a point is 
reached where business, both in- 
dustry and commerce, has so 
decimated itself with respect to the 
over-45 age group that it has lost, 
possibly for ever, knowledge, con- 
tacts, learning, skills and so on 
that are irreplaceable. Displace- 
ment of senior management is too 
often a one-off event, usually with 
no planning possible, or intended, 
with respect to succession or 
orderly transfer of know-how to 
younger people. A vacuum is 
created. 

The kind ofknow-how I mean is 
not jus technical, but all the 
accumulated wisdom and 
capabilities that maturity, in the 
best sense, brings about in the 
able, energetic and achievement- 
oriented senior manager. 

Intuitively — there arc no 
statistics — l have the feeling that 
the point has just about been 
reached where British business has 
so decimated itself that “corporate 
memory and sensitivity” are lack- 


Companies want 
temporaries with 
specialist skills. 
These, Tom Pointon 
argues, can come 
from the over-45s 



ing. It is as if the primitive tribe 
had “lost its head” - in the sense 
that in this environment the 
young men fend and fight while 
the grey-heads remain at home, 
r emembering and retelling the 
past for their present and future 
benefit. 

Of course, the conditions I 
describe best fit big business. The 
small to medium-size business 
probably never has a large number 
of over45s at the top anyway 
(even if it really needs them!). 
Certainly, many of the new busi- 
ness start-ups with great potential 
for new employment will be in 
youthful bands. 

Additionally, according to my 
own grapevine, there is a need in 
the new venture capital area. 
Expansion through this form of 
investment has left a gap — 


venture capitalists do not manage 
businesses themselves and they 
have no surrogates in place. The 
point is that they have to take the 
word and actions of those in 
charge of the actual businesses in 
which they invest, good and bad. 

What other evidence is there? 
According to the Management 
Consultants Association, manage- 
ment consultancy is enjoying a 
boom. It said that last year 
turnover of its members increased 
25 percent, with an 18 percent in- 
crease in consultants recruited. 
These increases followed the pat- 
tern of the previous year, 1984, so 
it is no mere flash in the pan. 
Reasons advanced for this expan- 
sion included: 

• Increasing pace of change: 
consultants being used to assist 
the implementation of change. 


• The comparatively long period 
of political and economic stability 
in the UK which has increased the 
willingness of organizations to 
invest 

• A growing willingness of 
organizations to seek external 
bdp, particularly in specialist skill 
areas. 

• External influences of major 
proportions, causing some 
organizations to adjust their strat- 
egies, organization and systems to 
new conditions (for example, the 
Big Bang in the City, advent of 
new technology and manufac- 
turing techniques). 

Skills and services in demand 
include: management accounting, 
information systems, tele- 
communications, software 
programming, management sci- 
ences. human resources, executive 
selection and search, marketing, 
economics, transportation, opera- 
tions management and so on. 

Take public relations. Financial 
Weekly has reported that the 
number of such consultancies that 
breached the £100,000 fee income 
barrier grew in the past year from 
86 to 1 14, a 67 per cent increase. 

Now all this relates, one way 
and another, to the kind of skills 
that the over-45 senior manage- 
ment executive possesses in 
plenty. 

Growth in the economy overall 
is there but not as extensive as one 
could imagine as being necessary 


to cause the change and expansion 
described. There is fundamental 
structural change. There is a clear 
lack of internal resource and a 
need for outside expertise that is 
demonstrable. Expertise just has 
to come from outside the 

organization. 

Let us look at things yet another 
way. The area of information 
technology is cited by the Institute 
of Manpower Studies as possibly 
growing by a quarter by the end of 
this decade — it is presently 
200.000-strong, its professionals 
being described as one-third hav- 
ing electronic-based skills and the 
rest computer-based skills. Some 
over-45s wiU undoubtedly have 
expertise that can be applied to 
this growth area. 

So far I have demonstrated that 
there is real need and that this can 
be met from outside the organiza- 
tion, appropriately by many over- 
455. 

What do the over-4Ss offer? In 
brie f summary one can see: 
FIRST, the over-45s have clout — 
the skills, contacts, experience mid 
confidence mix to advise and 
assist at top level, acquired only 
after many years of wide, varied 
and in-depth experience. 
SECOND, over-45s are viable 
people, usually having the capital 
necessary io set up office and 
support themselves financially 
through the early period. 

THIRD, the client organization 


December^ 1986 


buys and benefits from indispens- 
able expertise of a very high order, 
without upsetting its existing 
organization, pay scales and staff 
FOURTH, a temporaiy assign- 
ment can, if the need is present 
and both sides are agreeable, lead 
to a long-term association either in 
terms of consultancy, non-exec- 
utive directorships or full-time 
employ ment. 

FIFTH* over-45s. being Indepen- 
dent, are not tied full-time to a 
demanding and restrictive em- 
ployer and can give full whack to 
different roles and tasks and 
achieve greater personal 
satisfaction. 

SIXTH, the over-45$ can bring 
real objectivity to bear, avoiding 
tunnel vision and not having to 
make trade-offs with colleagues 
within the organization. 

These are, of course, generaliza- 
tions and are most certainly not 
exhaustive. They do add up to a 
powerful argument for the use of 
over-45s by business which is 
often these days at full stretch and 
cannot spend time and effort 
thinking through its problems and 
then implementing the necessary 
change. 

Dr Tom Pointon , who is 55. is 
managing partner of the Pointon 
Partnership, advising and assisting 
in strategic management and cor- 
porate public affairs 


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The Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory at toe Bidston 
Observatory, formerly a component of the Institute of 
Oceanographic Sciences, will be established as an 
independent laboratory within the NERC Marine Sciences 
Directorate from April 1987. The Director of the Laboratory 
will be responsible to the Director Marine Sciences for the 
leadership of the scientific programmes based at the 
Laboratory and for the management scientific quality and 
productivity of the 70 staff based there. 

The programme of research at the Laboratory win initially 
follow that presently undertaken with the emphasis on Tides 
and Sea Level and Physics of Shelf Seas and their margins, 
including aspects of the NERC component of the UK North 
Sea Project 

The Director mil represent the Laboratory and where 
appropriate NERC, to outside bodies, including government 
departments -and commercial customers to enhance the 
impact of the science and the ability of the Laboratory to 
attract financial support He/she will also consolidate and 
increase scientific finks with Universities and other relevant 
bodies, and liaise with other parts of the Marine Sciences 
Directorate and of NERC. 

The Director will be a Marine Physicist of international 
standing capable of furthering the Laboratory^ reputation as 
a centre of excellence in oceanographic research. 

The appointment is pensionable under the NERC super- 
annuation scheme. Terms and conditions are simitar to those 
in the British Civil Service. 

Application forms may be obtained from Mr W HaH at the 
address given below or by telephoning (0793) 40101 extn. 
423. Completed applications, including a full CM should be 
sent to the Establishment Officer, Natural Environment 
Research Council, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, 
Swindon, Wilts SN2 1EU, not later than 9 January 1987. 

The Natural Environment Research Council is an Equal 
Opportunities Employer. All jobs in the UK are open to men 
and women of all ethnic groups and the Council also 
welcomes applications from disabled people. 

Natural 

Environment 

Research /_ 

Council 


Charles Barker Watney & Powell Ltd 

Westminster and 
EEC Specialists 

With a view to expansion, Charles Barker Watney & 
Powell, Britain’s largest parliamentary and political 
consultancy, is seeking experienced public affairs 
executives aged 25-35 to fill vacancies in its 
Westminster and European Community divisions. 
The work involves monitoring parliamentary and 
political developments, preparing information reporte 
and providing consultancy for a wide range of clients 
representing major companies, trade associations 
ana other interest groups. 

Successful applicants will have a good degree 
experience ofparliamentary consultancy, a thorough 
knowledge of either the UK or EEC political scene 
and legislative procedures, the ability to write concise 
reoorts to deadline and ideally some experience ,n 
pusiness/ind ustry. Applicants for the EEC division 
should have a good standard of French. 

Attractive salary and career prospects in this ex- 

^appHcSonsTJwriting enclosing a detailed CV to: 
Jill Ardagh 

STTi Charles B^erWatneyS Powell Ltd 

5 M. . 30 Farringdon Street 

London EC4A 4EA. 

CHARLES BARKER WATNEY & POWELL 





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Management 

Consulting 

with Binder Hamlyn. . . 

Financial Management: 

up to 35 years of age and £35,000 p.a. 

Covering all aspects of financial management from strategic 
planning to systems implementation -key areas are:- 

- management reporting and systems; packaged software 

- financial and strategic planning 

- resource and asset management; profit improvement 

- cash management and treasury operations 

Remuneration Services.- 

30 plus and £25,000 p.a. 

Embracing the relationship between rewards, results and 
motivation, the key areas are:- 

- performance related, pay 

- productivity measurement and incentive.schemes 

- profit sharing and share options 

- salary surveys and systems 

- job evaluation 

- employee benefits 


... a rapidly growing consultancy with an emphasis on 
meeting client needs in the medium-sized business. . . 

We are looking for bright and energetic graduate 
consultants at senior and principal level with 
professional qualifications and practical experience 


Executive Recruitment: 

late 20s upwards and around £18,000 p.a. 

Helping clients succeed by recruiting effective executives, the 
focus is on:- 

- job and person specification: advice on terms and conditions 

- advertising and media selection 

- candidate assessment through proven selection techniques 

- employment legislation 

All these appointments qualify for a company car, contributory 
pension scheme, private health insurance .and five weeks 
holiday. 

Please write with a full CV and daytime telephone contact 
number.quoting reference 1484 and indicate the area of your 
interest, to:- 


BinderHamlyn 


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MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 

Trevor Austin, Executive Selection Division 
Binder Hamlyn Management Consultants 
8 St Bride Street London EC4A 4DA 


ENVIRONMENTAL 



Our client is part of a major international group whose products 
include chemicals, pharmaceuticals dyestuSs, and agio 
chemicals. The company, now needs to employ an environmental 
health and safety advisor to join a small but vital team (and then 
to succeed the present advisor when he retires). 

The main requirements of the job will be to ensure that the 
company meets all aspects of UK and EEC legal obligations; to 
liaise with Government departments and industrial associations; 
to examine draft legislation concerning health and safety matters 
representing the company and advising management on 
developments and providing safety data on potentially harmful 
products. 

The successful candidate wiQ almost certainly be a graduate in 
chemistry or a related science and will have had experience at a 
senior level in the cbemical/pharmaceutical industry. He/she will 
be able to demonstrate good inter-personal skills and have 
considerable experience . of working with committees and 
management at all levels. The ability to speak German would be 
a distinct advantage. 

The company offers a most attractive benefits package, 
including car, contributory pension, medical health and removal 
expenses if necessary. Location: Southern Home Counties 

Please send full career details, in complete confidence, to: 

lecbolas Potter, quoting reference 2Z0flT, 

Mainstay Management Services Limited, 

34 York Street, Twickenham, M i dd l e sex TW1 3LJ 
Telephone: 01-891 3301 


MAINSTAY 

i Management Services 




Central London Package in excess of £35,000 

Our efient Is a highly-successful seivtce organisation, part of a multi-national group. They currently 
operate to over 100 "high street” locations throughout the country, and are engaged in a continuous 
extension programme. 

They now require an experienced property executive, to formulate and Implement the group's 
property policies, as a drectorof the group’s property company. The Director, assisted by a small 
team erf surveyors and support staff, wffl be responsible for both property acquisition and 
maintenance, fodudbigal liaison with local autaorilies, alterations and repairs, rent reviews, lease 
and legal documentation, aid the selection of new premises. 

Applicants should be chartered surveyors With previous properly management experience. 
preferably with a Class II user. In addition they should have the drive, inventiveness and commercial 
awareness to make a m^or contribution to the success of the group. 

The excellent benefitpackage includes a negotiable salary in excess of E30J00, a performance- 
related bonus, an executive car, private health eve, pension scheme aid relocation assistance, 
where necessary. 

Stale or femaleappBcants should send a full ck, with a contact telephone number (quoting 
reference M1003) to: Don McIntosh, Strategic Recruitment Limited, Challenger House, 125 
GunnersbufyLane, London W38LH (01-9936610). 







Challenger House. 125 Gunnersbury Lane. London W38LH 



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RESEARCH MANAGER 

High-Tech Executive Search 
circa £20,000 
+ profit share + BMW 

contact 

CRC International 

188 Sloans Street, London SW1X 9QF 
Telephone: 01-235 0168 


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TTTF TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


GENERAL APPOINTMENTS 


Senior Programmer 

(Business Systems) 

Babcock Woodalt-Duckham is one of Britain's leading process plant contractors 
with capabilities tor the design and construction of Chemical. Nuclear. Oil, Gas 
and Petro- Chemical Plants. 

To work in our Computer Services Group, we require a Senior Programmer with 
2/3 years high level programming experience in an IBM VM/CMS environment. 

Wb are developing our Business systems using a 4th Generation Language and 
On-line data base techniques. Experience in this type of development 
environment will be an added advantage. 

Well educated applicants with ambition to gain some experience in Systems 
Analysis work are encouraged to apply. 

Based in the centre of Crawley, we are prepared to offer relocation assistance, 
where appropriate, to the successful candidate. 

Please apply in writing, stating your current salary, to David Bennett, at the 
address below. 

Babcock Woodall-Duckham Ltd 

A Babcock International company 

WoodalHDuckham House, 

The Boulevard, 

Sussex, RH10 1UX. Babcock 


MANAGER 

for private surgical nursing home 

LONDON from £13,500 

The Marie Stopes organisation operates birth control clinics and nursing 
homes in London and throughout Britain. We now seek a manager to 
assume responsibility for a newly acquired gynaecological facility. 

Previous experience in service operations and/or health care management 
an advantage, but above all we are looking for someone with abundant 
energy, strong organisational ability and communication skills, and good 
commercial sense. Applicants most be sympathetic to women seeking 
termination of pregnancy. 

Please write sending C.V. to: 

Director of Clinic Services 
Marie Stopes House 
108 Whitfield Street 
London W1P 6BE 


Accountant 

c. £16,000 p.a. Central London 


AppSrafionsareinvIlecI from suitably quaiied Accountants to fi a vacancy 
in the National AccounBng Grotpatthe Cental Electricity Generating Board’s 
Headquarters Finance Department 

The successful candidate wB assist in the preparation of the Board’s 
Accounts, whfchare presented on a curort cost basis, and be responsible tor 
corporation tax returns, as weH as undertaking ad hocinvestigations of art 
accounting nature. 

A pplton teshould preferably have recent experience of Financial Accounts 
pr^arationnalargeorgarrea^andbe<^)ebleofworiwigontheirown 
initiative. A knowledge of programming using Lotus 123 would be an advance. 

Applications in writingonly, giving tofi careerdetails, inducing age, 
qualications, experience andcurrent salary should be sent to the Group 
Personnel Officer, Sudbury House, 15 Newgate Street London EC1 A 7AU by 
11 December 1986. Quote reference 373/86/cg/tt. it is intended to hold 
interviews forthis poston 6 January-1987. 

The CEGB is an equal opportunity employer. 


CENTRAL ELECTRICITY GENERATING BOARD , 



JOURNALISTS 

Radio York 

£10,412— £14,725** 


LOCAL 

RADIO 


We are an equal 
opportunities employer 


Three top class JoumaEststojQin BBC Radio York to 
replace News Producers who have left us to join 
BBC Television. 

One will be based at the man newsroom in York, 
the others at our district offices in Harrogale and 
Scarborough. 

At the Harrogate and Scarborough offices you 
wfl I lead a team whfcri also consists of a Reporter 
and Secretary and considerable Public Relations 
work is also involved. 

All wifi require jounafistic experience plus a good 
microphone voice and a current driving licence. 
Relocation expenses considered. 

Tlus allowance of Et020 p^. 

News Producer (based York) (Ref.2969/T) 

News Producer 

(based Harrogate) (Ref. 2971 /T) 

News Producer 

(based Scarborough) (Ref. 2970/T) 

Contact us immetfiafely for application form 
(quote appropriate ref. and enclose s.a.e.) 

BBC Appototments, London W1A1AA. 

TeL 01-927 5799. 


THE . RIGHTS CAREER MOVES 


Whether you are seeking another job or 
considering a new career, we can provide you 
with effective and professional help. 

Our service is taiior-made to your needs and 
circumstances. With coverage of both advertised 
and unadvertised vacancies, we ajm for more 
success -si less time and at less cost 
Fora free, confidertril discussion, St-roor 
Executives home or abroad are mvited to 
contact tfieir local office. 

M anage men t Support Network 


/XV Mainland Executive Services 


01-353 MW Soti&wySq. Uo.. EC4 

fen 02M13 2924 22 Suffolk Stmt. Bl 1LS 
Ser 061-834 5825 18 Lloyd SL, M2 SWA 
MadMhMd 0628-7332 64 King Street, SL6 l£Q 

CtaUfardN&SQ3555 28 Commercial Road. GUI 4SU 

SriaM Q2T2 f277M 9 Small Stmt, BS1 IDB 


NoUfecfeanMa^MMft AB Centre, M.M. Way, NCI 6BH 


Apply your 

Project Management expertise 
within Management Consultancy 



As a major business advisory and 
management consultancy practice, 
we at Price Waterhouse recognise the 
relevance of the application of sound 
project management techniques to a 
wide range of client assignments. 
Recent projects of this nature 
have included factory and office 
relocations, green field developments, 
and the planning and implementation 
of new dealing rooms and related 
systems. 

VJe currently need to augment our 
project management team. Candidates 
withvaryingbackgroundsshouldmatch 
the following profile: 


London Based 
£ negotiable 


Experience in management of 
major capital projects, project 
feasibility studies and appraisal, 
project planning and networking, 
project control systems. 

Possess sound business analysis 
skills. 

Relevant degree and/or 
professional membership, possibly 
with postgraduate qualifications in 
business related areas. 

Capacity to apply knowledge and 
experience to unfamiliar areas. 

Preferred age 26-35. 


To successful candidates we offer 

a challenging and intellectual 

environment, a variety of stimulating 
assignments and excellent career 
progression opportunities. The initial 
remuneration level is negotiable 
together with company car to those 
appointed at Senior Consultant level. 

If you are interested, send in 
confidence full personal and career 
details (quoting MCS/8709) 
to Delia Pegg, 

Price Waterhouse 
Management Consultants 
No J. London Bridge 
London SE19QL 


Price ffhterhouse •-< 


GENERAL SECRETARY DESIGMATE 

A General Secretary Designate is required for learned 
society of (RdhriduaHy-etocted members, covering the 
surtace coatings industries (palm, print in g ink and aMed 
Industries) at its modem headquarters in Wembley, 
Middlesex. 

Duties involve the control of a small (mostly part-time) 
staff engaged on the Association's duy work such as 
accounts, statutory returns, professional grade, co- 
ordinating the work of the CouncR and Hs Committees 
and implementing decisions, corresponding with legal 
advisers, members. Section Committees and other org- 
anisations in UK and abroad. 

An Assistant Editor will report to the person appointed 
on aH matters relating to Association publications. 

IdeaHy candidates will have a working knowledge o* data 
processing, as the Association intends to compu te rise 
Its membership and Journal records early in 1987. 

As the present chief executive officer wffl retire attar the 
Association AGM and Conference in June 1987, it is 
hoped to make tiro new appointment as soon as 
possibte- 

The salary (with appropriate pension scheme) wffl be fcn 
accordance with age, experience and the rasponsibHties 
Involved. The job is idedBy suited to a person qualified as 
a member of a professional body such as the Institute of 
Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. 

Candidates should submit full C.V. together with relevant 
experience and detaRs of salary required in an envelope 
marked "PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL" to- 

The President, 

Oil & Colour Chemists 1 Association, 
Priory House, 

967 Harrow Road, 

Wembley, Middlesex HAO 2SF. 


WE NEED PEOPLE 
DO YOU NEED £££} 

SERL is in need of experienced Salespeople for 
the pharmaceutical ami healthcare industries. 

Uniquely we not only know of the best full-time 
jobs, we also have a division which specialises in 
medium to long term projects. 

Some are part-time, many are more than toll- 
time - and frequently pay more. 

Whatever your age, if you have the experience or 
maybe are talented FMCG Salespeople, register 
with us. 

We have just over 100 vacancies today. 

AB inquiries mil be treated in the strictest 
confidence. 

SALES EXPERTISE 




York House, 2 Station Parade, 
Clarendon Road, Ashford, 
Middlesex TW15 ZR2. 


07 842 438*1 . 



Leeds 853MS7424 
Edtofavgb 831*226 2830 


2 Oxford Row. IS] 3BE 

19 Manor Place. EH37DX 


Are you earning £20,000— £100,000 p.a. 
and seeking a new job? 

Connaught's discreet and successful Execu- 
tive Marketing Programme provides profes- 
sional excellence in helping you to identify 
those un ad ve r t is ed vacancies. 

Contact us for a free and confidential 
meeting to assess if we can help you. If you 
are currently abroad ask for our Executive 
Expat Service. 

hone: 01-734 3879 (24 hours) 


| Conn-aught 


Part-Time 

Recruitment Executive 

Successful recruitment executive, semi- 
letired or retired recently, with 
experience in executive search is 
required by a developing company in the 
high technology field (a p pr o x i mately 
15-20 hours envisaged). 

Remuneration package flexible, to be 
negotiated. 

Please write in confidence giving full 
details of experience to die diafaipanj 
Tarex Berger & Associates Ltd, . 
The Glfmty, Egham, Surrey 




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NEW 

YORK 


ENJOYTHE FRUITS OF YOUR SUCCESS. . . 
YOU WILL EARN IT! 


Relocate ro this dynamic 
international CPA firm and through 
your own ability your career will 
move inro the fasr track. 

Asa result of rapid expansion, 
which shows no decline. This 
prestigious firm urgently require Audir 
Seniois ro meer this demand and 
susrain their growth. 

A firm of many divisions, iris 
recognised for its expertise in 
Financial Services and Commerce. 
Among rheirdienrsaie induded 
some of the foremost Wall Sneer 
names. For those successful 
candidates wanting ro gain 
experience in one of The fastesr 
growing industries rhis firm provides 
unparalted opportunities. 


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Our dienr believes in rewarding 
your ability and effort. You door have 
ro mark rime or wair your rurn. If your 
good enough you will be promoted. 
There are several positions on offer be 
ir in Finanda! Services or Commercial 
Division, rhe choice is yours. 

To apply you should be oged 24- 
28. qualified or finolisr and hove 
gained auditing experience with o 
medium or large firm of Chartered 
Accountants. A generous package is 
on offer with sponsorship for work 
permits etc and on allowance for 
relocation expenses. 

To get rhe facts coll Antony Dunlop 
on 01-439 6171. He has jusr returned 
from New York and can give you rhe 
inside information on rhis exdring 
opportunity 


ANTONY DUNLOD 

#Y ACCOUNTANCY RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS I 

18 JERMYN STREET LONDON SW1 Y 6HP 
TEL: 01-439 6171 «©■ PICCADILLY 


Board Level Negotiation 

Financial Services 

EXFINCO is the first company tq specialise in short-term financing 
coupled with foreign exchange protection for British exporters. These are 
facilities which simplify a complex process whilst effectively reducing costs. 

The response has been dramatic, and early in our second year of operation we 
already have more than one hundred companies using our services. 

With the demand for these services clearly established throughout 
industry, we wish to capitalise on this success. 

Negotiators who can show a clear record of selling services at board 
level are invited.to talk to us. Experience of financial services would also be 
valuable, but demonstrable achievement in the selling of a service concept 
would override other considerations. Preferred locations are the Home 
Counties and the North of England. • 

For the best we offer the position of New Business Manager, and we 
expect to pay well and provide appropriate benefits. Opportunities to grow in 
management are real, once ability is demonstrated. 

Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be 
addressed to Mr. Dominic Suddaby, .Director, The Export Finance Company 
Limited, Exfinco House, Sanford Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 100 
Telephone 0793 616333. 

The Export Finance Company Limited. 

FXFiNCO 


UK PHARMACEUTICALS AND HEALTH CARE 


NEW VENTURE 

Ethical Contact, a division of Innovex Holdings Limited. 
Delongs to a Group of Sevan marketing services 
companies serving the Health Care and 
Pharmaceutical industries. Ethical Contact provides 
contract hire personnel for short or long periods of time 
si all levels — Metfical Representative to General 
Manager. 

Termed four years ago, the organisation now 
comprises of over 130 people and repeat contracts are 

growing as new clients are being serviced. 

As a result of concept research . a new Company is to 
be formed to m an identified need. This new 
organisation will be autonomous to Ethical Contact, 
reporting to the Group Board of Innovex Holdings 

Two important appointments are to be fated urgently: 
MANAGING DIRECTOR 

An entrepreneurial general manager having a bias 
towards sates management is required to launch a new 
service. Very high professional standards, integrity 
and interpersonal relationship skills are the more 
Important qualities, probably at General Sales 
Manager to Marketing Director level now in an 

ny and aged between 

. _ . , _e enthusiastic for a new 

challenge offering excitement and rewards. 


CONTRACT HIRE PERSONNEL 

PROJECT MANAGER 

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interface. The successhj?candic lain nof^Bto^h^Q 
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SS2jB» £ve». -Tfie challenge of training and 

Please write, enclosing a brief, but succinct CV to 

Barrie Hafgh, M.P.S.. Chairman 
or 

&ehain Wilson, Managing Director 
Ethical contact 

«asss? o, “ Ho "‘ ,,sBL,d 

Hentey-orvThamea, .% . 

Oxon RGg 28 A 

Tel: (0401)571888 ' 














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Department of Clinical Oncology 

AieWotJ, laijest city m Hew Zealand (810,000) enjoys a 
temperate climate with no seasonal enremes Rich in 
recreaiMiuJ fedfaes Auckland is well known for sailing. 
Stirling and fishing in the immediate area. 




The Auckland Hospital Boaid is a progress body 
saving this vibrant growing city. 

A new building fo: the Department of Clinical Oncology 
wiD ae commissioned later this year. The radiotherapy 
section win comprise three megavoltage tresmeot units. One 
orchovoitage treatment unit. Two superficial treatment unit? 
One simulator. Pfenning end mould rooms. Plus space fora 
feme- megavohage unit. 2 catherion and another superficial 

The present complement of 15 radiographers will increase 
to 21 with the comnussionmg of the new building. The 
proposed staff structure incudes eight graded positions and 
12 staff radiographers. Student radiographere are also 
trained ht the Department 
The successful applicant tor che position of Charge 
Radiographer will need a higher Diploma or qualification in 
theraprautic radiography. Superveny experience is jMp 
though not essentia] The Charge Radiographer is responsible 
fortheadmmistratkmandstaffirgoftheDepartmenLlhe 
appointment will be made subject to obtaining Regstratkm 
with the NZ Medical Radiation Technologists Board. 

The salary is NZ 536,658 - NZ S37.843 per annum. 
Application Forms and Conditions of Appointment are 
available from: 

The Chief Executive. Auckland Hospital Board 
PO Box 5546, Auckland 1. NEW ZEALAND 
Applications close on Thursday 29 January 1987. 


/ Remploy / 


Market Research 
Manager 

circa £15,000 

Remploy is the country’s biggest employer ol disabled 
people and operates S4 factories throughout Great 
Britain. Our products and services indude furniture, 
wheelchairs, orthopaedic products, knitwear, clothing, 
bookbinding, print packaging and packing and 
assembly services. 

The Company has recertify been reorganised, with a 
small Head Office in which ths Planning Department 
has a key role in the following areas: formulation of 
policy; setting business objectives; aSocating 
resources; Identifying problem areas; analysing 
performance and specifying remedial action; and 
preparation of business plans. Our planning activities 
involve the inco r poration of operating Divisions' plans 
into corporate plans and the development and 
implementation of strategies for the whole Company. 

We are recruiting a Market Research Manager who 
will be responsible for the cost effective acquisition, 
interpretation and application of market information 
tar Compary-wide decision making as part of the 
Corporate Planning process. The person appointed 
will have a knowledge of market research techniques 
and sources and the ability to absorb and analyse 
information and communicate results effectively. 
Clarity of thought and exp re ssion will be vital. He or 
she wrU be flexible, able to work fast and effectively 
with people at all levels in the Company and capable 
of completing projects personally through or in 
conjunction with colleagues or through third parties as 
appropriate. Relevant trade experience wifl be useful, 
but professional, technical and diplomatic sJdfls are 
hkety to be essential. The job wifi be demanding and 
only people who like being stretched should apply. 

Please contact Personnel Administration Manager, 
Remploy Ltd- 415 Edgware Road. Criddewood, 
London NE2 BLR. Tel: (01) 452 8020. 



Sales Managers 

Consumer Electronics 

North/Soutfa 
£20 - £25k + Car 

Our client a blue chip consumer electronics 
group, is reorganising a major part of it’s 
business. The challenges arising from this 
exciting new phase have resulted in two 
outstanding career opportunities for seasoned 
high calibre Safes Managers. 

Managing and further expanding a diverse 
customer base, your brief will involve the 
achievement of significant business growth 
including personal responsibility for a number of 
key accounts. You will also be expected to make 
a positive contribution to overall sales ■strategy in 
a market place characterised by a combination of 
considerable potential and fierce competition 
Critical to your success will be the control, 
motivation and development of a field sales team. 

You will have a proven track record inthe 
consumer etectronrcs/eteclrical or FMCG field 
and be able to demonstrate success as a line 
manager. 

These positions carry a quality remuneration 
package and assistance with relocation expenses 

will be available. 

Apply in strict confidence to Barry White 

Professional & Technical 

prn ftxrura vti & Appointments. Intec Z 
Technical wade Road, Basingstoke, 

Appointments Hants RG24 one 
-t .1 ■ ^ Tel: (0256) 470704. 


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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 

FOR SECURITIES INDUSTRY 

£12,000-£16,000 


THIS ISA PARTICULARLY CHAU&fGING TIME FOR GRADUATES OR EQUIVALENT WITH 
BUSINESS EXPERIENCE TO JOIN THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY. 

The Slock Exchange Policy and Markets Division is at the centre of the changes recently announced concerning the merger of The Stock Exchange 
with ISRO (The International Securities Regulatory Organisation), and dosely involved with the forthcoming Financial Services legislation. 


Gilt Edged Markets Area 

ASSISTANT MANAGER 

You could come from any of a wide range of backgrounds but you are probably 
working in the Group Headquarters of a large financial or commercial organisation 
where you will have been dose to the core of the decision making process and working 
with senior management 

With us you wifi have two key responsibilities: providing professional committee 
secretariat support both personally and by managing the work of others; you will need 
to biend this subtly with the role of Research and Policy support dealing with a wide 
range of issues for management 

For these widely differing responsibilities you will need an eye for detail, a diligent 
approach to administrative excellence and the ability to stand on your own feet 


These positions represent considerable career opportunities. Salaries will be dependent upon 
experience and the benefits package includes free travel, BUPA, nwvcontributory pension 
scheme, subsidised meals and up to 25 days holiday. 


Run With The Leaders 
Consulting In IT Strategy 


A.T. Kearney is an international management consultancy. It is the leading 
firm in the field of developing ail IT strategy which is complementary to a 
company’s business strategy. In addition, wc have a proven track record in 
radically improving our clients’ organisational effectiveness. The work is 
done by people with practical experience of the operational issues involved 
and a proven record of leading or helping companies to make profitable 
change. 

We need a number of really first-class people to join our team. They 
should have all or most of the following attributes:- 

• A good academic background, with at least one degree or prime 
professional qualification. 

• A record of successful management in Information Technology, 
and of its application to business problems. 

• Experience of initiating and managing organisational change. 

• Great energy and a strong urge to perform well and grow fast in 
both responsibility and reward. 

A.T. Kearney is looking for rruly outstanding people, probably aged 28- 
40. and possibly with some previous experience of consulting- They will 
be fined into our team wherever their strengths make it appropriate. 

If you meet our exacting requirements, the remuneration package is 
unlikely to be a problem. If you would like to link your success with ours , 
please contact: 

Glye Hodson, Director, 

A.T. Kearney Limited, 134 Piccadilly, London W1V 9FJ. 


r mmr 


c£1 5,000 


Firmly established as a world leader in the field of multiple 
access travel reservation systems, Travicom's continued 
expansion has created the need for an experienced 
professional to be responsible for advising and implementing 
internal systems from the initial user spec to final nand-over. 

This is a new position requiring a good general 
programming background, preferably gained in DOS, Novell, 
Knowledgeman or a similar language environment To 
complement this experience, you should be fully conversant 
with all aspects of Networking including IBM PC’s and 
Compaqs. 

A sound working knowledge of accounting, project and 
stock control systems, coupled with your well-developed 
interpersonal and leadership skills, will ensure that you make 
the most of this stimulating, rewarding position. 

We can offer a competitive, negotiable salary and 

company benefits including profit share, discounted air travel, 
free family medical insurance, life assurance and pension 
s c hemes 

In the first instance, send a brief CV to 
Phitllppa Marshall at Travicom, Grove Park, White Waltham, 
Maidenhead, Berks. SL6 1LB or telephone for an application 
form on (062 832) 2111. 


TRAVICOM 


Corporate Membership Area 

ADVISER 

Ideally, but by no means essentially, you will be a graduate with some knowledge of the 
Securities Industry. However, you must have at least 2 years’ sound business experience 
in a City environment 

As an Adviser you will be responsible for providing guidance to the subsidiary 
companies of Member Firms concerning their need to belong to one of the several 
SROs (Self Regulatory Organisations) under the new regulatory structure and to 
implement their membership of The Stock Exchange where appropriate. 

You will need to gain quickly a thorough understanding of the relevant legislation, have 
the ability to find practical solutions to needs as they arise and to be knowledgeable 
and authoritative rn areas where there is fitite precedent available. 


Please write with full curriculum vitae to: 

Alison King, Personnel Officer, 
The International Stock Exchange of the 
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Limited, 
Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HP. 


££ &&& THE 

S EBK stock 

mk EXCHANGE 

A market in progress 




Project Leader 

Taking a leading role in 
management services 
Maidenhead c 


City Opportunities 

( Stop here if you are P-5 and routine) 

You have confidence, style and ability. You are looking for a company that recognises 
these qualities and rewards accordingly - we are that company. 

Like you, we are committed to not coming second. 

The job involves convincing financial institutions in the City that our services are 
indispensable. 

We are a major U.S. printing corporation and our rapid success necessitates expansion of 
our sales team, both external and internal. We need to develop the right people now. 
With or without industry or sales experience, if you believe you have something to offer 
contact: 

Jacqui Davis Personnel Manager 
RJR. Donnelley & Sons Company Limited 
Financial and Security Printing 
5 Devonshire Square London EC2M 4YD 
Tel: 01 623 3126 


Royal Mail Letters 

A Major Management 
Role in an Expanding 
£Multi-Million Environment 

c£28,000. performance related 
bonus and car Portsmouth 

This is a senior management post wHtiin the newly 
■e-organised Post Office. Other similar posts elsewhere in 
the UK may be available shortly as vacancies arise. 

The Postsmouth District of Royal Mail Letters is an extensive 
and enterprising business, with an annual budget of £22 
million and some 1 .800 staff. We are now looking for a 
proven, thoroughly professional manager to optimise the 
District's performance, so as to meet agreed targets on cost 
and on the speed and efficiency of letter services. 

As District Manager, you will set targets for sub-units, monitor 
their performance and devise and implement strategies for 
improvement. You will spearhead customer relations, 
personally setting the style for new initiatives, and manage 
resourcing, industrial relations and other personnel policies in 
line with the best practice. Your responsibilities will also include 
ensuring efficient and reliable motor transport and 
engineering services for the District. 

This is a high-profile position colling for an excellent 
management record in an environment where cost and 
quality of service are key objectives, and where you have 
been held personally accountable tor their achievement 
Strong leadership and communication skills will be essential. 
A competitive salary of up to £28,000 is offered together with 
a valuable benefits package Including company car. pension 
scheme, performance linked bonus, private medical 
insurance and 5 weeks holiday. Relocation assistance 
available where appropriate. 

Please write with toll personal and career details to Martin 
Gibson, CP1R3A Room 536, Post Office Headquarters, 

33 Grosvenor Place. LONDON SW1 X 1 PX. Telephone 
01-2457083. 

The Post Office is an equal opportunities employer. 




Our business is your future 


Bayer UK Limited is part of the international Bayer Group, 
manufacturing and marketing a wide range of products in 
the industrial, medical, agricultural and consumer fields. 

SENIOR SYSTEMS 
PROGRAMMER 

To £22,000 plus benefits 
plus relocation 

An excellent opportunity to join our installation which is 
new to IMS/DC. If you have in-depth experience of IMS/DB 
+ DC, or IMS/DB with CICS, and seek a challenging role 
as our company expert, we’d like to hear from you. 

At our UK headquarters in Newbury we have a large 
IBM 3033 MVS installation linked to an extensive 
international SNA network. Other software used includes 
CICS, SAS, SLR, GDDM, LIBRARIAN, DATAMANAGER etc. 

For candidates with the skids to make a real 
contribution to our progress we offer a first class salary and 
excellent benefits including 24 days holiday, subsidised 
BUPA, pension scheme, free life assurance, flexitime 
working and subsidised restaurant. Where appropriate we 
also offer generous assistance with relocation to the 
Newbury area. 

For further details please ring Janet Stapley - 
Newbury (0635) 39483/Newbury (0635) 39466 (Answer- 
phone after office hours). Bayer UK Limited, Bayer House, 
Strawberry Hill, Newbury, Berkshire. 



Bayer® 

Improving the quality of life. 











THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


GENERAL APPOINTMENTS 


CJA 


RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS 

35 IMew Broad Street, London EECSfVl T NH 
Tel: 01-588 353B or Q 1 - 58B 3576 
Telex Mo. 887374 Fax IMo. Q 1 - 63S 92 T 6 


Prospects of a d van cem en t to Business Manager in 2-3 years 


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE 
POLYMERS 


MIDLANDS c.EtT.000 + CAR 

PLASTICS DIVISION OF MAJOR BRITISH MANUFACTURING GROUP 

Growth end aquisffion result in the need to strengthen the Business Development team. Applications are invited ton candidates. aged 26-30. 
preferably Graduates, with formal training in Polymer Science. Applied Chemistiy or a rotated dtecfoNne. WS require at least 5 years post 
graduate practical experience ot plastics materiab and applcafions, technology and coiweision processes particularly injection maiding. 

Ah understanding of the field technical service function and German or another Eiropean language will be advantageous. Re po rt ing toa 
Business Manager, tee successful candidate w*l be responsble for supporting an established customer base and for pioneering other new 
business development in mainly European markets. Signific a nt overseas travel is involved- Essential qualfoes.aa a member of a smamtexibte 
unit, are a sound technical grasp, commettaal acumen and the abSty to meet objectives with the minimum ot cfirection. Initial salary negotiable 
circa £17,000. car, contributory pension, Bfe assurance and assistance with relocation. Reference: BDE445G/TT. 


Scope exist s for promot i on to General Sales Manager written the Group 


CJA 




EAST 


MIDLANDS cXI 5,000 + CAR 

To ensure the contintang success of an etpanstve Corporate strategy, this diem also requires an a dcitio na l Regional Sates Manager to 
achieve increased penetration of existing and potential markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Candidates, aged 26-30, wiU be skilled 
negotiators with a proven record in the sales of plastics materials or speciality chemicals in the international market place, both direct and via 
dtetrtoutars. An undestanding of polymer technology anda tadfity for languages are desirable. The successful candidate will be responsiblelo 
tee Genera) Sales Manager lor 31) aspects of the satesteommarcial management and planned development ot the tenitoriesconcefned. 
including the control and motivation of agents' operation s and provision of technical support. Up to 40% away travel is necessary. Key to the 
success of this appointment are a pioneering instinct, the capacity to identify and dose profitable contracts and to deliver largetted results. 

Initial salary negotiable area £15,000, car. contributory penswn, Bfe assurance and assistance with relocation. Reference: RSM4451/TT. 
AppScations In strict confidence quoting the ^propr&e reference to the Managing Director: 




35BWBHWJ3STHBET, UMXMEC2M 1BL 


AMBITIOUS YOUNG 
SALES EXECUTIVES 


Are you ready for Hotline - 
the new British Telecom initiative 
in electronic publishing? 

Competitive basic + Commission H-car 


The Value Added Business Services Division of British Telecom 
has launched an electronic database service offering instant, 
24-hour online access to business information. Databases coyer 
business news, markets and company information. 

We are now looking for bright, enthusiastic young 
individuals, ideally graduates in their early twenties, to generate 
sales for this service among users in the business and financial 
community. 

You will have a background in marketing, advertising or 
research, and you wil| be very aware of the need for fast 
reliable information in gaining a competitive edge in today's 
international marketplace. 

Business orientated and setf-motivoted, you will be 


backed by o young marketing team, but you will operate 
completely independently in setfina your own taraetsanc 


completely independently in setting your own targets and 
following up sales leads. 

A commitment to customer service is essential, and 
familiarity with computers and/or information retrieval is 
desirable. 

To apply, please write endosing a full CV to: Tracey 
Rash man, British Telecom, 2nd Floor; Wellington House, 

6-9 Upper St Martin's Lane, 

London WC2H 9DL, R rjtjoh 

telephone 01-836 1715. «■■■■■*■ > «■ a * 

Quote ref T67. j LLECOAx 





■D . ~iMTT l«*r - 1 L.'t H,« 


MINISTRY OF DEFENCE 


Gvilian Careers for 


\j Electronic Technici 


icians 


ELECTHOflCS KANCH REME, MALVERN. WORCBTEEWS 


Vacancies exist for a number of civilian technicians with The Royal 
Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Electronics Branch at 
Malvern. 


THE JOBS Successful applicants would be employed on engineering 
projects related to the development and support of military electronic 
systems. These include Army Communications Radar and Guided 
Weapons equipment together with the associated manual and 
Automatic Test Equipment (ATE). 


Some of the posts specifically require staff with experience of ATE end 
its related software engineering. However a broad electronic engineering 
background is the prime requirement for all posts. 


A capability for clear oral and written expression is important and 
experience in writing technical reports is highly desrable. Ail vacancies 
may involve some travel. 


THE LOCATION Adjacent to the Malvem HBs, dose to Worcester. 
Hereford. Gloucester and Cheltenham, with ready access by fail and 
road (M5) to Birmingham. Malvem is a place that may people choose for 
their holidays. Housing is relatively cheap when compared with overall 
national values. 


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE A minimum of 4 years recognised 
formal training (eg. apprenticeship), with ONC or equivalent. (HNC or 
equivalent preferred.). 


Ex-Service candidates who do not possess the above qualifications win 
be considered if they have completed an artificer course or equivalent 
and have served for at least 4 years in an approved technical capacity 
with HM Forces in the rank of Staff Sergeant or equivalent or above. 


STORY 


has been enjoyed by our cfients, a major 
European manufacturer. They are now 
looking to enhance their achievements 
with sales to the TIMES TOP 500 
Companies in tee U.!L with a range of 
Minis and Micros including UNIX based 
products. 


As an Accounts Manager you will have 
access to comprehensive technical 
resource, and enjoy tee challenge of 
negotiating with top company top 
management which will enable you to 
easily achieve your 


£35,000 OTE 


to find out how to share their success ring 
Mrs Judy Wright. 


TVCA Recraitinen! Consonants 
185 High Street Shepperton 
Middlesex IW17 9BL «r 09322 44014 
(24 hoars) 


Mentor M tta Wwto at Reoatam and 
EfUftoyml Services 


HOLIDAYS Annual holidays with pay are four weeks and two days rising 
in stages to six weeks with long service, plus 10% days Bank Holidays. 
SALARY Salary wfl! be within the scale £7,420 to £9,869 with further 
increases up to £11,130 over the next three years and promotion 
prospects to over £16,000. 


Relocation expenses of up to £5,000 will be paid where appropriate. 
The Civil Service is an Equal Opportunites Employer. 


Application forms can be obtained from EME 1b (2), Building 66 . LE(A). 
Portway, Monxton Road. ANODOVER Hants SP1 1 8 HT by sending this 
coupon or by telephoning: ANDOVER (0264) 82792/82793/82345. 
Completed applications should be returned by Bth January 1987. 


PERSONNEL OFFICER 
Investment Banking House 
To £20,000 

Bright personality required to take 
responsibility for personnel - from 
establishing the department to day-to- 
day administration in this exciting 
international environment Around 
30, with IPM qualifications and 3/4 
years relevant experience. 

Please telephone Charlotte Smith, on 
01-831 1603 or send c.v. to 
39 Floral Street London WC2E 9DG. 


| HOWTO APPLY 1 SENSE 


I Pleasa rend me on oppfcafon form far Bedronia T sdi nhiu r n , 1b be returned to 
EM£ U#), BiAfinH 66, LEJAJ, Partway, Monxton Rood, ANDOVK, Hanh SP11 8HT 


EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT 


by dth January 1927. 


ELECTRONICS BRANCH REAdE, MALV8SV, WORCESTSSHKE 


TRAINEE 
SALES AGENTS 
(COMPUTERS AND 
OFFICE SYSTEMS) 

Aged 21 to 28 with tfnvog Icence 
and Greater London based cl 5k 
expected fast ye a i6kga rant«d 
+ owette OTTunescn) 
plus or packags. 

Tefc Personnel Department 
CteBostam 
Madroes &ma on 
01-631 qM 
far appflnftn form 


PSYCHOLOGY 

GRADUATE 


[tond Mr 
I toymen m 


y en>- 

MHKCE. TIBS M-l 


BaPtoQ up po rainw aXdsuasoaB- 
ooe mn kantedge d semes neis- 
&y. putaAHy touance. good 
matetrg pomoswi Damp Ext- 
eaaie travel s enraged, so nMy 
and flume? m a least hn atei 


Bmoean lapages s euen «. Age 
range 25-45. Write andotafl CVw. 

Bade&M, 

31 Old Biteuatna Street, 
Londan WX 1LB. 



Marketing Manager 


From system evaluation to product launch; 
a key role in Total Solution Sales 



C.E20K+ BONUS 
CENTRAL LONDON 

From PCs to switches, from etectronc m ail to fa x. British 
Telerom is a front-runner in provkfr® kiformafion 
Technology far business. 

Wfe're committed In bmkfcns on the success. How? 
By mrfiing it our business to understand our customers' 

needsarxlpiiT^them^^sDwttoris.Tatfeend 

we have established a snail team which concentrates 
on maketing applications software packages- mainly 
miri-compute based- to air medi um and iaige-siasd 

cudtxnss. It wffl become a h^iiy prcW^ite arm rf our 

business and one which we are kesn to develop with ths 


ms team wsi pay me u i iuo 15 sjaio . o 

needs, finding arid tailoring suitable software pacteges. 
preparing maketing plans and launching tee products. 


British 

TELECOAX 

flnugi feteem is ar. Ecal -es 


Ths win imoh*. , 

■ fowsfogatingtee feasibility ot tee proposed software 

■ Negotiaiingwrth hardware and soft 1 . '/are Mihs. 

■ IVtenagng medications for tee UK niarket 

■ Uaisteg with customers, suppliers, and internal 

departments of BI _ 

It’s a broad brief which calls for a sound understanding 
of IT applications and markets toother with the ability to 
communicate with customers tg) to board leva!. A market- 
ing or Customer Sales Support background within a 
software company or systems house would be the ideal 
ptetfcrm for success. We're not demanding a formal 
marketing {jjafcfication, but we will provide tee training and 
the encouragement to gam one. In a business area of 
enormous potential, the scope and the career prospects 
are quite exceptional 

The post is bffied in Central London and oners a 
performance-related bonus and other benefits in support 
of a salary in tee regon of £20K. 

If you feel you have the knowledge, the maturity 
and the Ima^ia tion to rise to the challenge, wed like 
to know more So please phone or write to our 
Consultant Stephen Diner. JM Management 
Services, Columbia House, 69 Aldwych. London 
WC2B 4DXTet 01-831 01LL Quote ref T60. 


ARE YOU DOING THE JOB YOU 
WANT TO... OR HAVE TO? 




Many of us are so involved with the jobs we’re doing and 
the responsibilities we have that we seldom stop to wonder 
whether we are making full use of our potential. 


We are working because we have to— we have 
mortgages to pay families to support rates, gas. electricity 
and tee list goes on. These are not so much excuses as 
facts of life. 


Another fact is that most of us have a nagging doubt 
that we could be doing better but we just don't know what 
to do about it 


Chusid Lander has changed aUthai 



We are a group of specialist career consultants whose 
Sole function is to guide executives and professional 
people and help them achieve their individual objectives. 

We guarantee that we will commit our time and effort 
until you are satisfied that your career objectives have 
been realised 

For thirty years we have been striving for the best. 

Now it's your tuml 

To arrange an earfy confidential appointment 
without obligation, telephone your nearest 
office, or alternatively send us your c.v. Ref. A(12/1 


i or 


LONDON 01-5806771 MANCHESTER 061-2280089 

BIRMINGHAM 021-6438102 NOTTINGHAM 094937911 
BRISTOL 027222367 GLASGOW 041-3321502 
BELFAST 0232621824 


® CHUSID LANDER 

35/37 Fitzroy Street London W1P 5AF ' 


JAMES HARRIS & SON 

WINCHESTER 


NABARRO NATHANSON 


RESIDENTIAL NEGOTIATOR 

REQUIRED 


Wiih 31 hast 2 yean experience, to join the sales I cam of ihc 
lading itotpendwl Hampshire Agents with specialist expanding 
I own hone and well established country house departments. 


m hone and well established country house departments. 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS 

Wdl educated • selling ability - conscientious 
• hard working - clean driving licence 

Apply in writing, enclosing C.V. to: 

Home Jones, AJU.C&, James Harris £ Son. 
Jewry Street, Winchester . Hampshire. 


PERSONNEL 

ASSISTANT 


[j] 

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Mjj] 


Optimus is a creative design and communications 
house with operations in Cambridge. London, 
Amsterdam, Melbourne and Sydney. 


Our clients indude British Telecom, the Ford Motor 
Company. Fisher Price, PhSps, EMAP and the BBC. 


Due to expansion, this West End firm nf solicitors, requires an 
additional assistant in their Personnel Department 
We are looking for someone who: 

□ is in their mid-twenties 
□ is educated to A* level standard 

□ has a minimum of 2/3 years' experience in a Personnel Department 
in an administrative capacity (but with the ability to type) 

O is organised and capable of acting on their own initiative 
□ has the ability to deal with peopleat all levels 
_____ □ has a sympathetic and understanding nature. 

The jab involves; dealing with all aspects of Personnel including routine 
administration, some recruiting and the undertaking of specific projects. 
The Firm oilers: a competitive salary, season ticker loan, twice yearly 
salary reviews, four weeks' holiday. 

Please send full c.v to Miss R Brown, personnel Administrator 
Nabarro Naihansoa 76 Jermyn Street. London SW1Y6NR 


Continued success has created on opportunity for an 
account director who wB need to be ambitious, 
defeated and toiaBy committed to the high sta nda rds of 
the group. 


M 


The right person wffl have the energy and personal 
, bearing to create the link between clients and the studio. 
,He or she wffl also need the abSty to develop and 
consofidate accounts captured by our team. 


It's a Jab that requires co mm itment, versatility and. 
t sometimes, diplomacy. The expectation of an Optimus 
account director includes: 


Badenoch & Clark 


• ResponsUty for budding an account handling 
team. 


• Management and coordination of projects and 
accounts on a day-to-day basis. That indudes Basing with 
diem, design and production to ensure connect 
htogrewnn of briefs, schedule accuracy and 
profitability. 

h s a challenging and rewarding job - for the right 
person. So if the profile matches your aspirations, we'd 
6 ke to hear from you. Send your CV end a supporting 
letter to Cavan BlckeU at the address below. 


VAT/CUSTOMS 

CONSULTANCY 

LONDON AND HOME COUNTIES 
£18-£23,000 


Alfred House 

TheCtnnaaiariiaaWtorks OA JftedPfcice 

G»i*n4p ixmcx vi-mtrr t+toirc London I MCIE 7 £B 


ARE YOU 
BEING PAID 
WHAT YOU 
ARE WORTH? 


High calibre graduate Senior Officeis with several years’ experience within 
customs and Excise jwe required by several of our clients, major 
international toms of Chartered Accountants. These are challenqinq and 
innovative roles requiring young, enthusiastic, quality individuals with 
proven talent and specialist Head Office experience. Excellent scone for 
e^ansion of existing groups and development of new departments. 

rl CuStt !7 1S ^P , ? l i lt ? ncy 35 an important commercial 
service bote to existing and potential clients. 

Applicants must be smart articulate and confident, in the age range 28 to 
^dinsfiSd. POSS£SS deten "™ t ’°" 10 ? this rapidly 

Please contact Rachel Caine or Lacy Sherren. 


Financial Recruitment Specialists 
1 6-1 8 New Bridge St. London EC4V 6AU Telephone 01 -583 0073 
or contact Timothy Burrage on 01-874 6746 



Rnvr, ! 


Exciting opportunity for two . people (23+) 
to join a major group id foe financial 
services industry (West End location). 

Full training. Rapid Progression into 
managemant. Equity participation and 
£15,000 + per annum. 


COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 
LAWYER 


Call Geoff Spittles on 01 439 8431 


EX SERVICE 
OFFICERS 


•^^T t,nu,n9 ex P ans * on - a" Assistant Solicitor is 

Apartment which 

undertakes a wide vanety of substantial work including 

P |annin S inquiries and lending by 
Major Insbhjtions. The successful candidate will be 
requ. 1 ^ to have at least two years relevant experience 
and be able to respond positively to a demandina 
clientele. A substantial salary will be offered 9 


Qualities developed as an Officer could help you 
succeed in a new career with a large national 
company. Wc seek people with drive, determination 
and. above all. professionalism. 


For fun her information in your area please telephone 
Sandy Sanderson 

0242 38228 (Cotswolds) 

Mike Johnson 

0203 417604 (Midlands) 


LEAK ALMOND 
& PARKINSON 


SOLICITORS 


'yrjj? iP* 1 ^ details to Peter Oldham 
at 76 King Street, Manchester M2 4W8L 









THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 



GENERAL APPOINTMENTS 


ct iauracn 
iales — - 


# the fcnow.'edg- 
to rise to the cha 
phone cr.*.r 
Diner. JM Marts » 
House 65 Alcr.*. ■' 
il C'Ui. Qucle re 




” G.AS 


ULTAN 


, Qualified 
accountant 

CHESHIRE £ NEGOTIABLE 

We ran offer generous terms and benefits 
For fimher details contact; nUJ ‘ 

^r* A* Bailey, 

Josolyae & Co. 

m k *“* Green, 

Macclesfield, CHESHIRE 

Tel: (0625) 28013 


WEST SUSSEX 

experienced 

QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANT 
REQUIRED 

to be responsible for large client audit work 
and general practice involvement with wide 
variety of clients. 

West Sussex location preferred. Salary 
negotiable. 

P/ease phone Mr. G. Middleton, 
Middleton & Ashcroft, 

Horsham (0403) 50303. 




Electronic Information 
Database Manager 

International media and publishing 
London to £25,000 + benefits 


This new appointment pioneers the 
development of an electronic text storage 
and retrieval system for editorial data 
within the major European operating 
company of an international media and 
publishing group. 

The easy availability of information is 
crucial to the efficiency of the journalists. 
\Xbrking closely with the Information 

Technology Department, you will 

be assisting in the design, develop- 
ment and implementation of H ^ 

what will be one of the most H 
advanced systems of its kind. 


sign, develop- pension, BUPA, 

nation of H To apply, pit 

the most N Dana Clark, " 

fits kind. Mk-JL A. Ref: 0816/1 

RL Personnel Services 


To qualify, you must be experienced 
in the application and development of 
electronic information retrieval systems, 
ideally in a media or publishing environ- 
ment. Probably a graduate, aged 35-45, 
your strong man-management and 
interpersonal skills will be critical in the 
successful implementation of change. 

The remuneration package 
includes base salary as indicated plus 

\ pension, BUPA, and other benefits. 
To apply, please send your cv to 
Dana Clark, Technology Group, 
k Ref:0816/DC/nT. 


Opportunities 
for Keepers 


Exrcutm Seurck ■ Selection ■ Psychometrics ■ Remuneration &> Pcrs,wmcl Consultancy 


Hyde Park House, 60a Kniphtsb ridge, London SW1X 7LE. 
Tel:01-23S6060 Telex: 27874 


NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE QF GREAT BRITAIN 

Some time before his death, Mr Michael Croft had announced his intention 
to retire as Director of the National Youth Theatre at the end of 1967. With 
the Council of the NYTGB he had established the machinery tor his 
succession and the structure within which the company should operate, 
headed by an Artistic Director and an Administrative Director working hi 
tandem. 


The NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND and the 
SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ARC both 

of which require a Keeper; form part of the National Galleries of 
Scotland which contains the most distinguished collection of 
paintings in the UK outside London. 

As Keeper you will be responsible for the day-to-day admini- 
stration of one of the Galleries and for the care, management, 
display and development of its collection. 

You should normally have a good honours degree in the History 
of Fine Art, an excellent knowledge of European and British 
painting and sculpture and a working knowledge of two foreign 
European languages. Experience of museum administration 
would be an advantage. 

Salary £18,020 - £24.300. 

For further details and an application form (to be returned by 
31 December 1986) write to the Civil Service Commission. 
Alencon Link, Basingstoke, Hants KG 21 JJB, or telephone 
Basingstoke (0266)468551 (answering service operates outside 
office hours). Please quote ref: G/7053. 

National Galleries of Scotland 

An equal opportunity employer 




OPPORTUNITY FOR 
DESIGNER/COLORIST 

with sales ambition. Munster Carpets Uri., as representative of J.D. 
McMurray (Connemara) Ltd., Ireland, a well established and rapidly growing 
producer of the highest quality hand tufted carpets, area rugs and wan 
hanghangings. are seeking an ambitious designer/cotorist to work within 
the sates team ol their representatives in the UJC Munster Carpets Lid 
based In London, the successful candidate wffl probably be in their late 
twenties/eariy thirties and wffl be able to display a knowledge of the 
designer/archltect/spedfier market, as well as practical commercial sense. 
An attractive remuneration package in Bne with the importance of this 
position wifl be offered. 

EXPERIENCED 
CARPET CONTRACT 
EXECUTIVE 

AREA OF OPERATION: 

LONDON NOME COUNTIES 

Applicants should be experienced in negotiating carpet or similar contracts 
wfthSpecifiers. Architects, Contractors and ail comm ercial o tgariBahons. 
and wfflbe required to demonstrate a proven track record m Oks area 
AnoUcants must live In erea of operation. 

SL by excellent salary and commteion. Ufa assurance and 

pension schemes in operation. . 

Company car and expenses provided. 

Annual holidays - 4 weeks. 

Apply in writing with the assurance all correspondence wffl be dealt wtth m a 
confidential manner to; 

Mr G-J. Marlborough (U.K. Sales Manager) 
MUNSTER CARPETS LIMITED, 
a stratbfieM Gardens, _ a ^ 

Essex, 1E11 9UL England 




Royal Societyyjf/lrts 

HEAD 

OF PROJECTS 

, /n . client for the Encouragement of tots. 
The RSA (Roy* 1 S ““^ erce) is looking for a polymathic, 

Manufactures ^ administrator; capable of 

mature, effictent and imaging ^ ^ for 

coordinating, ? £° " campaigns to bring about change in 
projects «n6'"E organising a music competition or 

our education system ro s m jn !he mana gement of 

awards for corporate acme 
technological inn 

W i]l report direct to the Secretary 

The successful candidamw ^ The job ^ to some 

(Chief Executive) of lents of ,he chosen candidate, 
extent be ta.lored to th= d ^ wywheie between £16,000 
therefore the salary 

and £20,00 • avadabh from the 

AMlicaium form, s j, 5 l Completed applications to 


Having appointed Mr David Baicombe as Administrative Director, the 
Council invites applications for the post of 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

Ideally the Council seeks applicants with sound experience of Youth 
Theatre work, but candidates with general theatre experience combined 
with youth work will be considered. Pastoral responsibility for members of 
the company (aged 14-21) Is equally as important as artistic leadership 
because of the unique constitution of the NYT. The successful applicant 
will be involved in aU aspects of the running of the company, the 
maintenance of its aims for excellence and the development of currant and 
future policy and its implementation. 


Written e 
referees. 


ications should indude a full CV and the names of three 
ey should be addressed, in strictest confidence, to: 

Mr Malcolm Horsman 
Chairman 
NYTGB 
34 York Way 
LONDON N1 9AB 


to arrive by 31st December 1986 - 

Salary would be commensurate with a position of this importance and 
responsibility. 


NIGHTMARE 

Turn your commuting nightmare into a dream -FREE 
parking, 15 mins. Clap ham Junction, 20 mins. Waterloo. 
Rapidly expanding Computer Leasing Company offer an 
exciting opportunity to a person with excellent 
administrative skills who is self-motivated and keen to take 
on responsibility. If you are an experienced administrator 
with initiative, organisational flair, an eye for detail, able to 
liaise confidently with people at all levels and have a good 
standard of education then contact us now for further details. 
A qualification or interest in Company Law (Institute of 
Chartered Secretaries), although not essential, would be an 
advantage and could lead to appointed Company Secretary. 
Excellent salary, company car, attractive benefits package 
including generous bonuses, luxurious, prestigious riverside 
offices. 

Contact: Len Bartlett (M.D.) 

Integrated Computer Systems 
ICS House 
High Street 
Kingston-Upon-Thames 
Surrey 

Tel: 01 546 2199 


Superb Opportunities for 
Graduates (with or without 
sales experience) seeking 
careers in Sales & Management 


Gas Limbed is (be British owned market leader in the 
high growth liquified petroleum gas industry widi an 
annual turnover in excess of £300 million. 

This rapidly growing company is expanding into 
many new markets and can offer opportunities Nooamde to Graduates with or 
without sales experience who are .seeking 10 build a Jong icnn career in Sales and 


CALOR 


After an initial 12 wee): naming p rogramme you will be managing your own 


lo industrial, commercial and domestic customers. Ifya can demonstrate the 
drive, ability and desire to succeed we can provide you wah aD the challmge aid 
jfih caricfaftin n ymi r-rmiri wish for, comprehensive tec hni cal and promotional 
baefc-np and the opportunity to advance your career into management. 

So, if you are under 30, a Gradate with a good track record in sales or a! 
leas one year's experience in a commercial envimaniCK, smbiliaB and looking 
for genuine career opportunities, high earnings, plus generous benefits including a 
company car — phone our consultants on: 01-54) 1777. 

t H e NICHOLS CONSULTANCY limited- 


EXECUTIVE SELECTION CONSULTANTS 


TRAVEL CONSULTANT 

£10,000+ pa after 12 months 

if mu am wsHVavoMad with an aptitude for saKig, or hsvo 
previous travel agency experience and are looking lor a fast 
moving. challenging Job in a very busy and progressive 
retafl agency, then apply to us. SSuatod m Kensington with 
aU Bounces, Tnwfcom. United Apoto and tin most 
advanced technology, we are market leaders. 

Written eppfcationa and CVS trx 
Ohm* Brandon, 

TrtBfindars Travel Ceram, 

42-48 Eerie Cwnt Road, 

London W8 6EJ. 


TraTWJiTffil 


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SUITS BEST? 

Professional Guidance and 
Assessment ter ail ages. 

15-24 yrx Comes. Careers 
25-34 yrr Progress, Ganges 
35J4 yrsrftariew. 2nd Camas 

FuB detab n free tmdHre- 

mmm CAREER ANALYSTS 
*** go Sonde Ptera Wi 
••• 01-835 5452 {24 tos) 



PRESTIGIOUS APPOINTMENT/GENERAL MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY 

MARKETING DIRECTOR 


Bradford 


Substantial salary + car etc 


The British Wool Marketing Board is 
responsible for marketing virtually ail 
the wool produced in the United 
Kingdom. Ic does this both directly, and 
indirectly through a number of 
companies in some of which it has a 
sgnificanr interest. The total revenues 
of the Board and its subsidiaries exceed 
£lC0m. 

The marketing director is responsible 
for promoting British wool as a prestige 
fibre in the major consumer markets of 
the world. In conjunction with this, he 
or she will have general management 
responsibility for a rapidly growing 
company which markets products 
manufactured from British wool. The 
sale of these products, which includes a 
growing range of designer garments, is 
seen as a high profile means of 
promoting the use of British wool. 


The successful candidate will have 
strong marketing skills and sound 
general management experience, 
preferably, but nor necessarily, gained in 
a textile environment. Experience of 
both retailing and wholesaling, at a 
senior level, would be a distinct 
advantage. 

As in excess of wo chink of revenue 
comes from export sales, a sound 
understanding of overseas market? and 
a willingness to travel extensively i? 
essential. 

This is a prestige marketing position 
and one that offers the additional 
attraction of general management 
responsibility. 

Apply in confidence enclosing a full 
CV and quoting reference no. L 704 T, 
to Timothy Elster, Executive Selection 
Division. 


IE 


PEAT 

MARWICK 


Peat, Marwick. Mitchell St Co., 

Gtv Square House, 7 Wellington Street, Leeds LSI 4DVX' 


THEDAVISCOMPA.NYLIMITEDTHEDAVISCOMPANYLIMITEDTHEDAVISCOMPANY 


THE DAVIS COMPANY LIMITED 


Our London based clients, a respected name in the financial information and publishing 
fields are seeking a 

RESEARCH MANAGER to £30,000 

To head up the Research division of a dynamic group of companies. Responsible for 
developing the reputation and profitability of the Research Company, the successful 
applicant win be ideally aged between 27 and 45, with a strong research background 
preferably in o financial discipline and with strong presentation skills and entrepreneurial 
flair. An excellent salary package w3l match the experience required for this key position. 

RESEARCH EXECUTIVE to £18,000; 

, To work in tandem with the Manager, ideal candidates will have sound research expertise 
obtained in a financial environment and will ideally be in their twenties. A first-class 
package wffl be assembled for the canddate with experience and powerful motivation. 

For further information please contact Steve Atacfc on 01*437 3344 quoting reference 
S5344 or send, your C.V. to him at: . 

fx=| 13/14 Dean Street, London W1V 5AH. 

ANVd WODSIA V03HX03iItVnAN VdWODSr A VCT3LLL03J.I*VnA N VdWOOSlA. VQ3H± 


SENIOR TRAINEE 

Technical Sales 

If you are independent, seif motivated and 
in need of a challenge,- then we offer you job 
satisfaction and high earnings. 

We are world leaders in electric lift trucks, 
with a reputation for quality and style. Our 
European operation is expanding hist and 
we need the right people in the Essex/ 
London area to grow with us. 

If you have a technical background and are 
looking far a successful career in sales then 
we offer you fall product and sales training 
combined with the best sales support 
available, phis aU the benefits you would 
expect bom a market leader. 

For your personal invitation to meet us 
phone Mike LePut U.K. Sales manager 
NOW on 01-800 0191 or 0734-783506. 


erauih 


MGM ASSURANCE 


Fund Management 
and Administration 

In readiness for an expansion of it's range of 
unit funds. MGM Assurance has vancancies 
for people to provide support for the current 
fixed interest and equity. management team 
and to train as fund managers. 


The opportunity should appeal particularly to 
people with a good educational background 
who have recently started a career in 
investment The preferred age is 21-25 and a 
competitive salary will be paid. 


Please write enclosing curriculum vitae, to: 
Assistant General Manager (Investments), 
MGM Assurance. London Jnvesimenl Office 
11-15 Si Mary at Hill. London EC3R 8EE. 


MGM ASSURANCE 


BROCHURE 

PRODUCER 

SENIOR 

COPYWRITER 

Major International Tour 
Operator seeks senior 
Copywriter/ Creative Director 
with experience producing travel 
brochures for the American 
market. Background in travel 
marketing, knowledge of 
European destinations essential. 
Direct mail experience 
beneficial. 

Position is London based. Good 
salary. Benefits. Relocation 
expenses provided. Send resume 
with salary history to BOX A45 . 


CHANGE OF DIRECTION 

Join us, Gery Bessent and Peter Richards, We 
were frustrated sales managers, now we are 
earning a substantial five figure income within a 
large £muhi-million financial institution. 

We are now looking for two people, aged 
between 27 and 50, living within a 30 mile 
radius of London, earning oetween £15-30,000 
to join our salesforce in a planned expansion 
programme in the financial services industry, to 
develop their own practice. 

We are an equal opportunities group. 
Applications are welcome regardless of sex, 
marital status, ethnic origin or disability. 
Telephone us at Allied 
Dunbar Assurance trie. 

ALUED. 

on 01-637 7200. DUNBAR 


SALES 

EXECUTIVE 

An enthusiastic and energetic self-starter rs needed 
to join the Butterworth Telepubhshmg sales team 
responsible tor salting LEXIS, the world's leading 
computer-assisted research service for Lawyers 
and Accountants. 

The successful applicant wiD be a graduate with 
sales experience and a good command of the 
English Language. Experience in teaching, library 
work or in the legal profession will help but the over- 
riding consideration will be seff-Contidence and the 
ability to communicate. 

The fob is based in London with an attractive 
starting salary including LV's and 5 week's holiday. 

Please apply wfth futt cv tot 

Rosalind Miller 
Personnel Officer 

Butterworth & CO (Publishers) Limited 
88 Kingsway 
London WC2B 6AB 

LEXIS. 


WANT TO RON TOUR 
OWN SHOW? 

If you are responaWe. numerate and matuie ffl your 
approach, then owe is no reason why you stwuion i. 

At HiJI Samuel Investment Services we're tooking for 
capable, self motivated individuals to promote our products 
and services as self employed financial advisers. We II give 
you all the framing and support you need ta run your own 
show, the rest ts up to you. 

Interested? Then please reply with futt C.V. w: 

Jahaatbn R- E as, 

Hid Saand itvestneat Services Ltd, 

23 Queen Ain's Bate, 

LMdon SW1H 9B6. 










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British Telecom is expanding. The Business Services Division 
provides a range of national services such as private circuits and telex to 
a huge business customer base which continues to grow. 

Accounting for these areas demands the resources of a major 
computerised system and a large team of full and part qualified 
accountants. The scope for individuals to rapidly progress within the 
company, developing leadership skills as well as the broadest possible 
experience of financial accounting makes this a very attractive career 
move for individuals of all levels of ambition. Equally important, there is 
the chance to work in the development and enhancement of 
sophisticated systems and acquire knowledge of MSA systems in 
particular. 


Financial Accountants 


to £17,000 


You will lead a team of assistant financial accountants and will 
take responsibility for the operation of computerised general ledgers for 
specific national services. As a fully qualified and experienced 
accountant, you will be used to working to tight deadlines and exercising 
control over your section of the business, including the design and 


implementation of new procedures. The ability to manage and train 
others is vital, whilst experience of MSA systems will be advantageous. 

Assistant Financial Accountants to £13,500 

This is an excellent step on to the first rung of the management 
ladder - heading up a team in the maintenance of the general ledger 
system. With part or possibly full accounting qualifications, you will 
ideally be aged in your early to late twenties. A knowledge of 
computerised accounting systems and an aptitude for problem solving 
are essential and will provide you with every opportunity to climb the 
promotion ladder swiftly if you so desire. 

In the first instance, applicants should write with career details 
to Robert Allum, British Telecom, 8th Root; 2-12 Gresham Street 
London EC2V TAG. Tel: 01-356 7291. 

British 

TELECOM 


Accountancy Appointments 

(A tfnsnf of Hostofr Maaagoaent Smites IU) 

ASSISTANT GROUP HNANCIAL OTWROLLBfl 
C£188Q0 + CHOICE OF CAW 

LoohBQtar 

xaS 3 nsanaot amp iw 1 De/eaU prespeds to mu wPf 
EazOcnt perlcs 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT! 

£18000 + BMW! 

Comm company m W London seeks newly totted ACAJnm 
Vc 81 too w£ gam w w to flfc emosote oi at ymsgac Una 
eaxBent pmspees in t/re mtemauand company* Medal pbn + 
sports deb to name ted a tor perks? 

ACCOUNTANT! 

£25080 + 1.86L CAR! 

J-e yrs post tottyame MpmU Ket Hmttoidstoe area 1 Prospects to 
Chef A ce o an ta n d fig peris odUtng tree tedt + sutsnteed 
mortgage! . 

MERCHANT BANKING APPOINTMENTS! 
£ 20 . 000 ^ 27 ^ 00 ! 

Leading Madam Bank seeks ctndetates fmbst or tody totted tor 
fo&aung sanations:- Maager/Caped Mates Amuntant/AndysV 
Systems O e te apme nd Urged HegdremmL 

5 ft Boor 18-25 Bdoo St EC 2 M 7 LA 

01-638 2683 


NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS WITH FJLS. 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD 

TOP ACCOUNT EXECS 

FMS m taring tansad warty totes based both n London and 
the JWhodi 


We are entotono on an exotag p rogra mm e of expansion and planned 
daveftsram to tetter ncreare our share of me market pace 
we ere anenti* loofang lor people to stare oor success story and 
grow «dh me Conwy -people wdi a l*gh d eryw ot setf-motivAon 
who are detenmned to socceed n a s&muUtng env iron ment. 
EsseareBy you »* be a 1 censed dealer <x member o( RMBRA. 
The remnts are tagti - top Loratan rates -and you win be deabng mtt 
FT hsfcd secunhes and a wde vanety ut international. new and private 
issues Rnxnooonti prospects are excellent and you will be (even nwy 
ereom a genent and opwnmty to Iwtter your career wdttei the 
Company. 

We haw vacnaes m both Nottingham and London. 

Far Nonmgbam contact John Mtes on 0802 476138 and lor London 

c ont a ct James Roberts on 01-925 0005. 

in the Ne« Year mmUm ending mimtiu n s horn trams 


GENERAL APPOINTMENTS 


COMPUTER 
SALES EXECUTIVES 

OTE £40,000 
GOLDEN HALLO £1,000 

DPA is an associate in a highly successful public group. Started in 
1967 it is consistently building on its sophisticated product library 
and superb customer support 

You should have some years experience in commercial computer 
sales, ideally with a successful mainframe manufacturer. Manage- 
ment ability an advantage but not essential as your main 
requirement rs to be able to sell. 

Prospects for career development are excellent Package includes 
car, pension scheme, life assurance and private health plan. 

Please phone or send a cv to 

Stephen Hill 
Managsvg Director 
DP Advisers Limited 
130-136 dapham Park Road 
London SW4 7DE 

01-622 5202 


ACCOUNTANT 

LINGUAPHONE 
INSTITUTE LIMITED 


Market Development 

Longman CartermiH is developing and marketing a nationally 
important computer database of the research and expertise in 
British universities, polytechnics and government research esta- 
blishments. The database is called “British Expertise in Science 
and Technology (BLELS.T.). 

The rapid expansion of the market for this offidally-backed project 
now makes it necessary to strengthen the marketing team. We are 
looking for someone who will understand the significance and the 
applications of B.BS.T. and be committed to its marketing 
success. 

A prime requirement is the ability to communicate effectively with 
senior managers in industry and the public sector. A scientific 
qualification will be advantageous and the probable age range 25 
■ 35. 

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the chosen candidate 
should be prepared to travel throughout the UK and have the 
determination to achieve targeted growth. 

In addition to the opportunity to Join an expanding company in a 
growth industry, the position carries a substantial remuneration 
package, company car and other benefits. 

Contact AT- Shaw. Director of Marketing. Longman CartermiH Ltd, 
Technology Centre, St Andrews, Fife KYI 6 9EA 
TeL (0334) 77660 

Longman CartennlU sss 


LINGUAPHONE, leading publishers of self-study lan g ua g e 
courses, is seeking a Chartered or Certified Accountant who has 
spent a minimum of two years in commerce after qualification. 

The job is to assist the Controller in all accounting functions, 
including preparation of Management Accounts and budgets for the 
Group (T/o approx. 12m sterling) and in particular momtoringand 
supervising of all financial functions of our Joint Venture Tape 
Manufacturing subsidiary, Costape Linguaphone Limited, in- 
corporated this year which has a sales target of £1.5m in 1987. 

This job provides an excellent opportunity for a younger person to 
join adynamic and expanding Group which has recently been re- 
financed and has an agressive market expansion policy based on 
developing a well-known brand nam e. 

Salary £ 1 5k p.a. 

Please reply with fitll C. V. to: 

Mr. S. Evans, Director 
Linguaphone Institute Limited 
Linguaphone House, Beavor Lane, 

LONDON W6 


FUND MANAGEMENT 

Baring International Investment 
Management Limited 


Baring International is an investment management com, 
headquarters in the Gty of London and other investment 6 


with its 
in Hong 


TOP QUALITY 

c. £9,000 aAe. 

As secretary to the 
Manag er and team of a 
new department in a major 
international Management 
Consultancy. You mil be 
educated to 'OVA 1 level 
standard. Minimum of 2 
years secretarial exper- 
ience and excellent typing 
are essential to keep up m 


of involvement at all levels 
and the chance to embark 
upon a career Early 20's 
{rec cans). 

01-589 4422 

Senior 

Secretaries 


LIFE AND PENSIONS 


Established firm of general 
atsurawt brokers, require Bfe 
and pen sorts broker with 
expenance of Che mortgage 
market, to develop axstmc 
client portfolio. Established 
connections exist with 
soiiatars. accountants and 
estate agents. Remuneration 
package negotiable depending 
on age and experience. 1 

Contact 

Rosemary BeMngbam or 
Kevm Rone on 
81-938 1751 or write 
Ruane & Co. 

45 Martees Road. 
London W8 HA 


TWO 

OPENINGS 
IN ART 

Small fine art 
publishing company 
with gallery in 
Chelsea seeks 
efficient, intelligent 
person on 
gecretarial/sales 
side. Non-smoking. 

Driving. 

Also, opening for 
practical handyman 
to do packing, 
carpentry, framing 
etc. 


Kong and Tokyo. The company manages approximately USJ 4 billion in 
equities, mainly institutional clients and through a range of unit trusts. 

We seek a person aged between 22 and 26 to join Baring International with a 
long-term career in the firm as bis or her objective. The person should 
already have some experience in financial markets, although not necessarily 
in fund management. The successful applicant will undergo a thorough 
training in fund management in the South-East Asian equity markets as a 
member of a small investment team in Hong Kong specialising in the Pacific 
Region. 

A competitive salary and a bonus related to the company's results, together 
with normal Hong Kong expatriate benefits, is proposed. These terms 
indude free bousing and a number of other benefits which combine to make 
an overseas posting financially attractive. 

P/ease (dephone or write (o: 

David Scholfield 

BARING INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT 
MANAGEMENT LIMITED 
9 Blshopsgate, London EC2N 3AQ 
Telephone: 01-588 6133 


Cnraunn require » 
Investment AiutysLMun lut, 
a proven ability In venture cui- 
tai ana pa eras 3 toots honour, 
oeoree In economics and an 
MBA. Plume Ol 200 1 103 for 
an Interview. 

tmwe tvs Ud profmlonai 

cnmrulum vttae documents. 
Details. Ol 5388 

KHOOIcUSVni wanted It 

January by BqyvBoanniigPm) 

School In Berkshire. Telephone 
Headmaster 0&44 882717 



INTERNATIONAL SPORTS 
MANAGEMENT 

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE 
£15,000 INC BONUSES 

As the country's leading company in sport entertainment, 
we are seeking a dynamic sates person to Join our existing 
teams. Tits successful applicant wfll be bivotved In toe 
sate of corporate e n terta te rnen t services at Ascot Hentey, 
Brit Open. Wim bledon etc. 

Ptease send CV to Matcobn Bail 
South Bank House 

Black Prince Road 
London SEt 7SJ 

Tel: 01 582 4091 


EQUIPMENT ft 
SUPPLIES 
EXECUTIVE 


Mitt East Regional MsteMg 
Executive required by Medical 
Eflupnent & SuppSe Company. 
Aroculats. season ed Executive 
remind tt create and structure 
complex protect opportunities. 
Substantial referent ogenence 
reguttd. praferabty wtfift*ins3S 
Administration qualification. 
Ftaut comma da Arabic and 
English essential. Must be 
prepared to travel extensively. 
oBsiattai note. Salary and 
benefits axesteot Send d etsfcd 
CV a aaiMmce to Bax E14. 


RENTALS 


I fctro aa Haase 
Wood StnwL 
Lmtioa EC2Y 5BA 
01-638 5191 


PUPI 


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Due to the rapid expansion of this 
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urgently required 


an mtBngiKHial abbae based is ibe Wen End. Attractive 
ces, friendly atmosphere. Responsibilities iactadc mniiwa^iMy 
accounting recordi/prcpuiiioo of sales ream etc. Pmvioos 
experience in similar post desirable. Salary £10,000 insatiable +■ 
perts. Please snboa fad CV. ut 


Mrs. S Tar bit 
5th Floor 
Noffield House 
41/46 Piccadilly 
Londoa WlV 9AJ 

Tefc (01)434-0797 


ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 
OF ENGLAND 

CHIEF 

ACCOUNTANT 

Tlie Royal College of Surgeons is a registered 
charity involved in a wide range of professional, 
educational and scientific activities. 

The College invites applications for the post of 
Chief Accountant from those with relevant 
senior experience, who must also have the 
professional and intellectual capacity to direct 

°' m ' s comp,e ’ ! ** 

aM!S p ta professtonat^teted range 

Further particulars available from: 
Assistant Secretary (Personnel) 

Royal CoO fpe of Surgeons of England 
35-43 Lincoln's ton Fields 
London WC2A 3PN 
Tet ( 01) 405 3474 ext.4 

To whom applications must be sent bv 
5 January 1987. 

Please quote reference no. 45/86. 


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THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


BANKING & ACCOUNTANCY 


Accountants 


PROFIT FROM AN ENVIRONMENT 
WHERE THE CHALLENGE NEVER STOPS 


You are a successful, qualified 
accountant with a good first degree and 
at least 3 years' commercial experience. 
You are resourceful and ambitious, but 
perhaps disillusioned with the knowledge 
that the nature of the work you will 
handle today will be much the same to- 
morrow, next week, next yeac 

Management consultancy work 
with Touche Ross offers you a realistic 
alternative. One where the challenge never 
stops, the achievement never ends and 
no two problems ever have an identical 
solution. 

We are one of the fastest growing 


international management consultancies, 
with work in both the private and public 
sectors. Furthermore, we have a reputa- 
tion for excellence and for the quality of 
our people that is probably unmatched. 
Career opportunities are exceptional and 
merit is swiftly rewarded. Outstanding 
men and women reach partnership inside 
4 years. Salaries are negotiable and a 
company car is provided. 

Please telephone 01-353 8011. or 
write (in strict confidence) to: Michael 
Hurt on. (Ref 2736). Touche Ross & Co, 
Hill House, t Little New Street, London 
EC4A3TR. 


& Touche Ross 

Management Consultants 




FINANCIAL CONTROLLER - 
NEWLY QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANT 


RETAIL 


£20,000 + CAR 








Exceptionally good trading results this year and ambitious plans for opening new operations in 
the London and South East area have created this career opening. 

Leading a small but highly professional accounting department within a quality multi-outlet 
company, you will be a full member of the management team with responsibility for crucial 
operational areas including:- 

• Helping managers achieve targets 

• Driving the business plan 

• Feasibility studies 

The company is part of a large and developing corporation: there are ex c ellent opportunities to 
move quickly to other businesses. Candidates, ACA/ACMA/ACCA, must possess considerable 
presence and commercial awareness. Far immediat e consideration call Nicola Lendrum or send 
yourC.V.: 


TteL 01-242 6321 

Personnel Resources 75 Gray’s Inn Road London WC1X 8US 



jy — 


35 


((HORIZONS)) career development 


The DIY path to improvement 


“The course enabled me to establish a 
department run how I want it to 
run ... I now have a group of people 
ready to tackle any problems head-on.” 

This comment on the Open Univ- 
ersity's effective manager course by a 
quality assurance executive spells out the 
message that retraining is vital, both to 
industry and to individual careers. If 
your organization is tardy, the initiative 
must rest with you. 

Decide which type of continuing 
education, or updating, wiH be most 
appropriate in your case open learning, 
distance learning, working full-time or 
pan-time for a degree, perhaps taking a 
shorter course at a technical or further 
education college. 

Then consider funding. Win your 
company sponsor you? Would you 
improve your chances by joining another 
company? Could you pay for yourself? 
Many do. If not, are you eligible for a 
loan, grant or scholarship? 

Oncer development loans are avail- 
able from Barclays, Gydeside and the 
Co-operative Banks for people on voca- 
tional courses lasting Bom a week to a 
year. No interest is payable until up to 
three months after you complete the 
course. The scheme, introduced for a 
three-year trial, is initially open to 
anyone living or hoping to study in 
Aberdeen, Bath, Bristol, Greater Man- 
chester, Reading or Slough. 

Locating the right course is important. 
If computer-aided design and computer- 
aided manufacture (CADCAM) is your 
field, take care that the one you choose 
has the right material. Potential students 
are warned by Dr Ernest Warman, 
managing director of the CADCAM 
Association: “Some polytechnics are 
processing people who are no use to 
companies because the courses lack the 
right content They are using CADCAM 
as a catch-alL" 


Retraining is vital 


both in industry 


and careers, and it 


may be best to make 


the moves yourself, 


says Sally Watts 


Bhatiacharyya, Lucas professor of 
Manufacturing Systems, who started it 
with a colleague in response to the 
Fmniston Report, to combat the huge 
turnover of new graduates in industry 
when they were hit by “the shock of 
manufacturi ng". 

He says “My purpose is to attract 
good quality graduates to industry, to 
convert them to what manufacturing 
requires and to retrain them.” Manage- 
ments have helped to develop the 
programmes, which started with Lucas 
and BL staff and now include, among 
others. Rolls- Royce, British Aerospace, 
Short Brothers and GKN. 


The modular courses, on information 
technology in manufacturing or manu- 
facturing systems, leads to an MSc 
degree via continuous assessment and a 
project. Most are in their twenties and all 
are sponsored; some middle managers 
also do the course; others take short, 
tailormade ones. People at board level 
study defined subjects — the future of 
manufacturing, for example. 

Graduates who would benefit from the 
scheme, but lack sponsorship, should 
apply to Warwick for a Science and 
Engineering Research Council scholar- 
ship, says Professor Bhattacharyya, or 
try to join a company that will sponsor 
them. 


ing background traditionally lacking in 
the conventional qualification.” 

Open learning also includes the imagi- 
native Open Tech, for technicians and 
supervisors wanting to learn new skills at 
their own pace and place, and next 
September a new addition will be the 
Manpower Services Commission’s Open 
College, to broadcast education pro- 
grammes on television and radio, both 
BBC and independent, and so provide 
more opportunities for retraining and 
career enhancement 

For engineers, scientists or managers, 
preferably with a degree, the Open 
University’s SATUP (Scientific and 
Technological Updating Programme) 
offers a postgraduate diploma or second 
degree. For this, students select eight of 
22 subjects in two categories — manufac- 
turing, and industrial applications of 
computers. Those who are unsponsored 
can apply for a Panasonic Trust grant 
Alternatively, students can study just 
one or two subjects relevant to their 
career. 

“People come here to reorientate their 
career and few go back to their old 
company" says a professor of the 
Cranfield School of Management He 
was discussing students — generally in 
the late twenties — who put themselves 
through the intensive one-year, full-time 
Master of Business Administration 
(MBA) degree. Very few are sponsored, 
but a cheap rate loan may be available 
from the British Graduates .Association. 

If you take the part-time MBA degree 
at the Cranfield School of Management 
you can continue working and attend for 
two years on alternate Fridays and 
Saturdays. There are also seminars of a 
few days to teach particular skills, such 
as preparing marketing plans or using 
finance in the boardroom, and a young 
management programme for ambitious 
new executives. 


‘My purpose is to attract 
good quality graduates 9 



So his association has been vetting and 
accrediting retraining courses, and the 
results are to be published in a free 
handbook available to non-members in 
January. A catalogue for CADCAM 
Association members was produced 
earlier this year. 

You could use Prestei to see which of 
the thousands of short schemes the 
Department of Education and Science 
offers through PICKUP (Professional, 
Commercial and Industrial Updating) 
would be most relevant. These cover 
new technology, skills, methods and 
materials for people from boardroom to 
shopfloor. Alternatively, contact your 
regional PICKUP organizer. 

Consider also the opportunities of- 
fered by universities, polytechnics and 
colleges. One of the most positive is the 
Integrated Graduate Development 
Scheme at the University of Warwick, 
which came out top in the grants review 
of last spring. With 600 students, this is 
the largest postgraduate programme in 
Europe. 

It is run by Professor Kumar 


Modular s* .-ms are specially adapted 
to those who can spare little time away 
from work. At Surrey University, Mi- 
chael Bader, Dean for Continuing 
Education, is looking at ways to use them 
more flexibly, believing a national 
system must develop in which credits are 
interchangeable between colleges. Others 
foresee mixed-source credits — obtained 
from evening class, summer school, 
distance learning or whatever - counting 
towards a qualification. 

There is always something new for 
students who want to work and study 
simultaneously. For instance, there are 
two relatively new distance learning 
management courses from Henley and 
Brunei, leading to an MSc Or take open 
learning. This year the Open Business 
School — whose slogan is “management 
courses that leave time for management” 
- has two additions. Managing People, 
and Planning and Manag in g flianp- 
Both take up to five hours' study a week 
for six months, and count towards the 
school’s management diploma. 

Other subjects include effective 
management, marketing, personnel 
selection, accounting and finance A 
chartered engineer wrote of theJatten “It 
has given me the financial and acoount- 


Elusive but essential 
quality of confidence 


Other useful schemes include the 
MSCs Access to information technol- 
ogy. available at evenings and weekends, 
to give general grounding with practical 
experience and, for a somewhat different 
market, the Open University's diploma 
course, to equip secondary school teach- 
ers to introduce technology into the 
curriculum, even though they have little 
prior knowledge of the subject. This will 
start in 1987. 

For would-be achievers who lack the 
elusive but essential quality of con- 
fidence, the training specialist Eleanor 
Macdonald has produced a tape with 
guidance and ideas in four areas: using 
self-knowledge to build a profile; 
projecting yourself and communicating; 
acquiring confidence through speech, 
poise and thought; harmonizing your 
aims and objectives: and working 
successfully with others. 

CADCAM Association, 170 Park Road, 
Peterborough PEI 2UF (0733 
312109).Eleanor Macdonald. EM 
Courser, 4 Mapledale Avenue, Crovdon 
CRO 5TA (01-654 4659). 



LONDON 


CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS 
Salaries from 

£18,000-£24,000 


+ excellent benefit package + car at more senior levels 


A household name, bur what do you really know abora Uoycft of London? 

Tbe growth and devdopaxm of Lloyd’* since 1982 has been staggering *nd 
il has nav become one of the roosi vignrom and ccmmerriafly active 
organisations in the Oty. Due to Lloyd’s uuuunued expansion, ASA has been 
retained lo reemh young Newly Qualified AC/Vs and Accountants with 151 10 
5 years’ post qualifying experience gained in cilhc pebbe practice or ooonperce. 
To diwwa r how you could benefit front a c areer with the Lloydti Oupmun, 
we would like to invite you to attettd:- 



An I ntr oduction to Lloyd’s. 
Lloyd’s, Lime Street, Londo n , EC3. 
Monday 8th December 1986 


* JO-6.45 - farrodnerioo n> ASA Itnenaakud ad LtoyttiiofLoodoo. 
6M-7JS - Ttarof the LloydV bidding. 

7.15-7-4S - SHdc presauation on ener appraniikt whfab LtojdY. 
7-45-830 - Quadra ml tamer noon. 

Light rt frnhnvnTi wffl be twtdabte. 


Numbers are siriedy limited, so to reserve your place, please contact 
David Fetisher or Charles Cotton on 01-439 177L 


Accounting Staff Appointment s 

6/8 SackvOlc St., London W1X 2BR 



Glasgow 

Aberdeen 

Edinburgh 

London 

Jeddah 


FINANCIAL MANAGER 


INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS 


W. MIDDLESEX 


COMPETITIVE SALARY 


A major UK FMCG Company with a £2 ,000 million turnover, is seeking a qualified 
accountant (ACA, ACCA) to take a key post in its rapidly expanding international Division. 

This challenging position will require the ability to manage people and maintain high 
professional standards whilst meeting tight deadlines. Probably aged in your mid to late 
twenties you should aspire towards future promotions within this highly respected 
Company. Having worked in the profession, you should have both the experience and 
ability to take control of vital accounting activities and to devise improved procedures. 
You should also be able to undertake special projects for Senior Financial Management. 
The remuneration package will include a dependable profit sharing scheme and other 
benefits that you would expect from a leading Company, 
interested applicants should contact Eileen Davis on 01-930 7850, quoting reference 

ED/923, or send a CV to the address below: 


ROBERT* WALTERS ♦ ASSOCIATES 


RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS 
66-68 Haymarket London SWIY4RF Telephone: 01-030 7850 


CREATIVE 

ACCOUNTING 






Senior Consumer 
Credit Officer 


Business Support to £14.5k 


- UK Home Loans Division - 

Excellent salary and banking benefits 

Firmlv established as one of the largest US banks, The Chase Manhattan 

ankNAans playing an increasingly important role in the home toans 
arm iv.«., k / * ... wa are now lookina for a 


Se You r ^te U rKP^' e ^^ prudent ’ ^! amic ' fvetopmmtofour 
, ii/hn™ loans portfolio and for its quality control as well as for the 
rnmulatton and implementation of a credit policy. Reporting to *3 Head of 
h^Thare UKHorre Loans Division, you will be required to manage a 
«aVn ofSand will need to liaise closely wrth the Bank’s credit 

eicecutives banker ^ years’ home loan lending experience, 

«2*“ als0 •» able to demonstrate highly-developed 


record in inra j — 

inl « r !!? r S tokinafor the chance to assume real responsibility 
If you re toowng ^:- a *inn send a comorehensive CV t 


Uf 5 


a' 


rffh^mSorbanfong organisation, send a comprehensive CV to 

Woolgate House, Coleman street, 

London EC2P 2HD. 



Expansion and reorganisation has created a rare 
opportunity to join this msgor Financial LT. Group 
supporting the City and Industry. The position 
encompasses traditional Management Accounting 
functions with Financial Analysis and Senior Executive 
support 


You wiU be a Finalist or at Level II, having gained 2-3 
years experience in Cknnmezt»/Indaatzy - an enquiring 
mind and self motivation are essential,, 


Retail Co-ordinator to£llk 


Th(ceptional growtii in this blue chip company’s activities 
has created an opportunity at the organisation’s shaip 
end. Assisting in the production of group analyses and 
overseeing the nse of mainframe accounting systems, in 
crucial operating areas, yon will soon progress into 
corporate level management 


Part-Qualified with a year’s relevant experience aged 
22-26, yon must possess initiative and considerable 
commercial awareness. 


Call Andrew Fisher or David Ridgway on 01-242 6321. 

Personnel Resources 
75 Gray's Inn Hoad 
London WC1X 8US. 




FINANCIAL 

ACCOUNTANT 


Highbury 

not a major child care charity, wishes to appoint a 
Financial Accountant to be based at Highbury, north 
London. 

You will be responsible for the control of MCITs 
accounting ledgers, assisted by a staff or 3 people, 
and for assisting the Chief Accountant, to whom the 
post reports. 

Ybu are likely to be a member of one of the major 
professional accounting bodies or eligible for 
membership and you should have had some 
experience of managing staff in a busy accounting 
department 

Salary on a scale £ 13347 - £ 14389 (including 
London Weighting). 

For an informal discussion telephone Chris Terry or. 
01-226 2053. 

Job description and application form can be obtained 
from the Personnel Department 85 Highbury Park. 
London N5 1UD. 

NCH is a Christian-based orgajiisatkw. 
dosing date lift December - Interviews week 
commencmg 15th December. 


?4 


tSSSSSA 

n.Wii-t- d LVisuin 
( i.muirrnili «*■ l " 1 " • 


CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT 

WEST END £18,000+ 


Our dent, an advertising agency, requires a Quafffiad 
Accountant aped 25/38 to run the day-to-day financial 
accounting of the company. 


The successful candidate should tie experienced in 
computer accounting (as this wfl be one of the first 
tasks) and preferably have a knowledge of the 
advertising profession. 


Abase sand c.v. to Rooko HoH & Co, 
83 Efeey street, London SW1W 9QY- 


PART QUAL 
ACCOUNTANT 


£12,500 


Pib maim ADVERTISING 
COMPANY wshes to mtmnew 
pan quathad camMates (na 
mtd Ms) possessing good 
tmraraf atpeneac e of both 
wuncoi and management 
acoBHTis to provide the tnui lo* 
between staff and the Owf 
Exeoflw A high piofa? poatnm 
with career potential and study 
p**age. 

Andrew Uvesey 

Accountancy 2, 

Landon WaH Bti ' ~ 
London EC2. 01-588 




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36 


THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 



LA CREME DE LA CREME 


Dead ends, no. 

Openings, yes. 


f&k'ALFRED MARKS 





Assistant 

Company Secretarial Department 

BPCC are looking for a bright young, graduate secretary 
to workin their Company Secretarial Department in London. 

The main duties will include:- 

* Maintenance of company statutory records. 

* Researching and collating information on the Group's 
companies. 

* Dealing with routine correspondence and telephone queries. 

* Word processing of all minutes /letters/lists. 

* Keeping records on Datamaster and Blueprint Company 
Secretary software packages. 

$ General office duties. 

Itis essential that all statutory records are maintained 
accurately and kept up-to-date and for this reason applicants 
should have a real interest in the work and preferably be 
studying for Chartered Secretarial qualifications or shnQaE 

Wbrd processing and computer database experience is 
essential, and applicants should have good typing skills and 
shorthand. "Sbu must be self-motivated and able to work with 
minimum supervision, often under pressure. 

In return we are offering a salary o f between £10.500 and 
£12,500 (depending on experience and qualifications) and good 
prospects. If you would like to be considered for this 
challenging and interesting vacancy, please apply in writing, 
enclosing a detailed CV, to:— Joan Hunter, Personnel Officer; 
BPCC pic, PO Box 283, 33 Halboxn, London EC1N 2NE. 

The British Printing & 

K) Communication CoiporationPLC 



Executive Search 
and Selection Company 

Experienced 

Secretary/PA. 

Knightsbridge 

We are looking for an experienced secretary 'RA. to 
work closely with the Consultant team. Candidates should 
have a good educational background and be able to 
demonstrate initiative and the ability to work under pressure. 
A pleasant telephone manner coupled with sound wp. 
experience and knowledge of office systems is essential. 

In addition to secretarial duties there will be a genuine 
opportunity for die successful candidate to progress into the 
consultancy area of the business. 

Salary' negotiable, according to age and experience 

Please write giving foil details of your experience to 
David Konrath, Managing Director, at the address below: 

OTTERIDGE 

& COMPANY 

197 Knightsbridge, London SW7 IRE 


PERSONNEL 

ASSISTANT 

c. £9,000 

Sopot opportunity to become 
inv olved i n all aspects of 
recnuiwiit 

You will part of a busy, bveiy 
team organising and attending 
couises/semrrws, arranging 
interviews and taking 
responsibility lor new recruits. 
Excellent prospects for an 
efficient adrrans&ata with SO 
wprn typing and friendly, 
outgoing personality. 

Can Jin Mask 
01-4936518 

bfaddbon IBS 

New Bond SL, Londafi 
fflYMF 


01 - 588 0115 


CLIMB ABOARD! 
SECRETARY/PA 

£9,000 pa 

This Shipping and Travel company needs your 
shorthand, typing and WP skills (will cross tram) 
to provide full back-up to the manager. Exercise 
your administrative ability by organising his diary 
and travel arrangements. They offer excellent 
benefits inducing a 5% bonus, 4 weeks hois, 
STL, LVs and a sports and social dub. 

Reas* contact Geoff Cfaytna gaoling ref: 0167/1240 




ALFRED MARKS 

,/ RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS 
145 Moorgate EC2 


LOTS OF LEISURE! 

Bright, enthusiastic, highly motivated and committed personnel are 
required to fill three vacancies in rapidly expanding Knightsbridge 
leisure company. Busy but friendly environment 

1. Sales Adminstrator - ‘A’ level education required. Varied 
administrative duties with plenty of client contact WP 
experience essential. 

2. PA to Marketing Manager. 

3. PA to Customer Services Manager. 

Both PA’s must have ‘A* level standard of education, fast accurate 
shorthand/typing, WP experience, good telephone manner, plenty 
of initiative and organisational skills and be numerate. 

Excellent salaries and. company perks. 

Please send CVs with a covering letter to: Box No B59, Times 
Newspapers, P.O. Box 484, Virginia St London, El 9DD. 


&KgOI~83l H34 


PR BACKGROUND? 

£9,000 pa 

This large, progressive insurance company are 
seeking a mature PA Secretary, capable of 
working on own initiative. Senior secretarial skills 
are needed including shorthand and WP. Your 
confident manner requred to deal with plenty of 
correspondence and liaising with PR and 
Advertising agendas. Benefits include 4 weeks 
hots, LVs and Xmas gift. 

Haase contact Use PaireB quoting rat: 8361/1967 




ALFRED MARKS 


RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS 
31a James St, Covent Gdn 



SECRETARIAL RECRUITMENT 
. CONSULTANTS 


Proven Administrator 

You will provide the admini- 
strative support function for 
the in-house services division 
of this major professional or- 
ganisation. Information is 
maintained on a database and 
therefore you must be WP li- 
terate. Supervisory responsi- 
bility also demands that you 
can interact positively with a 
wide cross-section of profes- 
sional, administrative and cle- 
rical staff. 


The envisaged salary range is 
£10,500 - £11,500 with an ex- 
cellent benefits package. 
Please contact Gillian Elwood. 

01-491 1868 


Admin/Sec 

£11.000 + excellent perks 

Our client, an International Holding 
Company requires a professional and 
methodical person to assist their 
Company Secretary Based in luxurious 
>Xrst End offices and working as part of a 
young team, this developing role offers 
scope and inrotvemeaL Excellent skills 
( 100/60) and the ability to work under 
pressure are essential. Age 23+- Please 
telephone OM93 5787. 


GORDONYATES 


Rttiuhiueui Consrioni 


Of - 994 5588 


PA PLUS 

£8,750 pa + BONUS 

If you can provide a PA service to company 
Directors, that win be Just the beginning of your 
involvement wiih this successful West London firm 
importing catering equipment from Europe. You wifi 
be a key figure in everything from client liaison to 
equipment buying, using shorthand and typing skids 
alongside sales analysis and expenses control 4 
weeks hols, free lunches and bonus scheme. 

Please contact Beaaor Gratis goofing ref: 8647/8419 




RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS, 
251 Chiswick High Rd. 




WORDPROCESSING 

TRAINER 

TRAIN OUR SECRETARIES IN ALL 

ASPECTS OF WORDPROCESSING 

Applicants should be 25+ with 
several years secretarial background, 
supervisory or training experience. You 
should have an in-depth knowledge of 
all AES systems and softwear. UPRO. 
communications and networks, plus an 
appreciation of other W.P. systems. 

In return for your skills we offer 
an attractive salary plus a package of 
benefits which includes pro fi t sharing, 
contributory pension scheme. 5 weeks 
leave, free lunches, season ticket loan 
and on-site sports and social facilities. 
(5a I ary pay review pending). 

. Fbr an application form please 
telephone the Personnel Department 
on 01 -965 7700 ext. 3485. Guinness 
Brewing. Park Royal Brewery. London 
NW10 7RR. 


<ilJI!\]\l5SS BREWIIW 


■ 


Ring Of - 3870024 


COMMUNICATIONS 

UP TO £8,300 pa 

Your high standards in typing and word 
processing are much in demand with this well 
known communications organisation. Based in 
the City of London, you’d be relied upon to use 
your initiative and confidence on a wide range of 
personal secretarial duties, and use on Oftvetti 
1010 WP. Generous benefits package includes 
over 4 weeks hols and season ticket loan. 

Please contact Nadia Cfeteati gaoting ref: 0213/2888 


■Ma 


ALFRED MARKS 


PIED-A-TERRE 

SHOES 

We are looking for someone with an aptitude 
and interest in PC's to operate our merchandise 
control system. The position also requires use 
of secretarial and admin skills. Italian speaking 
would be an advantage. Preferably aged 
between 23-30 with an interest In fashion and 
able to work hard without supervision in a hectic 
environment This position wiU "involve some 
travel abroad. Salary c.£9,000. 

Please contact Nigel Davis on 491 3857 


SECRETARY/PA 

Personnel Department 

Our Personnel and Training 
Manager is seeking a secretary with 
shorthand and word processing experi- 
ence. This busy post requires someone 
to act as a personal secretary; and 
deal effectively with recruitment and 
training course administration. 

Confidence, calmness and the 
motivation to work on your own 
initiative are essential. 

• Starting salary: E9.600. 

Please send full cv, to arrive by 1 8th 
December, to Helen AutvJ Personnel 
and Training Manager. LwT, South Bank 
Television Centre, London SE1 9LT. 

An equal opportunities employer 



ILW/f 


RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS 
237 Easton Rd. NW1 . 


OIL COMPANY 
PA/SECRETARY 
TO M.D. 

For small exploration company based in 
Wl. As well as providing secretarial back- 
up, duties to include office admin and 
some book-keeping. Knowledge of French 
usefuL Salary negotiable a_aue. 

Tel 01-499 2262. 


&*gOf-836228Z 


DIRECTOR’S PA 
PROPERTY CO. 

UP TO £8,500 pa 

Cross train on Word-Star WP as PA to a Director 
of this small, yet successful property company 
situated in London’s Strand. Ideally positioned for 
commuting from the South East, you’ll be 
providing a fun secretarial service using your 
audio typing skills and organising ability. You'd 
find shorthand an advantage, but not essential. 
Please restart ABson Reeve goofing ref: 0051/2161 


[LEVISION 
JUNIOR SECRETARY 
£8,900 

Exciting opportunity for a bright young 
Secretary, with at least six months 
experience, to work with a lively sales/ 
marketing team in a well known television 
company. 

Good shorthand/typing needed plus 
flexibility, enthusiasm and commitment. 
Great chance for career progression. 

Telephone 01 499 6569 

Th 

GROSVENOR 


£9,500 pa + Co. CAR! 
PA/SEC (NO S/H) 

Urgent, Urgent! 

Start the New Year, with a new job as a P A/Sec to the 
manager of a very busy computer sates office. 
Presently based in me City, but soon to be moving to 
the West Bid. Lots of Opportunity to use your own 
initiative. 

Can Leona Little 
for an im med ia te interview 
on 01-588 6311 

Alfred Marks Recruitment Consultants 
21 Wormwood Street, EC2 
(Near Liverpool SL Station) 



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RECRUITMENT CONSUL TANTS 
112 Strand WC2 



ADMINISTRATIVE 

ASSISTANT 

Estabhdsd adetoial metre 
require someone to asset n Uie 
smooth run*g at a trey afire. 
The suoesshi nKant wB 
work ctosdy wte the 
Admrastathie Partner ml tee 
Pa nn e sfr p Secretary. Ones wit 
mdude Pannershm corresp- 
ondence. ■orfHxoeessng and 
ontedBntal recoRl-teetmg. 
Acante tvang and tee Bbm id 
D ttfeSft effectively are essentiaL 
Age 30 « Over. Satary era 
£10500 

Men tent CV ta J X Head, 
ftsderick Sttert Creates aid 

Patten. S2« 9 Mm Sm. 
Latin ECUN 48P. 


PA 

SECRETARY 

lor young Chatrman/MD of 
rapfcfly expandfeg magazine 

K itera situated near 
throw Airport In Ivor. 
Bucks. Excellent s ecret ar ial 
shills Including PC/WP 
essential. This is ■ 
demanding position -and wB 
sidt someone wMh excetient 
KfrnHstrathre aosty and a 


£10.000 da 

Apply to: Mrs B£>. Mini. 
Bourne Oflset Ltd. 2 The 
Rdtewav. her. Bucks SLQ 
9HR. Telephone 0753 
552004 


W.P. TRAINING 

& 

SUPPORT 

Ace Microsystems, producers of the 
highly successful word-processing 
software, LEX, require your help. 
We are looking for a person to join 
the customer support department 
based at our Kew Bridge offices. 
The work will be varied and will 
initially involve training customers, 
answering support queries and 
helping with documentation. 
Whilst a knowledge of LEX is not 
essential, some word processing 
experience is required or applicants 
should have a technical back- 
ground. 

Salary by negotiation. 

Telephone 01 847 4673 
for an application form. 


Ktfgoi- 2366832 


DIRECTOR’S S/H SEC 
SURVEYORS 

UP TO £9,500 pa 

Accurate shorthand, in addition to typing. WP and 
organising skiAs, are your key to ms stimulating 
position with a firm of successful property surveyors 
at the City of London. Working for the Managing 
Director and one surveyor, you wiH be responsible for 
maintaining their diaries, making travel arrange- 
ments, and telephone liaison at all levels. 4 weeks 
hois. 


Please coated Debtee WRson goofing ret 0255/3932 


SENIOR SECRETARY 
AUDIO/WP 

£10,000 neg. 

Sought by expanding Arctetecturaf Practice to be respans&te 
to die Partners ana to -supervise a team of 4. Hie ideal 
applicant wa have exceBent skSs. the ability to liaise 
cortfidermtaoy with both efisnts and staff and fare the 
resilience to accept pressure and responsibility when 
necessary. Experience of Apple ^Format 80 befofuf but not 
essential 

K you have aretaactura! experience, are a non-smoker and 
seek a c hatowe then please write with full CV to: 

The Practice Secretary 
Damond Lock Grabowski & Partners 
12 Sutton Row 
London W1V 60B 


CHARING CROSS HOSPITAL 

MEDICAL SECRETARY TO DIRECTOR 
DEPARTMENT OF RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY 

tewenia natal scoefvy reams a ensure us smooth iwmmg of tt* 
admmsrehe and sccreUnal semce framed to tee Draaor and fas team 
■cusog tee sopareem gl three Apnam samaras on a day to cay baas 
nrest sbortuoti is not essentt. you should haw good auto state red towns 
arenouy craeiwre wold be ai advantags 

Oose to Hmmnsntih bus and tube sows. Bus ivga teachma Hosed* ottos a 
9«3i range of laotnes rntfuamg 2 memo snorts and socal ctab smash coats 
3Ed a sanrnmg port. Salary s m tee range o! £7.689 • F9£95 pj. nc. 
The post tats vaam 00 5fe Janrey W87 and ndennews ret he hen on T9te 
Derate 1886 Shodte&d CMUbKS wti be notrhcfl by Ktegfcora. 

Fsfto te&te antiWfe fere Ore IMI nreew«l DepartamaL Cbadog Brest 
Here** Mkaa Nan toad. Hreremtt MS. Tefc»tae 01448 2M0 cm 
2982. 

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TEMPORARIES CONTROLLER 

FOR RECRUrTMENT CONSULTANCY 

You w* be working wtih a smafl professional group of 
oonwAante. 

On the one band, you 1 ! be looking after a team of 
temporaries. On Die other hand, meeting clients, 
spending time getting to understand their bustnesa and 
estab&shing e profe ssi onal rttaMonahip with them. 

With aS this, the abEty to think qurtdy. yet analytically 
and 10 make astute “peopfe" decisions is essentiaL 
You wl need to have r ecr uitm e n t experience. You w ffl 
receive an attractive salary plus bonuses. Then, it's up 
to you. 

if you think you can organise, sea. commu n lc a tB and get 
on well wteh people, then you coidd become part of mis 
successful team. 


Can me today, 

Sharon Oifig, 

Allred Meries Recruitment Coraoftams, 
62 B r o u mto n Road, Lo n don. SW3 
(Opposite Hatreds) 

Tec 01-584 8166 



01 - 485 5855 


SENIOR SECRETARY 
EDUCATION 

UP TO £10,000 pa 

esteblished private college housed in the 
pleasant environs of a Victorian building in Hamp- 
stead requires your considerable secretarial skifis. 
The high standards of your shorthand and typing 
should be matched by your ability to work on your 
own initia tive when necessary amd supervise other 
st aff. Be nefits include 4 weeks hois and luncheon 
facilities. 

Sae MUts tpofog ret 121X/2ST7 


■kk 


ALFRED MARKS 

r . RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS' "• „ 
160 Camden High St . NW1 V 


GUCCI 
ACCESSORY 
COLLECTION 
SALES SHOWROOM 
PA SECRETARY 

Good education and appearance essentiaL Varied duties 
including, some figure work, to start in the New Year. 
Generous salary to suitable applicants. CV to: Quanto 
Ltd, <UK Distributors). M Brook SL London Wl Y I YA. 


ALFRED MARKS 


CHARING CROSS HOSPITAL 

MEDICAL SECRETARY TO DIRECTOR 
DEPARTMENT OF RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOfiY 

Experienced ndol sacretay moral ts bbub ten smooth nretaj of tire I 
awuali a w and secre on»l se wn ptpwaed a tire P refer and te [ 
■ndfeteg tie npensw ol tern dapatetort saoctzics an a day to day tress. 
WUst stathnl is om eannL you state haw good aodio state and mreoa I 
supmasory oent Mrid be an admga. 

Ctea m HJ im arjunj to and te» saoens. da tarpe jsxttoQ HonXX otters a ! 

pteranqetetactereiaoliiinoattaivmgsio'tsandsDaaldub.nusbcoiitB 1 
ant 1 artrenng pod. Salary is « tire rage el S7.W8 - SM95 pa. fee. 
He post fate mart on 5tb Janrey 1987 am) nenfere wl bs bald on 19tf> I 
Oacerabar 1988. Sturttsted cante Ues res be mahed by tefeptere. 


AUDIO SECRETARY 

The leading Kensington letting agent requires 
entfwsiastk: experienced audio typist to join a fast 
moving team of letting negotiators in their hour of need. 
.Aco/raae fast typing essential and experience of WP 
proffered. Please apply Rx 

Nicky ThomMfl 
116 Kensington High Street 
London W8 7RW 
Tet 01-937 7244 



MEDICAL 

DIRECTOR 

Requires 

secretary/pa in Wl 
area, typing 45 wprn, 
no shorthand, 
knowledge of Olivetti 
WP an advantage, 
aged 24-28. Salary 
negotiable. 

Contact 
637 3138. 

No agendo. 


TOWER OF 
STRENGTH 

cmjoso 

Beyond a doubt, one of tire most 
noting mwm te avatetate 
today. You reffl Ire nuag. y« 
sxpmnced at sudor ore. bare 
a met knar strength and tire 
attfty to orgaase btimd tire 
scenes. Yoor bass, ora ot the top 
gqSl.reU fully Ml you 
aggers. rtSsno yaw 
weiwtWy cmMentHfety and 
open 5tt)sof 120/70. Aga 22+. 

Masterleck 
RecraltnieBt 
938 1846 Agy 


r CLUEDO ^ 

c. £13,000 

Could you deal wMi the 
butte, the ctiauflour..tha 
cook and the receptions*? 
Wodd you enjoy arranging 
events around the sporting 
calendar? 

Working « pa to the 
Cbarnnanot wefeknown 
and txirgeonmg group of 
companies vriti involve you 
in afl aspects ol his 
business affaire and clent 


This challenging and 
rewarding position 
demands a keen eye for 
detail excellent secretarial 
sldfe and the personalty 
to work at al levels. 
Age: 26-44 sibft J 00/60 

CITY OFFICE 
726 8491 

(A^Ga^MOgTIMER 


EXECUTIVE CREME 


PROFESSIONAL 
TROUBLE SHOOTING 
To £11,000 

This_ organisation specialises in rescuing companies ibat 
are faced with possible insolvency. They will provide a 
team of sppriafisis to examine and analyse both the legal 


deadlines. If you feci you have the right te mp er am ent to 
liaise at a very senior level fed com f ort a ble supervising 
the wort oT another member of staff and are confident 
that yoor audio and admimstmion skills are second lo 
none then this is the right place for you. 

Please call Rachael Block oo 920 0866 
ECCQ EMPLOYMENT AGENCY LTD. 


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SUPER 

SECRETARIES 


ADMINISTRATIVE 

ASSISTANT 

Well-known Dome s ti c 4 
Nursing Agency South 
at London, dealing with 
over a thousand 
temporary staff, 
requires an 

administrative assistant. 
Some medical 
knowledge an 
advantage. Abfity to 
work under pressure 
essential. Age 3050 
years. Salary range 
£10.000-ei5,00a Reply 
to BOX J38 . 


PART TIME 
VACANCIES. 


nun £S-£ ri. fu mri i 

im SHI noV ry non ssomt . 
New offices. 3B1 8444. 


TEMPTING TIMES 


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aetkt Imp MeuibrJiB 87 fa 
6 nte ln hours. K7JOO gh 
T4L-01-Z48 0445 


{^UFERSECREIAKIESj 


mmmom KcwTfunr for colira 

•epvert. 80 / 50. la asmba S«3or 

Sac tat [turning Dept. Work on 

own inMtottve. Training on Wp 

Md comoutar gluon. Keppv 

working amanMn. oromt- 
noal Co. WCZ. £U to C8XXXX 
Phone Miner Mowti nee Come 

. *37-0476 or 734 S76& 


for too Property company in 
Haytztr. 30-wbbi typing. BrMhl 
bounty PaponBBty. fladMe at- 
titude c—i fe i Apr 17. sreuv 
£T.ooo -M-t- tr ee canel 
BERNADETTE OF BOND ST. 
01-009 1004. 

SECRET AttICS (tar WcMMb « 
Oexguen. PenoaneM. & 
Temporary po rt lona. AMSa 
swdatiaree consol 734 0830 
nsHcar /dkhjm pa BUtnpm 
SH. NWlO. £ 9.000. LMiguape 
Stair Ate 4WB922. 


O0UME LEA VEX ror leading 
CUy-baaM Intemauanal Re- 
cnannaffi Ceuanancv. AMBty 
lo liatte w«b Clients and candl 
OMes and lo rake on 
nwrewiw. CTJOOO - £8^00. 
MaPBeC^s 01438 8987 or 


cttOViMM. Secretary (no S/H) 
with Wang WPeo.fdr two Ex- 
ecuawm. Int. Comoony. Admin, 
client contact, travel arrange- 
nwb etc.. £9K ■ SiOK. Aged 
21-30. Can Ccotaown Sian 
Agency 01-937 6S2S 


TRAVEL PR - Von could can II 

auMlc re l a Horn lor an Seasons! 

Lots of contact with Ore pres*. 

travel oft. MM and £9.000 

S/H see Mdns. COngl Garden 
Bureau. HO Reel SL £C4. 3S3 
7096. 


"OWW. nag 

^^Jerrinc latesi oeagn-s are 
U< ,W8. Good typing for this ex- 
™l"9 environment. Jaygar 
ggegr^csioane Sauam (Ltdj. 


mnM»MDKM.Secre 

ary veoured t*y Orthopaedic 
JJWnoai » run busy Harley 

*"■ TW day: 01-636 1908. 


Tt*i wHI 

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■wnt 'n nymam rrqukr a vwsj 
pflTKNi tetiUi pgtin mu 

peraonaldy nntnmi not only 
'.° l - a.r envpunwij tad aho lo 
- " al wilh hnian gmnlr him. 
*«wu»n iron, dmimg wiu, 
Artffi arc* Tartrvj 
fJ SL'S? 1 ■ WMiP amctenth. con 
Irouua inKTim. ream, 
rrnm mg nrmlie n arm. arrang. 
meaietigii, mw. piue 

on rvedna QBaartunlly lor 
a m > mw inimnw in a iitv nor, 
unnwjied btunma. Typing 
— p* 11 - salary Age 

MdO Ol 4999173 Ftnrw A? 
Mnlmnnt, ud fBrr Const. 


PARLIAMENTARY 

NOTICES 


IN PARUMENT 
SESSION 1986-87 
ASSOCIATED BRITISH PORTS 
NOTICE IS HCREBV GIVEN 
that apohrallon ts bring made lo 
Parliament in (hr prrarnl Session 
by AMonaird British Ports TA B 
Ports") lor hvnr lo inirodurp a 
Bill under the ahose name or 
short lille for purposes id Which 
the lodowing n a concise sum 
■nary- 

1 Consiniruon In I he Qly of 
Plymouth, in De\on. Of Work 
No 1: ronsniing of l he Irciaraa- 
b»i and fiihiMj ui of ure easlem 
SKlr of Ihr Inner Basin al IRyVn- 
onth iMjIUmh Dorks 

2 Special provisions In comee- 
lira with Ihr rouUriirlion ol Ihr 

■mended works, indium prort- 
wm lor I he renewal, allrrahoii. 
reptaremonl or relaying I hereof, 
and lor subsidiary works. 

5. Acoiiisilion of lands and raw- 
metiis or ighhour lands lor ihc 
purposes of llio intended works; 
soeriai prorisMKi as lo entry and 
runprnuiHO and InrorporalMn 
of reruui prorisions. Including 
exiioctioH or suprusmn ol orfvpie 
rxthis of way over lands lo be 
purchased or used. 

4. To miller Dowers m Alt 
Ports lor (he making of nyeiaw* 
Ui relation lo the riser Humber 
■inrludinq part of the mrrs Ouse 
awl Tceoli m resoeet ol toallers 
ronremmg rnismanry, proler- 
lion, n-oulalion. niamlenanre and 
Impnsvenienl of the Humnc-r and 
Ihe pretenlion of nVlaiois 
Ihereni. 

5 Pro i ision lor duly aulhonsed 
oecsons employed on trehatl of 
A B Pori-, al lls harbours, dorks 
and piers lo he duly aulhonsed 
ofucers of A B. Ports for Ihe pur- 
poses of byelaws. 

6 PrmtsinrM of a general na- 
ture. Including ihe incorporation 

and apoiH-aitou of certain pros!- 
smns applicable lo or in con- 
scsiuenre of Ihr Ui I ended Art. 

AND NOTICE IS FtjRTHEP 
GIVEN ih.il a ropy of Ihe Bill and 
o* Ihr plan anil sec Icons of Ihr 
proposed worts, with an Indira, 
bon of Ihe umd wtwn may be 
acquired or used compulsorily, 
fogrther with o book of reference 
•° swh plan, hasobeen deposksl 
tor public insure) ion wtih Ihe 
Ch)ei Eveculise. Dm on County 
COiii.nl. Couniv Hall. Tooshara 
Hoad. Ewi.r. E\2 400. and wilh 
Use O«of LseruUsr and Town 
«erk. piyiTunnh Cily Council. 

cum- Centre. Royal Parade. 
Ptenarth. PL.1 SEW 
CXi and after the 4fh day of 
Orrrmbrr 1080. a ropy of Ihe BUI 
maw he tmoertro and roprs oh 
famed al a once of 50o earfi al 
1 hr , Mfdennn | l raised others and 
al ihe office of (he Port Manager. 
Ppil Ollier. miIHmv Dorks. 
PH mouth. Drum Pti iEF. 

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m**r OV depositing a Milnn 
againsl ll. if ue Bill origiul'S in 
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THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


Honeyghan, the Master of Disaster, who fulfilled his date with destiny 


Boxing legend who would 
rather make love, not war 


T 


jjus tmw last year, Lloyd 
Honeyghan was another hope- 
ful challenger for the world 
welterweight boxing 
^ J^araPKKKihip- The holder was 
Donald The Cobra" Carry, popularly 
considered to be poond-for-poaod the 
best boxer in the world. Today, 
ffeneyghan is the undisputed world 
champion. The only an disputed cham- 
pion there is, a point he rams home with 
touching regularity. 

What happened has now passed into 
sporting folklore. The no-hoper from 
Bermondsey went over to Atlantic City 
and came out firing on all cylinders. The 
pound-for-ponnd best boxer in the world 
plodded oat with a fistful of pounds too 
many. He probably didn't even know his 
opponent's name. The rest is, to coin a 
phrase, history. 

“Jsaid at the Press conference before 

the fight that it was my destiny to be 
world champion. They all laughed but 
that just made me tizinlc that he who 
laughs last laughs best I've known that 
I was going to be world champion since I 
was 14." 

Since becoming world champion , 
Honeyghan has been in demand. He has 
just returned from his native Jamaica 
where he took part in a "Get High On 
Life" campaign, and where he was 
presented with the Prime Minister's 
Award, the highest honour in the land. 
And tonight he is saluted as the Sports 
Writers' Association Sportsman of the 
Year, ahead of Cram, Thompson, Coe, 
Lineker, An dries and the rest 


"Kids these days need heroes and 
there aren't many around. They look up 
io me because I beat a legend." He 
thought for a minute before adding: “I'm 
a legend, the nndispnted champion of 
the world." 

For a black youngster growing up in 
the sixties, there could only really be one 
contender for the title of hero: Muham- 
mad Ail. The combination dr talent, 
pride and an arrogance borne out &£ 
supreme self-confidence proved irresist- 
ible to millions. "When I was young 1 
used to fight like AIL Yon know, tbe 
shuffle and everything. People used to 
come to the shows and go crazy, 
c h an t i ng , ‘Ali, Alt,’ because that was the 
way I used Co box." 

Regardless of what the crowds 
chanted, young Honeyghan soon got 
himself a reputation. He may oil 
himself the Master of Disaster now hot 
then he was just called flash. In the 
conservative world of amateur boxing, 
Che sight of a loudmouth black kid — the 
shnffle was not the only thing he got 
from Ali — sporting a personalized 
dressing gown was not one designed to 
Inspire admiration. When the dressing 
gown came ofi and the fancy footwork 
started, things got worse. That he kept 
winning added insnlt to injury. 


now I'm champion of the world, Z can't 
do that I've got to set an example to 
young kids. But I'm not reformed. I'm 
the same Lloyd Honeyghan. I'm not 
changing for anyone, but I'm world 
champion now." 

What do yon do outside boxing? 
"Make love." 

Women and children are the least of 
Honeyghan's problems. Aged 26, he has 
achieved his life’s work. Everything has 
been a build-up to one thing and it's now 
been done. With It has come wealth and 
fame that must have been beyond the 
wildest dreams of the nine-year-old boy 
who first stepped off the plane from 
Jamaica. Will life ever be the same? 
Will it ever have meaning? More to the 
point, will be be able to handle the 
changes?' 


‘This business isn’t 
going to change me’ 


‘Kids look up to me 
because I beat a legend’ 


The day we met him, he was making a 
personal appearance In aid of 
Spelthome Against Drugs, a local 
community campaign. Needless to say, 
the schools were empty that day. By the 
time we left be had written "With love, 
Lloyd" on more scraps of paper than he 
would care to remember. That same 
evening be was opening a youth club in 
Tulse Hill after a request by the Brixton 
police. 

"All this stuff is good because young 
kids look op to me and to see me working 
with the police on something like this, 
sets a good example. I don't drink, 
smoke or take drags. The occasional 
glass of wine doesn't hnrt anyone. 


B ut win be did. It was, after all, 
"his destiny". The discipline 
and dedication seemed to 
come easily, too. "1 used to go 
training, then 1 used to go 
dabbing; I had to hold back a little but I 
don't think that I missed out on 
anything. 

"I love dancing, though, and it was 
good because it helped with the boxing 
and the boxing helped with the dancing, 
for fitness. I don't do that any more. 

Women. After the Curry bout, there 
was as much talk of Honeyghan's 
conquests outside (he ring as there were 
of those inside. An image was painted of 
a man whose idea of training was 
bedroom-based and whose sparring 
partners were of the strictly feminine 
variety. A batch of children was 
produced as evidence. 

Lloyd? "Well, that's the Press for 
yon. What can I do if they want to print 
things like that? Sure, I like women, just 
like everybody else. I love women. 
There's no two ways about it. When I 
was younger, yeah, sure I used to make 
love, go training, make love, fight and 
then make love when I'd finished. Bat 


"People like John Conteh do what 
they did because of the pressures of tbe 
managers. I don't think it's the lifestyle. 
When you know that you’re a good 
fighter and you know you're not doing all 
you want to do and getting all you want 
to get ... it's a lot of pressure. I used to 
have that with Terry Lawless. I coaid 
control it but it was getting to me. When 
I left him, 1 was on tbe verge of a nervous 
breakdown." 

Mentioning the name of Lawless to 
Honeyghan elicits the same reaction as 
going up to Norman Tebbif and whisper- 
ing "BBC" in his ear. Honeyghan is now 
managed by Mickey Duff, a dose 
associate of the Lawless camp. 

But bow will he handle the money and 
those attendant press ares? "The money 
will get me a better bouse and a better 
car bHt the figures that you read in tbe 
papers ... I read that I once got 
£170,000. 1 tell you, if I really gpf that 
lduid of money, I wouldn’t be sitting bare 


now. 


"When 1 stop doing this, in a couple of 
years, I want to become a trainer or a 
manager because I love boxing. I would 
like to show young boxers the right way, 
in the ring and outside it 1 could never 
do to young kids what people have done 
to me. This business isn't going to 
change me. I've always been the way I 
am and always will be." 


Jeremy Novick 





SPORT 


'9 


Here's 


the tables on tbe opposition, feels as much at 
of it (Photograph: Nick Rogers) 


BOBSLEIGHING 


British hopes dashed 
as sledges go missing 


From Chris Moore, Winterberg, West Germany 


Britain's team suffered a se- 
vere set-back after arriving here 
for the opening round -of -the 
World Cup senes without any 
sledges. Despite day-toiui in- 
quiries the whereabouts oftheir 
three two-man bobs was still 
unclear last night . 

They were originally due to 
have been flown from Calgaiy 
last week by the Royal Air 
Force: When that arrangement 
fell through due to a priority 
loading, me sledges were re- 
scheduled via Toronto with Air 
Canada. They should have ar- 
rived in Dusseldorf yesterday 
but were not on board. With no 
replacements available, the Brit- 
ish team have no option but to 
sit out yesterday's first two 
practice laufs. They will also 
miss this morning’s two runs 
and unless the sleds arrive 
today, face the prospect of 
missing all six training laufs. 

The team manager Mo Ham- 
mond, a flight lieutenant in the 
RAF. will seek special dispensa- 
tion from the jury for his 
drivers. Nick Phipps, Tom De 
La Hunty and Peter Brugnani. 
to have two extra runs tomor- 
row if Uie sleds arrive in time. 

■‘It’s the first time anything 
like this has happened to us.” 
Hammond said. “At the mo- 
ment I haven’t even been able to 
establish whether the sleds are 
this side or the oLher side of the 
Atlantic. We saved ourselves 
about £2.000 in transportation 
costs by getting the RAF to fly 
the sleds to Canada. But it was 
always on the understanding 


% ; C.;'- 


SKIING 


Depth and age range make 
Swiss side the favourites 



Nick Phipps: kept waiting 


that if a priority loading came 
up we would have to make other 


arrangements for getting them 


The only British driver not 
affected was Stan Tout, runner- 
up behind Phipps in last week's 
British four-man championship 
in lgls. He was able to practice in 
his Army sledge yesterday but is 
not in the British two-man team 
lor this weekend’s Veltins Cup. 


FISHING 


Britain and Ireland lag 
in salmon conservation 


Britain and Ireland were 
strongly criticized by an Ameri- 
can delegate at a recent scientific 
conference in France attended 
bv all the major countries 
interested in salmon conserva- 
tion. Richard A Buck, said 
Britain and Ireland had not 

progressed in conservation ana 
the Salmon Bill m the VK 
Parliament (now an AcO pro- 
vided no important reductions 
in catch levels, either commer- 
cial or angling. .. 

What was needed, he saia, 
was a long-term plan of stock 
enhancement instead cj the 
timid proposals pul forward in 
Parliament. _ f 

Other nations had done jar 

better. In the United States 

regulations permittcd Atianire 

salmon to be taken only by r^ 

and line. In Canada m-nver 
angling catch limits have been 

drSlIy reduced, dnflnctung 

banned, inshore neumgtanned 
entirely in some areas ana 
seasons cut back in others. For 

Newfoundland. Canada. und 
a North Atlantic Salmon 
Conservation Organ^tion ^- 

Sc Greenland netting quota. 


By Conrad Voss Bark 


The Faroes have also agreed to 
two cut-backs in catches. 

Iceland, said Buck, has given 
us an exemplary example in 
conservation. Drift netting is 
not permitted, neither is com- 
mercial in-river netting with the 
exception of several small tra- 
ditional stations. Norway has 
agreed to stop drift netting by 
January 1989, inshore netting 
seasons are to be shortened by ■ 
1988 and the use of monofila- 
ment nets prohibited 

Not only that. Buck said while 
British and Irish delegates lis- 
tened gloomily, even the Soviets 
had now become signatories to 
the conservation trealy 
(NASCO) as their salmon fre- 
quently come round the North 
Cape to feed in the Norwegian 
sea. like the United States, he 
went on, the Soviet Union has 
never permitted fishing for 
salmon in the ocean, and per- 
mits only rod and line taking in 
rivers. 


“Now we come." he went on, 
“to the United Kingdom and 
the Republic of Ireland for both 
of whom the European Eco- 
nomic Community negotiate 
under NASCO. SmI to sayjsoth 
these nations which produce 
about hair of the world supply 
(of salmon I, there has been no 
major forward movement. 


Costly programme Fisher dies 

n on me Dick Fisher, the 


-v? 

firw 

! 


Sssarasss 


Dick Fisher, the former Eng- 
land speedway rider and Belle 
Vue captain, has died aged 53. 
Fisher made world final appear- 
ances in 1956 and 1964. 


By Ian McMQlan 


Tbe stop-go World- Cup 
downhill season resumes again 
on Saturday at Val d’Is£re in 
France with a long list of 19 
racers already into the points. 
Hopei of a regular southern 
hemisphere autumn leg were 
finally blown away by an Ar- 
gentine gale as organizers strug- 
gled to complete two downhills 
planned for the high-altitude 
Andean resort of Las Lenas back 
in August. 

The two-year experiment was 
not a total flop but it seemed 
impossible to get all the right 
ingredients together to win 
unanimous support. The Swiss 
dominated the races and greatly 
influenced the decision to com- 
pete there in the first place. They 
were always strongly in favour 
because they have done their 
summer training in Las Lenas 
for the past seven years. 

So, having become ac- 
quainted with the mountains 
and the freak weather con- 
ditions, it is hardly surprising 
that in this, their second sum- 
mer home, Swiss competitors 
won both races this year and 
last. 

Three men, Karl AJpiger, 
Peter Mueller and Pirmin 
Zurbriggen, won those races and 
must start favourites. AJpiger 
won both races last August and 
his fellow countrymen one 
apiece this year. Mueller heads 
the downhill points tally oh 40, 
having scored a third place as 
opposed to Zurbriggen's six. At 
only five points behind, 
Zurbriggen, aged 23, and the 
first man to have won on the 
greatest Hahnenkahm course at 
Kitzbuhel on two consecutive 
days, has the youth and talent to 
overtake Mueller at any time. 

Mueller, aged 30, is pan of an 
old master group of downhillers 
who are showing experience can 
triumph over youth. Leonard 
Stock, the Austrian who won the 
gold medal in the 1980 Lake 
Placid Winter Olympics, never 
lived up to that achievement 
and was even dropped from the 
Austrian team two years ago. 
Last season, however, he scored 
consistently in die top five and 
ended up sixth . in the final 


standings. And in Las Lenas he 
was the only racer to break the 
Swiss stranglehold and the only 
one. other than the Swiss, to get 
Into the top five on both 
occasions. 

The fellow-Austrian, Anion 
Steiner, the same age as Stock at 
28, will be hoping to pull 
something equally spectacular 


World diary 


Mao 


Dec 5-7: Val cflrtre (Ft): DownhO and 
attorn. 

Dec 14: Val OardeM^DownNIL 


Dec 19-20: Kiutska Qora (Yug): Slalom. 
Jan 10-11: GannBdi-Paflonktrchcn 


(WGfc DownMU and aupw want 
Jan 17-1* Wangen (Swrtzfc DowrrfsB 


and 


sWom. 

Jan 24-25: KBzMhel (AunrtQ: Dowrtifl 
and slalom. 

Jan 25-Fab t CnawMontara (Swttz): 

Opine world ctaavrionaM^ 

Fab 14s RlartMMft ffr): Stetom. 

Feb l&Todtnaa (VUG): Glam staton. 

Feb 2B-Mar 1: Furana (Japan): Downttt 
and super gtant 

Mar7-ft Aapan (US): DownWI and super 
glam. 

Mar 14-15: Mount Men (Can): DownM 

and super giant 

Mar 2fK&; Sarajevo (Yug): Slalom. 
WOMEN 

Dbc 5*6: WateraMe VaNey (US): Staton. 
Dec 12-14: Aran (Swttz): DownM and 
slalom. 

Dec 20-21: VatzoMona (H): Slaton. 

Jtan 10-11: Hefty (Austria): Downhil and 
slalom. 

Jan 15-17: Pfronlsn (WG* OownhH and 


comes to the Kitzbuhel down- 
hill in the last weekend of 
January. 

The other classic, the 
Laubcrhorn at Wengcn, on the 
preceding weekend, will be a 
dramatic curtain-raiser to the 
world Alpine championships 
which open on January 25 id 
C rans-Montana. Switzerland. 

The strength of the Swiss 
team is further supported by 
Franz Heinzcr, Daniel Marher, 
and Gustav Ohrli and, with only 
four places available for the 
Swiss world championship 
team, a further spurt of am- 
bition will be injected into their 
efforts. No other country has so 
much talent in such numbers. 
The fight for team places will be 
fierce and will be conducted on 
the World Cup rostrum over the 
next few weeks. 

Peter Wirnsberger. of Austria, 
last year’s World Cup cham- 
pion, on the other hand was way 
ahead of his Austrian team- 
mate. Stock, however success- 
ful did not win a race and that, 
for the Austrians — coming 
second as he did 1 twice — is not 


really success. 
Wir 


Jain? fiallweMM (WG) OownWS 


j oiaton. 

Fsb 8: Cram-Maataa (Swtttfc 
Alpine wwkl ehamptonsbta. 

Fob 13-14: Megtoe (B): DownNB and 
giartt staton., 

F«& 21: F10n*-im-EnllBbuch (Swttz): 
Staton. 

Feb 2&-Mar 1: Wtaeel (WE* Staton and 
mart stetom. 

Mar 7-8: Mount Allen (Can): Downhill and 


Kr 20-22: Sarajwo (Yug): Gtort slatom. 


out oflhe hat. Steiner has always 
been knocking on the door bin 


surprisingly unlocked it with a 
/in in Morzii 


win in Morzinc last February. 

Zurbriggen has the additional 
spur of having earned even 
more points from giant slalom 
success at Sestriere in Italy last 
Sunday. He now leads the 
overall championship with 50 
points and, with such success in 
these other disciplines, this sea- 
son will see an addition to his 
confidence, especially when it 





Belt everything he needs to seize tbe chance of a lifetime 


.yimsbergeris performances 
were miraculous, the high point 
being a repeat of Zurbriggen’s 
double win on consecutive days 
on the dreaded Hahnenkabn at 
Kitzbuhel. A late starter. 
Wirnsberger, aged 27, is an 
unexpected Austrian hero. 

Dei ter Bartch. once the 
trainer for the British team 
when Konrad Bartels ki started 
oul has recently been appointed 
as the Austrian supremo and is 
under no illusions about the 
kind of age range and depth of 
his team in comparison to the 
Swiss side. 

The other two notable suc- 
cesses from Argentina were 
Man: Girardelli, skiing for 
Luxembourg, and Marcus 
Wasmater, of West Germany. 
Girardelli, aged 23, an Austrian 
citizen with an Italian name and 
skiing under Luxemburg’s flag 
of convenience, is, like 

Zurbriggen, the kind of all- 
rounder in slalom, giant slalom 
and downhill that officials and 
organizers have been praying for 
since the days of Jean-Claude 
Killy. 

His positions of fourth and 
tenth in Argentina were an 
excellent start for the man who 
has won the overall title three 
times and both slalom titles two 
years ago. . 

Recently, however, his show- 
ing in slalom has been a 
nigh tmar e. Last season he fell or 
skied oul of courses in most of 
the opening races and in the first 
race of this season last Saturday 
he fell badly, dislocating his 
shoulder. 

He skied the following day in 
the giant slalom but did not 
make the cut for the second run. 
Reports from Val d’lsere in- 
dicate that he will be competing 
in the downhill and super giant 
slalom. And injury or no injury, 
he, more than anyone, as a lone 
skier fighting the might of the 
Austrian machine he refused to 
join, has his eyes firmly fixed on 
a repeat of Killy's triple gold 
achievement in worid 
ebamionships. 

Martin Bell, the best British 
World Cup performer ever, 
stands at the threshold of a 
crucial year for him. Aged 22, he 
does not have to do any better 
than his four places in the top J 0 
and one in the top 1 5 of last 
season but he cannot afford to 
do any worse. 


RUGBY LEAGUE 


Sheridan turns jokes to 
Doncaster’s advantage 


Keith MackKn’s Diary 


The comedians, both pro- 
fessional and amateur, who 
have fed off Doncaster for years 
must now look for another easy 
target after Sunday’s shock 
humbling of Hull Kingston 
Rovers in the John Player 
Trophy first round. Here are a 
few examples of the barbs and 
goads that the Dons suffered in 
the long years when they were 
the Rugby League's equivalent 
of homeless Dickensian urchins 
in the workhouse. 

“Doncaster’s new coach has 
taken his first training session. 
He told them to take up their 
usual positions, and they all ran 
behind the posts . . ." 

“Doncaster have ordered a 
new grandstand. The settee 
arrives on Monday — " 
“Shergar has been found at 
last- He was discovered grazing 
on Doncaster's opponents’ try 
line Iasi Sunday . . ." 

All this, and much more, as 
Doncaster, who entered the 
league in J95J, achieved inclu- 
sion in the Guinness Book of 
World Records by losing 40 
consecutive games, featured in a 


gently mickey-taking television 
documentary, Anom 


i er Bloody 
Sunday, and' turned up week by 
week to be ritually slaughtered 
by every other side in the league 
before attendances of a few 
hundred. 

John Sheridan, the former 
Castleford forward and Leeds 
reserve coach, took on the least 
desirable job in Rubgy League 
in 1984 and is now in his third 
season as Doncaster coach. 
When he arrived at the then 
aptly named Taners Field, 
named after Len Tattersfield, a 
former player, he found only 
five registered players, and had 
to fill the team with amateurs 


experienced players in Ian 
Birkby. Andrew Timson and 
Kevin Jones; Kevin Parkhouse 
is a local lad who has made 
tremendous strides in the pack, 
and Neil Turner, a winger who 
scored a club record 20 tries last 
season is from a local rugby 
union club. 

Slowly and patiently Sheridan 
has put the Doncaster act to- 
gether. At first there were plenty 
of defeats, but a glimmer of light 
with an occasional win. Then 
the victories began to be strung 
together, and last season the 
Dons had a tremendous spell 
when they shot up the second 
division table, beat Salford in a 
cup ti^ at home, and gave tough 
games io Leeds and Si Helens in 
other cup matches. This season 
the momentum has continued. 
Doncaster, after a slow start. 
arcchaJIcnging for promotion. 
Then last Sunday came the 1 8- 
14 victory over Hull KR. after 
which Sheridan said: “This is 
the greatest day in my rugby 
career." 

Doncaster were bitterly dis- 
appointed to be drawn away to 
Leigh, of the first division tn 
Sunday's John Player second 
round. Crowd enthusiasm is 
growing by leaps and bounds at 
Tatters Field, but they now have 
□o home fixture until early 
January. 

That is. unless they draw or 
win at Leigh, and there is ao 
doubt that after Sunday's amaz- 


ing win confidence is high. Says 


Sheridan: "Obviously we wou 
rather be at home, but if we put 
our game together and tackle as 
we did against Rovers we can 
win." The Dons will not lack 
support, with ten coachloads of 
fans making the trip. 


and hasty loaned signings- Since 
l raJJyi 


then, rallying to Sheridan’s hard 
work and enthusiasm, changing 
boards of directors have dipped 
deep into their pockets to buy 
shrewdly, pick up bargain free 
transfers, and sign outstanding 
young players from successful 
local amateur dubs. 

From Castleford have come 


• Carlisle have switched to 
Penrith’s ground, 18 miles away, 
tomorrow — their third attempt 
to settle the first round John 
Player Trophy tie with Keighley. 
Carlisle's pitch was unfit on 
Sunday and Keighley requested 
Tuesday's tic postponed be- 
cause their players were unable 
to miss work. 


SQUASH RACKE 


The sting 
in the 
tail proves 
decisive 


By Colin McQuillan 


The Diamines Mill squad in 
the American Express Premier 
League are called 
Poundxtretchers in recognition 
of their team sponsorship from 
British Airways. They might 
justifiably be labelled player- 
stretchers for their capabilities 
in pulling apart opponents even 
when (heir top strings are not 
available. 

The East Grinsiead team still 
lead the national league, if only 
by a single point, after inflicting 

a 4-1 defeat upon a Halls West 
Country squad reinforced by the 
Swedish number one Jan Ulf 
Soderbere. With Philip Kenyon 
and Kelvin Smith playing at the 
Al Falaj Open in Oman, 
responsibility for maintaining 
their ted fell upon Paul Greg- 
ory and Danny Mcddings, two 
of the youngest players in the 
competition but increasingly 
noteworthy for professional 
comraiimem. 

The Poundstretchers needed 
every possible point to resist the 
growing challenge from Skol 
Leicester, who won 4-1 in 
Wakefield against Vise© Mon- 
roe. and InterCtty-Cannons, 
who defeated Nottingham 3-2, 
with the under-23 champion 
Jamie Hickox beating Greg 
Pollard, the world No. 13. in 
straight games. 

Hard fought five-game vic- 
tories came for the East 
Grinsiead side from Andrew 
Dwyer and Steve Cunningham 
but Phil Whitlock, normally a 
dependable third string, was 
always struggling against 
Soderberg, who had only arrived 
from Stockholm during the 
afternoon. 


p w L Pts 
Dunnings MB 7 fi t 39 

Skol Leicester 7 S 1 38 

intercity Cannons 7 B 1 36 

Manchester Nortnem 7 5 2 32 

Chapel Atterton 7 4 3 29 

Home Mas Nottmghsm 7 2 5 18 

Ardfagh Half 7 2 5 17 

Hans Wen Country 7 2 5 18 

Vsco Monroe 7 2 5 16 

ArrowVBage 7 0 7 4 


Meddings clinched the match 
by beating Darren Mabbs, at 
fourth string 9-4, 9-2. 9-3, with 
as clinical a display of shot 
power as any teenager in the 
world might produce. It was 


Gregory, though, who produced 
‘ perfo 


the performance of the match to 
fight his way to success at 
second string. 9-4. 2-9, 1-9, 9-4, 
9-5. against Cerryg Jones, the 
Welsh captain, and earn tbe 
vital point that kept his team 
ahead of the field. 


Both are only 18 years old. 
Last season Gregory was an 
occasional fifth string and 
Meddings considered himself 
lucky to get the odd grane. When 
the heavyweights fill the top 
places, they now appear regu- 
larly -as a devastating double 
sling in tbe Dunnings Mill tail 

Del Harris," the British under- 
1 9 champion . beat tbe European 
champion of champions Adrian 
Davies, after being demoted to 
second string for the Essex team 
Ardleigh Hall against Manches- 
ter Northern. But the England 
junior captain, Robert Graham, 
playing at fifth string for 
InterCity-Caimons. unaccount- 
ably lost his confidence despite 
holding four match balls when 
leading 2-0. 8-1. against Andrew 
Danzey, of Nottingham, and 
eventually lost 9-5, &4, 8-10, 2- 
9.0-9. 


RESULTS: PDundsfretcfiar Dunnings Mil 
4. Hals West Country 1; Nomnqhain 2. 
tanerCiiy-Cannons 3; Arrow VMago 1, 


cnapa Atenon 4; AnMgh Hal 2,mn- 
chaster Northern a VSsco Monroe 1. Skol 


Leicester 4. 


Kenyon in 
semi-final 


Muscat (Reuter) — Phil Ken- 
yon. of Britain, sprang a surprise 
by eliminating Ross Thorne, the 
world No. 4. of Australia, 9-6, 
10-9, 9-7, but his compatriot, 
Gawain Briars, crashed W). 9-6. 

9- 1 . to Jahangir Khan, the world 
No. 1, of Pakistan, in 28 min- 
utes in the Al Falaj Grand Prix 
quarter-finals here. 

Stuart Davenport, the world 
No. 3. of New Zealand, was 
an other casualty, knocked out of 
by Qaraar Zaman, the Pakistani 
veteran. Davenport made a fight 
back in the second game, but 
missed his chance in the third 
under pressure to lose 9-5, 4-9, 

10- 9. 9-2. 


Ross Norman, the New Zea- 
lander who deposed Jahangir as 
world champion, beat Chris 
Robertson, of Australia, 9-7, 9- 
0.9-4. 


QUARTER-FINALS: 
bt G Bnars (GBl. 9-0. 9-6. ! 


(NZ) bt C Robertson (Aust, 9-7. 9-0, 9-4: 
Qamar Zaman (Pak) bt S Oavenpon (Nzl 
9-5. 4-9. 10-9. &£ P Kenyon (GB)bt R 
Thome (Aus). SW5, 10-9. 9-7. 


BADMINTON 


Scots planning revenge 


By Richard Eaton 


England must beware of an 
extremely spirited and Steadily 
improving Scotland side that 
will be determined to avenge 
themselves for past humili- 
ations tonight at Hereford. 

What should make the Scots 
particularly dangerous is that 
two years ago the English, after 
winning ali 55 contests between 
the two countries, decided to 
downgrade the fixture and de- 
scribe the learn as an “England 
select". 

Since then both matches have 
ended with a 4-3 scoreline — Uie 
Scots being within a single point 
of victory two years ago al 
Hinckley - and it is certainly 
possible that English hearts will 
be in their mouths again ibis 
lime. 


Scottish ire may not be quite 
sb outspoken as it was. but it is 
still quite detectable. “We feel 
sorry for the English, players 
who don't get full caps when 
they play against us.” the coach, 
Allan Campbell, said. "We are 
the fourth best side in Europe 
and we think the gap between us . 
and England has closed. Our 
whole attitude has changed be- 
cause wc go out there now 


genuinely believing we can 
win.” 

The Scots have a world-class 
doubles pair in Billy Gilliland 
and Dan Travers, who are the 
Commonwealth champions, a 
good singles player in Alex 
White, and another good dou- 
bles pair in White and Iain 
Pringle. Unfortunately. Pringle 
yesterday contracted influenza 
and had to be replaced by the 
inexperienced Ross Gladwin — 
a serious blow for the Scots 

Their best hopes of causing an 
upset probably rest with While 
avenging himself on Anders 
Nielsen, ihe most promising 
young player in England, for a 
recent defeat in the Scottish 
international championships, 
and to win two men’s doubles 
and tbe mixed, in which 
Gilliland, the former AJl-Eng- 
land mixed doubles champion, 
has a new partner in Jennifer 
Allen. 


ENGLAND: Singles Mem A Nielsen end J 
Fade. Women; F Eton. Domes Mate R 
Otmarskfs and M Brown: A Salwdge and 
M Johnson. Women: K BecKman and S 
Habst Mtaad: A Goode one QHott 
SCOT1JUO: A Whtte. A Gahagher. J Alien; 
W oanand end D Travers. Wtut* and FI 
Gladwin: E Aien and P Hanuttofu Gwand 
and JAflen. 


ATHLETICS 


Slaney to 
miss out 


Eugene. Oregon f.AP) - Mary 
Slaney, the world champion at 
1.500 and 3.000 metres, is likely 
to miss the 1987 indoor season 
because of suigery on her right 
Achilles tendon. Mrs Slaney, 
who is also the world record 
holder for the mile, underwent 
arthroscopic surgery here a week 
ago Tuesday to repair damage 
done to the tendon over the last 
three years. 

She said her choices were to 
have the operation this autumn 
and miss at least most of the 
indoor season or nm indoors 
and sit out the first part of the 
1987 outdoor campaign. Mrs 
Slaney decided to have the 
surgery now because of the 
World Championships in Rome 
next year. 

Mrs Slaney, aged 28, had 
scheduled three meetings this 
winter, the Pacific Northwest 
indoor in Portland on January 
24. the Sunkist invitational at 
Los Angeles on January 16 and 
the Millrose Games 

"The January meets are out, 
but if the leg progresses feiriy 
rapidly. 1 might be able to run in 
some meets at the end of 
February," she said. 






With Melendez and High 
Know! in his care, Martin 
Pipe, the successful Somerset 
trainer, can look forward to 
plundering more prizes con- 
fined to three and four-year- 
olds this season. 

Sold for as little as £10,600 
guineas at Ascot in July, 
Melendez has already proved 
a bargain by winning his first 
seven races over hurdles and 
he may well extend that 
sequence at Cheltenham on 
Saturday when he is due to 
contest the Triumph Hurdle 
Trial 

At £56,000 guineas. High 
Knowl was much more expen- 
sive when Pipe bought him 
out of Barry Hills's stable at 
Newmarket in the autumn. 
But already that 30-length win 
at Leicester last Friday has 
provided welcome 

justification. 

Now, on a much more 
humble plane, I am hopeful 
that Safian (nap) will add to 
the stable's haul a tally in- 
creased still further by Maretfa 
Line at Worcester yesterday, 
by winning today's Juvenile 
Novices' Hurdle at Taunton. 

The opposition looks mod- 
est, to pul it mildly, and 
Safian, who was successful 
twice on the Flat for Mark 
Prescott before changing 
hands for 31.000 guineas, 
ought to be good enough to- 


J RT THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 

RACING: IRELAND’S LEADING HURDLER STRE TCHES UNBEATEN RUN TO FIVE WITH SMOOTH NAAS SUCCESS 

£50,000 hurdle is 
next objective 
for Dark Raven 

By Out Irish Baring Correspondent 

rrpsft non Sean Gr aham mount to contain the challenge 
The £TR50.00U Sean oranam ofanolher four-year-old. Junior 


HOCKEY 


fan can emphasize 
trength of Pipe team 


By Mandarin (Michael Phillips) 

open his account under Na- 
tional Hunt rules. 

Running for the first time 
for bis present connections 13 
days ago at Newbury, he 
finished fourth. In the mean- 
time. the winner, Ricmar, has 
run respectably enough at 
Sandown while Forcello, who 
finished just a place behind 
Safian at Newbury, was yet 
another winner for Toby Bald- 
ing at Worcester yesterday. 

With Balding's Fyfield sta- 
ble in such fine form, no one 
should be surmised if he wins 
the Lansdowne Flyoi Handi- 
cap Hurdle with Open The 
Box. ! saw this American-bred 
seven-year-old run well at 
Win canton a week ago when 
he was runner-up to Timely 
Star in a better race. Before 
that Open The Box had won 
and been placed at Windsor. 

Spring Phihre (12.45), from 
David Elsworth's in-form 
WhitsbuTy yard, is my other 


principal fancy on the West 
Country course. Running for 
the first time under National 
Hunt rules at Win canton last 
Thursday, she finished much 
too strongly for both Black 
Sheep and Fence Judge, both 
of whom had adequate form. 

Afterwards Elsworth said 
that Spring Philtre reminded 
him of Lesley Ann. a good 
mare that he trained a few 
seasons back, and that she 
ought to be capable of winning 


again just as long as he did not 
set her sights too high. This 
then looks an ideal chance. 

Fell Climb, who was only 
narrowly beaten by 
Queensway Boy at Newbury 
last month, is just preferred to 
the recent course and distance 
winner, Tudor Road, for the 
Lansd owne Chemical Handi- 
cap Chase. 

At Uttoxeter, I rather like 
the look of Roaspeter in the 
December Handicap Chase, 
even though he is opposed by 
Celtic Brew and Preben Fur. 

After w inning at Stratford 
and Kempton, Rouspeter met 
bis match at Warwick when he 
took on Indamelody. But with 
Indamelody winning again 
since and the third horse, Co 
Member, scoring in some style 
at Wincanton, foe form looks 
good enough. 

Jennie Pat, a filler on her 
last visit to the Staffordshire 
course, returns to try and 
make amends in foe Norbury 
Novices' Chase. Since making 
that disastrous start to her 
chasing career, Jennie Pat has 
atoned by jumping a clear 
round at Ayr. 

Danston, who was bought 
by Alan Bailey for 36.000 
guineas at Newmarket earlier 
this autumn, was good enough 
on foe Flat to suggest he can 
master his opposition in foe 
Rochester Three-Year-Old 
Novices’ Hurdle, 



Colclough 
makes 
his bench 
mark 

By Sydney Friskm 


Memorial Hurdle is now the 
Objective for Dark Raven after 
Ben Firestone’s four-year-old 
had extended his unbeaten 
jumping record to five in the 
Newbridge Hurdle at Naas yes- 
terday. 

Dark Raven, despite having 
had two good runs on the Flat at 
the end of the season, was still 
strongly opposed by the Irish 
bookmakers and finished up 
joint-favourite at even money 
with die Sweeps Hurdle winner. 
Bonalma. 

For once their usually acute 
intelligence service let them 
down as Bonalma was patently 
in need of the outing and faded 
away on the flat to be beaten a 
total of 9 Vz lengths by Dark 
Raven. 

The winner began to dose on. 
the pacemaking outsider. Strike 
A Point, after the third last flight 
and led over the second last. 
Thereafter Tommy Carmody 
did not need to be bard on his 


Citizen, who was in receipt of J 
81b. The winning margin was 1 Vi 
lengths. 

-The race at the 
Leopardsiown Christmas meet- 
ing will tell os where we stand 
vis-a-vis the Champion 
Hurdle.” Dermot Weld said 
afterwards. However, the trainer 

has yet to be convinced that 
Dark Raven, despite bang un- 
beaten. deserves to be second 
favourite for the Cheltenham 
race. 

The Racing Board chairman, 
Mr Michael Smurfit, who owns 
a share in Dark Raven, is 
reported to be making a good 
recovery after undergoing back 
surgery in Los Angeles last 
week. 

Another Cheltenham as- 
pirant. Kissane. had earlier 
taken a lot of money out of the 
Irish ring with a very easy 
victory in the 25-runner Town 
Maiden Hurdle: 


Derby deal extended 


{ _ 4-tDIQQ -I 'i 

. _ 

Arbitrage, an easy winner at the last Taunton meeting, re- 
there for today's Lansdowne Flyoi Handicap Hurdle 


Ever Ready will sponsor die 
Derby until 1991. in a deal 
announced today, foe parent 
company. Hanson Trust, wQl be 
involved in all three days of die 
Epsom meeting, having added 
the Coronation Cup to the Derby 
and Oaks which they have 
supported for the last three 
years. The new deal will take 
their total investment at foe 
Surrey track to over £5 million. 


Next year's Ever Ready 
Derby on June 3 will have an 
estimated value of £420,000, the 
Gold Seal Oaks £220.000 and 
the Hanson Trust Coronation 
Cup £100,000, a 21 per coal 
increase in prize money over this 
year. 

The company frill condone its 
annual do nation to the planned 
redevelopment throughout the 
new sponsorship period. 


TAUNTON 


Selections 

By Mandarin 


12.45 Spring Philtre. 
1.15 Lucky Four. 

1.45 Jimmy Edwards 


ZI5 SAFFAN (nap). 
2.45 Fell Climb. 

3.15 Open The Box. 


By Michael Seely 

12.45 Moon Jester. 2.45 FELL CLIMB (nap). 3. 15 Arbitrage. 


Going: good (chase course); good to soft (hurdles) 

1245 DONYATT CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS NOVICE HURDLE (£613: 2m If) (14 runners) 


2 

3 

4 

6 

10 

13 

16 

20 

22 

23 

26 

27 

34 

36 


1 MOON JESTER {J WNtB) C Holmes 6-11-7 

1 SPRING PWLTRE (C Best) O Elsworth 4-11-2. 


0 ABHEYDORE IG PoweR) T BoSey 4-16-11 : — 


KILIMANJARO BOB (M Pipe) M Pipe 4-10-11 

•J Lower 

PO STOCKBROKER (RFrasttR Freet 4-10-1 1 — 

CHonaood 


TIDWOflTH TATTOO (T Baker) J Baker 7-10-11 

P-0 TIM BOBBIN (B Moore) J Bradley 4-10-11 

BAfKERS ZIPPER (W Brooks) N AyflfW S-10-6. 

CRAWTBtS 6 USS (B Stevens) R Slwpnem 5-10-6 — 

3 TAFFYS PRIDE (R Ridout) I Wanfla 4-10-6 

00 VALRACH(R stance) G Ham 4-10-6 

1985: No canaspandng race 


D Morris 9411-4 
PHoOey •99F2-1 


— 12-1 
— 6-1 
— 5-1 
— 10-1 


... L Hanes — 14-1 

DTagg 

— fl! 

Dl 

KTownend 87 12-1 
_ C Warren 


iOMrRtven*leMfriterpo- 
) beat Black Streep 110- 

13. good to soft Nov 27. 16 ran). TAFFY’S PRIDE (106) was 211 3rt to Fogar ( 11 - 0 ) 
at Newton AMxtt with BILLY MfHITESHOES (11-0) a distance away in 4tfi (2m i50)r. £1284, good to firm. Oct 14, 

8 ran). ‘tiUWORTH TATTOO e useful performer on the FlaL has any tod one run over hunfles and flnistied ( 1 1 - 
0) down Ore Bald behind Benfen ( 11 -fl) and WbflowWlfl (11-3) at Liverpool m 1983 (2m. £8450, soft Apr 8 , 9 
ran). VALRACH (10-5) was in touch tor a long way before finisning in rear behind Airte Re (105) at Wincanton 
j 2 tn. £759. goodto s oft, No v 13, 23 ran). 


1.15 WATCHET NOVICE SELLING HURDLE (4-Y-O: £391: 2m 11) (9 runners) 

OO ARENA AUCTION (Mrs S Paoentore) S Pattemora 1012 CGray 

FO OOPGROYE(MraF Bowden) P Bowden 1012 RDtm(4) 

OO DONNA'S BOY (Mrs E Hex) Mrs E Heat 1012 Rl 

PP- HEATHGMFF (J Uvock) D Tucker 1012 Bl 

0 JACQUES SOUEft (B) (H Braanycn) R Braztegton 10-12 RJI 


0 CARLQPS (G Salter) Mrs A Knight 10-7., 

UP- DOHTDNY (Mrs J George) J Geoipe 107 

LUCKY FOUR (FPtayford)M Pipe 107 

10 P-OPOPF WHRAL (A Poarftey) W Charles 107 

1S85c No conesporxfng race 


90 6-1 
»» 6-1 
— 12-1 
— F7-4 
— 12-1 

George Knif^t —16-1. 

K Mooney — 16-1 

J Lower (4 — 9-4 

Mr A KeBowey (7) — 201 


FORM 


ARENA AUCTION dd not runwel on r 


(10-10) here (an It. £509. good to firm. Sept 25, 12ran)j 
"T- 2 )ina! " 


j 4QI6lfi to C oraefro 

totoike a Mow when 7th to BeRekino (1 f-2) in a safer ai Ludlow (ari. £846. good. Nov 26. 16 ran). DONNtfS 
BOY was .always m rear on seasonal debut Lest season (10-7) finished a weO-beaten 6 th to Honeyman at 

Newton Abbot <2m 150yd. E746. good to firm. Aug 15. 12 ran). LUCKY POUR (10-1 

but stfl finished out of me first 9 « a NH Flat race won by Autumn Sport ( 1 1-8) at I 
Not 7, 20 ran). 

' E ARENA! 


I AUCTION 

1-45 ISEFLO IODINE CHALLENGE CUP NOVICE CHASE (£1,772: 2m II) (14 runners) 

1 QWPPO SALTHOUSE (O (R Turvey) C POphan 9-12-0 

2 0OB-3O1 JHMV EDWARDS (D) (Dr O Chesney) D Chesney 5-11-12. 

3 214PB/P AWWAtR (Mrs M Ung to^ Popa ) R Hodges 7-11-7 

4 0PP/P-00 BtDOLESWAY (Mrs I Millar) W fisher 11-11-7 

6 WMPFP CUDDLY BEAR (J PSarn) N Ayfiffe 6-1 1-7 

9 204-300 FOU.Y WU (Mrs P Gamer) GThomer 6-11-7 

12 OPPOPF MARCH FANDANGO (A Congdon) A Congdon 7-1 1-7_ 

13 0414^/0 HRS SEAGULUH Hand*) H Handel 8-11-7 

15 4822/04- SCALE THE HEIGHTS (P Buckley) P Duggins 7-1f-7 

18 340000 BR0CHE (T Bish) K Bishop 5>1 1-6 

17 040044 BWKS LAD (BF) (P Wright) N Lee-Judson 5-11-5 

22 POP-OPF SAM’S FREm (Mra B Suctenek) Mrs JBarraw 6-11-5. 

24 ° F ~ 4a ° 3 HOPERA. CHIMES (Mrs J Duckon) R Dckm 7-11-2 

26 4Q332F- UICKY GOLD (P TapRn) Mss L Bower 01.1-2 

1985: No conreapondhg race 



FORM EDWARDSI11-5) hung on to beat tovi3i)leRbig(ll-5)a 

HOPEFUL CHiMESm-g 7th. BtDOLESWAY (11->) 
CUDOLY BEAR (1 T-7)puae0 up ana MARCH FA»PANGO(11-7)en8ttl twice 
soft, Nov 20. 14 rant Subsequently HOPEFUL 
3 beck mJStti and SAM'S FRIENP{ 11 -G) a 3n 
HfLL's (10-10) best effort Ms season was a 
Kempton (2m H. £3681 . good. Oct 18. 5 ran). 

(an. £1519. good to soft Nov 17. 13 ran). 

Setocttan: LUCKY GOLD 


8 neck with BURNS LAD ( 11 - 6 ) 19 
2 - 0 ) behind. 


, M . .. -J up and MARCH FAltoANGO (11-7) an Btfirent^^r here ( 2 tnH.^; 

3rd toCaoWjile (lOSOw 

9 to* *5* arte FRIEND (1 1-0) a 3rd last teller at Ludtow ( 2 m. £1407. ‘ 

MU. s (70-10) but effort Ms season was on reappearance when 22KI 3rd to 

. LUCKY GOLD (10-10) 1KI 4th to Mas 



( 10 - 10 ) at 1 


103 (12) 
Racecard number. 


Guide to our in-line racecard 

00432 7MIESRXW (COJBF) (Mrs JRyieyJBHaB 9-100 


Draw in brackets. Sbc-Agure 
IMjnseated rider. B- 


form E-M P-puOed up. U-uns 

brtttMntdowa s-slpoed up. R-reftoed). Horses 
nametEFbfinkers. V-vfeor. H-hood. 


E-EyeshieW. C- 
CD-come 


BWastW 88 7-2. 

and dtetanco wtvtar. BF-beaten favourite in latest 
race). Owner n brackets. Trainer. Age and 
weight Rider plus any atowanee. The Times 
Private Handlcapper's rating. Approximate starting 
price. 


2.15 JUVENILE NOVICE HURDLE (3-Y-O: £575: 2m If) (14 runners) 


10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

MJRHAF(J Joseph) R Frost 10-7 

Ol VMW Fflrtl F ( 1 c rririotow in.7 

J Frost 

R JBeggao 


7-1 

n »Hra Tni«|U ■ D,b_ «nj 

C Blown 



8-1 

0 1 f V 7 

M Harrington 


12-1 

QUICKEN THE BID (H Perry) N Mrtrfflrf 1 10-7 

H Pm— a 

_ 


BftVll RATTFRY (° n Rarm 1H.7 

PMctedm 


6-1 

KW*I PFRK^ (R Rlpharrfe) 1 fTr<«nd 10.7 

CGray 




4 (BF) (F Stan) u ^pr 1 f L7 

_____ p tegtoteW 

e 93 F5-4 

21 

S" mi -1 1 ( f 1 imlT| n ’ n \r t, r r ,n -‘ 7 

N Coleman 



10-1 

25 

f uramBiraip^^orvHn irc» „ 

- Clan* 



26 

Tianna rnm o hiiintinmi) Mrs a Krtgrt 1 0-2 

Goorge IMgM 



27 

n n mvi(w (Mn P r **a*m«^j tn.5 

A Chsrtkm (7) 



7-2 

29 

34 

GOLDBI AZP 11 (R Brazmgton) R Braangnm 102 — 

r j Beggsa 


TAIS TO( (E Bristowe) B Venn 10-2 

JHDavtes 

— 

— 


1985; WATFORD GAP 107 Miss S Lawrence (16-1) N Gasetee 16 ran 

PODIA SAFFAN is the only horae in WsracBYrttb any wdthwtilelorm over hunlles. That was(71-0) a 
runm crodtabtelSKI 3rd to the Improving Ricmar (11-<7)in a Newbury novice hunaa(2m. £1878, soft. 

ftov 21 . ISraifl.l^g aa reffofl a ha ve been produced by OU R TUL T^IOIQ) out ottoatraciababm dGoid BnCraft 
( 10 - 10 ) at Plumpton ( 2 m. £685. soft. NOT 26. 15 ran), and PRIOK ( 1 1-0) out of the frame behuid Ricinar (1 1-Q 
and SAFFAN (11-0) as mms). OLYMPIC EAGLE, SIR BRETT end TAB TO IS are fttey to prove best o* trie 
debutants. 

Selection SAFFAN 


2M LANDSOOWNE CHEMICAL HANDICAP CHASE (EZ289: 3m If) (6 runners) 

2 041380 8 KK 1 E 1 GH BRBJGE (CD) (SBurftedJJ Roberts 12-11-10 D Mont* (7) 93 

33-1F32 FELL CUB l(QD)(CHinty)PBatoy 6-1P9 K Mooney W99 


Harnett’s enterprise 
seals Australian win 


442Q-P0 NOTRE CHEVAL (Mis J Moms) JHonaibal 7-107. 


030221 TUDOR ROAD (CD) (A Stoddart) L Kennard 11-10-2 (7BK) . 
343143 WEE WILLIAM (B Hide) J Bradfey 9-10-0 


Peter Hobbs 
_ BPowaH 
G 


12 P40PP/P QRJIED GOLD (L Waring) L Waring 1010-0 . 


George KrrigM 


92101 
94F2-1 
88101 
— 201 


1385: CROWNMG MOMENT 1010-0 K Mooney (7-2) I Wanfle 9 ran 


FORM 

I.Sran) 
£10423. 


BtCKLElGHBHPGE (10-7) below fonn when tost ol 7 to Bm a r toeel h (107) at W in c anton ttnlf, 
good to eoig. Previously (1 06) 1 3 3rd to CeMc Slave at Chepstow (3m, £3023, good to sem, Nov 
.C UM 110-1) found Bfle dose home when 1 »| 2nd to Queensway Boy (KM) at Newbury (3m. 
to soft, Nov 2 i. 10 ranL TUDOR ROAD (1010) quickened cteer on ftat to beat Debt FoOower ( 11 - 
4) VI vrtfi INOTRE CHEVAL «1-8) 23 tMtwd in 6 th and GILDED GOLD (104) putad up war Ws courae and 
defence (£2378, good to soft. Nov 20 . 10 ran). WEE WILLIAM (107) 14X1 3rd to RnMOear (10-7) 
h empe n (3m If. £2065. firm. Not 10. 5 ran). 

Snfemnn- RUflBH 

3.15 LANSDOWNE FLYOL HANDICAP HURDLE (£2,348: 2m If) (16 runners) 

1 010330 CRADLE OF JAZZ (K Brtton) J OW 6 - 11-10 

2 a21_132 OPSf THE BOX (H) (S Mason) G Battng 7-1 1 -9 . 

S 

7 04/040-F CS.TICHOIEY (Mrs J CoOns) GKmderaiey 0-10-12. 

8 mam- THE THIMDERBI (So- G Bnntonj 0 Bsworth 6-10-12. 

9 040030 SUNSNBE GAL (D)(T Partins) P Bowden 0-10-11 

022243 THE OPLOMAT (T Fry) W Kemp 8-100. 


latwotver- 


- S Sh e r wood 9412-1 
ACbaiRoe(7) K11-2 
03310-0 MIGHTY STEEL (CD) (P Wright) N Lee-Judson 6 - 110 — Faeey FWtch-Heyes (7) 099 8-1 
Q244M SEA PENNANT (I Jones)! Jones 10-11-5 C Evert* 96 ID -1 

92 — 
— 12-1 
94 14-1 
98 7-1 
98F4-1 

93 9-2 


PD3001 ARBITRAGE (CO) (D Bey) B Forsey 5-10-9 (7en)- 
00-1322 HAfDY LANE (A StoddPl) L Kennard 5-10-8 . 


PtVF AVBRNUS (L G KMar Eng Ltd) T Forster 7-10-7 . 


313000 CORAL HARBCXJR (CO) (S MWdtetofl) I Wanfle 4-10- 
300403 THE END |G Graven) S Oow 6-10-3 . 


R Dennis (4) 

— SShbtoa 

— NGotammi 

— B Rowel 
_ H Davies 


. KToeaand(7) 


020022 REDGRAVE GIRL (CO) (Mr* B lOrtanan) K Bishop 
0)00040 BUCtOMNSTBt BOY (Mr* M Bowden) JHoneytwH 5-100. 
410000 SHUTTLECOCK STAR (A Caton) J Bridger 4-10-0- 


_ S Eerie (4) 
PBler Hobbs 
— MKhnoe 


9316-1 
07 — 
9714-1 
83 — 


1985: No correspomfng race 



at this cause wBh 


v 11. 17 ran). Aft 

MIGHTY STEEL 


. 10 - 2 ) red 

( 1 1 - 8 ) edstent 8 tti, end CORAL HARBOUR ( 1 i 


BOY 


to 80ft. Not 20. 1 BranL HANDY LANElll-^j promipng 1 XI 2nd to Beech 


Nov2a 

kT(10-0)1Xlbackin4 


bM1tagRBXaRAVEGRL(10-3) 

xiRjjia^^^awMSTEm} 


ranL THE BSD (100) ran to form when 4X1 3rd to 

n 4th, Tawcestar (2m, £1878, good. Nov 13. 10 ran). 


Course specialists 


TRAINERS 


JOCKEYS 



Winners 

Runners 

Percent 



Rides 


h) Lee-Judson 

5 

13 

385 


14 

94 

14 £ 

S Pattemora 

11 

31 

35£ 

NCoteman 

9 

61 

14.8 

M Pipe 

28 

168 

16J 

PNfchoBs 

8 

56 

U2 

L Kennard 

14 

105 

13J 

Peter Hobte 

6 

53 

113 

3 Bsworih 

5 

46 

ms 

BPowell 

9 

100 

9.0 

l Wardte 

5 

52 

9.6 


OnfyquaWierB 




UTTOXETER 


Selections 

By Mandarin 


1.00 Aldro. 

1.30 Jennie Pat. 

2.00 Rouspeter. 


2.30 Cape Town GirL 
3.00 Dunslon. 

3.30 Spanish ReeL 


The Times Private H an di capper’s top rating: 3.30 SPANISH REEL. 


Going: soft (chase course); good to soft (hurdles) 

1.0 SUDBURY CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS HANDICAP CHASE (£1,620: 2m) (8 runners) 


1 2/312-02 ALDRO (CD) (P Wey) W Clay 10-124) 

4 FO/3-04F THE SMALL MB1ACLE (D.BF) (D Pickles) N Bycroft 6-11-2 . 

5 3PIS WILD ARGOSY fd,BF)(JDavKf 80 n)T Sri 7-1 1-0 (7e«) 

6 30200-4 REAY^S $07X1 (D) (M Naughton) M Naughton 12-104 

7 004U14 SUEVE BRACKEN (B£) (W BethaO) P Blockto* 10-162 

8 OP2D-PO SHANNE (O OUeB) O O'Nefl 7-104). 

10 2R100-0 ROCKMAH (Mrs P Ruby) Mrs P Rigby 8-1041. 


11 00F3/4P- CHAMP CHICKEN ( Charm Qiickan Co Lid) D McCain 7-166 

IMS FLYING MISTRESS 7-10-0 M Jenktos (4-1) J Webber 0 ran 

1-30 NORBURY NOVICE CHASE (££804: 3m 20 (16 runners) 

1 420W1 BACKLOG (JDafton)J Dalton 8 - 1 1-6 


MBowtey 

97 7-2 

C Oarcit* (0 

88 6-1 

— NFeera 

92F6-4 

- D Hogg (7) 

96 4-1 
O 99 s -1 

- PGressfck 

9712-1 

- D Hood (7) 

90 — 

AMutpftyfT) 

— — 


341132 LORO LAURENCE QXBF) (Mrs L Oeeley) □ Gendoao 7-11-6. 
0-4301 SPARTAN ORIENT (H Geddes) J Nng 10-1 1-3. 


3421 -FT JB4NIE PAT (J Thompson Forms Lid) G Richards 6 - 11-1 

0A4/U- CARDEN SPIFHT (W VVTvtB) R Francis 7-UM2 

000 -U 2 F DEEP AUBUW (Mrs N Parish) J Parish 7- 10-12 

0 F 4 - 2 R 3 IVTY BUCKS (B)(E Wheatley) Mrs MRmaB 6 - 10 - 12 .. 


3 
6 
7 
9 
10 

11 

12 WPUO/3 GStERAL SANDY (Miss A CMnrrKHiBH) J Bosby 8-10-12 _ 

14 30F-00F HAWORTH PARK (J Wright) G Ham 7 - 10-12 1 

15 042422 JAPUKQ (J Thomas) J Thomas 8-16-12 

18 4 4 4 000- LE SARTNOIS (B) IB Lay) B Lay 9-10-12 

19 WRI SAMMY DRAKE (G Thorp) R Lee 9-10-12 


— M Dwyer 
. ROaiwoody 

— SMcfieM 


S3 6-1 
38 3-1 
38 4-1 


PTnefc e S3 FS-2 


_. SJCrtbM 
_ NFom(7) 
. SMonbaed 
. M Bosley (4) 

PI 


20 323PP/P SEVBi ACRES (G Babbage) Mrs M Babbage 6-10-12., 
22 COOLER (R Bunn) Mrs W Sykes 10-10-7 


23 404/F4-0 UQUER CANDY (Mrs A Wabaham) J Webber 7-10-7.. 
25 0/OPOPG OUR GRAC1E (B CoTohan) T Buigh 7-10-7. " 


1985: GALESBURG 6-10-12 D Browne («-5 lav) N Gasetoe 12 ran 

2-0 DECEMBER HANDICAP CHASE (£2,208: 2m 40 (9 runners) 

3 P04QO3 PAN ARCTIC (Mrs RBV)TBB 7-11-7 

4 3212/1-2 CELTIC BREW (&BF) (Maj F PhMpa) Mis M ftmei 9-11-5 — I S 

5 040-112 ROUS PETER (D) (E Young) p iWiolson 9-11-3 

7 144P-22 PREBEN FUR (D)(W Peacock) G Richards 9 - 1 1-2 

8 W£» EMMASON(D)(GBariey|JSpearing 11-1141 

10 ° 0f02p - OWGBAT (D) (T Raggett) Mrs S Davenport 10-10-10. 

12 1000PP- LEGATE (fl Juotmson Houghton) J Old 9-103 

13 001-U43 MARINA STAR (C Sanderson) 0 O'Neil 7-10-2 

16 122-04U ALICES BOY (Mrg S Roberts) R Prams 5 -HH). 


. Mr A Lay (7) 
. B DowOng (7) 
_ N Babbage 

C Smith 

— GMenagi 
BdeHeae 


91 8-1 
76 — 
90 — 
8810-1 
90 — 


R Crank 


. RDwwoody 

PTuek 

A Wide 

-PWerw 


» G Johnson Heugfatyan 

C SmHb 

S JCTNea 


198& PREMIST CHARLIE 7-10-8 G Bradley 113-3 M HtocfiWfe 7 ran 


83 6-1 
98R2-1 
91 4-1 
96 3-1 

90 

S3 

• 9912-1 
SO 8-1 
— 78 


2.30 CUBLEY SELLING HANDICAP HURDLE (£790: 2m) (13 runners) 

2 000-2F1 NABEEH(D)(M Bfay-Corion)W day 4-1 1-6 ( 6 ex) DiBMCbqr(7) «99 5-1 

4 0016-23 KAMKLL(D)(B Cule/)0 Bremen 4-11-7 M Bremen 91 4-1 

5 UF-OOOO SHARS) EXPERIENCE (R Oowsett) R Hanop 6-11-6 R Crank 90 — 

6 443-0F0 HOOTON IAIE (B)(PChriSt 0 t 0 r 0 U) Mss A King 5-11-2. PDever 91 — 

7 OOQAT* LYSITHEA (R Heddhch) T Budgki 5-11-2 BdeHeae 92 — 

8 000210 CAPE TOWN GIRL (D) (M Bowker) M Bowkar 4-1 1-2 COrnO 92 10-1 

10 42/0-004 COULWQLLOW(D Jones) BCambidge 5-10-11 Mr J Cstabk%e (*) 84 8-1 

0483CL KUWAIT LEEL (A Morns) F Jordan 4-10-10 C Smith 87 — 


F-OOBP SKENT SHADOW (A Btadcmore) A Btackmore 5-10-9- 


11 
12 

13 P 0 - 0 CP 0 SECRET SIOUX (B) (B Derbyshire) D McCain 4-10-9. 

14 PPOOP-P GLBRTS SUPPER (D Edwards) MEdday 5-106. 

16 0380-02 KAMARQCK (Mrs C Carson) C Spares 4-10-9 

17 040044 OR CORNBJUS.(B)(F Barton) F Barton 5-104 _ 


A Murphy (7) 

AOHegcn 

N Caraon (7) 

. Mr J Osbourne (7) 


(7) 


— 12-1 


90F3-1 
89 6-1 


1985: BURLEY HAL LASS 4-10-7 P Tuck (10-1) R Woodhouse 13 ran 

3.0 ROCESTER NOVICE HURDLE (3-Y-O: £685: 2m 40 (16 runners) 


1 

3 

6 

7 

9 

11 

14 

16 

18 

19 

20 
22 

24 

25 


01 CORMSH PRINCE (M Haywood) W Wharton 11-2 
03 BOLD IN COMBAT (J Browne Con Co Lid) T Casey 10-10 
00 COUTURE COLOR (Couture Marketing Lid) J Uackie 10-10 
DUNSTON (T Ramsdan) A BsBey 10-10 
0 GMnrauN{J Measured) PFeigtoe 10-10. 

GUNNER MAC (F McHale) N Bycroft 10-10.. 

0 WLE SONG (Mrs L Rudd) R HoHnsdead 10-10. 

204342 KLOSTERBRAU(MrePJoynes|J Spearing 10 - 10 . 

3 RAFFLES ROGUE (DRedm 8 a)M Camacho 10-10 

SOWSIDEW (Mbs M Sariddand) R WoodmuBe 10-10 
00 STRAW FOX (N smith) N A Smkh 10-10. 

S20 CITY AND SUBURBAN (R Slade) R Juckes 10-5- 
P KNOCXALBIA (W Easoffi) H Remlng i0-5_ 
tSSS ARON (I DowbA) H Wbi&ng 10-5 . 

MY AMNADETSKY (A Thomas) J Harris 10-5 J x Harris 

0 STANDON MIL (R Whaley) J Wfcon 10-5 HraQRees 



1985: BN KAJED 10-10 J McLou0NM (12-1) C Spares 15 rw> 

130 LADBROKE HANDICAP HURDLE (4-Y-O: £1 .774: 2m) (11 runners) 

2 IHB-OO WARWICK SUfTE (V,0)(P Davies) M Naughton 11-7 M Hammond 86 — 

0332-0 UNFAST (B) (E 1 Lodge) J Penea 11-4 sWKrtoW to — 

00321- SYRINX (FBariaw) U Naughton 11-2 £ tM 

240112 8 PAMSHRSEL (DDF) (SDavtas)j Edwards 11-2 PWon OMF 64 

1000*1- T0PSO8.(D) (T Ramsden}O Wlntle 11-1 H IST 

0000-14 PEACE TBM 8 (D)(J EnnU)G ncherds 11-1 “ SSE „ Ifi 

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1SB5: MERRY JANE 16-10 K Burke (B- 1 ) E Owen Jui 14 ran 


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Course specialists 


TRAINERS 

Winners Rumen Percent 


JOCKEYS 

Wbuiers 


Rides 



11 

36 

30.8 

P Barron 

8 39' 

J Webber 

12 

43 

27.9 

R Crank 

20 

119 


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32.9 

G McCoun 

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38 

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35 

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6 

41 

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42 

19.0 

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15 

1S2 

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56 

143 


Onlv Qualifiers 


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203 

166 

16.7 

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A tine opportunist ride by 
Nick Harnett clinched a 52-40 
win for the Australian jockeys 
over their British counterparts 
in the fourth and final leg of the 
series at Worcester yesterday. 

Harnett, drawn to partner 
Legal Sugar, ignored the instruc- 
tions of trainer John Manners to 
drop the horse in behind and 
inwrad marte almost all . foe 
running for a decisive victory. 
Legal Sugar never won a 
race before. 

Manners said: “I thought the 
Aussie probably hadn't under- 
stood my Wiltshire accent when 
I was trying to tdl him what to 
do." but Harnett would have 
none of it sayingTI understood 
him all righL but I’ve never paid 
much attention to instructions." 

Harnett can be forgiven his 
belief in his own ability. He bad 
won foe previous round on 
Tasbonya at Hereford on Tues- 
day and was dearly brimming 
with confidence, despite this 
being the only race of the 
competition to be run over 
fences. 

The ebullient Manners, who 
farms near Swindon, was sad- 
dling his first winner for three 
years, but he will always be 
associated with a remarkable 
and b izar r e incident at Chelten- 
ham several years ago. 


The day after his marriage be 
saddled Knight of Love to win 
at Cheltenham, and as the horse 
came up the run-in with victory 
assured be jumped the running 
rail and raced onto the track, 
arms waving, to roar further 
encouragement. 

Newmarket trainer David 
Ringer's luck has taken a turn 
for the better recently. He 
notched his fifth success of foe 
season, comparaed with just one 
last term, when Whither Goest 
Thou won the Stretton Leisure 
Handicap Hurdle. 

Destroy, partnered by Colin 
Brown was first past the post, 
but had jumped left at the last 
across Whither Goest Thou, 
whose rider Declan Murphy had 
to switch before rallying su- 
perbly to cut foe deficit to 
neck. 

Murphy's objection was up- 
held and the stewards reversed 
the first two placings, ruling that 
the' interference, although ac- ; 
tridental had affected the result 

American owner Peter 
Thompson flew in especially to 
see Knock Hill contest foe Long 
Haul Handicap Chase, and the 
6-4 favourite did his bit hand- 
somely, beating Play The Knave 
by five lengths. 


Cambridge University i 
Guildford ............ ........... 3 

Tony Colclough. a Welsh 
international, took the field as a 
substitute, scored twice and 
transformed defeat into victory 
for Guildford over Cambridge 
University _ at Fenner’s yes- 
terday- Guildford, maintaining 
their unbeaten record, moved 
up to second place on the Pizza 
Express London League table 
with a percentage of 88.88, 
behind Tcddington. who have a 
1 00 percent record. 

For the first quarter of an 
hour Guild ford controlled. Or- 
gan striking up good combina- 
tions with Williams and Naylor. 
After that Cambridge, inspired 
by Stenner’s authority in mid- 
field. took up the running and 
Shafiq at centre forward became 
a constant threat to die 
Guildford defence. 

Cambridge nearly scored in 
the eighteenth minute from the 
second of three short corners. 
The ball was cleverly worked to 
Cootes. whose attempt to score, 
however, was frustrated near the 
line by Naylor. 

Persistence paid Cambridge a 
rich dividend when they took 
the lead in the 29lh minute. 

S tenner setting up a chance for 
Shafiq to draw the goalkeeper 
out and score. Cambridge were 
overjoyed three minutes after 
the interval when Gbauri raced 
away on the right and hit the 
target But the umpires con- 
ferred after one of them had 
spotted a midfield infringement 
bv Cambridge and the game was 
restarted by a free hit to 
Guildford. 

Up to that lime nothing had 
gone right for Guildford, who 
took off Williamson and 
brought on Colclough. He was 
successful in the tenth minute of 
the second half from 
Guildford's first shori comer of 
the match, rushing in to push 
the ball across the line after the 
shot by Cairns from the top of 
the circle had been deflected by 
a defender's stick. 

five minutes later, with some 
help from Knapp. Colclough 
raced through the middle and 
scored at foe second attempt, his 
first shot having come back off 
the crossbar. 

In the dosing minutes Cam- 
bridge forced two short comers 
but could make nothing of them 
and almost on lime Bowennan 
scored off a long comer for 
Guildford. 

CAMBRIDGE UMVERSTTY: *S WBaon 
(Christ s Hospit a l and Magdalene): *G 
SSmmon (KCS Wimbledon and Downng). 

*M P a rt in gton (Mtiffiett and Emmanuel). 

*H Pagha (WeMngton and FitzwHUam). E 
CastanskMd (Bedford and Magdalene). 

*J Stonier (Parse and Magdalene). C Bol 
(Bedford and Magdalene). *P Coot** 
(Portsmouth HS and Magdalene). *S 
Gftsuri (Kingston GS and St Catharine's). 

*A Sftaftq (Caterham and Downing). *G 
Pitcher (Si Albans and St Catharine &). 
GUILDFORD: T Read: I Carioy. A Calms. 

son. K G 


RACING IN BRIEF 


G Bowennan. H Ferguson. K QAtrie. □ 
WUans. R Organ, M WiBamson [sub: T 
CotetoughL J Naylor. D Knapp. 

Umpires: B Anderson (Eastern Counties) 
and I Marsh (Southern Counties). 

•A Blue 

• In the remaking London League match 
' J y Oxford University defeated 
University 4-2 at the Parks. 

Oxford. 


Avery fined Ascot sponsors 


Stephen Avery, the former 
trainer, has been fined £50 by 
foe Jockey Club’s disciplinary 
committee after admitting being 
in breach of rule 1 13 concerning 
the ownership of one of the 
horses be trained, Edwards Cor- 
ner. The committee found that 
Avery, his father. Bryan, and 
owner, Paul Burman, had not 
broken rules concerning the 
ownership of another horse, 
Greenacres Joy. 

Evening dates 

There will be more evening 
racing at Chepstow next year. 
The evening fixture last July, the 
first on the course for over 20 
years, was so successful that 
three evening meetings will be 
staged next year on May 12, 
June 12 and July 23. 


Bollinger Champagne, who 
have sponsored the National 
Hum jockeys' championship for 
the last 24 years, are to extend 
their involvement in the sport 
by supporting a novice chase at 
Ascot on April 15. The race, 
over Vh miles, will carry added | 
prize money of £1 5,000. 


Stalker sold 

Stalker, who won the Gim- 
crack and Middle Park Stakes 
for Peter Walwyn as a two-year- 
old. has been sold privately and 
will stand at Martyn McEnery's 
Rossenarra Stud in Co. Kil- 
kenny. This was the stud where 
the triple Grand National win- 
ner, Red Rum, was bred. 

Hexham first 

Yesterday’s racing at Hexham 
was abandoned because of high 
winds — foe first meeting lost 
Tujft , fois season. The northern 

to i 00 ***’ Cbra Grant, who 
Broadheath in the Hennessy walked the course with 


Welsh leader 


Gold Cup, is 9-1 favourite with 
the sponsors for the Coral Welsh 
National at Chepstow on 
December 20. The Grand Na- 
tional winner. West Tip, is a 16- 
J chance to defy top weigbL 


course with foe 
stewards, said: “I would not 
want to ride out there. It would 
be very dangerous. Two fences 
in the back straight are particu- 
larly vulnerable to gneting cross 
winds.” 


Worcester results 

Going: good to soft 
1230 (2m hdta) 1. FORCEUO (G 
Z SP** P»fe° { K Ryan. & 
IfcSL StSoniM M wg n o B a (J Lower, 16 - 1 ). 
ALSO RAN: 2 fav Framftrigwi Court (Sttif 
4Sk Percy (Bib), 22 IGncfsCrusade 4th£ 
20 toctoy Boy. Safi It RW 25 Buirtno 
Bright Cuckoo In The Nost Rue St 
33 Rrwest, Mabel Afica. 
Sahraan. SO (fee Targuln. Rubin. Jana 
Orsg. Mss Kayrnore. Sunten. TUdor <TOr. 

WW* ToteS* ,5fr eL6a«2^^5o! 

DF: £171.50. CSF: 2155.86. 
in ( 2 m eft) 1 . ATATAHO IN Ream. 10- 


£1.80. OF: £10.10. CSF. £4244 

gn.hfle) 1. WHITHER GOEST 

Bodrt*. a Pbsii Rut. g Urn No*7i2 


eft) 1. ATATAHO 
2, Cftetaea Island 


tOMFaam 
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3. Spartan Native (D Morris. 4-1). ___ 

RAN: 10 B o e tf i Copse (4tf).4ran.12L8L 

dtet. J Roberts at Taunton. Tote: £1.80. 
OF: £240. CSF: Q51. 


p albury. Steamy Spend Easy. WMsNre 
50 La ? T?*- Keep Sauntering. 
Attorn. Barcera Lad. Snowball Jbn. 24 ran. 

Ik Newmarket 

IS** 1 S*? 0 - C17Q - £2-40. 

CSF: £122 ^ a Tricast: 
***** 

two piacaigs reversed, 
an (3m 5f eft) 1. KNOCK HU. 


Mwnagh. 6+ hv£ 3. Play The Knave 
Ifc 3. Fttzberiwt (B ~ 


Leach. 


: 2 . Fort Lina | 


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RAN: 7-4 tav Plaid (4th). 12 Frangnto. 14 
Kanktay Down, 16 Rhrars Nephew (Sh), 
20 Arabian Blues (5thL 25 Keflyana On 
bifittoe (pig. 33 HaMek Bay (pu). 
racteston Lad (pu). 50 Atrenttos. B&k. 
Frank Dale (pig. Ocean Lad. Saxatoya 
Part (pul Scarborough. Stardust Roc. Ra) 
Kumari (pin. 20 ran. 151, 12L 51. 71. 4i. M 
Pipe at WteEnomn Tate: E33tk £1. 40. 
£440. £2.00. DF: £10020. CSF: E22S4 
20 (2m 41 ch) 1. LEGAL SUGAR (N 
Harnett. 14-1): 2. DjuWmugafn (n 
Durrwoody. 9-4 tevk 3. Memb 
Berun, 5-1). ALSO RAN: 3 High I _ 

8 Royal Manx (4ih). lOCroweoopperi 
14 Taka A Bow jag. Polar tow (pu). i 
ran. 10L a. tar 1(X H Mmm at 
Swindon. TotR £16E0: £3^0. £1.ia 


Banbury. Tote: £ 2 . 10 : £1.60. £3.10. CSF: 
£12.77 

3130 (2m 4f txfle) 1. SANOYLA (M 
frwjwn., 16-1): i Stent AcUm (G 

»L aSTsI. DT^ioI^ 

ss- 801 123 °- «-». 

DP; ass.9a CSF: £10O34. Tricast 
P la cepofc E123AS 
• Hexham abandoned — 
winds. 


high 


Welsh National acceptors 

CORAL WELSH NATKMAI- HANDICAP »9. Church Warden ^8 LnflaROvah-B. 

9-8. Two Copper* 11-94,' Mseo&ver 8-9- 
te-f-d. Covem Garden 


The Way 8-11-9. Door 
Thmfcer 8-11-6, Pk 
ght 7-11-1, 
the Landhokn Dyer 
Reason 7-10-10. wt 
Kumbi 11-10-7, Bolands Cross 7-10-7. 
Jhnbrook 9-106. Dare Hansel 8-10-6. 
Lucky Vane 11-106. Smartsida 11-106. 
Ardent Spy 9-10-4. Ba9ym»an 9-103. Mr 
soogfit 9-102, sacred Pam 8-102, 
Young Driver 9-1 02 , Catch Phrase 8-10 
i, Come Hurwr 89-11, Wiy Forget 10 - 
9-10, Knock HR 109-10 Corttore 11-9- 
10. Horvaa Fdmna 8-96. Fttdiertwt 8 - 


11 ^ 10 . RonWcSore 

Rouml ThBTwist 10-8-7. Casa Knteii. 
- 8-7, RsnCkmly 7-86. Golden Mtoetrel 7-S- 
5. TuBamame 

tadbuiy Lad 003, UGanSroi oSl’ 

S: wSg%s 7 ig7. , ? , ffl 

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RUGBY LEAGUE 

Blackpool 
forced to 
play safe 

By Keith Mackiio 

Blackpool Borough have been 
forced to switch Sunday's attrac- 
tive John Player Special Trophy 
second-round game with Hull to 
foe Boulevard because safety 
restrictions have reduced their 
ground's capacity to slightly less 
than 2,000. 

The consolation for Borough 
is that Hull will probably attract 
an attendance of about 6.000. 
providing a much bigger share 
of the receipts than Borough 
could have expected at home. 

This season's Challenge Cup, 
sponsored by Silk CuL will have 
a record entry of 38 clubs, 
including the four top amateur 
sides, who have achieved a 
cherished ambition by being 
restored to foe competition. 

The amateur clubs will be this 
year's winners of the Cumbria, 
Lancashire and Yorkshire nips 
and Heworth, of York, who led 
foe new national amateur league 
table on December 1 . 

Mark Elia, the New Zealand 
centre who has played only 15 
minutes for St Helens because of 
hamstring trouble, is to fly home 
by mutual agreemenL However. 
Alex Murphy, foe St Helens 
coach, says the player will be 
welcomed back if he is fit to start 
next season. 

Carlisle and Keighley attempt 
to settle their John Player 
Trophy first-round tie at the 
third attempt tonight. The 
match was originally scheduled 
to be played last Sunday, but 
was postponed because 
Carlisle’s pitch was unfit, while 
on Tuesday the game was called 
on at Keighley's request, be- 
cause their players were unable 
to gin. time off work. 

With Carlisle's pitch still 
waterlogged, however, the 
match has been moved to 
Penrith's ground. 18 miles away. 

TODAY’S FIXTURES 

football 

Kek-ott 7.30 unless staled 
^*™At^|-EA<ajE: First tSfriaxoni Man- 
g»sterCrt> v Sumfertand. 

SgWlCHR LEAGUE BU Defion Cup: 
First round: Gravesend v Fisher. 

RUGBY LEAGUE 

JO W PLA YER Qg>: First round: Carfcsle 
v KogWoy (at Penrith, ao). 

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SPORT 


yachting 


Crack of boom leaves 
White Crusader with 
stigma of jinxed crew 

From Keith Wheatley, Fremantle 

J£|“ ne . ft another in these situations," Chris Dickson adopted 
W Sl nU Si,' 0 Cudmore said. “The bow went same tactic. 

A r r ,L„ h ll f “Oder and swept the genoa off At the first cross Codm 
A de iL„ A . . J>s4 » dip the sltni of Fre 






CRICKET 




> k Misfortune 

W continues to 

r stalk White 

A Crusader. A 

broken boom, 
in totally unexpected circum- 
stances, wrecked her chances 
to wm yesterday's race a gainst 
French Kiss. The accident 
happened on the run towards 
the first leeward mark. White 
Crusader had led around the 
weather marie by I8sec after a 
fierce tacking duel up the first 
beat Encouragingly the Brit- 
ish yacht was able to better 
French Kiss in identical con- 
ditions to the race last month, 
which was won by the French. 

Any celebrations, however, 
stopped with the feilure of the 
Australian-built boors. Ironi- 
cally it had been put on the 
boat as a safety measure 
because of the 30-knot winds 
and two-metre seas. “We 
didn't have our carbon fibre 
boom on because we were 
being conservative,” a dis- 
consolate Harold Cudmore 
said after the race. “We 
tbought it more prudent to 
have the heavy-duty gear on 
board. 

“This is standard equip- 
ment and none of them has 
ever suffered a breakage like 
this before. We’re scratching 
our heads, quite frankly. 
There doesn’t seem to be a 
technical problem with this 
equipment" 

White Crusader was surfing 
down the face of a wave when 
the boom swung in about 10ft 
under tbe sudden burst of 
speed. As it swung out again, 
the boom fractured. 

At the time. White Crusader 
was trying to cross ahead of 
French Kiss, which had se- 
cured an inside overlap on the 
final run into the mark. Sev- 
eral other things went wrong. 
“One thing tends to lead to 


From Keith Wheatley, Fremantle 

another in these situations,** I 
1 Cudmore said. “The bow went i 
- under and swept the genoa off 
^ the deck.” ! 

’ White Crusader rounded i 
■ the second mark in some 1 
5 disarray Imin 27sec behind i 
1 French Kiss. Cudmore and < 
c Chris Law took the derision to ' 
5 proceed around the course but < 
’ Without using a hearf^ail or 1 
5 Spinnaker. This explained t 
i why the French were 10m in fi 
I ahead at the next mark. > 


CHALLEMQER RESULTS: Stars and 
Stress b) America U. 13mm (Msec New 
Zealand tt Haan of America. 327: nata bt 
tourra. 14:41: USA btChalenQe France. 

btvw *»Crwader. r£ 

Canada II bt Eagle, 6:16. 

W L Ha 

New Zealand 2< i eo 

Stars and Stripes 20 5 70 

French Kiss IS 10 69 

AmencB M 20 5 56 

Whtta Crusader 16 g 55 

USA 18 9 55 

ftafca 13 12 51 

Canada II 12 13 43 

Heart o! America 6 19 25 

Eagle t 17 24 

Azzwia 3 22 11 

Chtttenge Franca 2 23 2 

TODAY'S RACES; KaSa vSMUta Crusader, 
Eagle v America Ik Heart of America v 
Challenge France; Azzurra v USA: Stars 
ana Stripes vNaw Zeeland; French Xfcsv 
Canada R. 

DEFENDER RESULTS: Kookaburra H M 
South Australia, 1459. Austrafia IV bt 
Steak n* Kidney. 2*6. Bye: Kookaburra 


Kookaburra IN _ 
Australian/.. — . 
Kookaburra D _ 
South Austrafia «. 
Steak ’n' Kidney. 


W L Pte 

20 1 35 
IS 6 26 
14 8 22 

- S 17 8 

- 1 21 3 


TODAY’S RACES: AusbaSa IV v Kooka- 
burra HI; Kookaburra II w Steak a n* Kidney. 
Bye: South Austrafe. 


Cudmore had probably the 
better of a ratter desultory 
start. Both boats crossed the 
line simultaneously but White 
Crusader was tucked down to 
the left at the pin end of the 
fine, where Cudmore clearly 
wanted to be. Every other 
leading skipper to win yes- 
terday from Dennis Conner to 


Chris Dickson adopted tbe 
same lactic. 

At the first cross Cudmore 
bad to dip the stem of French 
Kiss but he carried on port 
tack and then busily protected 
a lead. Each time the boats 
came back together the British 
were a fraction ahead. It 
demonstrated beyond doubt 
that in the heavy conditions 
that had been the pre fe r r ed 
element of the Kiss team. 
While Crusader had superior 
speed. But what will it profit a 
crew who cannot keep their 
boat together in 30 knots of 
wind? 

Around the docks White 
Crusader is acquiring the 
reputation ofbeing a boat with 
a jinx. Too many races that 
should have been won have 
turned into defeats. Few in the 
Cup community have any 
doubt in Cudmore’s ability or 
the calibre of the boot and 
crew. The Irish skipper pro- 
fesses not to believe in bad 
luck, preferring instead a uni- 
verse of cause and effect. Yet 
demons and gremlins are 
bringing all of this down. 
There may just be one chance 
left — but no more. 

In the other challenger 
races, Dennis Conner anni- 
hilated America IL Tbe skip- 
per, John Kolius, lost two men 
overboard in the high seas, but 
he was already 3min behind. It 
was the second defeat in a row 
for America II and morale in 
the camp of the former Cup 
favourites is low. 

The surprise of the day in 
the defender series was the 
near defeat of Australia IV. A 
vastly unproved Steak ’n’ 
Kidney, without a win in the 
first 20 races, led ter around 
seven legs to the final mark. 
Only a blown-out genoa and 
damaged headfoil saved the 
face of ihe Bond syndicate. 






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Up and away: Stars ami Stripes shakes off America n at the start of their challenger series race for a convincing victory 

RUGBY UNION: SPONSORS AT THE READY AS A NEW ERA APPROACHES 


Selectors Re 
look for 
reliability ^ 

By George Ace 

One could be forgiven for the stnicrui 
thinking that the Irish selectors English club 
indulged more in a trip down tbe sponsors 
memory lane on Monday eve- petition shot 
ning when they met to name the Northern D 
teams and substitutes for the became the 
final trial at Lansdowne Road divisions t 
on December 20. scheme to tl 

Names such as Terry Ken- Union while 
nedy, last capped in 1981 theRFUfina 
against Australia; Willie Dun- hope to LaJ 
can, England, 1984; and John concluding a 
O’ Driscoll. Scotland, 1984. package 
hardly suggest forward thinking. ' competition. 


Revised club championship 
structure is taking shape 


By David Hands, Rugby Correspondent 


TENNIS 


Davis Cup hitch to league 


Tbe new Mortgage Corpora- 
tion national league, a men's 
indoor team competition, has 
already struck a snag — two 
months before its inaugural 
fixtures. Except for the April 
final the event w ill be played on 
three weekends in February and 
March, and Britain's Davis Cup 
team and their entourage win be 
in California during the matches 
scheduled for February 14 and 
15. 

The eight teams in this proto- 
type competition have been 
split into two groups for a home 
and away series, every team 
playing a total of six matches. 
The first relevant weekend will 
be February 7 and 8, and the last 
March 28 and 29. At least four 
teams - Aston Villa, Croydon, 
Heston and Woking — can 
expect to be short of key players 
for the intervening matches, on 
February 14 and 15. 

Aston Villa, Bramhafi, Hes- 
ton and Leeds form one group 
and Bournemouth, Croydon, 
Telford and Woking make up 
the other. The managers have 
until January 1 to submit the 
names of six players but already 
five teams are provisionally 
taking shape. Tbe players con- 
cerned include Britain’s most 
recent Davis Cup singles players 
— Jeremy Bates. Andrew Castle, 
John Lloyd and Stephen Shaw— 
plus the national champion, 
Stuart Bale, and the Davis Cup 
coach. Mark Cox. 

Casiie and Cox are expected 
to sign with Aston Villa, Lloyd 
and Bale with Heston, Bates 
with Croydon and Shaw with 
Woking. Other competitors are 
expected to include Peter Flertv- 


By Rex Bellamy, Tennis Correspondent 
ora- ina, Nick Brown and Richard said 


mg, Nick Brown ana Kicnara 
WTiicheUo (Heston), Buster 
Mottram and Robin Drysdale 
(Croydon), Nick Fulwood and 
Chris Bradman (Telford), and 
David Feigate, Mike Appleton 
and Jeremy Dier (Woking). 

John Lloyd has a home at 
Palm Springs and has been 
asked to practise with Britain's 
Davis Cup team during their 
preliminary build-up for the tie 
in Mexico from March 13 to 15. 
The early preparation for Mex- 
ico means that Heston, like 
Aston Villa, are likely to be 
short of two players during the 
second weekend of the national 
team event. Managers are re- 
stricted to six players and four 
must play. 

Lloyd’s brother, David, the 
Heston team manager, said 
yesterday: “The sponsors want 
the best reams to get to the final 
but if two players are away for 
two matches — a third of tbe 
programme — that might not 
happen. The dates are a prob- 
lem, especially with the Davis 
Cup coming in the middle. 
Otherwise tbe league is a great 
idea and it will go wen.” 

Lloyd (David, that is), was 
confident that Heston would 
soon have a sponsor. He said 
they had been prepared to lose 
up to £25,000 as an investment 
in promoting and marketing two 
new clubs his company planned 
to open. John Feaver, director 
of the national league, is en- 
couraged by tbe way sponsors — 
councils and businesses — are 
coming forward to back their 
local tea m s. 

*Tm more hopeful now than I 
was at the beginning, ” Feaver 


said, “dial we may have one or 
two players who are ranked in 
the top 40. Signing the top 
players is unlikely, because of 
their schedule and the cost Bat 
there will still be a lot of well- 
known names to excite tbe 
public and give the leading 
British players fierce com- 
petition. Companies are 
responding to the managers’* 
requests for help in attracting 
good players." 

A team can include only one 
of the eight most highly ranked 
British players and only one 
overseas player (for example, 
Fleming). The league should 
provide good entertainment, 
with healthy competition be- 
tween formerly prominent play- 
ers on the way down and 
younger British players who are, 
one hopes, on the way up. 
WhicheUo, aged 19, it the kind 
of player whose competitive 
ability should improve under 
stress. 

There is reason to hope that as 
standards rise, the league's in- 
come grows and better overseas 
players are tempted to take part, 
the team event will increasingly 
help British players to bridge the 
formidable gap between domes- 
tic and international 
competition. 

To some extent the league will 
catch tbe flavour of one-day 
cricket. Every match will be 
over in a day. The four singles 
and one doubles will all be 
restricted to one set with a tie- 
break at 6-alb in other words, 
short bursts of action that 
should induce the over-30s to 
continue or resume competitive 
tennis. 


Navratilova beats Lloyd 


Tucson (AP) - Martina 
Navratilova, ihe world's top- 
ranked woman player, beat her 
second-ranked fellow-Ameri- 
can, Chris Uoyd, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. in 
an exhibition match on Tuesday 


night The match was the second 
that Mrs Lloyd, aged 31, has 
played since she withdrew from 
tbe tour last mouth because of a 
knee injury. She has been under- 
going treatment in Florida for 


an irritation under her left 
kneecap 

“1 wouldn't have played this 
event if I wasn’t confident that 
my knee is bade in shape;" Mrs 
Lloyd said. ” 


And as Michael Gibson and 
Brian Spillane command tbe 
No. 8 spot respectively on the 
Probables and Possibles after 
Munster's inter-provincial 
whitewash speaks volumes for 
the persuasive lounges of 
Munster’s two selectors, Jim 
Kieman and Johnny Moroney. 

That the selectors would 
name the team that comprehen- 
sively defeated Romania as 
their senior side was entirely 
predictable. And there can be 
few complaints about the com- 
position of the men behind the 
scrum in the Possibles side. 
Since Brady dislocated a shoul- 
> der at a dub game on Tuesday 
night Tony Doyle, the Leinster 
I captain, would have been play- 
ing even if the Ulster scrum half 
had eased him out 

Langbroek. understudy at 
loose-head prop to Phil Orr on 
the Leinster side, is a surprise 
choice on the Possibles but it is 
significant that the three props 
who shared Ulster duty this 
I season, Jim McCoy, Peter 
Millar and Brian McKibbin, are 
in attendance, as is the hooker. 

, John McDonald. 

But it is the composition of 
the Possibles back row that 
defies logic. O’ Driscoll and 
Duncan are birds of a feather, 
fierce competitors and doughty 
fighters when tbe chips are 
down. But the only realistic 
chance of a back row place is 
held by O’Driscoll, and that is at 
No. 8. 

And on the subject of Na 8s, 
the loss of form of David 
Morrow has raised a few ques- 
tions. .The Bangor man made 
one inter-provincial appearance 
for Ulnar against Munster in 
Cork and his performance was 
in keeping with one who had 
been named Ulster player of the 
year for his exploits last season 
when he made two international 
appearances. Now not even a 
seat on the substitute bench 
bedums Morrow. 

Doubling up 

Scotland nave appointed 
Brian Anderson (Currie) and 
Jim Fleming (Boroughmuir) as 
their two referees for the World 
Cup in Australia and New 
Zealand next year. Ray Megson 
(Edinburgh Wanderers) is the 
first reserve. 


By the end of this month both 
the structure of next year’s 
English club championship and 
tbe sponsors of the new com- 
petition should be known. Hie 
Northern Division this week 
became the third of the four 
divisions to p rese nt their 
scheme to the Rugby Football 
Union while on December 16 
the RFU finance committee will 
hope to take a step nearer 
concluding a Half- milli on pound 
package backing the 


The RFU have concluded 
that one sponsor, with a mini- 
mum commitment of three 
years (they have four companies 
expressing interest) offers the 
greatest, and simplest, benefit to 
rugby. 

The major clubs, who worked 
out their own deal with Courage 
Ltd, the brewers, before the 
national merit tables came into 
being, have expressed reserva- 
tions about tbe RFU proposals. 
However, the RFU remains 
optimistic that companies wish- 
ing to invest in rugby will find 
ways of doing so via local cup 
and merit table competitions 
which will exist outside the club 
championship! 

There are six northern dubs 
in the present John Smith’s 
merit tables. Sale and Orreil in 
table A, Waterloo; Gosforth. 
Liverpool/St Helens and 
Headingley in table B. Clubs 
nominated to national division 
three will be elected in the 
following order: West Hartle- 
pooL Vale of Lone. Wakefield. 
Fylde, Moriey, Sheffield. 

A mimimum of two of those 
six dubs will go into division 
three, depending on whether 
none or four northern dubs are 
placed in the first four in the 
current merit table C Addi- 
tional nominees to the North 
Area League (for which there are 


six nominations) are Roundhay 
and Broughton Park. Below this 
level will be the northern di- 
vision, consisting of two 
leagues. If two clubs are in 
national division three, the 
north division league one will 
read thus: Birkenhead Park, 
Northern, Durham City. Pres- 
ton Grasshoppers, Hartlepool 
Rovers. Middlesbrough, 
Winningion Park, Harrogate, 
West Park, Otley, Widnes. If up 
to six clubs are in national 
division three, tbe following 
clubs will be added, in order 
Hull, Wigton, Kendal, 
Tynedale. 

If it aD sounds complex, 
provision has to be made for 
this season’s results. So north 
division league two. from which 
two would be promoted to 
league one, will read: Hull, 
Wigton, Kendal, Tynedale, 
Halifax, Bradford and Bingley, 
Manchester, Aspatria, New 
Brighton, Wilmslow and 
Huddersfield. If op to six clubs 
are in national division three. 
Alnwick, Davenport, Gatesh e ad 
Fell and Lytnm win 
consideration. 

Assuming two dubs in na- 
tional division three, the re- 
gional leagues read thus: 

NORTH-WEST DIVISION ONE: Down- 
port, Lymm. Southport, Wigan. Chester. 


ray. Astocorvundar-Lyne, Bowdon. Do la 
Salle, KersaJ. Old Bedans, Old SaSans, 
Metro™*, North Manchester, Toe H. 

oYvnstoK NORTH ONE: Vickers. Black- 
pool. Camtorti t. Creighton, Kaswicfc, 
KirVby Lonsdale. MSom. Rossendale. St 
Benedict's, wrutehavea Mfinderrnera 
DIVISION WEST TWEE: Ageouft. 
Aisagsr. Bratomiood, Hatton. Hoytake. 
Hetahy. Otd Rocklernans. Prescot, Shea, 
Wigan Tech. 

DIVISION EAST THREE: Bolton. 
Broughton, Bury.Chortey, Congieton, 
Crewe and Namwch, DucxfnfMd. dM Rre 
Senrioe. OMham Colione. Lmtocfc. 
DIVISION NOffTHTWOT Ambtaskto. Brit- 
tah Steel. Citheroe, Lancaster Moor 
Hospital. Sflktth. Smith Bros. Thornton 
Ctewtays, Upper Eden. 
DURHAM/NORTHUMBERLAND; Re- 
(wmdana: Newcastle Umroratty. Ackfam, 
AsMngton. Btyth. Hrfngion. Harden. 
Percy Park. Poreetand. Redev, SegHE 
WWaton. Regional two: RockcOtt. Bishop 
Auckland, Consort. Hartlepool, Hartlepool 
BBOB. Houghton, Met&tas, Mowden 
Patk. North Durham, Seaham, Sunder- 
land. Regional three: Wall send. 
Billingham, Chester-le-Street. 
Gulsborough. Hartlepool Athletic, Hartle- 
pool TDSOB. North Shields. Seaton 
Carew. Washington. Waarskfe, WTvtby. 
Regtanal tow. Dariimon RA, Barnard 
Castfe, CMI Service Durham. Jarovisns. 
Newton Aycfiffe. Paudhoe. South ShMds 
Marina College. South Tyneside College, 


port, Lymm. Southport, Wigan. Chester. BridBngtan. Heath OB, Knotlin 
WirraL Mid-CheahlrB. Nethertwl, Caritate. CSSA. MarfsL Northallerton. 


YORKSHIRE: Regions! one: Barnsley. 
Bramley, Castletord. Cleckheaton, 
Driffield. Boole, Hemsworth, 
Roundhegtans. Scarborough, West Park 
Bramhope. York RL Regional two: Don- 
caster, Huddersfield VMCAJJldey, Io- 
nia ns, Leodenslens. Matt on/ Norton. 
Moortown, North Ribblesdale. Old 
OtBensians. Wath, Wheatley HMs. Re- 
gional th roe: Batdon. Bradford Salem. 
BridBngtan, Heath 00, Knottingtay, Leeds 


Rochdale. Cafoy. 

NORTH-EABT DIVISION ONE: Alnwick. 
G ataah ea rt Pel westoe, Wherfedata. 
Morpeth. Old Brodlelans. Old 
Cmstayans. Rtpon, Rotherham. Sandal. 
Thomensfans. 

NORTH-WEST DIVISION TWO: 
Epremont. Blackburn, S adpel o y Perk. 
Workington. Penrith, Cockerraouth, 
Warrington. Sandbach, Heaton Moor, 


DIVISION TWO: Saydon, 


Leigh, Newton 
NORTH-EAST 


South LM 
■rtstanians. 


rians. Poddngion. Pontefract. 
iCfcton. York. 

WEST TWO: Chester Cortege, 


Sefton. St Mary's OB. 
DIVISION EAST 7W1 


rwtfc Chester College, 
H tohtowu . Moors, Otd 
StsSnht. Ruskin Park. 
OBTvulcan. Walasey. 
TWO: AsMon-on-Mar- 


Sfwffieto Tigers. Yambury. 

Regional faun A k ataoniana, Burley. 
Dirwugton. Hassle. HuJtenstans. Leeds 
YMCA. Old Modemtans. West Leeds. 
Wetfwtoy. Wtosay. Yorkshire Capper 
Works. Regtonai live: BP Chendcata. 
Halifax Vandals, Hornsea. 
Knaresborough. Leeds Corinthians. 
OssaO, Phoenix Park. RtahwaUagns, 
Rowrtreos. SWpton. WHh om ae a . Re- 
gional she AdwIcMe-StreeL Amkharpe, 
Bruton, De La SaHe. MaBby OB, Markham. 
Sheffield Madctts. Sheffield Oaks. Shot- 
field Staeta. StockBtxidge. Yorkshire 
Main. 


W Indies 
kings 
of one-day 
match 

Sharjah (Reuter) — The West 
Indies thrashed Sri Lanka by 
193 runs yesterday to clinch the 
Champions Trophy and con- 
firm their unofficial title as the 
kings of tbe one-day match. 

They had already beaten the 
World Cup winners, India, and 
ihe Australasia Cup holders, 
Pakistan, in the four-team con- 
test and thus won the £32,000 
first prize. 

The West Indies were quite 
devastating yesterday. Sent in to 
bat after tbe Sri Lankan captain, 
Dnleep Mendis. won the toss, 

they smashed 248 runs for tbe 

loss of five wickets on a perfect 
hatting wicket — a record- 
equalling score for the Shaijah 
ground. 

The West Indies’ awesome 
pace battery then went to work 
and the Sri Lankan batsmen had 
no answer to the speed of 
Malcolm Marshall, Courtney 
Walsh, Anthony Gray and Win- 
ston Benjamin. 

The man of the match. Walsh, 
snatched the glory from Ritchie 
Richardson, who hit 109, as he 
retired five batsmen — the last 
four dean bowled — to finish 
with the astonishing figures of 
4.3-3- 1-5. 

Sri Lanka's new opening pair. 
Brendcm Kuruppu and Rosham 
Mahanama, made a steady s tan 
but when Kurrupu was run out, 
a sensational slide was set in 
motion. 

The last eight wickets crashed 
for only 10 runs and Sri Lanka's 
total of 55 was their lowest in 
one-day internationals. 

The West Indies captain. Viv 
Richards, singled out the perfor- 
mances of Walsh and Richard- 
son. He said they were great 
players who would improve in 
coming years. Richardson said: 
“We never take any opposition 
lightly and Sri Lanka was no 
exception. We proved today 
that we are a great side.” 

WEST INCHES 

CGGreendga brie Mel — 67 

R B Richardson c TWekaratna 

b J R Ramayeke ... 109 

‘I V A Fhcharoa b J ft Ramayekfl 39 

R A Harper ibwbRJ RomayaHe 15 

A L Log» not out 9 

W K M Benjanun b J R Ratnayeke — 0 
M D Marshall not out 3 

Extras [b l.toS) _6 

Total (5wkta. 45 overa) 248 

H A Gams. C A Walsh. A H Gray am fP J 
Dujoo dri not bet 

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-132, 2-220, 3-221, 
4-242, 5-245. 

BOWLINS: De Mai 9-1-48-1, R J 
Ratnayake 9-2-30-1, Labrooy 7-0-36-0. 
J R RamavBke 9-069-3, Gurusngho 9-0- 
51-0, Ranaunge 2-0-18-0. 

SRI LANKA 

R S Mahanama c Dupn b Marshal — 13 

B Kuruppu ran out 9 

A P Gurusing he b Harper — 15 

A Rananxiga c Watah b Harper — „ — 8 

A L de Silva run out — 3 

L R D Mendis c Dujon b Walsh 2 

H Tnekratra not out 2 

ALF da Mai b Walsh 0 

J R Ratnayeke b Walsh 0 

R j Ratnayake b wash 0 

G Labrooy b Waten ..... 1 

Extras (to 2) — — 2 

Total <28^ overs) 55 

FAIL OF WICKETS: 1-22. 2-22. 345. 4- 
45. 5-50. 6-51. 7-51. 861. Ml. 
BOWUNG: Marshall 5-1-16-1. Grey 5-0- 
15-0. Beniamin 5-0-13-0, Harper 94-8-2, 
Walsh 43-3-1-5. 


Teenagers’ aim 

Matthew Syed. of Reading, 
and Andrea Holt, of Bury, are 
favourites for the singles lilies in 
the English under- 17 table ten- 
nis championships at Maccles- 
field this weekend. Syed is 
aiming to repeat the success of 
his elder brother Andrew, who 
won the title in 1983. while Miss 
Holi is going for a third singles 
championship. 


All hands on deck 


CERTIFIED DIVIDENDS 


Neither London nor the 
North anticipate problems in 
fielding their selected teams for 
the first round of the divisional 
championship on .Saturday. 
Both squads trained on Tuesday 
evening and London's three 
casualties, Rob Lozowski 
(Wasps), Maurice Colclough 
(Swansea) and Simon Smith 
(Richmond! were passed fit 
Lozowski has recovered from 
a knee injury. Colclougb from a 
suspected case of mumps and 
Smith from a bruised elbow. 
Tbe North, whose forwards 
worked at Wilmslow, have only 
one doubt, whether Martin 
Whitcombe, tbe Bedford and 
Yorkshire prop, will have recov- 
ered from a groin strain. Paul 
Huntsman (Headingley) wiU re- 
place him if required. 


By David Hands 

ior the Moseley, ha* 


Moseley, having studied a 
video-recording of an incident 
during Itaedr game last month 
against London Welsh in which 
Stuart Russell tbe Welsh 
flanker, sustained a detached 
retina, believe tbe injury — said 
by the Exiles to have been 
caused by a punch — was a 
complete accident. 

Tbe Barbarians, whose team 
to play Leicester on December 
27 is likely to have a French look 
to it, will play an additional 
match this season, against the 
New Zealand Barbarians on 
April 1 at Cardiff. The New 
Zealanders, on a golden jubilee 
tour, will also meet Leicester on 
March 18, Ballymena (March 
25) and South of Scotland at 
Gala (March 29). 


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A competitor who challenged the chauvinistic domain of golf and is still smiling 

Forrest swaps club for tournaments 



jane Forresc 


of dobs (PboMw^pb: Tony Swocer) 


The appointment of Michelle 
Walker as foil professional at 
the Warren Gotf Dub and of 
Jenny Lee-Smith to ParUaads, 

Newcastle, as well as Vivien 
Saunders’s purchase of her own 
golf dnh, may be regarded by 
chauvinists as ye* another 
infiltration of male preserves by 
“. . . the mons&OBS regimen of 
women”. 

Certainly coverage of Miss 
Walker’s appointment has sug- 
gested foat — Mary Holway’s 
brief tenure at Cottesmore apart 
— hers was tbe firs time that a 
woman had become a dub 
professionaL 

Jane Forrest, who made her 
amateur M|Bp in golf as Jane 
Panter, has altered herself the 
luxury of a wry s&fle. Haring 
passed the PGA school at 
rii tafAail in 1982, she became 
professional at Whatey Golf 
Club in foe RlbUe Valley hi 
Lancashire some years before 
Miss Walker’s appointment; 
somehow she managed to com- 
bine her duties as a dub 
proCessfonal with tournament 
appearances for two and a half 
years. 

Her appointment doseiy fol- 
lowed her marriage to David 
Forrest, who works ns a graphic 
designer in Blackburn, when he 
is not caddying for his wife on 
the circuit. He plays off a 17 
handicap but caddying duties 
obtrude sod last summer, during 
bis five-week holiday, he 
caddied for Jane in six 

IWMW56. 


She resigned her post at 
Whalley a couple of years ago in 
the realization that when she 
was concerned with her duties as 
a dab professional, teaching or 
in the simp, she felt that she 
should be practising, ready for 
her next tournament; bat when 
she arrived to compete on the 
circuit, she was continually 
worrying what might be going 
wrong at the dub. 

Financially, the years when 
Jane was a dub professional 
were adequate rather than exert- 
ing; basically foe very natme of 
the two jobs that she was 
attempting concurrently, were 
essentially opposed. It is no 
surprise now that Mickey 
Walker has made it quite dear 
that from now on . playing 
golf wflj be very secondary". 

In jane's words: “It was a 
tremendous help that David was 
easily earning enough for os to 
live on. What I made was a 
boons. During my two and a half 
years as pro at Whalley, I did 
sot lose money bat i definitely 
coald not have survived if what I 
made at the dob and earned as a 
tournament player had been my 
only source of income.” It is k 
intere s ti n g to note that Mis 
Forrest’s tournament earnings 
from eight years on foe women’s 
draft amounted to £50^)00; this 
seems fair enough until a glance 
at the other side of the coin 
reveals tint her expenses ap- 
proached £30.000. 

Money aside, she experienced 
few ptaUuiK, There was the 


tb we, early in her tenon, when 
she set out to repair a woman 
member's 5-wood by removing 
the shaft and ruined the bead by 
drilling straight through it (“I 
bad to rive her another one.'*) 
Strangely, perhaps, she experi- 
enced absolutely no resentment 
or chauvinism: “No one was 
rude or anpleasant Perhaps the 
folks who resented me getting 
the job just kept away; tat a knv 
handkaPBer asked for a lesson 


handicapper asked for a lesson 
as soon as I arrived and that 
started things off- 1 was asked 
every week to play in men's four 
balls and I went into the dub 
boose for a drink with the 
members each Saturday after 
golf. If there was chanve&ism, I 
was net aware oS it Perhaps I 
was too young and naive to know 

it was there.” 

Long before Jane Panter, 
under the influence iff her men- 
tor, Peter Geddes, tbe Clftheroc 
professional, made foe England 
girls’ team and readied the final 
of the northern women's 
championship at Carlisle in her 
late teens, she had decided that 
she wanted to be a professional 
eolfor. She was one of the first to 
join foe women's professional 
ranks to . 1979 and won the 
European Match Play 
Championship in that season, 
beating Marfel Thomson in the 
ftoaL 

She also won one of tbe 
CarisbeiB tournaments, which 
were helping to get the women's 
draft off the ground, and 
remembers with amusement that 


ber winning cheque on that 
occasion was just £200. When 
she won tbe Dutch Open last 
summer, she took home a cheque 
for £6^00, which may be a 
derisory som when compared 
with the men's earnings, bat 
nevertheless represents a big 
step forward from dm early days 

Mrs Forrest will be playing 
less, though she hopes to take 
her place on the tournament 
scene from time to time next 
year. The main reason is that 
she is having a baby h April. If 
there is any fairness or justice in 
hereditary, the child w01 be 
personable, intelligent and 
attractive and one day will recall 
with pride foe fact that his or her 
mother earned a unique distme- 
tioB in golf. 

Essentially an equable and 
friendly person, Mrs Forrest 
coald not stand eight years in the 
demanding world of tournament 
golf without discovering how 
speedily trmmph can be trans- 
lated into disaster, and rice 
versa: “My best and my worst 
moment came on the same day at 
Hi] version this sammer. I 
fluffed a chip on the first hole of 
the final round, took seven and 
saw a four-shot lead become a 
one-shot lead. 1 consciously 
thought them 'God! I haven't got 
it in me to win a tournament- 1 
My happiest moment was walk- 
ing up the 18th with a five-shot 
lead Main and Che Botch Open 
virtually woo.” 

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GOLF 


FOOTBALL 


Martin’s swift return 
is precisely what 
the doctor ordered 


After last Sunday's televised 
set-back to their champion- 
ship desires. West Ham 
United hope to feature the 
return of Alvin Martin, their 
England centre back, after an 
absence of two months against 
Southampton at Upton Park 
on Saturday . 

John LyalL, the manager, 
scoffed yesterday at a sugges- 
tion that he was poised to sign 
Derek Statham, the West 
Bromwich Albion defender, 
and said that the only transfer 
he was interested in at die 
moment was that of Martin 
from friendly to serious ac- 
tion. 

The four-goal hammering 
West Ham received from 
Newcastle United has 
prompted them to accelerate 
Martin's recovery pro- 
gramme. His jarred knee yes- 
terday withstood the third 
friendly organized for his 
benefit in the last week and 
now the training staff will 
push him hard over the next 
three days in the hope that 
they can have him back in the 
first team by Saturday. 

“It's just been a question of 
games and he's not far off it 
now. 1'il talk to him on Friday 
to see how he feels and. we’ll 
take it from there," Lyle said. 
“It's been a painful injury and 
an unusual one but fortu- 
nately there's no serious dam- 
age to the knee. Paul Hilton 
has done a tremendous job in 
his absence but with Alvin 
you're talking about a highly 
experienced current 
international." 

Martin last played 13 games 
ago at Sheffield Wednesday 
when scoring in a 2-2 draw. In 
the meantime West Ham have 


By Clive White 

intensified their League chal- 
lenge, recently going six hours 
without conceding a goal 
Until last weekend’s defeat 
they were the only first di- 
vision side unbeaten away 
from home this season. 

With Martin restored to full 
health, Bobby Robson, the 
England manager, will have 
his quota of central defenders 
to choose from for the forth- 
coming international again st 
S pain in Madrid. In recent 
vreeks Wright, Fenwick and 
Watson have edged their way 
towards complete recovery 
after injuries. 

• Steve Penney, of Brighton, 
the Northern Ireland inter- 
national winger, is expected to 
be out of action for three 
weeks with a knee injury. 
Penney missed Brighton’s first 
away win of the season at 
Sheffield United on Saturday 
and the manager, Alan 
Muflery, said that Penney 
must rest for 10 days before 
resuming training. Better news 
for Muliery is that the mid- 
field player, Dale Jasper, does 
not have a stress fracture of 
the shin, as was first feared. 
But he will still be sidelined 
for at least 10 days. 

Muliery should know later 
this week whether the captain, 
Danny Wilson, feces a lengthy 
lay-off because of his thigh 
injury. Terry Connor, the 
dub’s top scorer, is making a 
good recovery from an ankle 
injury while Chris Hutchings 
and Gerry Armstrong are 
expected to be fit for 
Saturday’s home game with 
Bradford. 

The defenders, Russell Os- 
man and Paul Ramsey, lined 
up for Leicester City’s second 


Wood taking aim 
at the big time 


By Steve Bates 

Alex Fergnsoa, alarmed at 
Manchester United’s goal 
dronght, is ready to promote a 
reserve forward, Nicky Wood, 
aged 20, for the dob's crucial 
televised game with Tottenham 
Hotspur on Sunday. 

The new Old Trafford man- 
ager, whose side have scored 
four goals in their last seven 
League games, last night 
watched Wood against the 
Leicester reserves at Filbert 
Street in a United team which 
included Bryan Robson, Gordon 
Strachan, Norman Whiteside, 
John Sivebaek and Teny 
Gibson. 

FergnsOB indicated he may 
change the assault force of 
Frank Stapleton and Peter 
Davenport, who have scored 
only five League goals each this 
season. 

Ferguson said: “Nicky has got 
a lot of talent and be has the 
ability to get into the first team. 
He's very quick and although 
it’s not always the best time to 

CRICKET 

Century for 
Wessels 
on SA debut 

East London (Reuter) — Kep- 
ler Wessels, the Australian Test 
player bom in South Africa, 
made a stylish debut for Kim 
Hughes's “rebels" with an un- 
beaten century on the second 
day of the three-day match 
aga inst Border. 

Wessels was given permission 
to play for the Australians last 
month after returning to South 
Africa and starting a con- 
troversy over whether he should 
play for his adopted country or 
the land of his birth. 

Yesterday Wessels responded 
to his inclusion by steering them 
out of an awkward position with 
a fluent 100 not out in 196 
minutes and IS fours, as the 
Australians reached 232 for 
four. Graham Yailop (45), a 
former Australian captain, 
shared a fourth wicket partner- 
ship of 90 with Wessels. 

Earlier Brad Osborne scored 
his maiden first class century 
with 127 as Border scored 358 in 
their first innings against the 
tourists. 

SCORES: Border 358 (B M Osborne 1Z7, 
gLHmm 74, LVWmot44). Kim Hughes's 
tour (K C Wessels 100 not out 
G N Yaflop 45). 


bring in youngsters when the 
team is stuttering, sometimes 
they are so good they can force 
themselves in.” 

Wood, who has made two 
substitute appearances for 
United, is their top Central 
League scorer with seven goals 
in 10 games, hot the Untied 
manager is also aware he could 
retai n Whiteside to the front- 
line role where he started his 
career before being switched to 
midfield. 

“We don’t have a great deal of 
options np front hot Norman is 
one of those we have,” Ferguson 
said. “I’ve been very impressed 
with him since I came — he’s a 
very good player. But if the team 
was playing confidently I'm sme 
we’d get goals front every 
department" 

Since live television games 
were introduced. United's record 
has been poor and with the dab 
languishing perilously dose to 
the relegation zone with Christ- 
mas approaching, Ferguson 
admitted: “There wQl be a lot of 
pressare on the players." 


team last night. Ramsey, the 
Irish international, had not 
played since September be- 
cause of a ligament injury, and 
Osman had missed the last 
three games with a hamstring 
problem. Bryan Hamilton, the 
manager, is hoping their re- 
appearance is further proof of 
their readiness for action in 
the first division. 

Ipwich Town's England 
under-21 international de- 
fender, Ian Cranson, is likely 
to be out for three weeks after 
^retaining a medial-ligament 
knee injury in Tuesday night’s 
Full Members' Cup victory 

Rotherham United, strug- 
gling in the third division, 
yesterday signed the goal- 
keeper, David Fdgate, on loan 
from Grimsby Town. Felgate, 
aged 26, will make his debut in 
tomorrow night’s Freight 
Rover Trophy match at Hali- 
fax to replace the regular 
goalkeeper, Kelnam 
O'Hanlon, who has a broken 
bone in his hand. He is 
expected to miss the next three 
weeks of action. 

Meanwhile, the Sheffield 1 
Wednesday manager, Howard 
Wilkinson, has checked on the 
Middlesborough defender, 
Gary Pallister, who is rated at 
£500,000. 

Oxford United are using a 
friendly against Oxford 
University as a fitness test for 
five players whom Maurice 
Evans wants to use against 
Luton Town on Saturday. 
Trevor Hebbend (Achilles ten- 
don), John Trewick (broken 
nose), Jeremy Charles and 
Peter Rhoades-Brown, who 
have undergone cartilage op- 
erations, and Neil Slatter are 
the players involved. 

Spain topple 
Albania 
to lead group 

Vienna (Reuter) — A goal in 
the 83rd minute from Joaquin 
Alonso, celebrating his return to 
international com petition after 
a four-year absence, gave Spain 
a 2- 1 win over a robust Albanian 
side in a European Champion- 
ship qualifier in Tirana 
yesterday. 

Joaquin tapped home a re- 
bound following a bouncing left- 
foot shot from the captain, Josfe 
Camacho, to put Spain two 
points clear on top of group one 
with two wins from two 
matches, which have included 
two missed penalties. 

The Spaniards, runners-up in 
the 1984 championship, had 
trailed for much of the en- 
counter, the first foil inter- 
national between the two 
countries. It was also the first 
football match to be broadcast 
live outside socialist Albania. 

In Nicosia, Greece, trailing 2- 
I at halftime, hit back with two 
late goals to seize a 4-2 victory 
over Cyprus yesterday and went 
top of group five. 



Hobday making 
giant strides 
towards the top 

From John Hennessy, La Manga, Spain 
a new vet familiar name (Trentham Park) and Lee 

oSr six-round qualifying tour- (Royal Norwich), is sharing 
at the La Manga dub. sixth place. Their respective 
Simon Hobday was. until re- scores yesterday were 73. 70 and 


«ni| v on exuberant South 69. 

rican' member of the tour, and When the field was cut to 100 
Justin Hobdav — his nephew — for the last two rounds the 
looks like following in the guillotine fell on 293, leaving at 


family footsteps. _ 


least one distinguished former 


Justin, bom in London in amateur out in the cold. John 
1963 will be remembered at Hawlcswonh. a Walker Cup 
home for having played in two player last year, had a fraught 
British amateur championships, final round of 76, for a total of 
He reached the third round ai 296. 

Formby In 1984. but failed in The survivor of the day was 
Iasi year’s qualifying section at John Vingoe. a young assistant 


Royal Dornoch. 

After yesterday's splendid 65. 
sx under par. over La Manga s 
north course, Hobday is almost 


from Mullion. After a third 
round of 82 he needed a fourth 
of 65. He made it with a stroke 
to spare, thanks principally to 


an eagle-two at the 13th. where 
to qualify- for his turo- TrjLj a canrf. w - ri K, 


' 'ft • 


pean tour player’s card. He has 
soared to joint second place and 
the coveted piece of pasteboard, 
which will be distributed to the 
lucky- 50 tomorrow evening, is 
his for the taking. 


he holed a sand-wedge shot 
from 90 yards. 

LEADING SCORES: 27B: S Tinning (Deni 
61,69. 69.71. 276: J Hobday (SAL 70.71. 
70. 65: W SnWfi (Ausl. 66. 72. 68, 70. 278: 
D GWord (GB). 68771. 69, 71; L R 
(GS) . 71, 72. 66 , 70. 280: M Few 
71, 69. 69; D MacMiUan 


regular The toast is Jennings Kevin drinks to the health of Northern Ireland’s goalkeeper 
elnam (left) and his wife, Elnor. A tgsrimnniai matrh was staged for Jennings in Belfast last night 
broken 

A goalkeeper who finds joy 
S in coming miles off his line 


By Fan! Newman 

Every footballer playing pro- 
fessionally or at the higher 
levels of tbe part-time game has 
to come to terms with the large 
amount of travelling involved. 
Few. however, can have quite tbe 

problems that Kevin Charlton 
faces. 

Not only does the Telford 
United goalkeeper have to com- 
bine bis football commitments 
with his full-time job as a 
travelling sales representative, 
but he also has to make a 200- 
mile round trip to every home 
match or training session. 

Chariton, who hopes to help 
Telford beat Altrincham in the 
second round of foe FA Cup on 
Saturday, fives in Anglesey, 
north Wales, exactly 100 miles 
from foe Telford ground. The 
jomey from his home through 
Snowdonia and into England 
never takes less than two boms 
and a half and in holiday traffic 
in the early weeks of the season 
it can take more than five hours. 

“When I arrive home after a 
midweek match at somewhere 
film Weymouth at five in foe 
morning and have to get np for 






Charlton: travelling man 


SCHOOLS FOOTBALL 


FA CUP 


work a couple of hoars later Z do 
sometimes wonder whether I’m 
doing the right thing," he said. 
“But I wouldn’t really wont to 
fhanp* anything. Telford are a 
great dab to play for and I’ve got 
a good job with very understand- 
ing employers." 

Charlton, an effervescent 
personality with a reputation as 
a dressing-room character, 
turned semi-professional right 
years ago after bring released by 
Hereford United. Bangor City 
offered hhn a part-time contract 
and when a nearby firm of toy 
wholesalers offered hhn a job as 
a sales representative be decided 
to move into the area 
permanently. 

The dunce to join Telford 
came a year later. “I immedi- 
ately started looking for work in 
foe Triford area hot there didn't 
seem to be anything suitable,’’ 
he said. “Anyway, I was happy 
firing ami working where I was 
so I derided I would jest become 
a long-distance comma ter. 
Anglesey is a bit out of die way, 
hot I love h here." 

Charlton, who has pursued 
his careo- despite the problems 
of being a diahriic, has long been 
regarded as one of the most 
talented goalkeepers in non- 
Leagne football. He has played 
in the England seori-pro- 
fessmnal team ami has been a 
mainstay iff Telford’s recent FA 
Cup campaigns. 

Stan Stortoo, the Telford 
manager, said: “He’s Ip big- 
occasioa player. He sometimes 
loses concentration in run-of- 
the-mill league games, but I can 
hardly remember him malting a 
mistake in a big march. He’s 
saved ns on several occasions. 

RUGBY UNION 


When we mm at Stockport in 
the FA Cop last year he was 
undoubtedly the decisive 
factor." 

Despite having helped Her- 
eford win the third division 
championship, Chariton, aged 
32, has no doubt that Telford 
have provided foe best moments 
of his club c are e r , including 
victory in the FA Trophv final at 
Wembley and 10 FA Cap wins ! 
over League sides in the last five 
seasons. Two years ago be 
defied Everton for more than an 
hour in front of a cro w d of more 
than 47,000 at Goodison Park 
before Telford lost 3-0. 

“We seem to have foe ability 
as a team to raise am game when 
it’s really needed," be said. 

Saturday’s visit by Al- 
trincham ends Telford’s se- 
quence of 14 successive FA Cup 
ties against League opposition. 
Chariton, however, befives that 
Altrincham, one of Telford's 
main challengers for the GM 
Vanxhall Conference champion- 
ship and promotion to the fourth 
division, pose a greater threat 
than Leagne teams like Burnley, 
their victims in the last round. 

“We all have a great respect 
for Altrincham,” be sauL“Our 
games against them are nearly 
always very tight and foe fact 
that we brat them 4-0 in foe 
league a few weeks ago wifi 
count for nothing on the day." 

Good Evans! 

David Evans, the Luton Town 
chairman, has responded to a 
ay for help from Caernarfon 
Town, foe FA Cup giant-killers 
— and sent them £500. The 
Multipart League dob, who are 
at home to York in Saturday's 
second rotmd, spent £3,000 on 
ground improvements after trou- 
ble during last month's dash 
against Stockport. “They wrote 
to a number of dubs, including 
ns, asking for financial help," 
foe Luton executive directin', 
John Smith, said . 


a Im^toleenouSaSiSremraL ** SShS®*? ' 7i.‘ 6ft m’ htalro 

a laudable enough achievement, «_» 72 , fc. aa- s Stephan (GBl 78 , 

though it still leaves him, 10 - 71 . 7 a 64:JCSftam(AustraUaL7S.ra, 72 . 
gether with Wayne Smilh (70). gft jt°P« jSp». g?._66. 75. 73; CRocca 
n f Aiicrralia av chois behind (ft). 73. 71. ro. 68. A Stufabs(GB), 75, 
ot Australia, six snom oramo & 4i 74 i 69 : p A Brastwfl(Siwe),7ifi8 1 70. 

the tall, lissom Dane. Steen ri. d Ktenk (usj. 70. ?i. 70 . 71. aa j 
Tinning (71 ). awncefGB). 72. 68. 74. 69; P AfentGBL 

Th*f 73/68, 75. 67; W Winsnss (SA). 72. 72. 6s! 

They are followed by two ?1; A (GB) ra re. to. 68 ; c 

Britons on 279. David Gilford Plates (GB). 70. 73. 71, 69. 

List of team could 
be premature 


Almost six months in ad- 
vance, the Walker Cup selectors 
will announce today the Great 
Britain and Ireland side for the 
match against foe United States 
at Sunnmgdaie. 

The match is on May 27 and 
28. hut the reason for such an 
earlv selection, it is claimed, is 
that there are few events or 
tournaments in these islands 
between now and then which 
could influence decisions. 

So the team of 10 will be 
chosen on 1986. form and, 
unfortunately, one or two of 
these could go off tbe boil by tbe 
time foe match comes around. It 
surely would be preferable to 
short-list a squad and make the 
final choice as late as possible. 
After all. there is not a lack of 
important amateur competition 
in Britain in March. April and 
early May. 

The new captain. Geoff 
Marks, of England, carries a 
heavy responsibility. If be could 
inspire victory rt would nor only 
be foe first since 1971 at St 
Andrews; but it could mean 
that,' for the first time, the 
United States do not bold any of 
the three longest standing golf 
trophies. 

Tony Jacklin led Europe to a 
Ryder Cup victory 15 months 
ago and Diane Bailey inspired 
Britain and Ireland to win the 
Curtis Cop on American soil 
last August. There has to be 
changes in the Walker Cup team 
from that which gave a mighty 


Repton finish in style Slick Sultan on crest of the wave 


Repton finished their season Two goals 
on a happy note, beating both enabled Mil] 
Charterhouse and Malvern 2-0. twice behind 
At Charterhouse played in win 3-2. The 
damp, foggy conditions. Repton visitors ha 


als by T Morgan 
inifield, who were 
id against Forest, to 
he first goal for the 
had come from 


always looked stronger and Woodhead, their captain, with a 
more positive (George Chester- powerful header. 


ton writes). Anderson scored 


fast and competitive 


fiist from a long throw and game at ChigweU, the home 
Pashley made it 2-0 with a team went two ahead against 


breakaway 

Against 


WellingbOFongb shortly after 
Adams half-time, but the visitors fought 


headed in a corner after 20 back well with two goals from 
minutes and although Malvern Thorney croft, the equalizer 
came back into the game either coining in the last minute, 
side of half-time. P Gillespie Thirty-two independent 
scored Repton's second at an- schools compete for the Corin- 
oiber comer, shooting through a thian-Casuals Challenge Cup at 
crowd of players. Forest School on December 17. 


New secretary 

Sheffield Wednesday have ap- 
pointed Graham Mackrell, aged 
36. as their new secretary in 
place of Dick Chester, who 
resigned to go into business last 
month. Mackrell, who stoned 
his career at Bourenemouih, 
spent four years at Luton Town 
as secretary until leaving there 
on N ovember 12. 

Thais defend 

Bangkok (AP) - Two Thai 
World Boxing Council cham- 
pions, the super bantamweight 


Samart Payakarun and fly- ' 
weight Sot Chitatada, will de- 
fend their titles here next 
Wednesday. Payakarun will, 
meet the Mexican, Juan Meza, 
the No 8 contender, while 
Chitilada boxes against No 1 
contender Gabriel Bernal, of 
Mexico 

Pical retains title 

Jakarta (Reuter) — Ellyas 
Pical. oflndonesia, knocked out 
Lee Dong Choon, of South 
Korea, in the tenth round of 
their scheduled 15-round bout 
last night 


By Peter Marson 

HMS Cochrane 16 

HMS Sultan 25 

HMS Sultan, the marine en- 
gineering training establishment 
from Gosport, won the Royal 
Navy’s knock-out cup final in 
an excellent match against HMS 
Cochrane from Rosyth. whom 
they beat by three goals, a uy 
and a dropped goal to a goal, a 
try and two penalty goals at the 
United Services ground, Ports- 
mouth, yesterday. 

A strong wind at Cochrane's 
back helped them to a useful 
lead of 12-6 at foe halfway stage 
but, in a competition open to 
all-ranks in foe British Isles, 
Sultan proved to be worthy 


ATHLETICS 


winners at the end of a splendid 
second half display in which 19 
points look their aggregate in 
five matches to I75-3L 

If Cochrane’s heavy pack gave 
them an edge in foe tight 
scrummages, then Sultan's cle- 
ver backs, among whom Keliett, 
a Navy cap. and McGeehan, 
and Greenland, foe half-backs, 
excelled, could call on some 
smart moves and subtle run- 
ning. Their influence enabled 
Sultans to underline their 
superiority in foe second period. 

Keliett, whose quick-witted- 
ness enabled Greenland to score 
Sultan's third try was the 
match's top scorer with nine 
points from three conversions 
and a well-taken dropped goal. 

A penalty try, to which Keliett 
added his conversion, signalled 

FOR THE RECORD 


the start of Sultan's offensive in 
the second half and following 
KeUeti's dropped goal and 
Greenland’s try, a fourth try by 
McGeehan settled the matter. 






HM3 SULTAN: MEM F Boon; MEA D 
FohwpU. PO R McHate, LMEA A KoUett, 
CTO K Ayriss; LMEA D GreanfarefL AW M 
McGeoJiay APP D Stevens. PO P 
C^doe. LPT A Quinn .APP M Limey. 
APP M P Bnmrtna CTO M JOdd, APP S 
Brianai. LPT T O'Connor. 

GW** (Am* Rugby 


AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TOUR AVERAGES 



FOOTBALL 

EUROPEAN CHAHPKMSHP-. ttwp (he, 
quaSOsr Grancs 4, Cyprus 2. 

Group flw nan dtaoa 

PWDL F A PtM 


Greece 

Pound 

The Netherlands . 

Cyprus 

Group one. qua! 
Gram 


P W P L F A Pts 

3 20175 4 

—211021 3 

2 110 10 3 

—200213 0 

—100124 0 

s Spain 2. Afeonfa 1. 

' PwTl FAPte 
—220031 4 

—210141 2 

-210134 2 

-200215 0 


Mtfand 12 ; 3. EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP: 


ENGLAND 
Batting and fielding 

« lira R HS Ave 100 50 Cl 
D I Gower 2 4 1 250 13683.33 1 1 _ 

BC Broad 2 4 1 221 16273.66 1 - 4 

CJ Richards 2 3 0 148 13349.33 1 -4 

I T Botham 2 3 O 144 13848.00 1 -4 

CWJAtttey 2 4 0 179 9644.75 - 2 1 

MWGaUBw 2 4 0 157 7039.25 - 2 1 

PAJ DeFrerfas 2 3 0 66 4022.00 — - i 


Bowling 

OH R W Ave B 8 51 10H 

SR Waugh 663 11 235 8 2937 5-69 1 

BA Reid 96 16 279 9 31.00 4-115 - - 

MG Hughes 413 7 162 5 32.40 3-134 - - 

C D Matthews 70.1 14 233 6 3833 3-95 - - 

GRJ Matthews 52 6 183 1 183.001-124 - - 

A R Bonier 1060 — - - - 

G F Lawson 50 9 170 0 — — — — 


J E Emburey 2 3 2 
A J Lamb 2 4 0 
G R Dffley 2 10 
P H Edmonds 2 11 


2 3 2 17 8 17 - 

2 4 0 51 4012.75 - 
2 1 0 0 0 0000 

2 11 g g - - 


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PA JDeFreitas 
J E Emburey 
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84 31 138 4 3430 2-55 - - 

70.4 13 208 6 3436 3-62 - - 

1483 46 297 8 37.12 5410 1 - 

572 9 177 4 4425 2-58 - - 


ENGLAND TOUR AVERAGES 
Batting and fletdlng 

M I NO R HS Ave 100 50 
1 T Botham 6 11 2 438 138 48A4 1 2 

J J Whitaker 2 3 0 118 108:7 .33 1 - 

B C Broad 6 12 1 398 162 36.18 1 1 

A J Lamb 5 10 0 3^0 105 34.00 1 3 

D I Gower 5 10 1 303 136 33.66 1 1 

N A Foster 2 4 1 101 74* 33.66 - 1 


Also bowled: MW Getting. 8-3-7 -0: A J Lamb, 1 -1-0-0. 


CJ Richards 4 7 0 201 133 28.71 

B N French 2 4 2 66 38* 2750 - - 

CWJAthey 4 8 0 200 96 254)0 — 2 

MWGatting 5 10 0 236 70 23.80 - 2 

P H Edmonds 5 5 2 60 27 20.00 - - 

PAJ OeFreitas 4 7 1 116 40 1933 - - 


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- rc* Hawtcs 115. Denver 

- ESSf* 3 e 001 9s ««and cawrters 115, San 

- 105; Bucks 95. 

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York Knk *s 100; GMden Stale Warriors 104. 
Houston Rockets 99; Fortand Trv* Blazers 
JS 4 -,*? catta perB 99: Dabs ktavor- 

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- <Sp)9 & VBflirteme (Fr) 63 
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_ JugopUOTKa Sp*t (Yug) 84. Dtv 

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M I NO R KS Ave 100 50 Ct 
GHJ Matthews 2 4 2 128 56*54.00 - 1 2 

G R Marsh 2 4 0 230 11057.50 1 1 - 

GMRHctee 2 4 1 143 4547.66 - - 1 

A R Border 2 4 0 171 12542.75 1 - 2 

T J Zoefirer 2 3 1 83 3841-50 - - 5 

SR Waugh 2 3 0 99 7)33.00 - - 5 

DM Jones 2 4 0 122 643050 - 1 - 

G F Lawson 1 1 0 13 131300 - - 1 

CD Matthews 2 3 0 21 11 7.00 - - 1 

DC Boone 2 4 0 26 14 550 - — 1 

BA Raw 231 7 3 350 - - - 

MG Hughes 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 - - 1 


GR Dffley 
J EEmburoy 
G CSmal 
W N Stack 

Bowfing 

MWGatting 
GRQUtey 
IT Bottom 
N A Foster 
JE Emburey 
. P AJOeFrett* 
G CSmal 
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5 9 3 71 24 11.63 

4 6 1 59 26 11.80 

5 6 0 SO 18 853 


O K R W Ave BS SII0M 

14 3 33 2 1650 1-1 - - 

139.2 24 421 18 26 31 5-68 1 - 

133.1 27 377 13 29.00 342 - - 

605 18 151 5 3020 3-30 - - 

2905 67 649 21 3050 6-102 2 - 

145A 28 442 13 34.00 4-82 - - 

973 25 283 8 3537 3-BO - - 

218 65 472 12 3933 3-37 - - 


Abo bowled: A J Lamb, M-0-0. 

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Group eight ronfifiec Tto Netherlands 2. 
Luxembourg 0. Bteroftint: 1, West Ger- 
many. pfanred 1, 2pts;2.The HelhertontJs, 
2. 2: 3. Bulgaria. 2. 2: 4, Luxantfxxjsrg. 1 . 0. 
REPRESENTATIVE MATCH: Canibndga 
University 0. Cambridge United 0. 

TUESDAY'S LATE RESULTS 
TODAY LEAGUE 

SECOND DIVISKM Grimsby 1. BledTOurn 

THIRD DIVISION: Bournemouth 0, GAtoQ- 
ham 2: Newport 0, Bristol Chy 1. 

FOURTH DmSfON: Northampton 4. Exe- 
ter 0. 

FULL MEMBERS* CUP 
THRO ROUND: Ipswich 1, Aston VHa 0 
(Ipswic h away to Manc h ester Cttvl. 
FREIGHT ROVER TROPHY: Bottan 1. 
Blackpool 0; Cambridge 0. Fitiham 4; 
Cartift a Wohnrh ampro n wanderers 1; 
Chesterfield 2. MMtflesbraugh 1 ; Crewe 1 , 
Chester 2: Dartnoton 2, Rochdale t. 
Mansflekf 2. Hafifax 2; Scunthorpe 1. 
Hartlepo ol 0; Torquay 0. Swansea 0- 
FOOTBALL COMBBUTlQfl: Bristol Rov- 
ers 5. Oxford a Swindon 0, Watford 3: 
MflwaU 0. Reading 4 : Brighton 4. cnertton 
0; QPR6. Ctwisea 2. 

CENTRAL LEAGUE: First dMstom Uvbt- 

r l. ShefheM wed 1; Leeds 1. Oktram 
Second AitstaK Rotherham 1, 
Huddarsflek) 4; Preston 1. Port Vale 2. 
WELSH CUP: TtiH round: Shrewsbury 
10. Goto Abort 0. 

NORTHERN PREMHER LEAGUE: Pre- 
sident's Cike First round, Kiel leg: 
Moracambe 37 Maodesfiefd 2. 
MULTIPART LEAGUE: Goto) 0, VWtO1 1; 
Marine 0. Woriangton 0; Southport 2. 
Mossley 1. 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: BM DellBW Cap: 
First round: Bromsgnova 4, Bridgnorth 0: 
Buckingham 4. Baraun* 0: ConmWan 1, 
Ertiti and Belvedere 1: Coventry Sporting 
0. Bedworth 3; Dover 3, Gvoartwy 1; 
fisher 3, Chatham 0; Moor Great 1. 


Hednestard 1: RttisUp 2, Burnham and 
H ffi ngdon 2; Sheppey 0. Gravesend 1; 
Stourbridge 3. WfflaihaB 0: Thanet 2, 
FMkestone 2; Trowbridge 3. Salisbury 2; 
Wateriowflle 5. Gosport 0: WHney 0, 
M©ftnyr4. 

VAUXftALLrOPEL LEAGUE: Fket «- 
ttoron: BIBericay 5. Tftury a Second 
dhrWon north: Barton Rovers 1. 
Wof yerton 2: Hatow 0, Hatnei Hempstaad 
2jSatfron Walden 2. Worn 1. Second 
OvteHn sooth: Canboriey a Woking 1; 
Owteey 1, Horsham Eastbourne 
Unltediwbyieteale a Ftacttwefl Heath 0. 
MM Podoe Motesey 0. Dorking (L 
MODLESEX SEMOR CUP: Hnt romt 
Enfield 4, Ftftham 1: Hampton 2, 
WaaWstone Z Hayes 2, RUsSo Manor 0; 
Hendon 1. Kingsbury ftVeadtog 0, 
Harrow Borough 1. Postponed: Staines v 

BbSuFaND BUCKS SENIOR CUP: Ftau 
round: DWcot 0, Sloug h 3 (a Stounht. 
BUIUHNG SCENEOlSliRNLSuSuE: 
Brabwee 2, Sotiam (h Cofchestor 0. 
NeiMnaricet 0; wanon 2, Fsflxstowe 1; 
Qaat Yarmoutii 4, Sudbury 0; Havertot 1 , 
Buryi; Trptroa 3. Brantham Adtiede 1. 
MACBAR SOUTH WEST COUNTIES 


LEAG^i Bristol Oty 2, Herefo rd 1. 
KNIGHT FLOODLIT COMPETITION: 
WK#enhoe2,Heybridga2. 

ESSEX SBNOR Cuft Second round: 


Leyton- Wingate 1. Barking 2. 

HEHT5 OUUUTY CUP: Sam t - flaefc 
Boreham Wood 2, Trtng 0. 

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Monland: fractured ankles 

Mouland 
hurt in 
car crash 

Mark Mouland, foe Mid- 
lands-based European tour 
goffer, has broken bofo his 
ankles in a road accident at 
Duncburch. His father, Sid 
Monland, who Is the dab pro- 
fessional at KenOwortb, said: 
“He is lucky to be alive. The car 
was a frightening sight with tire 
engine almost in foe driving 
seat. 

"Mark has no recollection of 
the crash. He was driving along 
one moment and woke up in 
hospital the next His legs will 
be in plaster for about six 
weeks." 

Mouland, aged 25, is due to 
spend three weeks in West 
Indies next month, competing in 
some pro-am events and the 
TriaMsa! and Tobago Open. 
Then he plans to play in 
Australia during February if he 
can obtain some sponsors' 
invitations. “He still feels be has 
a slim chance of going to tire 
West Indies and at least h 
provides an incentive for him to 
get fit quickly,'’ his father said. 

Last season was easily 
Montand's most successful. He 
gamed his first tour win in the 
Car Care Plan internati onal, 
finishing thirtieth in the Order 
of Merit and playing for Wales 
in tbe D unhi ll Cup. His earnings 
surpassed £50,000. 


i- performance at Pine Valley in 
s 1985, losing by a narrow 13-11 
it matgiiL Four of that Britain and 
e Ireland side. John Hawksworth. 
s Peter Baker. Sandy Stephen and 
David Gilford, bave since 
1 turned professional and are 
1 therefore not available. 

5 That leaves Colin Montgo- 
r raerie, George Macgregor. Garth 
s McGimpsey, Peter McEvoy, 

1 Cecil Bloice and Paul Mayo stUI 
available, although Macgregor, 
s aged 42, may be considered too 
, old, and Mayo seems to have 
f lost his best form. 

: Montgomerie. McGimpsey, 

t McEvoy and British amateur 'j 
> champion, David Curry, 
t formed the four strong Eisen- 
- hower Trophy squad for the 
f world team championship last 
1 October and they will almost 
I certainly be the nucleus at 
Sunni ngdale. Others in foe run- 
f ning for places include John 
t McHenry, the Irish champion. 

1 and Graeme Shaw of Scotland, 
r who had a five out of six record 
t when his team comfortably woo 
1 tbe home international 
) championship in September, 
r There are not however, too 
r many other outstanding can- 
didates, with so many players 
these days switching to the 
i professional ranks, but America 
has the same problem and it 
could be an exciting affair when 
the match is staged on an inland 
course on this side of the 
Atlantic for foe first lime next 
May. 

Langer is 
back to * 
fill vacuum 

Johannesburg (AFP) — Bern- 
hard Langer, foe defending 
champion, is seen as bofo foe 
favourite and saviour of foe Sun 
City tournament which begins 
today. 

The West German has proved 
immune to anti-apartheid pres- 
sure which has robbed foe 
tournament in foe black home- 
land of Bophuthatswana of lead- 
ing American playera and left 
organizers scratching around for 
big names despite a $300,000 
(about £210.000) winner's 
cheque and- $50,000 guaranteed 
for foe tail-ender. 

Lee Trevino. Andy Bean, and 
Severiano Ballesteros, osten- A, 
sibly through injury, have 
pulled out and replacement 
candidates have been thin on 
the ground because of pressure 
from foe US Professional 
Golfers’ Association. 

. Four local players had origr 
inally been drafted in to com- 
plete foe 10-man field - the 
veteran. Gary Player, Nicky 
Price, David Frost and Mark 
McNulty — but Price’s last- 
minute withdrawal for an emer- 
gency appendicitis operation 
leaves only nine contenders. 

With them are foe American. 

Lanny Wadkins. David Gra- 
ham, of Australia. Tze-Chung 
Chen. ofTaiwan, and foe British 
Ryder Cup colleagues, Howard 
Clark and Ian Woosnam, who 
were drafted in ai the last ^ 
minute. 

. Clark said; “I received an 
invitation two weeks ago while I 
was in Japan and had no 
hesitation in accepting. Politics 
is not an issue with me." 

Wadkins, foe US Open run- 
ner-up, hopes to improve on his 
second place here last year after 
a lean season on foe US tour. 

Grabam finished third in the 
Japanese Masters two weeks ago 
after promising performances in 
foe Nissan Cup and South 
Australia Open while McNulty, 
chasing his fourth successive 
tournament victory in a row, is 
the main home contender. 


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TELEVISION A ND 
Thinning out the Whitehall hopefuls 

C~ CHOICE ) 



THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


41 


Edited by Peter Dear 
and Peter Davalle 


• A Civil Service commissioner, 
sitting behind me at the Press 
preview of the 40 Minutes docu- 
mentary The Chosen Few (BBC2, 
9.30pm) which describes the selec- 
tion process for Whitehall jobs, 
relumed this verdict as the house 
lights came up: “That was above 
the level of acceptability”. And so, 
on the assessors’ scale of 1 to 7, ( 7 
counts as a glittering success), the 
first of Chris Curling's two films 
about the Civil Service recruit- 
mem procedure, has cleared the 
initial hurdles. It gets a pass mark 
from me. too. Whether the same 
commissioner would have put 
pan two (next week) in the 
acceptability category, I am not 
able to say. And, although I know 
the answer, wild horses would not 
drag from me any hint as to 
whether some or none of the 
candidates whose swea tv-palm or- 
deal is detailed in the two films. 


are finally picked to tread the 
same path that Yes Minister’s Sir 
Humphrey Appleby has conspicu- 
ously trodden to the amusement 
of the nation. In tonight's film, 
five candidates come up for a two- 
day inquisition. Three of them are 
shadowy figures; the supporting 
cast, as it were. The spotlight fells 
on Evelyn (23, Manchester 
Univeirity.ex- bank employee, ex- 
Home Office police department) 
and Timothy (25, Oxford, ex- 
GLC, writer of fiction ). Eagle-eyes 
are trained on their contributions 
to a debate on whether Britain can 
afford the luxury of a monarchy, 
and on an imaginary committee 
meeting called to decide whether 

British competitors should partici- 
pate in an Olympic Games in a 
country where there has just been 


a military coup. The camera duly 
records it, and it is an fair game. 
But where some people might take 
issue with The Chosen Few is 
when the camera goes with the 
assessors into the dissecting room, 
and the microphone picks up such 
judgments as “sdf-consaously 
yobbish .....“dangerous 
quality H -..“k>ses balance when 
facing moral issues”. In a sense, 
however, the balance is restored 
when the candidate in question, 
reporting on an exchange with an 
assessor on the question of 
whether boxing should be banned, 
confesses that they were both 
arguing about technicalities from 
the same position of ignorance. 

• Blood Red Roses (Channel 4, 
9.30}, a three-part drama serial by 
(and directed by) John McGrath, 
began life on the stage and traces 
of its theatrical origins can be 
detected in it As a study 


BBC1 


6.00 Ceetax AM. 

6.30 Henna headliners followed by 
The Rintstones. Cartoon 


7.00 Bi 


series (r) 6.55 Weather, 
reaktast Time with Frank 


Bough. Sally Magnusson end 
Jeremy Paxman. National and 
international news at 7.00, 

7.30. 8.00 and 840; regional 
news and travel at 7.15. 7.45 
and 8.15; weather at 745, 745 
and 845. 

B.40 Watchdog. Consumer affairs 
programme presented by Lynn 
Fauids Wood and Jon 
Stapleton 845 Regional news 
and weather 9.00 News. 

9.05 Day to Day. A studio 

discussion on a topical subject, 
chaired by Robert Kilroy-Silk 
9.45 Advice Shop. Margo 
MacDonald examines the ins 
and outs of supplementary 
benefit 10.G0 Neighbours, (r) 

10.20 The WomMes. (r) 1045 PMBp 
Schofield with news of 
children's television 
programmes, and birthday 
greetings 10.30 Play School. 
1040 Henry's Cat 

1045 Five to Eleven. Fulton Mackay 
with a thought for the day 

11.00 Foodand Drink. A 
repeat of Tuesday's 
programme which included an 
assessment of fast food. 1140 
Open Air. Television makers 
face their critics. 

1245 Domesday De te c ti v e s. Quiz 
game on Britain, played by 
teams. 1245 Regional news 
and weather. 

1.00 News at One with Martyn 
Lewis. Weather. 145 
Neighbours. Paul agrees to 
help Carol with her drink 
problem 140 Animal For with 
Don Spencer, (r) 

2.00 FHm: School for Scoundrels* 
(1959) starring Ian Carmichaei, 
Terry-Thomas, Aiastair Sim, 
and Janetta Scott. Comedy, 
based on Stephen Potter's 
One upmanship books, about a 
put-upon oaf who is persuaded 
to enrol in the Collage of 
Ulemanship. Directed by 
Robert Hamer. 345 Coming 
Up. A preview of the feature 


aims to be shown on BBC 
Television. 

340 Scrsgtsg and Ms Teo-tima 
Tefiy 445 Sebastian the 
Incred&tfe Drawing DogL 
Michael Barrymore with the 
story of The Toastmaster 4.15 
Odysseus the Greatest Hero 
of Them AS. Tony Robinson 
with another tale from Greek 
mythology 440 Galloping 
Galaxies. 

445 John Craven's Newsround 
545 Blue Peter. Bonnie's 
training is put to the test as she 
helps conservationists ring 
ducks. (Ceefax) 

545 Masterteam. 

8.00 News with Sue Lawiey and 
Philip Hayton. Weather. 

645 London Phis. 

7.00 Too ot the Pops introduced by 
Mike Smith. 

740 EastEndera. Dr Legg receives 
some flack when the name of 
the tenant taking over Ethel's 
room becomes known, 

(Ceefax) 

8.00 Tomorrow’s World. Judith 
Hann has new evidence that 
stomach ulcers are caused by 
bacteria; there is a new lamp- 
post painting machine: a hew 
type of oar: how a town in 
Iceland receives hot water 
courtesy of lava power; and 
how New Brighten is saving its 
beaches from erosion. 

840 The Kermy Everett Telewskm , 
Show. Comedy sketches, and 
music from Hot Gossip. 

(Ceefax) 

9.00 News with Julia Somerville and 
John Humphrys. Regional 
news and weather. 

940 Just Good Friends. The two 
would-be lovers make for 
Portugal and a v<Ba owned by 
the tax-evading Pinners. 


m00 tiuestton Time. Sir Robin 
Day's panel is Peter 
Sutherland. Susan Thomas, 
and MPS Bryn Gould and Sir 
Geoffrey Howe. 

11.00 Matt Houston. A ntfflonaire’s 
wife is kidnapped and Matt Is 
on the trail or the perpetrators. 

11.50 Weather. 


Linger ii 
back to 
fill men 



Sam Hardy and Cicely Courtneidge in Ote 1933 British comedy 
Aunt Sally, on Channel 4, 5.00pm 


BBC 2 


in 


9.00 

9.52 Daytime on Two: A-ieveJ 
studies - statistics 10.15 
11048 
ting of 

iThinkaboiit 11.18 
Preparing children for 
exeriences outside the home 
1140 A group of teenage girfs 
recount Instances of sexual 
haras s ment 

12.12 Basic Spanish conversation 
skills 1240 French for 
absolute beginners 1245 
Associations between living 
organisms 145 French 
conversation 1.38 The 
microtechnology Industry in 
Wales 2.00 Why different 
clothes make you feel different 
2.15 A musical version of the 
story of Dick Whittington. 

3-3S Hi the Making. Tessa Fueha, a 
potter, demonstrates and talks 
about the landscapes she 
makes in clay, (r) 

245 Wild World. The creatures who 
Pve In a city of coral In the 
Caribbean, (r) 

3.45 Small World. Mat Irvine and his 
models of spacecraft (r)345 
Regional news and weather. 

440 Pamela Arm s tr on g. This 
afternoon's topic is the ease 
with which credtcan be 
obtained. Music is provided by 
Jaki Graham. 

445 Look Stranger. The story of 
Patrick O’Hara who used his 
redundancy money to buy a 
kiln and then learnt howto 
sculpt in porcelain, (r) 


militant feminism, however, it 
carries quite a punch. Literally so, 
because the central character of 
Bessie (played, in her younger 
manifestation, by Louise Beattie) 
is a born fighter - a feet made 
abundantly dear in schooldays 
sequences in which she asaults a 
teacher and responds with a four- 
letter word when a derygman 
assures the girls that God will lead 
them to an acceptance of their 
subservient role in a man's world! 

• Radio choice: So condemnatory 
of our over-burdened NHS hos- 
pitals is Colin Douglas’s play 
Better to Break Yora Neck (Radio 
4, 3.00pm) that any aged listener 
who suffers an injury as the play’s 
pathetic heroine does, will prob- 
ably demand a cast-iron guarantee 
of an early operation immediately 
on being admitted 

Peter Davalle 



Terry Thomas, Ian fai-mirhe#*, Janette Scott School for Sconadrels (BBC 1,2pm) 


540 


Domesday Detectives. A 
repeat of the | 


repeat of the programme 
shown on BBC lat 1245. 

540 Flm 86. Barry Norman reviews 
Labyrinth, and Just between 
Rlends. (r) 

640 Star Trek. KHk and Mr Spock 
are forced to fight for their fives 
against reincarnations of evfl 
tyrants from history. <r) 

BA 5 What on Earth-? Wildlife quiz 


7.10 Sir Gordon Richards. A repeat 
of the Maestro programme in 
which the celebrated jockey 
and trafnOr looked back on his 
career. 

7-40 Open Space: Who Goes 

Where? A documentary about 
racial discrimination In me 
National Health. 

8.10 Ti me wa tch . The Human 
Factor. Pater France presents 
two Abus -one about a 
peasant farmer who accidently 
discovered the largest cache 
ofThradan treasure; the other 
on the Italian forger whose 
work) 


940 Entertainment USA. Jonathan 
King, continues his journey 
from San Francisco to Los 


AfhQnlnc 

940 40 Minutes: The Choeen FWw. 
A documentary tallowing a 
— ofcandKlatssthro — 1 
lati's Fast Stream 
Selection Process, (see 
Choice) (Ceefax) 

10.10 Pha Stivers* The officer sent to 
cure Bflko and his platoon of 
itutittouttobea 
blonde, (r) 

1045 NewsrwghL 1140 Weather. 


1TV/LONDON 


pop mus 
Bamett’i 


6.15 TV-am: Good Mo r ni ng Britain 
presented by Anne Diamond 
and Geoff Meade. News with 
David Foster at 640, 7.00, 

740, 840, 840 and 940; 
financial news at 645; sport at 
6.40 and 7 AO; exercises at 
645 and 9.17; cartoon at 7 45; 
music at 745; and Jeni 
:'s postbag at 845. The 
After Nine guests include 
Claire Flayner with advice on 
personal problems. 

945 Thames news headlines. 

940 The Terms Ahead: the soap 
opera genre 946 Limestone 
quarrying 10.17 A German 
programme about animals 
1048 The Norfofe Broads. 

1140 Amy the Angel. A young girl is 
on the brink of suicide when an 
angel convinces her how sad 
life would have been if she 
hadn’t been bom 1145 Wattoo 
Wattoo. Cartoon. 

1200 Thomas the Tank Engine and 
Friends, (r) 12101 
Puppets 
tnnes 1240 The SuBvans. 
Drama serial about an 
Australian family in the Forties. 

140 News at One wWr Leonard 
Parkin includes the fourth daily 
item on Aids which examines 
how incurable Aids sufferers 

are cared for. 140 Thames 
news. 

140 Falcon Crest Drama serial, 
starring Jane Wyman, about 
the vinyard-owmng folk of 
California 225 Home Cookery 
Club. Fresh Apple Tart 

240 Daytime. Sarah Kennedy 

chairs a studio (fiscussion on 
why hospital watting lists are 
so long and what should be 
done about it 340 Take the 
High Road. Card McKay is 
brought to her senses by a 
dangerous encounter in the 
woods 225 Themes news 
headlines aSQSons and 
Daughters. 

440 The Raggy Dotis 4.10 The 

Tetebuas 440 Running Loose. 
Serial about a group of inner- 
efiy youngsters on a camping 
ho&dayki the 


countryside. (Oracle) 4^5 
Dangermousa. Cartoon series 
about a secret service rodent 
and his timorous assistant 

5.15 Blockbusters. General 
knowledge quiz game for 
teenagers, presented by Bob 

Holness. 

5-45 News with Aiastair Stewart 
640 Thames news. 

645 HMpIViv Taylor Gee with news 
of hearing therapy. 

645 Crossroads. An unwanted 
visitor interru p t s JUI when she 
is hard at work. 

7.00 Emmerdaie Farm. WiH Amos 
be able to smuggle his big 
surprise tor Mr Wilks into the 
Wootpack? 

740 FflmrStroker Ace (1983) 
starring Burt Reynolds and 
Ned Beatty. Ligmhsarted tale 
of an ace stock car racer and 
the trouble he has with his 

sponsors who look unkindly at 
his unorthodox behaviour. 
Directed by Hal Needham. 

940 GMs On Top. Comedy about 


Top. Comedy ab 

three girts sharing an 
apartment in the home of 


an 


Starring Dawn French, Jennifer 
Saunders, Ruby Wax. Joan 
Greenwood and, tonight, as 
Shelley's mother. Soap star 
Katherine Heimond .{Oracle) 
940 This Week: Corridor of Power. 
How South African-backed 
rebels are trying to de-stabiBse 
the Front Line African states by 
constantly attacking the 200 - 
miles long Bora Corridor 
which is their lifa-tine. The 
reporter is Trevor Phillips. 

1040 News at Ten with Aiastair 
Burnet and Sandy GaH. 
Weather fottowed by Thames 
news headlines. 

1040 Quincy. When Ns superior. Dr 
Astin. bungles an autopsy. 
Quincy has to help dear ras 
name.(r) 

1140 The Business ®l Excellence. 
Robert Schwartz and Alistair 
Mant present their new ideas 
on business thinking. 

1215 Lifestyles of the Ftich and 
Famous. Jane Seymour. 

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1986 


THE TIMES 


First published in 1785 


★ ★ * ★ h 


SPORT 


Australia slip out 
of the clutches 



of Gatting’s men 


From John Woodcock Cricket Correspondent Berth 
Australia saved the second such a dramatic start was his to Botham at second 

lOOih in Test matches. It was a 
good niece of bowling by 


Test match here yesterday 
after being under pressure 
pretty well throughout it. In 
the end they had six wickets in 
hand, which was more than 
had seemed likely when 
Botham caught Boon off the 
first ball of the day. There was 
never any question of Austra- 
lia attempting to make the 39 1 
they needed for victory. 

When Border was fourth 
out, immediately after tea, 
Australia were still not out of 
the wood. But Ritchie and 
Greg Matthews then kept their 
nerve and their wickets, Eng- 
land eventually calling it a day 
with a possible 10 overs left 

Considering that a year ago 
Hadlee, after taking 1 1 wickets 
for New Zealand, described 
the pitch as the worst on 
which he had played Test 
cricket, the way it lasted this 
time was remarkable. The 
cracks in it, though you could 
have lodged a bail in some of 
them, played less of a part 
than expected; but the same 
could be said for the bo wlers' 
footmarks, and what turn 
there was was slow. 

England were also without 
Botham from the 39th over 
onwards. While bowling it he 
strained a muscle in his side, 
fine that will need all the rest it 
can get between now and the 
next Test, starting in Adelaide 
a week tomorrow. 

Of eight confident appeals 
for leg-before, only one was 
upheld. Several others looked 
most horribly dose. But it was 
ever thus, and to be fair to 
Australia they escaped on 
merit. The draw will have 
given them a breathing space 
and greater belief in them- 
selves. For England, it was 
disappointing not to be able to 
press home the advantage 
which their huge first innings 
gave them. 

Botham's catch at second 
slip which got the day away to 


„ piece __ 

Dilley, the ball bringing Boon 
forward and obliging him to 
play a stroke. Of the seven 
others to have taken 100 Test 
catches, three were at the 
ground — Greg Chappell (122 
m 87 Tests) as an Australian 
selector, his brother Ian (10S 
in 75) as a television com- 
mentator and Bobby Simpson 
(1 10 in 62) as manager of the 
Australian side. 

Colin Cowdrey (1 20 in 114). 
Gary Sobers (109 in 93), 
Walter Hammond (1 10 in 85) 


Remaining 
Test dates 
and venues 


Third Test match: December 
12- 16 (in Adelaide). 

Fourth Test match: December 
26 - 30 (in Melbourne). 

Fifth Test match: January- 
10 -15 (in Sydney). 

FIRST TEST RESULT: England 
won by seven wickets. 

• Averages, Page 40. 


and Sunil Gavaskar (103 in 
118) make op the number. 
Simpson's average of 1.7 
catches a match puts him out 
on his own; but Botham, do 
not forget, has also bowled 
more than 3,000 overs when 
he might otherwise have been 
standing at ship. 

With scores of 10, 14, 2 and 
0, Boon is struggling for his 
Test place; but by adding 128 
for the second wicket Marsh 
and Jones took Australia well 
on the way to a draw. Marsh 
established himself as a sticker 
earlier in the tour and Jones is 
be ginni ng to play with much 
more assurance. 

They needed some luck and 
had it When Marsh was only 
one he survived a low chance 


Complete Test scoreboard 


ENGLAM): First Innings 
BC Broad cZoeteBrb Raid — — - 

CWJAMwybRald ...... 

AJLoaiicZMirarblMd — — 
H W Gutting c Waugh b C Hattm 
O I Gower c Waugh b Q Matt hew s 
I T Botham c Border I) I 


AUSTRALIA: Fhst tarings 
GR Maratic Broad b Botham _ 


DCBoonbDUey — _ — 

c Botham b Bntowoy — 71 


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SR Waugh l — — . — _ 

DM JonucAtMyb Edmonds 27 

■A R Border c R*ctaafc» b Dflfejr — 12S 
G M Rbcftin c Botham b EAnonds — 33 


133 


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4EEmbnm irnotont s 


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tTMZoeferatftmbaDey 29 

a F Lawson b DeFrejtas — 13 


tt» 4, lb IS. w A nb 13)— 35 
Total (&wkts dec) —— 532 
P H EAnooda andO R DUoy iSd not bat 


J F Lawson b PeFtefta a — — — — 18 
CDKaHhewse Biond bEraburey - 10 
BA Bald not net — 2 


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Told. 


29 


,401 


FALL OF WICKETS: 1-223, 2-227, 3-275, 
4-333,5-339,6-646,7-585,8-592. 


FALL OF WICKETS: 1-4, 2-64, 3-114. 4- 
— 7-334, 8-300, 5305, 


BOWLING: Lawson 41-0-120-0: C D 
Matthew 29-1-4-112-3; Raid 40-0-1154; 


Waugh 24-440-0; G R J MatBiaws 34-3- 
124-1; H 


; Bardar 2-tMrQ. 

Second toning* 
B C Broad towbWauj' 

C W J Athoy c Border 


128, 5-198, 6-279, 

10401. 

BOWLING: . 

24-4-4-79-4; 

DeFreSas 244-07-1; 

2 . 

Second innings 
D C Boone Botham b DUoy 
G R Marsh BnrbEoWmvy— 
DM Jon 


22-4-72-1; Daw 
43-9-110-2; 
21-4-55- 


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DIGowercZoehrerbWaMb 48 

IT BotbomcG MaOhewsbRoid 6 


1C J RScharda c Lawnon b Waugh — 15 

PA JOnFMaab Wnogh 15 

J E EWmray not out 4 


•A R Border c Lamb b Edmonds 16 

G M Ritchie not out 24 

G RJUatthews potent 14 

Extras (b9.bS.Bb IQ 25 


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197 


Extras (b 4. b 9, nb4) 
ToU(0nhts) 


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FALL OF WICKETS: 1-8, 247, 3-50, 4- 
123, 5-140, 8-172, 7-190, 0-1991 
BOWLING Reid 21-3-58-3; Lawson 9-1- 
44-0; WOutot 21*44*5; C Matthews Z- 
0-150. 


S R Waugh. IT M Zoofarar. G F Lawson. C. 
D Matthew ml B A Raid <9d no! bnL 
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-0, 2-125, 3-142, 4- 
152. 

BOWLING DBey 15-1-53-1; Botham 72- 
4-13-0; DoFmKas 134-247-ft Enborey 
28-11-41-1; Edmonds 27-13-25-1; Gat- 
bog 5-3-30; Lamb 1-1-00. 

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again off Dilley. It was diffi- 
cult but Botham has caught 
hairier. 

Soon, too, there were some 
dose calls for leg-before by the 
foster bowlers, two against 
Jones and one against Marsh. 
But nothing came of them. 
Dflley’s was a good opening 
spell and Botham concerned 
hims elf with pitching the ball 
up. Gatting switched his 
bowlers around, probing for 
the end by which they were 
best suited. I thought, how- 
ever, that he might have 
brought himself on sooner 
than he did. 

He had as good a chance as 
anyone of hitting one of the 
cracks, and not being as tall as 
the rest he might have got the 
ball to skid. When he did 
bowl, just after Botham had 
gone oft; he at once beat the 
bat and was then within a 
whisker of bowling Border 
before he had scored, the ball 
going over the top of the 
middle and off stumps. 

Australia's second wicket 
fell, in fed, to a run-out Jones 
was playing quite 
adventurously by now, occa- 
sionally going down the pitch 
to the spinners and always 


It was in backing himself to 
make one of these that he fen. 
Hitting DeFreitas quite firmly 
to Broad at mid-off^ he needed 
to go with the stroke for the 
run to have been a safe one. 
Instead, there was a fractional 
hesitation and he was beaten 
by the narrowest of margins 
by Broad’s direct hit at the 
bowler’s end. 

Next to go, nine overs later, 
was Marsh, legrbefbre playing 
no stroke to a turning off 
break from Emburey. At tea 
Australia were 152 for three. 
In the first over afterwards 
Border pushed forward to 
Emburey, as he has done 
countless times before, and 
gave Lamb, standing close at 
silly point, a catch. 

With Border’s departure. 
England scented victory again 
and Australia defeat Greg 
Matthews found enough ways 
of wasting time to stamp him 
as hardly a suitable future 
Australian captain, a job for 
which he is being canvassed. 

But for all bis maddening 
little ways he knew what be 
was about, and Ritchie was 
defending soundly, which he 
did for two and a quarter 
hours, and to their under- 
standable satisfaction they 
held off a new ball and were 
still together when Gatting 
accepted the draw. 

A cricket match can never 
have been played in lovelier 
weather. Every day the sky 
was a dome of blue. The total 
attendance of 51,862 rates 
fifth among the six Anglo- 
Australian Tests played here, 
the highest of which was for 
the first, in 1970-71, when 
84,142 watched a high-scoring 
draw. 


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having readied a centnry of Test catches In taking Boon, lets Marsh escape. (Photo: Graham Morris) 


Injured Botham faces a race 
against time for Adelaide 


Ian Botham feces a race 
against time to be fit for the 
third Test match in Adelaide, 
which starts tomorrow week, 
after polling a muscle in his 
side while bowling yesterday. 

Laurie Brown, the England 
physiotherapist, confirmed 
later that the world's leading 
Test wicket-taker bad strained 
an intercostal muscle. “It is 


quite a common mginy «wa»g 
bowlers and Pm afraid it 


sometimes takes quite a while 
to dear isp," Brown said. *Tm 
hoping he’ll be fit for the third 
Test, but well just have to wait 
and see how it goes." 

Botham had an ice pack on 
the injury within minutes of 
leaving the field and Brown 
has already started nltia- 
sonod treatment "He's going 
to be stiff and sore for a day or 

two but we will try some gentle 
stretching exercises as soon as 
we can. Fortunately, beleft the 
pitch rather than trying to 
carry on, ami that may law 
saved him from worse 
damage." 

Botham's absence from the 
third Test match would be a 
major blow for 
While the tourists 
by without his seam 


oo an Adelaide pitch expected 
to favour spin, Botham’s bat- 
ting would be badly missed. 

Although twice failing in 
Perth, he set up England's 
first Test victory in Brisbane 
with a magnificent centnry and 
is the man Australia fear most. 

Mike Gatting , the England 
cap tain, said: “Perhaps we 
night not need a third seamer 
in Adelaide, tort hopefully Ian 
will be fit because he’s avery 
useful batsman coming in at 
number six.” 

Gatting was disappointed 
not to have won tbe match, tort 
he was far from dispirited. The 
WACA pitch failed to give his 

bowlers the help be had hoped 

for an the final day. “I don't 
think anyone got that mnch 
oat of the wicket all match,” 
be said. “It played quite well 
torongbout and when tbe ball 
did hit a crack today It did far 
toonradu” 

Gatting said he had hoped 
to declare about 20 minutes 
before stamps on the previous 
day tort explained: “Unfortu- 
nately we kept losing wickets 
at the wrong time. Anyway, if 


nnnntes or half an hour today. 

“I don't think we've let 
Australia off the hook in any 
way. We are still one up in the 
series and they had to battle to 
survive today.” 


The Australian captain. Al- 
lan Border, had “a great 
feeling of refief’ after the 
match. “Tm happy to have girt 
out of it with a draw,” he said. 

Border added: “We are stHl 
not playing wriL We are 
struggling with our bowling. 
Yon can't win a Test match if 
yon let the opposition get 
500” 


TENNIS 


Becker one 


game away 
from No. 1 


From Richard Evans 
New York 


Under attack 


we had declared last night I 
Id nave 


think Australia would 

been able to bat for an extra 20 


Cape Town (AFP) — Pro- 
testers yesterday stoned the 
home of a businessman con- 
nected with tbe sponsorship of 
an Australian cricket torn- of 
Sooth Africa in defiance of an 
hrtarnatibaal sports boycott of 
South Africa. The attack is 
the latest of several on tbe 
pro p erty of people connected 
with the current rebel tour. 
Mr. Lodwkk said his house 
was stoned soon after mid- 
night, and several windows 
were smashed. 

Toot match report, page 40 


YACHTING 


Lamazou 
dispels 
the fears 


By Barry Pfckthall 

The second stage of tbe 
BOC singlehanded round the 
world race from Cape Town to 
Sydney is turning into some- 
thing of a chicken run, with all 
competitors reporting pea- 
soup fog and a worrying 
□umber of iceburgs this week. 
Only a few, like Britain’s 
Harry Mitchell have had the 
prudence to reduce sail, a 
decision that has cost him 
dearly, for be now trails 
almost 2,000 miles behind the 
leaders who continue to make 
most of the 50 knot westerly 
winds, surfing through the 
Roaring Forties on a wing and 
a prayer, often reaching speeds 
of 20 knots or more. 


The race organizers bad a 
nerve-racking start to the week 
too, when toe Argos satetite 
system, tracking these intrepid 
soloists, sbowed Titouan 
Lamazou’s leading French 
boat, Ecuieuil cf Aquitaine, to 
have stopped dead in the 
water. Thankfully, be and his 
boat were all right 


The experience patently 
failed to break his nerve 
though, for Lamazou, a ma- 
rine artist by trade, has contin- 
ued to keep up his average of 
230 mOes a day since leaving 
Cape Town two and a hall 
weeks ago, to maintain a hefty 
220-mile lead over his nearest 
rivals. Two other Frenchman 
are fighting it out for second 
place. Philippe Jeantot, toe 
winner four years ago, finally 
got ahead of Jean Yves 
Teriain's UAP for the firsi 
time on Tuesday. 


LEADING POSITIONS (with Ettas to 
Sydney): 1. T Lamazou. Ecuntti 
a AquhaJna, 2. 

Aorta*? ffl. (£j®7fc 3 J Y Tftfialn. UAP. 
(£378); 4. G BemanSn. Bbcuta Lu, 
l; 5. I Kenan. Spirit ot Sydney. 


SNOOKER 


Methodical play slows progress 

By a Correspondent 


Progress at the £200,000 
Hofineister world doubles 
championship in Northamp- 
ton yesterday maintained its 
predictably slow pattern when 
Dennis Taylor and Terry Grif- 
fiths took two hours to open 
up a 3-1 lead over their 
unseeded and unfancied 
opponents. Mike Damngton 
and Bill Oliver. 

They began promisingly 
enough. Taylor pocketed a 
break of 53 to win the opening 
frame and a 42 that won the 
second but it took 44 minutes 
before they stretched their 
lead with a 75-44 success in 
the third frame. 


Darlington and Oliver, who 
came through two qualifying 
matches to reach this stage of 
the tournament, made inroads 
of their own by taking the 
fourth frame 69-37 to remind 
their opponents they still had 
a fight on their hands. 


Rex Williams and Graham 
Mil®, the No. 13 seeds, were 
given plenty to think about by 
the Yorkshireman, Ian 
Williamson, and his partner, 
Robbie Grace, of South Af- 
rica. Williamson and Grace 
took the first two frames 
before Miles made his pres- 
ence felt with a break of 48 


that was enough to win the 
third. 

There were victories for 
Mike HaBett and Stephen 
Hendry and the all-Welsh 
partnership of Doug 
Mountjoy and Wayne Jones. 
Hallett and Hendry defeated 
Bill Werbeniuk and Danny 
Fowler 5-3 after, at one time, 
holding a 3-0 lead, while the 
Welshmen were comfortable 
5-1 winners over Matt Gibson 
and Dave Chalmers. 

RESULTS: Third raonct D Mountjoy and 
W Jones (Wales) M M Gibson (Scan and D 
Ctatowre (End) 5-1. M HafcttjEnrt and S 
Hendry (Scofltrt 0 Fowler (Eng) and B 
... . s3.DTaytorjnSe)antlT 


Wertjanh*. . 
Griffith (Wales) M M 
□Over (Eng) 5-1. 


SPORT IN BRIEF 


Ringing in 
the change 


The British Boxing Board of 
Control have realized they are 
fighting a losing battle in 
trying to stop the top promot- 
ers running shows in dose 
proximity. 

As from January 1. they will 
cease to control tournament 
dates, leaving rival promoters 
to stage contests, together with 
television coverage, on the 
same night John Moms, the 
secretary of the board, said, 
yesterday: “If anybody wants 
to run on the same night and 
in the same street they can. 
although obviously that would 
not be wise from a financial 
viewpoint” 

Aiming high 

Eric Bristow is to defend his 
Bu tlin’s grand master darts 
title at the Austin Sports and 
Social Gub in Longbridge, 
Birmingham on December 9 
and 10, His main rival will be 
John Lowe, the second seed, 
with Mike Gregory seeded 
three and Bob Anderson four. 



Hateley’s hope 


Mark Hateley, the 25-year- 
old England forward, said 
yesterday that he hopes to 
keep playing in Italy next year, 


despite bids by some British 
gnim 


dubs to bring him home. 


Hateley, whose contract 
with AC Milan expires next 
June, has attracted toe atten- 
tion of Liverpool, Arsenal and 
Portsmouth. But in an Italian 
sports newspaper, Hateley was 
quoted as saying: “I hope to 
have my contract renewed or 
to join another Italian major 
league team next year. Thanks 
England, but I will stay here.” 


Hateley. Staying pat 


Going places 


In training 


The British Open squash 
championships, sponsored by 
Hi Tech Sports, have a new 
venue for the qualifying first 
and second rounds of the 
competition. These will be 
held at the London South 
Bank squash centre from April 
4-8. with the third round 
onwards being staged at 
Wembley. 


Captain Mark Phillips is to 
spend two days this winter 

training top young riders from 

Scotland and tbe north of 
England at CHeneagles Hotel 
The scheme is funded by the 
Range Rover team, who spon- 
sor Captain Phillips^ in com- 
petition, and toe six riders will 
be seleded by the British 
Horse Society’s horse trials 
group. 


At the age of 19 years and 
two weeks. Boris Becker, is 
just one match away from 
laying legitimate claim to the 
position of the world's No. 1 
player. 

Should he beat Ivan Lendl 
in the final of the Nabisco 
Masters here at Madison 
Square Garden next Monday, 
it will be voy difficult for the 
TTF panel of past champions 
to ignore the claims of the 
Wimbledon champion. 

Statistically, Lendl is as- 
sured of finishing 1986 as 
number one, both on the ATP 
computer ranking and the 
Nabisco leader board which is 
restricted to points earned on 
the Grand Pnx tour. 

However, the ITF panel 
take other facts into consid- 
eration and should Becker 
beat Lendl here, one of them 
will become indisputable. Al- 
ready the West German has a 
3-1 winning lead over Lendl 
this year, having beaten him 
on grass, cement and indoors 
at Wimbledon, Chicago and 
Sydney and should he add the 
Masters title to his Wimble- 
don crown, the Czech's 
French and US Open titles 
would hardly be sufficient. 

However, there is much 
tennis to be played in the 
round-robin format before a 
head-to-head clash between 
the game's two top players can 
come about 

Lendl, who opens against 
the only non-European in the 
eight-man field — Andres Go- 
mez, of Ecuador — tonight is 
in a group with one of three 
Swedes, Stefan Edberg, and 
Yannick Noah, the Wembley 
hero who has a record of 
beating Lendl in important 
matches. 

Becker heads the other 
round-robin group which in- 
dudes another Frenchman 
Henri Leconte, Mats 
Wiiander, and Becker’s first 
opponent, Joakim Nystrom, 
who is fit again after injury. 

Tbe big question mark hov- 
ers around Lendl's match 
fitness. He has been working 
with typical zeal and 
thoroughness to overcome 
tendinitis in his left hip but 
looked below his best while 
losing to John McEnroe in 
Atlanta last week 

Becker and Leconte, both 
power hitters, should emerge 
from the other group for the 
knock-out semi-finals on Sun- 
day. Power, indeed, will be the 
essence of this Masters. 

It is a different game these 
days: different even from a 
decade ago when John 
McEnroe first appeared on the 
scene and certainly light years 
away from the days when Ken 
Rosewall's delicate precision 
could cut down players with 
twice his fire power. The little 
Australian, aged 52 but still 
active on the Grand Masters 
lour, was in town this week to 
receive an accolade from the 
Association of Tennis Pro- 
fessionals at their JAKS 
awards dinner as a "great 
player of the past”. In 1974 
Rosewali was blasted to defeat 
in the Wimbledon and Forest 
Hills finals by Jimmy Connors 
and his modem power game. 


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Hedgehogs 
call off 


their tour 


By Paul Martin 


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By John Good body 

A team from a leading Sooth 
African public school have 
arrived in England for a series 
of rugby matches despite the 
British Government's support 
of the Gleneagles Agreement, 
which seeks to sever sporting 
links with the Repsfefe 

Just as the Hedgehogs, a 
team from the University of 
Cape Town, were cancelling 
the rest of their five-match 
tour of south-east England 
after a public outcry, 
MichaelhQiise, from Natal, 
were preparing to play 
Sherborne, the public school 
in Dorset, this afternoon. 

Tbe general committee of 
the Welsh Rugby Union will 
also decide today whether to 
sanction several fixtures pro- 
visionally arranged by 
Midwelbonse against Welsh 
opposition. 

Mr Robin Macnaoghton, 
the headmaster of Sherborne, 
said he thought the Gleneagles 
Agreement applied only to fy 
sport at adult and professional 
levels and not to schools. “But 
I do not think it would have 
made any difference to oar 
attitude. There is no question 
of the game not taking place. 

’We have made some sort of 
arrangement and we will hon- 
our it,” he said. 

Mr Rob Tennick, of the 
Rugby Union, said yesterday: 
“There was an eleventh hour 
request from David Scott the 
master in charge of rugby at 
Sherborne, for permission for 
the game to be played. The 
team have been touring Wales 
and apparently had a spare 
Until the phone call from 
Sherborne we bad no know- 
ledge of toe visit We had no 
objection hot asked Mr Scott 
to HD in the appropriate form 
Immediat ely.” 

Mr Teimkk said South 
African schools “have fre- 
quently drifted in and out of 
Britain over tbe years. If we 
cannot bring the youngsters in 
here what chance have they 
got to change anything?” 

The Rngby Union have 
always believed that toe best 
way of changing the apartheid 
system in South Africa is by 
maintaining contacts. But at 
the moment, the Rugby Union 
has barred all trips there by 
players and dubs because of 
the visit to South Africa last 
summer by die unofficial New 
Zeahuod Cavaliers. 

Mr Ray William s, the sec- 
retary of the Welsh Rugby 
Union, said yesterday: “The 
Welsh Schools Rugby Union 
cannot entertain any visit from 
a South African school but the 
Welsh Yonto Rugby Union 
can.” £ 


Beating a retreat in the face 
of a mounting rumpus and 
threats of demonstrations and 
disruptions, the Hedgehogs 
team from South Africa yes- 
terday called off their tour of 
southern England. “We've 
i enough of this,” the team 
captain, wishing to remain 
anonymous, said. “We'D make 
the rest of the trip a holiday.” 
Both Richmond, who were 
considering their match on < 
Saturday, mid Southend, who 
were determined to go ahead 
with theirs on Sunday, ex- 
pressed sadness that outside 
pressures had forced the 
cancellation. 

The tour organizer, David 
Barclay, whose dub, Rosslyn 
Park, cancelled their match 
planned for yesterday, re- 
marked: “I am disgusted that 
the tour is off. It is a victory for 
the radicals. When will we 
stop surrendering to them?” It 
had set back his plans to bring 
over a multi-racial team next 
year, he added. 

Richmond and Southend , 
had security worries. Mike v 
Humphreys, the Richmond 
chair man, had yesterday con- 
sulted the police on how their 
Bwsad could be protected 
from disruptive demonstra- 
tions. They had four years 
previously, he said, called off a 
match against a Sooth African 
team. Collegians of Durban, 
because of police advice that 
it would be difficult and very 
expensive” to provide foil 
security against pitch inva- 
sions, costing toe dub around 
£ 10 , 000 . 

Southend expressed 
“trepidation” at possible dam- 
age being caused to their pitch 
by what one official there 
described as “a lunatic fringe 
who we understand were plan- ,, 
eing to join anti-apartheid 

demo nstrators”; toe club also 
worried about embarrassing 
the club's sponsors. Access. 

Richmond's senior coach, 
Derek Wyatt, has withdrawn 
his resignation, tendered in 
protest at toe dub's fixture. 

But Humphreys said Rich- 
mond would “continue our 
policy of playing against 
Sooth Afri cans god tonring 
there once the Rngby Football 
Union's restrictions are 
lifted”. 



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