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Timetable

Timetable

The Inquiry took evidence in public between Tuesday, 12 February 2008 and Wednesday 19 March 2008.

The dates on which the Inquiry took evidence are listed below, along with the names of witnesses. Clicking on the names of witnesses will take you to their statement(s). Clicking on the date will take you to the full transcript of proceeedings for that day.

Day 1: 12 February 2008

Opening statement. No witnesses.

Day 2: 13 February 2008

Professor Chris Griffith, Head of Food Research and Consultancy Unit, UWIC
Colin Houston, Deputy Head of the Enforcement Division, Food Standards Agency

14 February 2008

Did not sit. The Inquiry considered additional evidence that was submitted on Wednesday 13 February 2008.

Day 3: 15 February 2008

Ian Sullivan, Senior Environmental Health Officer (formerly Bridgend County Borough Council)  
Joanne Evans, Environmental Health Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council
Amy Lewis, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council 

Day 4: 18 February 2008

Amy Lewis (continued), Senior Environmental Health Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council
Jamie Davies, Environmental Health Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council  
Angela Coles, Environmental Health Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council (pdf 72KB) 

Day 5: 19 February 2008

Angela Coles (continued) , Environmental Health Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council(pdf 72KB)
Peter Cole , Former Senior Environmental Health Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council (pdf 31KB)
Jane Donagh, Principal Environmental Health Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council  
Peter Crocombe, Head of Trading Standards, Bridgend County Borough Council 

Day 6: 20 February 2008

Brian Curtis, Expert Witness 

Day 7: 21 February 2008

Margaret Gibbons, Business Unit Manager Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council  
Marjorie Hope, Team Leader, Catering Services Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (pdf 62KB)
Paul Davies, Purchasing & Fleet Manager Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council 

James Ferris, Head of Procurement Group, Bridgend County Borough Council  
Linda Harris, Procurement Manager, Bridgend County Borough Council (pdf 33KB)

22 February 2008

Did not sit

25 February 2008

Did not sit

Day 8: 26 February 2008

Norma Griffiths, Group Manager School Services, Bridgend County Borough Council (pdf 64KB)
Marcia Lewis , Catering Contracts Manager, Caerphilly County Borough Council (pdf 60KB)
Elizabeth Lucas , Head of Procurement, Caerphilly County Borough Council (pdf 64KB)
Sally Franks, Head of Catering and Cleaning, Caerphilly County Borough Council  
Derek Morris, Senior Buyer, Caerphilly County Borough Council (pdf 33KB)

Day 9: 27 February 2008

David Evans, Former Contracts Manager, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (pdf 32KB)
Les Shawcroft, Commercial Manager, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council  
Andrew Maisey, Former Head of Procurement, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council  
Vince Hanly, Service Director of Procurement, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council  

Day 10: 28 February 2008

Alison Standfast, Head of Programme, Value Wales, Welsh Assembly Government (pdf 39KB)

Jane Davies, Head of Enforcement, Food Standards Agency Wales (pdf 117KB)
Joy Whinney, Director for Wales, Food Standards Agency (at the time of the outbreak)  (pdf 103KB)

29 February 2008

Did not sit

Day 11: 3 March 2008

Graham Gubb, Former Senior Environmental Health Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council 

Michael Stoddart, Former Assistant Director, Environmental and Planning Services Directorate, Bridgend County Borough Council 

Sue  Glendinning, Senior Procurement Officer, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Mark Beauchamp, Group Manager, Education Leisure and Community Services, Bridgend County Borough Council  
Mike Keating, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council  
Donna Jones, Principal Health and Safety Officer, Directorate of Education and Leisure, Caerphilly County Borough Council 

Day 12: 4 March 2008

Edwina  Pickering, Contract / Health and Safety Advisor to Integrated Childrens Services Directorate, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council  

Elizabeth Taylor, Director, Children and Schools Group, Department for Children 

Day 13: 5 March 2008

Ted Wilson, Former Chief Executive, Merthyr Tydfil Local Health Board
Lynda Williams, Nursing Director, Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Health Board  
Matthew Bunce, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance and Commissioning, Bridgend Local Health Board  
Abigail Harris, Chief Executive, Vale of Glamorgan Local Health Board  
Colleen Bright, Director of Planning and Primary Care, Caerphilly Local Health Board 

Day 14: 6 March 2008

The Inquiry examined a number of serious cases during the Hearings.

Sharon Mills (mother of Mason Jones, Case 1)

Stephen Webber, Hugh James Solicitors (on behalf of families affected by the outbreak)

07 March 2008

Did not sit

Day 15: 10 March 2008

Dr Gwen Lowe, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, National Public Health Service for Wales (pdf 118KB)
Dr Roland Salmon, Consultant Epidemiologist and Director of the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, National Public Health Service for Wales (pdf 34KB)

11 March 2008

Did not sit

Day 16: 12 March 2008

Dr Marion Lyons, Lead Consultant in Communicable Disease Control for the Health Protection Team, National Public Health Service for Wales (pdf 45KB)
Christopher Lines, Head of Communications, National Public Health Service for Wales(pdf 136KB)

The Inquiry examined a number of serious cases during the Hearings. Reference to some cases is by case number instead of the person's name.

Evidence related to patient Case 4

Lisa Bray (Person affected and mother of Case 7)

Day 17: 13 March 2008

Evidence related to Case 5

Evidence related to Case 6

Evidence related to Case 8

14 March 2008

Did not sit

Day 18: 17 March 2008

Peter Hewson, Head of Meat Hygiene and Veterinary Division and presently Acting Director of the Food Standards Agency  

David Thomas, Veterinary Meat Hygiene Advisor, Meat Hygiene Service  (pdf 37KB)

Day 19: 18 March 2008

Phillip Stallard, South East Wales Area Manager, Meat Hygiene Service  
Alvaro Pastoriza, Official Veterinary Surgeon (OVS), Meat Hygiene Service 

Day 20: 19 March 2008

Jane Downes, Acting Director of Veterinary Services, Meat Hygiene Service

20 March 2008

Non-sitting day

Closing Submissions: 14 May 2008

Copies of Closing Submissions are available here (pdf.35KB)