That is indeed the case, Mr President. Mr Griffiths rang me this morning at about 8.20 a.m. and he gave me an update on his medical condition. He indicated that yesterday a doctor came to his flat or his apartment and examined him and the doctor was unsure after the examination of the precise nature of his medical condition. However, the doctor did prescribe antibiotics and the antibiotics are for both the possibility of a viral infection as well as pneumonia and Mr Griffiths is to take the antibiotics for a period of approximately eight days.
In the circumstances, and given the persistent sore throat, he thought it wise to avoid coming into the courtroom, given that this is an enclosed setting and there exists the possibility of transferring any possible infections he might have. He wanted me to make it clear that it is not a case of him being unable to be on his feet or to move around. It is simply a case of him being unsure of his medical condition, him still feeling under the weather so to speak, and he having to take this regimen of antibiotics.
In the circumstances - and Mr Taylor is well informed about this, he himself has spoken with Mr Griffiths this morning, and as your Honours will observe he still appears before your Honours today nonetheless. In the circumstances, we wish to seek an adjournment for a day. Although it seems to me that bearing in mind that tomorrow is Thursday, your Honours might be inclined to consider adjourning the case for the rest of this week because by then we would have a couple of days to assess Mr Griffiths's situation and perhaps there will be feedback from the doctor as to the precise nature of his medical condition. I leave that second request, the possibility of an adjournment for the entire week in your Honours' hands and in your discretion, but for our purposes my application is for an adjournment for one day until tomorrow.