Mr President, yes. Your Honours, as you rightly observed, Mr President, it's notoriously difficult to provide an accurate estimate of the length of time testimony will take, and at the stage at which I gave that time estimate, I anticipated that six to eight weeks would be entirely adequate. Unfortunately, we need to bear in mind that we've effectively lost a week due to my own illness and also because, quite properly, your Honours have decided not to sit on a Friday. Again, the estimate I've given, bearing those factors in mind, is at this stage not that widely inaccurate.
Nonetheless, taking all of those factors into account, I estimate that when we resume after the recess that we should be able to conclude Mr Taylor's testimony in chief in the order of a couple of weeks. Thereafter, it's impossible for me to anticipate how long the Prosecution will take in terms of cross-examination. And given the breadth of the issues, that is also likely to last some weeks, bearing in mind, of course, that on resumption we have, on my estimation, some seven weeks before we rise for the Christmas vacation, and then we also have to factor in possible re-examination and also what I anticipate will be a substantial amount of time devoted to the exhibition of the 263 plus documents which we have already identified - marked for identification. And from the reaction of counsel opposite yesterday, when the issue as to whether or not that process should be begun before the recess was raised, I anticipate that there will be much argument regarding those 263 documents.
Bearing all of those factors in mind, bearing also in mind the fact that we have an extended Christmas vacation because of the move, it seems to me likely that the testimony of Mr Taylor will run into the New Year.