"As early as 28th October (2008) there was in existence a document created by Mr Crich (Head of HR) setting out a possible scenario for "Possible disciplinary proceedings against the Chief of Police". By this time Mr Lewis had taken over as Minister from Senator Kinnard. Yet no steps were taken by Mr Lewis to try to resolve the differences that were seen as emerging, not only by him but by his senior advisers. Mr Lewis' position was that he did question the need to proceed by way of possible suspension with both Mr Crich and Mr Ogley at around this time." (i.e. around 28th October 2008.)
Perhaps when he next gives evidence Mr Lewis will be given an opportunity to explain how what he appears to have told Napier can be reconciled with his claim to the Inquiry that he did not discuss suspension before 11th November 2008, the day before it happened.