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We're in this court today for want of room rather than for any other reason.

Right, this hearing is intended to deal with a number of issues that remain outstanding. They include further applications for core participant status, the issue left over from last week in relation to the submissions made by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions, and the issue of the approach made to the Inquiry by those who would like to give evidence anonymously.

Is it sensible to deal with the matters in that order, so that those who don't wish to remain for the rather more detailed analyses need not do so?

Let me just start first, on that basis, with Mr Beggs.

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