There were two sides to this. First of all, better engagement with the public. We had a series of programmes of policy development which had been started under my predecessor, Sir David Calvert-Smith. We would publish policies in particular areas of prosecution work, domestic violence, sex crime, race hatred cases, and in order to develop these policies, we would meet with community groups and interested parties, we would consult and then we'd publish. So we were doing a lot of community work of that sort.
We also as another part of this effort had a deliberate policy, I introduced a deliberate policy of deeper and broader engagement with the media, and I've set out some of the examples of this work in my statement. I regarded it as part of the work of senior prosecutors, particularly Chief Crown Prosecutors, to engage with their local media, to go on local radio stations, to speak to the press, to give interviews after cases, to become public figures in their areas, and I saw this as being a part of raising our profile, a demonstration of our public accountability, and a means by which we could develop public confidence in our work. So it was a deliberate strategy which I instituted, and which I was enthusiastic about promoting across the service.
Indeed, when I appointed new Chief Crown Prosecutors during my period in office, I made it absolutely plain to them that part of their role would be to engage much more positively with their local communities and indeed with their local media, and the instructions which I gave them of course I followed for myself at a national level.