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-- and I'm very keen for you all to have the opportunity of saying what is to be said on the subject. Let me make it abundantly clear, this has been your -- not to say your life's work, but within your DNA for a very long time and it isn't part of my DNA as yet, but it is becoming so, and therefore I'm very keen for your help, and although we'll formally discuss various of the issues this morning and during the course of the day, I wouldn't want you to think that your contribution should then be considered at an end. I'd be very keen to hear your reflected views as we get more into the evidence and hear more so that I am better informed about what can be done for the future.

It's critical, and I've said this publicly before and I don't mind repeating it -- I know Professor Brock's getting this, but it's really a common comment -- to ensure that whatever system, if there is to be a change, is understandable, is acceptable to all and will work. You may have observed that I said during the course of the evidence that I was absolutely opposed to producing something that was only of interest to you as professors of journalism in years to come as an interesting sideline which produced a document that simply sat on a shelf. Not that I'm trying to deprive you of work to do in the future, but I am very keen that this enormous expense produces something that is sensible, worthwhile and workable.

Right, sorry to interrupt you, Mr Barr.

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