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I'm so sorry, sir. Off the top of my head, I can't put an example to you. I suppose that it's possible that there could be examples of such a public interest.

I think it's undoubtedly true that with regard to perhaps some celebrities, there is a perception, again -- and I don't know because I'm getting it hearsay, second-hand, if you like -- that some agents will not respond or will put the story around to kill your story; in other words, that if you go to a celebrity agent early, what will happen is the story will then be leaked to the other newspapers in a more favourable manner, and that certainly is a perception. Whether that amounts to -- I don't think that amounts to a public interest in not going to them, but it may amount to a reason why not to go to them.

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