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People -- I didn't hear rumours, but people speculated and wondered whether that had happened. I was very concerned that it should not have happened, and I did speak to people and ask people who I thought might know, and ask and say, "Had it happened?" and I was assured that it hadn't, and I can say on oath to you that I've never seen anything in the Sun which has made me think that it has been happening, and if it has, then I would be very surprised and very shocked. But I have no reason to believe that it has, sir.

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