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Yes, and that's quite right. The same would apply to when we had a threatening letter from Schillings immediately -- we'd put a question to the man who ran the NHS IT system about his next employment, and he'd said, "This is a private matter", then immediately we get a threatening letter. You're saying that's a practical legal reason. The other reason is witnesses get lent on in the ensuing time. With prior notification, they disappear, documents disappear. Alan Rusbridger has given you a lot of that evidence.

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