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There is some calamity, something must be done, there's a commission or a report, recommendations are made. Your predecessors said, "We must be self-regulated and that's the route" and then, two years on, there's something else. Now we must do something -- no, one last chance, whatever you want to call it, and over the last 20 years there have been examples. I'm very sympathetic to a great deal of what you say, but when you assert, as you say, that that will suffice in improving standards, I'm not sure of your evidence base for that assertion.

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