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No, because the problem that I've been looking at since 2009 is the problem of information going missing from databases. It's a general problem. And the courts are imposing such modest sentences that it's not a disincentive. We have had in the past seven months four prosecutions in the magistrate's court and the going rate is about £100 an offence. So my focus has been on trying to get through this log jam of a stand-off between -- and I think this does concern the Inquiry -- the politicians and the newspapers over something that the newspapers say they're not doing anyway.

So I think it's absolutely right that I've been spending my time on that, but I assure you, my investigators are deeply into all sorts of investigations and abuses, but I haven't asked them to drop everything and go and see how Mr Whittamore is getting on.

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