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I'm going to interrupt one more minute, Mr Barr, and go down a bit of a siding for the Inquiry, perhaps, but I can't resist the opportunity.

In this country, there is a real issue about what juries learn in criminal cases, and before Google and before this ability to search, it's true that you could go to a newspaper archive and flick back through all the old pages and find out about the criminal history of a defendant, and find out what it was said he'd done or not done, but of course nobody did that.

But now, where we don't necessarily allow our jurors to know about background history of our defendants, it's very easy for somebody to go on a search engine, type in the name of the defendant and then find all sorts of details, and you may be aware that only this week, in this country -- you may not be aware, but Mr Collins may be -- a juror got into a great deal of trouble for doing just that during the course of a trial and so disrupting the trial.

Now -- I'm sorry to everybody else -- is there anything that can be done about that problem, or is that just in the too difficult box because of the reasoning you've just explained?

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