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There's no objection, of course, to that statement, but those are matters that I need to deal with Mr Dacre, and I do fear that that's going to take some time. It obviously depends on the answers, but it will take some time, and you'll recall that this is a matter which really goes all the way back to the morning of 22 November, when I raised serious concerns, as did Mr Garnham on behalf of the Metropolitan Police, as to the article that appeared, the press statement that appeared online, which was put out by Associated Newspapers, in which it referred to all of those matters, and then concluded with the "mendacious smears" accusation.

It was at that time, sir, you recall, that you asked Mr Caplan to consider --

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