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And it was only as short a time ago as 11 January when Ms Hartley gave evidence that at the end, as you'll recall, I laid down the marker that I would need to deal with these matters with Mr Dacre, when he came to give evidence on 6 February, and it's only right that he should do so.

That's why I say we've reached a very unsatisfactory position that at 5.30 pm I'm about to begin questions, with your permission, which will take us some time beyond 6 o'clock.

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