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Well, I think it's quite difficult to now say, nine years on, that this or that should happen, and that the resources that are available to protect information and data should be devoted to this operation nine years ago. That something perhaps should have happened nine years ago is a different issue and I recognise that and one of the things I'm thinking about, obviously, is what's gone wrong with all that, that's within my terms of reference.

So I'm not prepared to define failure as not prosecuting people for what they may or may not have done ten years ago.

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