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In this regard, Mr Hughes -- and I've said this to a number of people -- don't consider yourself required to answer something on the hoof if you want more time. This particular area is not one that I see any legislative solution to. It is very much more nuanced than that. But it is critical that whatever way forward we go carries with it the confidence of politicians of all persuasions and the public. So I say to you, as I've said to others: by all means answer Mr Jay's question if you're ready to now, but don't feel thereafter that you are inhibited, or indeed any of your colleagues are inhibited -- I would prefer it collectively rather than individually -- from providing other ideas, if you follow.

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