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Sir, good morning. On Thursday of last week you will perhaps recollect that Peter Clarke gave evidence to the effect that in the margins, is how I think he put it, of a counter-terrorism meeting, he mentioned to the then Home Secretary, Dr Reid, some of the details of Operation Caryatid and Mr Clarke went on to say that a briefing paper was then sent to the Home Office. You asked me, sir, to find that paper. We've done so, and a copy has been forwarded to Mr Jay. It's a paper dated 9 August 2006.

We also understand that a paper was prepared by a senior civil servant for the then Home Secretary personally. We haven't yet got hold of that, but we will and we'll make it available to the Inquiry when we do.

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