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Sir, there's a matter that's arisen as a result of evidence that was given last week by Mr Surtees, relating to Tessa Jowell, who is a core participant victim. We've written a letter on her behalf to the Inquiry team, but we'd be grateful for the opportunity to clarify her position this morning because there's been incorrect media speculation as a result.

You may recall Mr Surtees gave evidence that he contacted several potential victims to inform them their phones had been intercepted. He referred to the fact that Tessa Jowell was one of them and said that all the potential victims declined to assist with the prosecution.

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