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Can I ask you now some brief final questions. Paragraph 59 of your statement. Start with that. You were asked here:

"What limitations, if any, were there on staff in the MPS leaving to work for the media and vice versa?"

And you say this:

"It never really appeared as an issue to me. I personally declined all offers to write a book about my time as Commissioner. Similarly, I declined all offers to be a columnist or retained commentator for particular newspapers, television or radio. Since retiring I have similarly declined all offers."

Then you tell us about one article that you wrote on cricket corruption where a fee was paid directly to a charity.

Can you tell us roughly how many such offers you received? I've been asked to ask you whether you received any such offers from News of the World, the Sun, the Times or the Sunday Times.

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