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Well, I think what you've said there is true, but I think there are two other points. The second is that when we did an analysis some years ago of what the nature of corruption problem being faced by the Met was, it was reasonably clear that we had broken network corruption of networks of officers, but the individuals were still out there, and one of the trades was information, and information -- sitting in front of computers and so on is more likely to be somebody of a lower rank and quite often not a police officer, but a police employee.

But I think also, most importantly of all is that senior officers have been through a long process of training and of inculcation of organisational values and I would be very concerned if I was seeing that senior officers were amenable to corruption in the same way as somebody else, somebody more junior. We would have failed.

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