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I can understand the question, sir. The systemic answer -- and I am interested in system, and I hope we get to that later. The systemic answer is that the Deputy Chief Constable normally rides shotgun effectively on these issues for the organisation and in fact will liaise with the police authority and other people so that there is a system in place and there is a specific responsibility for it. And obviously this person is only a heart beat away from the Chief Constable, so they are very, very senior and they are able to direct resources and they're able to intervene with real authority. That's the system. And I don't think that part of the system -- in my experience, that part of the system has not been generally flawed.

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