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To some extent, that's motherhood and apple pie, isn't it? Of course nobody could dissent from that. The problem is how you check on it.

Let me take a different problem entirely, which you may be familiar with. Some years ago, the police got into terrible trouble in relation to their use of informers, and so there was devised a scheme which required a great deal to be noted down, and all contact recorded, so that it became much more available and therefore, if relevant to a criminal trial, could be exposed and analysed. And I think then -- and I'm going back in my own dealings with the criminal law -- there was a great concern that that would shut off --

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