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Well, I've just been told on reasonable authority that it refers to the director of the DPA as one of his tasks. I mean, this is where I've written the -- this particular part of the statement in answer to that question. One of his jobs is to look out for potential leaks.

I have additionally been told that there is a system whereby reporters are graded in terms of whether they're favourable to the Metropolitan Police or not, and I don't know how they do that, on what basis they make their judgment, but I'm told that -- I don't suggest it's a top 20, who's the person that's going to be more favourable to the Met than others, but I was told that that system existed and I quite believe it.

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