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Yes, sir, I think it did. We worked very hard to give the SIO as much support as possible, and I spoke to him very, very regularly and suggested to him that he shouldn't watch the news or read the newspapers, that I would or my team would provide him with what we felt was relevant, purely because there was no need for him to be aware of some of those debates about his abilities. It could have been very demotivating for him and his team, sir.

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