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If we move now to some specific topics, and can I start first of all with ACPO's guidance. You deal with this at paragraph 6 of your witness statement where you tell us that generally speaking UNISON considers ACPO's Communication Advisory Group 2010 guidance relating to media matters to be helpful, but you do identify a lacuna in that it doesn't deal to your satisfaction with inappropriate or unethical contact between the police and the press, and you tell us that you want to see that lacuna dealt with as the HMIC's recommendations arising from "Without fear or favour" are dealt with and actioned.

Can I ask you: what role does UNISON expect to play in any consultation exercise arising from the HMIC's report?

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