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And the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

My Lord, perhaps I should make it clear, now that list has been read out, the point that I made in writing, which is to emphasise, as it were, the basis on which the application is made on their behalf. It's not made, in case anyone thinks it is, on the basis that there is some degree of concern about giving evidence or that they have in some way been singled out. They have been asked to provide evidence to the Inquiry to assist the Inquiry and they're only too happy to help on that basis, but they make an application, as I indicate, both in their capacity as witnesses and as representative of the government.

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