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Let me enter into a debate on that question with you. In fact, for regulatory purposes, I asked the question without reaching a conclusion because I've not thought it through. Does it matter, in this sense: if any solution that I propose for the regulatory regime is going to require or permit a regulator to become rather more engaged in the allegation of wrong and to provide perhaps a swifter remedy, perhaps a cheaper remedy, all the things we've talked about for the future, does it become necessary to answer your question -- and I ask it rhetorically -- and is it possible to answer your question without going into the facts in very much more detail than is possible within the context of all the elements of the terms of reference that I have to address? Do you see the point I'm seeking to make?

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