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We'll come on to the specific dates in a moment, because of course certain things happened in relation to Operation Overt at almost the same time as arrests were being made, but we'll come on to look at the specific dates in a moment.

The second question I wanted to ask you about the period between May 2006 and 8 August 2006 was as to whether you'd received any briefings on the subject of royal phone hacking. You deal with this at paragraph 24 and you say:

"To the best of my knowledge I received no briefing, written or oral, with regard to this subject during that period [so between May and 8 August]. As far as I am aware no briefing has been received anywhere else in the Home Office either during this period."

How have you ascertained that?

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