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This is my recollection some six years later. I don't recall this being raised with me at press conferences, when I met members of the public, when I was in my constituency. It wasn't raised with me in Parliament, no oral or written questions, no demands for statements, none of the regulators was raising it. So in reality this was at the time based on what we as ministers knew was a very tiny dot at the far edge of a very crowded radar screen in the Home Office and that's where it remained for some considerable time, I suppose until 2009 when some wider revelations started to come out.

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