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Can we move now to page 8 of your witness statement. I'm looking now at subparagraph (xxxi). This subparagraph concerns or refers to a consultation which had taken place over a number of months between the summer and autumn of the previous year and you say:

"The Lord Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Scotland invited EHD to agree there should be a statutory remedy for infringements of privacy, arising from their conclusions on their July consultation paper that the civil law relating to privacy should be put on a sound statutory footing."

Can I take it from that that the outcome of the consultation in 1993 found that there was a public view in favour of a privacy tort?

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