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Well, it certainly took us -- I mean, even without the complication of the draft clauses, it certainly took us from March 31 to June 30, which was a three-month period, to produce the revised White Paper.

I should probably say in parentheses that if you go back to paragraph 2 of my own witness statement, I do say in the final sentence of that paragraph that we were also preparing a White Paper on the BBC, and in a department as small as DCMS, you would have had the complication of -- we really got two tasks going forward simultaneously. That may have slowed us down a bit. There's no question at all that the draft clauses were a complication.

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