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There were clearly a number of issues and disputes around the emails, not least -- I mean, the obvious one, they all claim to be speaking to Jeremy Hunt when they weren't. There were a number of other areas of uncertainty around them, but even allowing for all of that, it was clear that there was an undisputed degree of contact that was -- that hugely surprised me. It was far beyond what I considered appropriate or defensible in the circumstances, and I'd -- I mean, I'd discussed and reflected on that with others, other officials within the department, who were also surprised, and indeed discussed it with the Cabinet Secretary and others.

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