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I struggle with that, to be honest, because, as I have said in my evidence, I was present myself in the key meetings, certainly in the early days, and was very conscious from those of what, in my judgment, were clear requirements established and a very clear explanation of the legal obligations.

As you say, it is a small office, and one in which, certainly, I seek to make myself regularly available, certainly to ministers, special advisers, senior officials. I meet with them weekly. So I struggle to understand why, as, you know, what seems to be -- he came under intense pressure, he didn't talk to someone about that. It didn't need to be me, it could have been someone else.

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