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We wanted to raise this because we do feel that a clear acknowledgement of the importance of the independence of the governance is of the utmost importance. We spoke about this last time we gave evidence to the Inquiry, and I don't want to reiterate what we said there to explain how the Ofcom system of independent governance works, but I think I would just like to emphasise that I think ensuring that something -- the governance arrangements put in place are seen to be independent and are demonstrably independent is something to which we would respectfully suggest the future principles should attach the most weight.

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