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The conclusion you reach on this area, the bold type between paragraphs 4.23 and 4.24 in terms of the advice you give:

"Because governance arrangements go to the heart of the legitimacy and authority of the new body, recognition in statute could be needed to establish the most important features."

And then you go on to outline how that would work and we understand that, but you make one very important point which I think should be emphasised in the light of some evidence we've heard, 4.26:

"Recognition in statute for governance would also change the view of those appointed to the most senior posts about the source of their authority. It would be clear that their authority was embedded in law and not derived from industry and its representatives."?

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