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Section 7, voluntary participation. You come to the conclusion that no one would or should be compelled to join. You advance three fundamental reasons for proposing such a voluntary system.

The first is problems of principle in credibility.

Can I ask you, please, to develop the Article 10.2 ECHR point? Why, if this system were deemed to be in the public interest, particularly if other systems had been considered by this Inquiry and rejected on the grounds that they did not fulfil the public interest, would a compulsory system not survive Article 10.2 of the Convention?

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