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So my view would that be recommending indicative percentages is where the Inquiry should be. There is a further difficulty, as I'm sure you're aware, which is the nature of the current interplay between the government, Ofcom and the provision of advice. The advice which was provided to this Inquiry by Ofcom is not advice which designs a new system according to any particular criterion. That is because Ofcom regards itself as a non-policy-making body with very little discretion; it is simply answering the narrow questions which Ofcom set for it.

So one of the things which it may be possible to do in terms of that provision of advice is ask Ofcom more specifically, and with a clearer set of policy principles in mind, for some more specific advice.

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