Many claims being brought to Tribunal by mid-1980s. Crown under no obligation to pay attention to what Tribunal said, but where breaches were found, this was a stain on the honour of the Crown. Showed government had failed, and triggered principle of redress. In practice, Crown could not ignore recommendations as there was political pressure to resolve. Also was a concern that the courts might enforce redress, overruling Hoani, if the Crown did not act. Political decision to have the process accepted by successive governments.