I refer to your recent article on the dilemma facing the chief executive of Brit, his role as chairman of the Market Reform Group (MRG)and his company's ownership of RI3K.

If the whole process were to be carried out properly a specification of the MRG's requirements would be drawn up and put out to tender.

RI3K and others would be able to compete on a level playing field and the resultant choice of provider would not then embarrass anybody. It would also mean that any financial and moral problems could be eradicated for Mr Douetil.This used to be normal practice.

Roger Foord
Roger Foord Associates