May I clarify my comment in your article about Monitor's decision to consult on private patient income.

I agreed that it may be odd to consult about questions of law, but added that I could not of course comment on the foundation trust regulator's consultation without seeing the terms of reference. Neither would I agree that Unison was right to query Monitor's decision to consult. What I wanted to convey was that it will be interesting to see how Monitor consults about this issue.

Christian Dingwall, Hempsons Solicitors