I was sorry to see Naaz Coker ('Minority shares scheme',page 32, 15 April) repeating the line that applicants' names should be removed from their papers for shortlisting panels.

Equality of opportunity is not about making it more difficult for people with prejudices to discriminate unfairly. If panel members cannot be trained or trusted to select fairly, it is they, not applicants' names, that need to be removed from the process.

Nigel Turner

Director of human resources

Royal Free Hampstead trust