Just how much more inspection are we going to have to put up with? I recently received a letter from a body calling itself the Office of Surveillance Commissioners. Apparently, I am going to be inspected at some point to check that I am properly trained to authorise surveillance (for example, the use of covert TV or other surveillance in cases of suspected fraud or theft).

I also recently received an invitation to spend a whole day at some conference where I would be told what I needed to know in order to authorise the covert surveillance.

I suppose I have to retrieve this from the wastepaper bin, though for the life of me I really do not see why I can't just be sent some written material.

Keith Ford Chief executive Mayday Healthcare trust Croydon