PEOPLE who commit fraud on the NHS are the pits of society. It is a fraud on all of us who may need the NHS at any given time.

It is high time that we in this country returned to some good old- fashioned remedies that worked: ie Borstal or hard labour in HM hotels. Also, the running of schools should be given back to teachers. Discipline seems to have disappeared in everyday life. To hell with the Fancy Dan do-gooders; it’s thanks to them we have landed in a right old mess.

Ken Holmes, Cliffe Common, Selby.