29 APRIL 1989, Page 27

Ministry of fear

Sir: With all the recent restrictions on Personal liberty originating in the in- nocuous sounding 'Home Office', is it not now time for a change of title for this department.

More in keeping with taste for control of our lives would be 'Ministry of the In- terior'. Often featuring in novels of foreign Intrigue and also in the real world of dictatorships and general tyranny, this more sinister sounding name is now much more appropriate.

Marcus H Elliott 3 Bryn Maelgwyn, Llanrhos, Llandudno, Gwynedd