The Cabinet Office is currently running the so-called ‘Red Tape Challenge,’ grouping regulations into themes across a wide variety of areas, and putting them on a website for people and businesses to comment on: asking which ones should be kept, improved or scrapped. It would appear that the results are then to be used to challenge departments to get rid of regulations that are not needed, or look for alternatives where appropriate. One of the current themes, open for comment until 11.12.12, are regulations relating to Quality of Care and Mental Health. A significant number of provisions contained in secondary legislation relating to the MCA 2005 are included for consideration, including (for instance), the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person's Representative) Regulations 2008, SI 2008/1315. We would suggest that any concerned readers take the opportunity – with some speed – to make any comments upon the wisdom or otherwise of dispensing with all or part of the regulations up for consideration.