Sir; Now that it appears the government is to impose a charge for bags from supermarkets, why I am I not surprised that the suggested charge of 9p per bag is almost twice that imposed by the Irish government last month? Are we expected to believe that the monies raised from selling the bags will go anywhere near to solving the obvious problems these bags create? I don't think so. More governmental overreaction again, just as new, even more ludicrous EU regulations are issued and then watered down or ignored by more pragmatic countries. It seems to me that the country would be better served by the packaging industry if it were to develop a truly biodegradable carrier bag that would not be such an environmental menace, or is this just too simple a solution? Peter Yarwood Church Green Gresford, Wrexham {{LETTERS }}