Sir; I agree that Ofcom's ban on advertising certain foods to children aged under 16 has resulted in some absurd anomalies, and I have a natural distaste for intervention from on high.

However, I actually support the thrust of what Ofcom is trying to achieve with its ban on advertising certain foods to children.

I see no good reason why the current type of food advertising should continue to be targeted specifically at children.

If it was being used to put the right message across, then I might think differently. But my experiences suggest otherwise, and as a result our children are growing up believing products such as breakfast cereals are prime examples of healthy nutritious foods.

I plan to watch the ensuing debate with interest, but will do so from the comfort of the fence that separates them.