Accountability Scotland welcomes the announcement that the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman is investigating the clearing of Gordon Matheson (Second watchdog to probe clearing of Matheson in George Square inquiry, News, February 9).

We also welcome his clarification of the term "maladministration" as including "irrationality or illogicality" in decisions. However, on the basis of this broadened definition, many of his own past rulings could well have turned out differently.

Richard Burton, secretary

Accountability Scotland