But Michael Gove - yes, it's that man again - is considering outsourcing this role to profit making companies, and he's got just two days left before the consultation.
You haven't heard?
No, not many have. This has had incredibly little media coverage. But if thousands of people write in before Friday to say they believe such decisions should be kept a million miles away from any concern motivated by profit we may just hammer the message home.
Please take the time to add your name and address to the already drafted letter at the following link
Make this prat listen!