THE pilot of the lie detector test may have come to an end but it seems we are no nearer to knowing if this controversial technology will be used in the future.
It seems odd that the Department of Work and Pensions would not reinvest in something that allegedly recoups the annual cost of the software in just one month.
And just as strange that Harrow Council wouldn't use the same technology to reclaim overpayments of council tax - that would find their way back into local authority coffers.
Either way, it seems the two have failed to communicate properly about the system's future and no one is any the wiser.
However, all of this is largely irrelevant if DWP bosses evaluate the scheme and agree with the acclaimed Professor Lacerda who, after decades of research, believes the 'lie detector' is dangerous and liable to falsely accuse lawabiding citizens of lying.
A worrying claim that needs to be carefully looked at by decision-makers.
THIS week the Observer carries two stories about pensioners being mugged. Molly Morgan died after she was shoved to the ground by someone snatching her bag. No one has been charged and police this week renewed their appeal for witnesses.
A 91-year-old Pinner victim's assailant was caught by onlooker Keval Valambhia and has now been sentenced.
Hopefully someone, perhaps a relative of the mugger, will show the same courage as Mr Valambhia to bring Molly's killer to justice.