On a metal detecting blog near you:
"The success of the PAS, [...] effectively gives the seal of approval to metal detecting and collecting",at great expense to the British taxpayer and the British archaeological heritage. This is why there is an urgent need for some proper and broad public discussion of the whole setup. As David Gill pointed out to me about an ongoing discussion elsewhere, "these were issues we were discussing back in 1990 - and they are unresolved". Quarter of a century of artefact hunters and their supporters dodging the discussion, now abetted by public money.
Vignette: Spending of over 17 million on dealing with a minority community of 7125 people "approved".