John Viner launched an attack on the London bias of riba activities during a discussion on Design Quality Forums. Caroline Cole, who runs the Clients Advisory Service, explained how these forums, set up to help clients in specific fields, work. Each has an architect as a convenor, and Viner argued that the convenors should be changed more frequently. He said that there should also be regional forums, and went on to attack the competition system. 'Let's have regional competitions,' he said. 'The whole place is becoming more and more centralised; people in the regions are feeling more and more marginalised.' Cole is to report back to the next council on the dissemination of information about dqfs to members. Viner said, 'I hope she will also report back about competitions.'