Thursday, 26 June 2008

Dancing On the Ceiling.

"HOLYROOD BOSSES have struck an out-of-court deal with two firms following the collapse of part of the parliament's roof two years ago. Officials have reached an agreement with construction company Laing O'Rourke and engineers Arup that will recover just less than £650,000 for taxpayers - 80% of what the parliament wanted."

£650,000 doesn't seem like much of a settlement given the disruption that was caused at the time to the running of the Scottish Parliament or given the scale of the error in construction. If Mr Smith ever needs a roof he knows which builder not to phone.

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