Full marks for minister who got off her bike
Speeding along the Embankment in London, Chalker ploughed into a hurriedly patched-up hole in the road and was unceremoniously dumped on her protective area. Furious about cowboy hole-fillers, she persuaded the Government to introduce legislation to insist on vocational qualifications for the street workers, that is, anyone with a shovel digging up roads and working for everyone from BT to gas companies.
A City and Guilds qualification duly appeared, followed by a register and identity card. Lucky old Scotvec picked up the UK contract to produce the ID cards.
Where there's muck, a dumped minister and dosh, you'll find the new SQA.