Despite speculation (Jotter, September 22) that money would be no objct in securing the services of the right person to hold the committee's hand, Long will have to get by on the standard pound;137 a day. This week's earnings? A snip at pound;274. Let's hope the SQA is not handling his cheques.
Incidentally, although MSPs discussed the possibility of hiring John MacBeath, he says that he was never in the frame. He has too much on in his new job at Cambridge University.