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1st October 1999 at 01:00
Gnomic is not the word for it. Highland councillor Billy Mac-Lachlan thought his colleagues on the education committee needed some official elucidation on how the Government's public private partnerships differed from the previous administration's private finance initiative. So he asked a question.

Alistair Coutts, the director of property and architectural services, replied with a memorable Treasury clarification: "All PFI projects are PPP but not all PPP projects are necessarily PFI."

MacLachlan was last seen spreading clarity all over Spean Bridge.

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