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Totally correct. What I find irritating about many sections of the Civil Service is that the States pay high salaries to attract high calibre personnel. They arrive and then, whenever there is a new proposal, they want to engage English consultants on a fat fee. Why don't the States employ conscientious secretaries who can commission consultants; OR engage highly paid people who take decisions themselves?