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14,000 smith commission submissions


So the Smith commission has received over 14,000 public submissions.

So I’m doing a  wee human resources maths.

I’m going to be contentious and say the the work would need to be done with enough time for the commission to deliberate on there contents. Assuming a 5 day week October has 25 work days. So let’s say the work needs completed in 10 days. To allow the commission 15 days to operate with benefit of these submissions.

Assuming each submission would take 30 minuets to read and log on some form of computer system.
(I’m being charitable I think in a 30 minuet average presses.)
And assuming an 8hr day that means:

14,000 ÷ 10 days = 4000 submissions processed every day. 

4000 submissions per day ÷ 16 half hours to process  = 250 staff required to presses the task in 10 days.

Maybe the commission will reply to my previous request for information on the Human Resources they have arranged for the task of processing the submissions. But I’d be surprised if they do share  that information. 


Wee tune I did on Skye in September

Here is a link to a tune I composed on Skye during September. The title

Paws ‘n Baws

is entirely innocent of any other connotation other than my walks with my good friend and confidante



We shared some of the best weather I can remember on Skye. He is a Newfoundland with unusual colours. But most of all he is my friend. Even though he let many many tennis balls to drift out in the tide.

Here it is.