Foreign tongues

February 9, 1996

Is the Nolan committee's travelling roadshow beginning to suffer from jet lag? After visiting Cardiff two weeks ago, the committee last week headed north of the border, where one member of the secretariat was overheard wearily commenting to another: "If this is Tuesday, it must be Edinburgh." Lord Nolan himself made something of a Freudian slip when, in attempting to refer to the Scottish Office, he called it the Foreign Office.

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