I am wondering how much money is p$ssed up the wall across the MOD, paying infrastructure maintenance contractors silly amounts for work undertaken, often for shockingly poor quality work. Cue jokes about how much it costs to change a fuse or change a light bulb! Of course, we don't currently employ the people involved, nor provide for their pensions, but we do pay through the nose for absolutely everything. That must add up across the board. In the meantime, the estate crumbles, because there is little or no preventive maintenance (witness trees growing out of gutters etc). My suggestion to ministers is to bring back the PSA, in one form or another. Yes, the staff bill would go up, but everything else ought to be far cheaper. Also, all those sensible little jobs that nobody can afford under the contracted system can be be done. Discuss!