Earning a bonus

I share the concern of your ­political correspondent Scott Macnab about publicly funded bodies still paying out bonuses, this against Scottish Government policy (your report, 12 February).

But I feel it very unfair to lump employees of the Scottish ­Parliament in with highly ­remunerated consultants and members of public quangos.

Surely it is only right and proper for an employee who takes on extra duties for such an important role as providing first-aid cover to receive some monetary recompense for doing so.

Bob Bertram

Main Street