"MSPs face having to give up a week's holiday next year because there is too much business to get through in parliament before the elections.
Margaret Curran, the Minister for Parliamentary Business, and her counterparts in the other parties have warned their colleagues the normal February half-term recess is likely to be cancelled because of the heavy workload.
And MSPs may also have to sit later into the evening to get through the legislation.
The problem is there are more Bills - both from the Executive and from individual MSPs - than the business managers think can be crammed into the time available. And any legislation not completed by March 31, when parliament stops for the elections, will be lost."
Perhaps, if they sat for more than one and a half days a week, they might get more done?