The opportunistic Opposition cites this as a failure of process but I think that analysis is poor.
What would be more alarming is if 90 per cent were being approved and there was a huge outcry that they were not being properly scrutinised by the Workplace Authority. That is clearly not the case.
That there is a huge bureaucratic workload, there can be little doubt. This is not surprising in a new system (in our tin pot little organisation for example a new licensing system has taken over eighteen months to process and we are only talking about a couple of thousand licenses).
I don't doubt there will be further problems, but I would have thought that over-cautious scrutiny is a good thing rather than a bad thing.