“The Review Panel will report later this year.”

I had suggested the Department of Everything would be back on the agenda before long and our two would-be lycanthropes have apparently announced today that an Efficiency Review Panel is to be established – “to examine the number and organisation of Departments in light of the present financial pressures and the implications of the Review of Public Administration and to ensure that the departmental structure is best organised to deliver public services in an efficient manner.” Presumably the Assembly will be asked about this at some point.. The Belfast Telegraph provides the detail omitted elsewhere, “The First Minister and Deputy First Minister said they were planning to bring plans for the creation of an ‘Efficiency Review Panel’ to the Assembly shortly after Easter.” As for the panel reporting back “later this year”.. by November, perhaps?