Sir Jon Shortridge concludes his inquiry…

That’s what we’re hearing, although nothing’s officially been broken to the media as such. We understand that despite some internal lobbying from senior civil servants he is to recommend disciplinary action against Paul Priestley, the Permanent Secretary who drafted a letter attacking members of the Public Accounts Committee.

It is also our understanding that the investigation went wider than Mr Priestley. As ever, be restrained in your comments!

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