THE creation of a Department of Policing and Justice should in theory just mean moving NIO civil servants to an Assembly department. Couple of weeks work?
Not a chance! It’ll work out at about two years, which is about the timescale for getting rid of the Department of Employment and Learning.
Which takes the Assembly most of the way through to a 2011 Assembly election and the ending of the interim period for a Minister for Cops and Courts. Working out D’Hondt after that election will be fun!