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The announcement today that the Home Office is to be split into two, with the justice functions amalgamated with the Department for Constitutional Affairs, gives the current Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs an even bigger toybox than usual.
The responses from the legal profession have been guarded so far.
Lord Phillips, the Lord Chief Justice, was the quickest off the mark. He gave a cautious welcome and warned pointedly: "Structures are required that will prevent the additional responsibilities taken on by the new ministry interfering with or damaging the independent administration and proper funding of the court service."
We're meeting Falconer in the morning and he has promised to tell us all about it. Tune in tomorrow for an update.