Interesting to dissect the reading habits of the pre-reshuffle health ministers - a parliamentary answer last week revealed that while most of Lord Darzi’s colleagues had several “periodicals” delivered to their private office in May, he survives on just HSJ and Private Eye.

Ben Bradshaw, now culture minister, took seven (HSJ, The Economist, GP, New Statesman, Private Eye, Pulse and Spectator), Alan Johnson took six (HSJ, BMJ, The Economist, Lancet, Public Finance, Spectator), as did Ann Keen (HSJ, Nursing Times, The Economist, New Statesman, Private Eye and Spectator), and Phil Hope three (HSJ, Private Eye, Community Care).

Old habits presumably died hard for former public health minister and now children’s minister Dawn Primarolo, who, after a decade in the Treasury, read The Economist and no other magazine.