Officials at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be shocked to find that they have lost a senior minister following the reshuffle after the General Election.
Both Margaret Beckett and Elliot Morley retain their jobs as Secretary of State and Minister of State respectively.
But in what appears to be a slimmed down department, there is no replacement for controversial minister Alun Michael who has moved to the newly formed Department for Productivity, Energy and Industry.
However, Defra has gained a new junior minister in Jim Knight who joins previous Parliamentary Secretary Ben Bradshaw in the department.
Lord Bach of Lutterworth replaces Lord Whitty of Camberwell as Parliamentary Secretary in the House of Lords.
Details of what responsibility each minister holds are still to be finalised by Margaret Beckett.