Following on from the Ministry of Sound, the entirely fictional Ministry of Magic has now too been given full Governmental powers. The Government in its continuing push to try and connect with a younger audience has once again relented to public pressure, on this occasion a YouGov poll amassing some 150,000 signatures from Harry Potter fans was enough to trigger a debate in the House of Commons which led to the subsequent Ministry of Magic Creation Bill being passed, popularly known as the M.o.M. Bill.
The new Ministry is likely to be larger than both the Home and Foreign Office combined and will be housed deep underground far beneath Whitehall. The Jubilee line will need to be rerouted between Southwark and Green Park and the entire line is expected be closed until late 2035 while a new tunnel and required infrastructure is constructed. A tender has gone out to start excavation of the new Ministry early next year and in order to expedite the process it is expected that over 100,000 tonnes of TNT will be required, approximately seven times as much explosive power as the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima.
To coincide with the creation of the new Ministry a grant of £4 Billion has been allocated to a number of Universities to prove magic is real and therefore justify the creation of this new department. Government Spokesperson Richard Harris had this to say: “We have a bold new future in the realms of magic, it means cheaper electricity, more jobs, better education and fewer Death Eaters, we can literally see no downsides to this fantastic new direction for the country.”