GIVE yourselves a pat on the back lads. Job well done.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was more like the mutual appreciation committee yesterday morning as members congratulated each other – and the staff – on their recent report that "bust some of the myths" on public sector allowances.
Chair John McGuinness even thanked the members for the way in which they questioned witnesses to get the information and inform the public debate.
"I would like to thank the members for the detail to which they went to get the exact information that was required to inform that public conversation. That was the important part of it," he said.
"The launch itself went well and reflected well on the members of the public accounts committee."
And members went about their business with a spring in their step.