Departmental Responsibilities

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the respective policy responsibilities of the Secretary of State for (a) Culture, Media and Sport and (b) Business, Innovation and Skills are with regard to (i) telecoms policy, (ii) the digital economy and (iii) the creative industries.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

A joint DCMS and BIS Digital Economy Unit was set up in the summer to support a more co-ordinated approach to digital issues. I was appointed to the role of Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy and am a Minister in both BIS and DCMS. I am the minister with policy responsibility for telecoms policy, the digital economy and the creative industries, reporting to the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport for telecoms policy and the creative industries and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for the Digital Economy more generally.

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