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Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office), Campaigns and Elections Chair

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what activities the Government Innovation Group (a) undertook during 2016 and (b) has undertaken in 2017.

Photo of Rob Wilson Rob Wilson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The functions of the Government Innovation Group were transferred to the Office for Civil Society and Innovation (OCSI) and Government Digital Service in 2015. On 21st July 2016 the functions of OCSI transferred from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Policy Lab and Business Partnerships remain part of the Cabinet Office resulting in a name change for OCSI, which is now called the Office for Civil Society (OCS). Since 1st January 2016 to date OCS has worked to deliver the Government’s vision of having a more engaged nation, one in which we take greater responsibility for ourselves and for our neighbours.

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