Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Policy

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 21 September 2023.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which Minister in their Department is responsible for overseeing work on long-term strategic challenges; and how many officials in their Department (a) undertake horizon scanning work and (b) focus on delivering long-term priorities.

Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

The department is working hard to ensure that long term strategic challenges are considered in its day-to-day activity across policy, resources and legislation. Time and attention is dedicated to staying abreast of future issues in order to help the department and its sectors remain resilient to both short and long term impacts.

Horizon scanning is one of a number of means through which future trends and challenges are explored to ensure that the department is in the best position possible to adapt, respond and overcome the challenges of the day, as well as those for the longer term.

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