Lord Carter is comms minister

Former Ofcom and NTL chief executive Stephen Carter has been named as minister for communications, technology and broadcasting in the House of Lords, as part of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s reshuffle.Carter, who has been handed a peerage to take up his role in the House, said: “Given the global financial challenges, the communications sector has never been more important to our economy.”This role is an opportunity to make a contribution to the growth of this key sector, and I look forward to working closely with Peter Mandelson (the new secretary of state for business) and Andy Burnham (the Culture Secretary, to whom he will report.”

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