Hancock’s ministerial brief revealed
July 22, 2016
By Colin Mann
The UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has welcomed Matt Hancock MP as the new Minister of State for Digital and Culture following appointments made by the new Prime Minister Theresa May.
He will cover policy areas including the digital economy, broadband, arts and culture, and the creative industries.
“I’m delighted to be Minister of State for Digital and Culture,” declared Hancock. “I’m energised to take up the challenge to make UK tech and cultural centre of the world.
“In this first week I’ve already been out and about seeing some fantastic examples of our theatres and galleries in London. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing the same in other parts of the UK including our world-leading tech businesses.”
Hancock has joined the DCMS from the Cabinet Office, where he was Minister of State for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General. In this previous role, his responsibilities included digital transformation of government and cyber security, which the DCMS says will be valuable expertise in this new role.