Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) helps to drive growth, enrich lives and promote Britain abroad. We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. We help to give the UK a unique advantage on the global stage, striving for economic success.

Secretary of State

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Ministers of State
Nigel Adams MP
Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Matt Warman MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
Rebecca Pow MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

17 Aug 2019, 1:07 p.m.
NEWS: One in a Millais-on Arts Minister @pow_rebecca has placed a temporary export bar on this beautiful painting by British artist John Everett Millais, valued at £9.5 million https://t.co/4CRKAtePbM https://t.co/iJ8EfWJB1l - Link
16 Aug 2019, 11:40 a.m.
ūüéČAs one of the companies that came through @LORCACyber, it's brilliant to see @ThinkCyberUK listed as a finalist in the New York Global Cyber Security competition. Best of luck! https://t.co/ArCrRVaRbK - Link
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Commons Appearances

Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPs

Other Commons Chamber appearances can be:
  • Urgent Questions where the Speaker has selected a question to which a Minister must reply that day
  • Adjornment Debates a 30 minute debate attended by a Minister that concludes the day in Parliament.
  • Oral Statements informing the Commons of a significant development, where backbench MP's can then question the Minister making the statement.

Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue

Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
May. 23 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
May. 23 Topical Questions Topical Questions
May. 15 Urgent Questions WhatsApp Data Breach
Jun. 27 Written Statements The Times and The Sunday Times/Evening Standard
Jun. 25 Westminster Hall Gambling Levy: Online Gambling and Greyhound Racing
Jun. 12 Adjournment Debate Cornish Wrestling
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Legislation

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Data Protection Act 2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 23 May, 2018 24 May 2018, 3:13 p.m.
A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals; to make provision in connection with the Information Commissioner's functions under certain regulations relating to information; to make provision for a direct marketing code of conduct; and for connected purposes.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Home Page

Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.

At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.


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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Written Questions

Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.

Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.

Latest Written Question
Date Title Questioner
5 Aug 2019, 11:54 a.m. Pornography: Internet Baroness Howe of Idlicote

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 20 July (HL Deb, cols 883‚Äď4), on what date the age verification requirements to protect children from accessing online pornography will come into effect.

Answer (Baroness Barran)

Once the appropriate remedial actions have been undertaken to correct a procedural error announced on 20th June, we will announce further details on timings for commencement of age verification for online pornography, giving stakeholders sufficient time to prepare.

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