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.


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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)
Helen Whately MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

20 Nov 2019, 4:13 p.m.
This week @LottoGoodCauses celebrated 25 years supporting an amazing range of people, places and projects thanks to National Lottery players #NationalLottery25 https://t.co/9ca7kwT0Mh https://t.co/4EjtcecFPI - Link
13 Nov 2019, 8:42 a.m.
To mark #WorldKindnessDay, volunteers and attendees from Creative Kindness share how their arts and crafts group comes together to create meaningful friendships and spread kindness across Coventry 🤝 @GrapevineCandW // @GrapevineMel // @GrapevineCEO https://t.co/GRsgDtp2ZT - 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
Oct. 03 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Oct. 03 Topical Questions Topical Questions
Oct. 17 Urgent Questions Online Pornography: Age Verification
Oct. 31 Written Statements Strategic Priorities for Telecommunications, Radio Spectrum and Postal Services
Oct. 03 Westminster Hall Internet of Things: Regulation
Sep. 05 Adjournment Debate Skerne River: Discover Brightwater Project
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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 7 Oct 2019, 2:54 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.

Petitions addressed by Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
246,736
Petition Closed

Abolish the BBC television license.

Gov Responded - 26 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019
20 Jun 2019
closed 5 months, 3 weeks ago

The quality of BBC programmes do not reflect the price of the TV license. It is far too expensive for the majority of people and should be abolished.

171,982
Petition Closed

Continue to fund free TV licences for the over 75 in the future.

Gov Responded - 24 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019
17 Jun 2019
closed 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Removing them will only penalize the poorest old age pensioners, many who rely on their television for company and their main source of entertainment.

112,025
Petition Closed

Allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing

Gov Responded - 3 May 2018 Debated on - 25 Jun 2018
8 Jun 2018
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

Safe Standing offers a much safer alternative to fans who wish to stand, rather than sit at football matches. After the highly successful introduction to rail seating at Celtic Park, as well as numerous Bundesliga clubs, many football fans feel that laws preventing standing areas should be relaxed.

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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
28 Oct 2019, 8:03 p.m. National Citizen Service Trust Cat Smith

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the NCS Trust's annual report and accounts 2019 will be published.

Answer (Nicky Morgan)

DCMS intends to publish the NCS Trust annual report and accounts by the end of March of 2020.

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