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The DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT (DCMS) is a department of the United Kingdom government , with responsibility for culture and sport in England
England
, and some aspects of the media throughout the whole UK , such as broadcasting and internet .

It also has responsibility for the tourism , leisure and creative industries (some joint with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ). The department was also responsible for the delivery of the 2012 Olympic Games
2012 Olympic Games
and Paralympic Games and the building of a Digital Economy .

CONTENTS

* 1 History and responsibilities

* 1.1 2012 Olympics

* 1.2 2010–present

* 1.2.1 Policy areas

* 1.2.1.1 Other responsibilities

* 2 Headquarters * 3 Ministers

* 4 Bodies sponsored by DCMS

* 4.1 Non-ministerial departments * 4.2 Statutory corporations * 4.3 Public broadcasting authorities * 4.4 Non-departmental public bodies

* 5 Devolution

* 5.1 Scotland
Scotland
* 5.2 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
* 5.3 Wales
Wales

* 6 See also * 7 References

* 8 External links

* 8.1 Video clips

HISTORY AND RESPONSIBILITIES

UNITED KINGDOM

This article is part of a series on the politics and government of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Constitution

* Constitution

* Cabinet Manual
Cabinet Manual
* Erskine May

* Taxation

The Crown
The Crown
BRITISH MONARCHY -------------------------

* MONARCH

* Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II

* HEIR APPARENT

* The Prince of Wales
Wales

* Royal family * Succession to the British throne
Succession to the British throne
* Royal prerogative

Executive HM GOVERNMENT -------------------------

* PRIME MINISTER

* Theresa May
Theresa May

* CABINET

* Current ministry

* Her Majesty\'s Civil Service * Departments * Executive agencies * Public bodies

PRIVY COUNCIL -------------------------

* CROWN-IN-COUNCIL

* Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II

Legislature
Legislature
Parliament (56th Parliament ) ------------------------- CROWN-IN-PARLIAMENT

* Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II

HOUSE OF LORDS

* Lord Speaker

* The Lord Fowler

HOUSE OF COMMONS

* Speaker

* John Bercow
John Bercow

* Leader of the Opposition

* Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn

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* Her Majesty\'s Loyal Opposition * Shadow Cabinet * State Opening of Parliament * Prime Minister\'s Questions * Act of Parliament * Statutory Instruments

Judiciary SUPREME COURT -------------------------

* PRESIDENT

* Lord Neuberger

* DEPUTY PRESIDENT

* Lady Hale

* Judges of the Supreme Court

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* Courts of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Courts of England
England
and Wales
Wales
* Courts of Scotland * Courts of Northern Ireland

Devolution

* Joint Ministerial Committee

* Scotland
Scotland

* Government * Parliament

* Wales
Wales

* Government * National Assembly

* Reserved matters

* Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland

* Executive * Assembly

Administrative geography

* England
England

* Subdivisions of England
England
* Local government in England
England

* Scotland
Scotland

* Subdivisions of Scotland * Local government in Scotland

* Wales
Wales

* Local government in Wales

* Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland

* Local government in Northern Ireland

Elections

* Parliament constituencies * Political parties * Last election * Next election * Referendums

Foreign relations

* History * Foreign policy * UK and the United Nations * Politics of the European Union * Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
portal

* Other countries * Atlas

* v * t * e

DCMS originates from the DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HERITAGE (DNH), which itself was created on 11 April 1992 out of various other departments, soon after the Conservative election victory . The former Ministers for the Arts
Arts
and for Sport
Sport
had previously been located in other departments.

DNH was renamed as the DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT (DCMS) on 14 July 1997, under the Premiership of Tony Blair
Premiership of Tony Blair
. It was renamed to DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT on 3 July 2017, staying DCMS under the Premiership of Theresa May
Theresa May
to reflect the department's increased activity in the Digital sector.

2012 OLYMPICS

DCMS was the co-ordinating department for the successful bid by London
London
to host the 2012 Olympics and appointed and oversees the agencies delivering the Games' infrastructure and programme, principally the Olympic Delivery Authority
Olympic Delivery Authority
(ODA) and LOCOG .

The June 2007 Cabinet reshuffle led to Tessa Jowell MP taking on the role of Paymaster General and then Minister for the Cabinet Office while remaining Minister for the Olympics . Ministerial responsibility for the Olympics was shared with Ms Jowell in the Cabinet Office , but the staff of the Government Olympic Executive (GOE) remained based in DCMS.

2010–PRESENT

Following the 2010 general election , ministerial responsibility for the Olympics returned to the Secretary of State. Although Jeremy Hunt\'s full title was Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport
Sport
, the Department's name remained unchanged. On 4 September 2012, Hunt was appointed Health Secretary in a cabinet reshuffle and replaced by Maria Miller . Maria Miller later resigned due to controversy over her expenses. Her replacement was announced later that day as Sajid Javid .

After the 2015 general election , John Whittingdale
John Whittingdale
was appointed as Secretary of State, tasked with initiating the BBC Charter
BBC Charter
review process. DCMS received full responsibility for the digital economy policy, formerly jointly held with BIS , and sponsorship of the Information Commissioner\'s Office from the Ministry of Justice .

Whittingdale was replaced by Karen Bradley
Karen Bradley
after the referendum on the UK\'s membership of the EU in July 2016. The OFFICE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY moved from the Cabinet Office to DCMS as part of the same reshuffle.

Policy Areas

It is responsible for government policy in the following areas:

* the Arts
Arts
* Broadcasting
Broadcasting
, including the BBC
BBC
* Internet
Internet
and international ICT policy * Telecommunications and broadband * Civil society
Civil society
* Charities
Charities

* Creative industries

* Advertising * Arts
Arts
market * Design
Design
* Fashion
Fashion
* Film
Film
* Music industry * Publishing
Publishing

* Historic environment * Architecture
Architecture
and design * Cultural property and heritage * Digital economy * Entertainment licensing * Gambling and racing * Press freedom and regulation * Libraries
Libraries
* Museums and galleries * National Lottery * Tourism
Tourism
* Sport
Sport
* Olympics legacy

Other Responsibilities

Other responsibilities of DCMS include listing of historic buildings , scheduling of ancient monuments , export licensing of cultural goods , and management of the Government Art Collection (GAC).

The Secretary of State has responsibility for the maintenance of the land and buildings making up the historic Royal Estate under the Crown Lands Act 1851 . These inherited functions, which were once centralised in the Office of Works , are now delivered as follows:

* The Royal Parks are maintained by an executive agency within DCMS, the Royal Parks Agency
Royal Parks Agency
; * The Unoccupied Royal Palaces in England
England
are managed by a contract with Historic Royal Palaces ; * Maintenance of the Occupied Royal Palaces in England
England
was funded by an annual Grant-in-Aid to the Royal Household until 31 March 2012. The Secretary of State for Culture retains legal responsibility for these palaces, but from 1 April 2012 this funding was amalgamated with the Civil List into a single Sovereign Grant administered by HM Treasury. DCMS continues to make a separate small grant to the Royal Household for the maintenance of Marlborough House
Marlborough House

The Department also has responsibility for state ceremonial occasions and royal funerals. However, responsibility for the Civil List element of Head of State expenditure and income from the separate Crown Estate remains with the Chancellor of the Exchequer .

DCMS works jointly with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on design issues, including sponsorship of the Design Council , and on relations with the computer games and publishing industries .

DCMS organises the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph and has responsibility for providing humanitarian assistance in the event of a disaster . In the Government's response to the 7 July 2005 London
London
bombings the department coordinated humanitarian support to the relatives of victims and arranged the memorial events.

HEADQUARTERS

The main offices are at 100 Parliament Street , occupying part of the building known as Government Offices Great George Street
Government Offices Great George Street
.

MINISTERS

The DCMS Ministers are as follows:

MINISTER RANK PORTFOLIO SHADOWED BY

The Rt Hon. KAREN BRADLEY MP Secretary of State Overall responsibility for the work of DCMS and the digital economy TOM WATSON MP

The Rt Hon. Matt Hancock MP Minister of State ( Minister of State for Digital ) Broadband, Spectrum and Telecoms; Culture; Heritage and Built Environment; Internet
Internet
and Creative Industries; Libraries; Media; Museums and Galleries Liam Byrne MP

Tracey Crouch
Tracey Crouch
MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, & Civil Society gambling, horse racing, Office for Civil Society, sport, The National Lottery and society lotteries Steve Reed MP, Rosena Aliin-Khan MP

John Glen MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Arts, Culture, Heritage, public libraries, museums, national archives, tourism Kevin Brennan MP

The Lord Ashton of Hyde Parliamentary Under Secretary of State ceremonials, all DCMS business in the Lords and First World War commemorations The Lord Griffiths of Bury Port

The Permanent Secretary is Sue Owen CB .

BODIES SPONSORED BY DCMS

The DCMS has policy responsibility for three statutory corporations and two public broadcasting authorities. These bodies and their operation are largely independent of Government policy influence.

NON-MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENTS

In September 2015, DCMS gained sponsorship of one non-ministerial department:

* The National Archives

STATUTORY CORPORATIONS

The statutory corporations are:

* Channel Four Television Corporation * Historic Royal Palaces * Office of Communications (Ofcom) – shared with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

The Department was responsible for the Horserace Totalisator Board ( The Tote
The Tote
) until the sale of the Tote's business to Betfred
Betfred
in July 2011.

PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITIES

The public broadcasting authorities are:

* British Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation * Sianel Pedwar Cymru – and the S4C Authority which regulates and manages S4C

NON-DEPARTMENTAL PUBLIC BODIES

The DCMS sponsors the following executive non-departmental public bodies :

* Arts
Arts
Council England
England
* British Film
Film
Institute * British Library * British Museum
British Museum
* Equality and Human Rights Commission * Gambling Commission * Geffrye Museum
Geffrye Museum
* Historic England
England
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* ^ Budget 2011 (PDF). London: HM Treasury. 2011. p. 48. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011. * ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/change-of-name-for-dcms * ^ "Department for Culture, Media & Sport". GOV.UK. Retrieved 11 May 2015. * ^ ONS Sector Classification Guide accessesd 13 August 2008 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 July 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2008. * ^ Scotland
Scotland
Act 1998, Schedule 5, Part II * ^ Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Act 1998, Schedule 3 * ^ Departments (Transfer and Assignment of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland)

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