Press release

Ministerial appointment: Baroness Shields

The Queen has approved the appointment of Baroness Shields OBE as a joint Minister for DCMS and the Home Office.

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The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Minister for Internet Safety and Security, Baroness Shields OBE, as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office. This is in addition to her current role as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Notes to editors

  • Baroness Shields was appointed to government on 13 May 2015 as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Internet Safety and Security at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  • Her remit is to help make the internet a safer place by working to curb online abuse, exploitation, bullying and access to harmful content, including terrorist and extremist content; and by promoting safe, open access to the internet for everyone

  • Given this remit covers Home Office policy as well as Department for Culture, Media and Sport policy, the Prime Minister has decided to make Baroness Shields a joint Minister for both departments

  • Her role is unpaid

Published 3 December 2015