Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP

Biography

Oliver Dowden CBE was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 13 February 2020.

He was previously Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office from 24 July 2019 to 13 February 2020, and Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office from 9 January 2018 to 24 July 2019.

He was elected Conservative MP for Hertsmere in May 2015.

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for strategy and policy across the department and management of Brexit for the department.

More about this role

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Office for Civil Society

Previous roles in government

  1. Paymaster General
  2. Minister for the Cabinet Office
  3. Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Implementation)

Announcements

  1. Trade Union Facility Time publication service: 2019-20
  2. Government gives green light to resumption of compeitive sport behind closed doors
  3. Oliver Dowden’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 May 2020
  4. Review of the Network and Information Systems Regulations
  5. Safer technology, safer users: The UK as a world-leader in Safety Tech
  6. Up to £15 million to support the Citizens Advice service during COVID-19 pandemic
  7. Oliver Dowden's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 20 May 2020
  8. Culture Secretary announces Cultural Renewal Taskforce
  9. New Culture Commissioner named and Taskforce set up to aid sector recovery from coronavirus   
  10. Government unlocks £150 million from dormant accounts for coronavirus response