Woodward wins creative industries post

James Purnell has been replaced as the Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism by Shaun Woodward, the MP for St Helens South. Woodward, who reports to Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, has a remit to cover ‘broadcasting, the creative industries, including film and music, tourism, alcohol and entertainment licensing, press and censorship, IT and e-government’. Purnell takes up the post of Minister of State for Pensions. He was appointed as the first Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism 12 months ago (DW 19 May 2005).

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