Digital Britain author Lord Carter to quit Government

Communications Minister Lord Carter is understood to be planning to leave the Government after delivering his Digital Britain report next week.

Reports suggest Lord Carter, formerly chief executive of City PR firm Brunswick, could be set for a return to the private sector.

Lord Carter, who was listed as one of ten ministers serving under Business Secretary Lord Mandelson following last week’s reshuffle, has been working on the Digital Britain report since last October.

The report’s aim is to stimulate the UK’s digital and communications industries, and the interim report in January recommended introducing measures such as universal access to broadband, and enhancing the digital delivery of public services.

The full report is due to be delivered on 16 June.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills would not comment at the time of going to press.

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