Previously, Vaizey held the title of Communications Minister but according to an announcement on GOV.UK, he is now promoted to Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) “with responsibility for digital industries.”
Minister for Culture and Digital Industries is a newly created role and its responsibilities are not yet listed on the official government site.
However, DCMS has revealed that Vaizey will continue to play a large part in the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme and the Full Ministerial portfolios at BIS and DCMS will be confirmed soon.
The new Digital Industries Minister has previously had a lot of influence over the development of high-speed Internet access across the UK.
Vaizey has been quick to welcome developments this year, including championing the country as doing the most online business in Europe.
In his new role, Clark will hold responsibility for the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), as well as science and research.
In BIS, Hancock will be responsible for driving competitiveness and economic growth.