The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for strategy and policy across the department and management of the UK transition for the department. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) helps to drive growth, enrich lives and promote Britain abroad.

We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. We help to give the UK a unique advantage on the global stage, striving for economic success.

DCMS is a ministerial department, supported by 47 agencies and public bodies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Broadcasting
  • Creative industries
  • Creative Industries Council
  • Cultural property, heritage and the historic environment
  • Cultural Renewal Taskforce
  • Culture, sports and arts sector recovery from COVID-19
  • Gambling and racing
  • Libraries
  • Media ownership and mergers
  • Museums and galleries
  • The National Lottery
  • Sport
  • Telecommunications and online
  • Tourism


The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on 7 February 2023. She was previously Minister of State in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities from 26 October 2022 to 7 February 2023. She was previously Minister of State at the Department for Transport from 7 September to 26 October 2022. She was Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 16 September 2021 to 7 September 2022.

Lucy was Minister of State in the Ministry of Justice from 10 September 2021 to 16 September 2021 and from 25 July 2019 to 2 March 2021. She previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice from 9 January 2018 to 9 May 2019. She was Solicitor General from 2 March 2021 to 10 September 2021 and from 9 May 2019 to 25 July 2019.



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