Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials in their Department were dedicated to their Department's responsibilities associated with the delivery of the Industrial Strategy in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019, (d) 2020 and (e) 2021.
The Industrial Strategy is a cross-government policy which comprises and drives a significant number of initiatives. These span a wide array of policy areas across 20 government departments and arm’s-length bodies.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) own the Government’s Industrial Strategy. As the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport contributes to delivery of the aims of the Industrial Strategy through existing workstreams rather than dedicated resource, it is not possible to provide the information requested.