Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Mr Digital Inclusion

Gordon Brown has just been put on the spot over his Cabinet reshuffle at Question Time.

Tory backbencher Ben Wallace wanted to know why Wales now has a full-time Secretary of State whereas the Ministry of Defence and Scotland share one Cabinet Minister.

The answer? Paul Murphy will actually be rather busy with lots of other jobs (I paraphrase Mr Brown).

Besides chairing the cabinet committee on local government and the regions, and supervising the British-Irish council, Mr Murphy is also "Minister for Digital Inclusion".

This may raise the odd eyebrow among those who believe the Welsh Secretary is rather more at home with a fountain pen than a Blackberry.

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