Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Department for Culture, Media and Sport

A department of the British government responsible for internet and media regulation in the United Kingdom and for the promotion of the arts, sports, and creative economic sectors in England alone. It was established in 1992 as the Department of National Heritage and took its current name in 1997.
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Content includes as wide a range of file types imaginable, providing audio, video, animation, and text, and meeting any number of editorial criteria within the BBC's overall remit to provide "information, education and entertainment" (Department of National Heritage: Broadcasting, 1996b, Section 3).
This is notably so in England, the only country in the world which is so cowed by its history and so little confident of its future that it calls its cultural ministry the 'Department of National Heritage'.
But a spokesman for the Department of National Heritage said: "It does not surprise us that the larger organisations and institutions, which tend to be based in London, have been first in the queue for lottery cash."
The UK's 1992 contribution to the World Heritage Fund was [pounds]97,412 and was paid by the Department of National Heritage in December 1992.
It was mainly built in the early Victorian era with fine sandstone and brick built houses, many of which now form part of a Conservation Area and some of them designated by the Department of National Heritage.
As an MP for eight years, he was parliamentary under secretary of state in the department of national heritage and has been an elected hereditary peer since 1999.
THE sugar silo on Regent Street was made a Grade II-listed building by the Department of National Heritage in 1992.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, then known as the Department of National Heritage, announced in 1995 there would be public consultation after English Heritage's study of post-war buildings.
The Department of National Heritage has become the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
In the United Kingdom, which is exceptionally well served with statistics of expenditure and use, thanks largely to the Library and Information Statistics Unit at Loughborough University (England & Sumsion, 1995; Sumsion et al., 1996; Sumsion & Creaser, 1996), several major reports have appeared recently, some of them produced at the instigation of the relevant government department of the time, the Department of National Heritage.
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