Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills


Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Infobox minister office
border = parliamentary
minister = not_prime
office = Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills


incumbent = John Denham MP
tookoffice = 28 June 2007
appointed_by = Gordon Brown
governor = Prime Minister
first_minister = John Denham MP
date = 28 June 2007

The Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills is a Cabinet minister in the United Kingdom. The post was created on 28th June 2007 on the disbanding of the Department for Education and Skills and the Department for Trade and Industry. The current Secretary of State is John Denham. He is head of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills responsible for expanding high-end graduate skills and raising the skills of the wider adult workforce. The Department will take responsibility from the Department of Trade and Industry for making Britain "one of the best places in the world for science, research and innovation". It is also responsible for the "development, funding and performance" of higher and further education.


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