London
9 January 2018
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Gyimah replaces Johnson, IP responsibilities unclear


Sam Gyimah appointed as minister of state for universities and science, replacing Jo Johnson as part of the Conservative party’s cabinet reshuffle.

Johnson will become minister of state at the department for transport and minister for London.

As part of his responsibilities as minister of state for universities and science, Johnson also held the role of minister of intellectual property.

It is unclear if Gyimah will take on these responsibilities or whether Johnson will continue as minister for IP.

Johnson took on the responsibilities this time last year, following the departure of Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe from the role in December.

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