An interesting week in Westminster with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announcing his Cabinet re-shuffle yesterday. Of particular note, Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer after refusing to fire his advisers and was replaced by Rishi Sunak, the MP for Richmond, Yorkshire. In the Department for Education, Gavin Williamson remains Secretary of State for Education but Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, was dismissed. Michelle Donelan, who was maternity cover for Kemi Badenoch as Minister for Children and Families, has been appointed as Minister for Universities. Kemi Badenoch has been appointed as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. It has not yet been announced who will replace her in her previous role or whether Nick Gibb will remain as School Standards Minister.
Plenty also happened in relation to the protection and care of children. On Wednesday Nicky Morgan, former Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Priti Patel, the Home Secretary published the Government’s response to an Online Harms White Paper. New measures were also announced by the Department for Education to protect children in care.