The Week: People News - Follett is appointed minister

Barbara Follett has been appointed as the minister responsible for advertising and the other creative industries as part of prime minister Gordon Brown's reshuffle.

Stephen Carter, who has stood down as Brown's head of strategy in Downing Street, becomes the minister for communications, technology and broadcasting with a seat in the House of Lords. Tom Watson, a minister at the Cabinet Office, is expected to retain his brief as the minister responsible for COI.