I think an insane byproduct of the way our party politics/government works is that you can be in charge of any number of things from education to foreign policy to funding for arts councils without a care in the world about any of those things. This is well exemplified by "cabinet reshuffles" where on goes from deciding on education policy to diplomatic relations with no apparent justification. Not to mention the bonus insanity of the choice being between a broad ideological stance applied to these various things that the minster has no care in the world for. Crazy novel suggestion: have internet policy decided by people who know and care deeply about internet policy. Have science funding and policies decided by people who know and care deeply about science etc.