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Jeremy Hunt's ministerial underling in the culture, Olympics, media and sport department - Ed Vaizey - has taken charge of overseeing the implementation of the Digital Economy Act.

Last night it was confirmed by the government that Hunt would head up the coalition's plans for the country's broadband. He's taken on the brief to roll out "high-speed" internet connections across Blighty.

Rumours began circulating earlier this week that Tory MP Vaizey would get the DEA nod. He will work between Hunt's department and the business, innovation and skills (BIS) wing of Whitehall.

Both men voted for the Digital Economy Mandy Bill to become law, even though Hunt attacked certain elements of the Act, which was passed in the 'wash-up' period of the last Parliament.

It's not clear what sections of the Act the LibDems will call on the coalition government to repeal, but some opposition from the yellow side of the House can probably be expected.

Meanwhile, Hunt has wiped the slate clean on his Twitter page. He was active and outspoken against Labour and the LibDems during the run-up to the General Election, but presumably now that he is having to play nice with Nick Clegg's lot, the MP has wasted no time in hosing off nasty tweets into the Web2.0rhea dumpster. ®

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