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A Downing St spokesman has clarified that the new Financial Secretary, Nicky Morgan, will report directly to David Cameron on women's issues, rather than to the new Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid.
The role of minister for women and equalities has been split, with Ms Morgan taking on the women's brief and Mr Javid handling equalities.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has tweeted a picture of the new secretary of state, Sajid Javid, along with the department's Permanent Secretary, Sue Owen.
Mr Javid, who was previously Financial Secretary to the Treasury, will also become Equalities minister.
Nicky Morgan ministerial responsibility for women has been criticised in light of her opposition last year to the legalisation of gay marriage.
Ms Morgan voted against the measure last year, and Benjamin Cohen, publisher of gay current affairs site PinkNews, said of her appointment: "It is unfortunate that the new Minister for Women opposes the rights of some women, lesbians, to have the right to marry.
"I hope that in her new role, Nicky Morgan will represent all women regardless of the gender of the person they love."
Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has been made a junior Treasury minister following the resignation of the Culture Secretary Maria Miller.
Andrea Leadsom has been the Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire since May 2010.
She is now the Economic Secretary to the Treasury replacing Nicky Morgan who is now Financial Secretary to the Treasury, a job vacated by Sajid Javid who was promoted to the Cabinet as the new Culture Secretary.
Nicky Morgan, the MP for Loughborough and currently Economic Secretary to the Treasury has been appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women, the Prime Minister has said on Twitter:
Sajid Javid, the MP for Bromsgrove and current financial secretary to the Treasury has been appointed as the new Culture Secretary following Maria Miller's resignation, the prime minister has said:
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