Minister for Sport and the Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
United Kingdom
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Tracey Crouch MP

since 7 May 2016
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder The Viscount Hailsham
Formation 1962
Website Official website

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage is a junior minister in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for sport and tourism in England.

The post is currently at Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State level covering sport, Tourism and Heritage. The position of Minister for Sport was previously at the more senior Minister of State level in the previous government. The sports minister has at various times previously reported to the Department of National Heritage, the Department of Education and Science and the Department of the Environment.

Sport is a devolved matter in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland resting with the corresponding ministers in the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, although when the Northern Ireland Assembly was suspended, responsibility went to the Northern Ireland Office.

Current Portfolio[edit]

  • Sport
  • Gambling
  • National lotteries and entertainment licensing
  • Tourism
  • Heritage
  • Royal Parks
  • Ceremonials
  • Appointments and Honours
  • First World War commemorations

Ministers for Sport[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
The Viscount Hailsham
(subsequently Quintin Hogg)
Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham Allan Warren.jpg 1962 1964 Conservative Macmillan
Denis Howell 1964 1970 Labour Wilson
Eldon Griffiths 1970 1974 Conservative Heath
Denis Howell 1974 1979 Labour Wilson
Hector Monro 1979 1981 Conservative Thatcher
Neil Macfarlane 1981 1985 Conservative Thatcher
Richard Tracey RICHARD TRACEY 2007.jpg 1985 1987 Conservative Thatcher
Colin Moynihan 1987 1990 Conservative Thatcher
Robert Atkins Sir Robert Atkins (Martin Rulsch) 1.jpg 1990 1992 Conservative Major
Robert Key 1992 1993 Conservative Major
Iain Sproat 1993 1997 Conservative Major
Tony Banks Tony Banks, Baron Stratford.jpg 1997 1999 Labour Blair
Kate Hoey Kate Hoey, May 2009 1.jpg 1999 2001 Labour Blair
The Rt Hon. Richard Caborn 2001 2007 Labour Blair
Gerry Sutcliffe 2007 2010 Labour Brown
Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Official.jpg 2010 2013 Conservative Cameron
Helen Grant Minister for Victims and the Courts (8247682100).jpg 7 October 2013 2015 Conservative Cameron
Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch MP 2015.jpg 12 May 2015 Present Conservative Cameron