Minister for Sport and the Olympics
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage
Arms of Her Majesty's Government
|Department for Culture, Media and Sport|
|Inaugural holder||The Viscount Hailsham|
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.
- National lotteries and entertainment licensing
- Royal Parks
- Appointments and Honours
- First World War commemorations
Ministers for Sport
|Name||Portrait||Term of office||Political party||Prime Minister|
|The Viscount Hailsham
(subsequently Quintin Hogg)
|The Rt Hon. Richard Caborn||2001||2007||Labour||Blair|
|Helen Grant||7 October 2013||2015||Conservative||Cameron|
|Tracey Crouch||12 May 2015||Present||Conservative||Cameron|
- Past Ministers for Sport (PDF), Department for Culture, Media and Sport