Minister for Sport and Civil Society
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society
Royal Arms as used by Her Majesty's Government
|Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport|
|Reports to||Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport|
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Inaugural holder||The Viscount Hailsham|
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society is a junior minister in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for sport and Civil Society 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.
- Horse racing
- Office for Civil Society
- The National Lottery and society lotteries
- Cross government work on loneliness
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