Minister for Sport and Civil Society
Minister for Sport
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||Denis Howell|
The Minister for Sport is a junior minister in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for sport and Civil Society in England. The office is currently held by Nigel Huddleston.
The post covers sport as well as tourism and heritage. 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
- Past Ministers for Sport (PDF), Department for Culture, Media and Sport