- Minister for Sport and Tourism
The Minister for Sport and Tourism was a
junior ministerin the Department for Culture, Media and Sportof the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for sportand tourismin England. Since the 29 June 2007reshuffle, carried out by Gordon Brown, the role has simply become that of Minister for Sport. The position is held by Gerry Sutcliffe, who replaced Richard Cabornwhen he took the decision to step down. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6249864.stm BBC SPORT | Football | Caborn to spearhead World Cup bid ] ] .
The post is currently at
Parliamentary Under Secretary of Statelevel, and the incumbent is responsible for only the sport portfolio. The position of Minister for Sport and Tourism was previously at the more senior Minister of Statelevel, covering both the sport and tourism portfolios. The sports minister has at various times previously reported to the Department of National Heritage, the Department for Education and Science and the Department of the Environment.
Both sport and tourism are
devolvedmatters, with responsibility in Scotland, Walesand Northern Irelandresting with the corresponding ministers in the Scottish Executiveand the Welsh Assembly Government, although when the Northern Ireland Assemblywas suspended, responsibility went to the Northern Ireland Office.
Ministers for Sport
Ministers with responsibility for sport:
Gerry Sutcliffe(2007– )
*The Rt Hon.
*Tony Banks (1997–1999)
*Robert Key (1992–1993)
*Robert Atkins (1990–1992)
*Neil Macfarlane (1981–1985)
*Hector Monro (1979–1981)
*Quintin Hogg, 2nd Viscount Hailsham (1962–1964)
* [http://www.culture.gov.uk/about_us/our_ministers/gerry_sutcliffe.htm Gerry Sutcliffe Profile - Department for Culture, Media and Sport]
* [http://www.culture.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/1E5C7824-84D5-4F1C-BBCD-F23FFC1B94B2/0/PastMinistersforSport12052005.pdf Past Ministers for Sport] (PDF), Department for Culture, Media and Sport
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