Minister for Sport and the Olympics
The post is currently at Minister of State level after a government reshuffle having previously been at the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State level covering sport and the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. The position of Minister for Sport was previously at the more senior Minister of State level in the previous government, covering both the sport and tourism portfolios as Minister for Sport and Tourism. 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.
- London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Legacy
- Tourism, including the GREAT campaign
- Gambling and Entertainment Licensing
- National Lottery
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|
- Past Ministers for Sport (PDF), Department for Culture, Media and Sport