It has emerged that John Glen is the government minister with responsibility for tourism, despite initial appearances that Tracey Crouch had held onto the brief.
Crouch, the Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford had been tourism minister since 2015 when she was appointed by former prime minister David Cameron, until this year’s general election on 8 June.
On 13 June she tweeted:
— Tracey Crouch (@tracey_crouch) June 13, 2017
This prompted congratulations from industry associations pleased that she would be staying on.
However it later transpired that Crouch has been made parliamentary under secretary of state for sport and civil society.
The tourism brief has in fact been given to her colleague John Glen, parliamentary under secretary of state for arts, heritage and tourism.
In addition to heritage, arts and tourism, Glen also has responsibility for culture, public libraries, museums, and the National Archives.
The British Hospitality Association said in a revised statement following the news: “We wish Tracey Crouch, who has been a firm friend to our industry, good luck in her new role. We look forward to working with the new minister to ensure the UK’s fourth largest industry continues to thrive.”
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