John Glen appointed as parliamentary under secretary at DCMS

Nicola Sullivan, Patrick Steel, 15.06.2017
Glen's remit includes arts, heritage and tourism
The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that John Glen has been appointed as parliamentary under secretary for arts, heritage and tourism.

His brief covers arts, culture, heritage, public libraries, museums, national archives and tourism. 

Glen will work alongside Tracey Crouch, who was reappointed today as parliamentary under secretary with a brief that includes the National Lottery and society lotteries. He will also work with Matt Hancock, the minister of state for digital, whose remit includes creative industries, the digital economy, and digital skills and engagement.

Glen was first elected to parliament as the MP for Salisbury in 2010. Most recently, he served as principal private secretary to Philip Hammond from July 2016 until June 2017.

Glen previously worked for the Eric Pickles and Sajid Javid as a parliamentary private secretary.

Karen Bradley has retained her position as culture secretary after being re-elected as MP for Staffordshire Moorlands during last week's general election.

Sharon Heal, the director of the Museums Association, said: "We welcome the appointment of John Glen as a new minister at DCMS and look forward to working with him.

"It is good to see the government create a specific ministerial responsibility for the arts, heritage and museums in England at a time when our sector is working closely with government to address the challenges that museums face, including the delays to the introduction of tax relief, funding challenges and the wider issues raised by Brexit.”

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