Tracey Crouch given the Charities brief

Following the election, the government has announced a replacement for Rob Wilson, the former Charities Minister who lost his Reading East seat. Rather than a straight replacement the charities brief has been given to Tracey Crouch MP who is now the Sport and Charities Minister.

Neil Cleeveley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, said;

"Sport and charity are such major parts of our society they each deserve to have a dedicated minister. The confusion over this announcement and the fact that for the first time since 2006 there will not be a minister focused solely on our sector sends out the wrong signals."

"We should not forget how hard we fought to get our own minister or the reasons why we felt it was so important to have our own voice in government."

"Tracey Crouch has a good reputation as sports minister but will she have enough time to give our sector the support it deserves?"