Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism


Ministerial responsibilities:

  • arts
  • culture
  • heritage
  • public libraries
  • museums
  • National Archives
  • tourism

Current role holder: John Glen MP

John Glen was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State on 14 June 2017 for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Philip Hammond from July 2016 until June 2017.

Political career

John Glen MP was first elected to Parliament as the MP for Salisbury in 2010.

He previously worked for the Eric Pickles and Sajid Javid as a Parliamentary Private Secretary.


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  1. Arts Minister launches £4 million DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund

    • Press release
  2. Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

    • Press release
  3. John Glen's speech launching the Heritage Statement

    • Speech
  4. Hadrian’s Wall and Great Wall of China to sign unique agreement as Minister launches new heritage strategy

    • Press release
  5. Dali’s Mae West Lips Sofa at risk of leaving the UK

    • Press release
  6. Implementation of the 1954 Hague Convention and Protocols

    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Publication of the Mendoza Review of Museums in England and the Strategic Review of DCMS-sponsored museums.

    • Statement to Parliament
  8. Government response to The Mendoza Review: an independent review of museums in England

    • Government response
  9. The first review of England’s museums in over a decade recommends practical guidance for museums and galleries to thrive and grow

    • Press release
  10. Rare Ben Jonson book at risk of leaving the UK

    • Press release