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Hospitality Industry: Ministers

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 28159, tabled on 6 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to create a minister for hospitality.

Answered on

12 July 2021

Responsibility for the hospitality sector is split between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS). BEIS is responsible for caf├ęs, restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs, while DCMS is responsible for hospitality accommodation, given the close links to tourism.

Within BEIS, we have a dedicated hospitality sector support team, and hospitality has been recognised formally as a key part of my ministerial portfolio.

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