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NCC welcomes new ministerial team

The National Caravan Council (NCC) has welcomed the appointment of the new Ministerial teams at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Business and Communities and Local Government. 

The Prime Minister has announced that John Whittingdale is to serve as Secretary of State and Tracey Crouch as Minister for Tourism at the Department. Elsewhere, Sajid Javid is the new Business Secretary and Greg Clark the new Communities Secretary.

Alicia Dunne, Deputy Director General said: “I very much welcome Mr Whittingdale’s appointment as the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Ms Crouch’s promotion to Tourism Minister.

“The NCC is very encouraged by the fact that both Ministers have a strong understanding of the tourism industry having both served on the culture select committee during the last Parliament. Indeed, as Chair of the committee Mr Whittingdale called for more recognition of and a stronger voice for the tourism sector and I am sure both Ministers will work hard to promote and develop our sector.

“We will work alongside the Government and our industry partners to ensure the Conservative administration delivers on its manifesto commitment to support tourism across our country.”

Ms Dunne added: “The NCC also looks forward to working with the new Business and Communities Ministerial teams, giving our members a voice at the heart of Westminster.” 


The NCC is the trade association for the UK caravan industry, encompassing touring caravans, motorhomes, caravan holiday homes and park homes. The NCC represents some 800 member outlets in manufacturing, park operations, distribution, retailing, and in the provisions of specialist suppliers and services within the UK caravan industry, which is worth in excess of £6 billion per annum (sale of products, services and holiday spend).

For more information on this story please contact Jamie Hurst, NCC Policy and Government Relations Adviser 01252 796057 or Jamie.h@thencc.org.uk

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