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Torbay MP Adrian Sanders is calling on the Prime Minister to think again about downgrading the role of tourism minister.
The job is being combined with sport rather than a separate post in its own right.
Mr Sanders says the move could mean tourism - Britain's fifth largest industry - having less influence and weakening its chances of gaining investment.
North Devon MP Nick Harvey has responded to being recommended for a knighthood.
The Liberal Democrat lost his job as a defence minister in this week's government reshuffle. He's been MP for North Devon for twenty years.
The MP for Taunton Deane has been talking about his new job as a Home Office minister in charge of crime prevention.
Liberal Democrat MP Jeremy Browne has been a Foreign Office minister for the past two years, but says his new role will bring him closer to voters' everyday concerns.
There were more comings and goings at Westminster today as the reshuffle of ministers went on. We've seen one local MP lose his job, and another get a new one at the age of 65.
Meanwhile the controversial appointment of Yeovil MP David Laws - after his earlier resignation over expenses - was raised at Prime Minister's Questions. Political Correspondent Bob Constantine looks at the changing of the guard.
Education Minister, and Yeovil MP, David Laws has begun his first day back in government in the classroom meeting pupils at Mulberry School for Girls in east London with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
Laws, who returned in yesterday's reshuffle two years after quitting over his parliamentary expenses, was promoting the Pupil Premium alongside his Liberal Democrat party leader.