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World Cup

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Scottish football authorities about the Scottish team remaining a participant in the World Cup in Spain.

My hon. Friend the Minister with responsibility for sport and I have discussed with the football authorities on a number of occasions the participation of United Kingdom teams in the World Cup, with particular reference to the behaviour of football supporters in Spain. It is for the football authorities themselves to decide whether the teams should continue to participate in the competition.