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Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many football matches the Minister for Sport has attended since taking office.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1985, c. 12]: I list below all the football matches which I have attended since September 1981:

Season 1981–82

  • England v Hungary
  • Manchester City v Swansea City
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
  • England v Northern Ireland
  • Millwall v Chester
  • Liverpool v Swansea City
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Ipswich Town
  • Liverpool v Manchester United
  • England v Holland
  • England v France
  • Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia
  • Scotland v Brazil
  • England v West Germany

Season 1982–83

  • Bayern Munich v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Ipswich Town v Tottenham Hotspur
  • West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool
  • Ipswich Town v Manchester United
  • Liverpool v Manchester United
  • West Ham United v Aston Villa
  • Sutton United v Bishops Stortford
  • England v West Germany

Season 1983–84

  • Holland v Spain
  • Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Everton
  • Queen's Park Rangers v Everton
  • West Ham United v Manchester United
  • Ipswich Town v Arsenal
  • Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Everton v Gillingham

Season 1984–85

  • Everton v Liverpool
  • Wycombe Wanderers v Sutton United
  • Norwich City v Sunderland

I shall be attending the Stoke City v Everton match on 20 April. In addition to those matches, I was also to have attended two matches which were cancelled due to bad weather.

I assume the hon. Member refers to association football matches, but since September 1981 I have also attended some 20 rugby football league and rugby football union matches at club and international level. If the hon. Member requires that additional detail I shall write to him.