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Football Association: World Cup

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what occasions (a) he or his predecessor, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) representatives of his Department met the Football Association to discuss an English bid for the 2018 World Cup (i) before the feasibility study by his Department and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport into holding the World Cup in England began and (ii) while the study was in progress; and what such meetings have taken place since the study was completed. (148963)

Treasury officials met the Football Association between January 2006 and February 2007 following the announcement that a feasibility study into hosting a football World Cup would be conducted.

Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government’s practice to provide details of all such meetings.