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Domestic Sports: Player Nationality

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the EU rules affecting the nationalities of team members in domestic sports teams. (182033)

We have been in regular dialogue with both the European Commission and colleagues in member states on the issue of home grown players and on the relationship between the Commission and sport more widely.

The Commission published its White Paper on Sport in July last year and are assessing in more detail the relationship between sport and freedom of movement rules.

We look forward to the outcomes of this work which we understand will be completed in April.