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Football: World Cup

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the role is of (a) the Minister for Sport and (b) his Department in seeking to bring the World Cup to England in 2018. (207013)

My role in seeking to bring the World cup to England in 2018 is to lead for Government, coordinating support for the Football Association's bid, while representing and defending the Government's interests and liabilities. The role of the Department is to support me in this.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions the Government's World Cup Ambassador has met the Football Association since his appointment. (207023)

My right hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Central (Mr. Caborn) has met representatives of the Football Association eight times since his appointment as the Prime Minister's World Cup Ambassador.