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Gloucester City AFC

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will visit Gloucester City AFC to discuss the relocation of its ground. (259244)

I have no plans to visit Gloucester City Football Club however I commend my hon. Friend for his continued efforts on behalf of the club and for his recent success in securing an adjournment debate on this subject.

The Department is aware of this issue and I understand Gloucester City Football Club has been working with the Football Association, Gloucester city council and county council to find a permanent home ground for the club.

Understandably there is a desire for a site to be found in the Gloucester area, not least to preserve local support, so I strongly advise the club to continue its discussions with the city and county councils as they are in the best position to assist in arriving at a positive outcome.