Football Association Governance

Part of Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements – in the House of Commons at 3:40 pm on 9th February 2017.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East 3:40 pm, 9th February 2017

It is important—I speak as an MP for the home of the English premier league champions, Leicester, the city of diversity—that Parliament sends out a message on diversity. A quarter of all professional footballers are black, yet only 17 of the 92 top clubs have an ethnic minority person in a senior coaching role. Although the FA has committed £1.4 million to addressing diversity, does the hon. Gentleman agree that it is important in a debate like this that we send out the message that diversity should be an important part of any reform?