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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:20 am on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South 11:20 am, 9th July 2020

Professional football clubs such as Blackpool FC are at the heart of their local communities, but many of them, especially those in leagues one and two, are suffering considerable financial difficulties because of the lack of matchday revenue. With no imminent prospect of gates returning any time soon, the fear is that over the summer successive football league clubs will enter administration because of covid-19. Does my right hon. Friend think it would be in order to have a debate in this place about sustainable finances for football league clubs and the steps that the Government can take to support them?