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Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 24th March 2022.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

And we wish them well with that. There are certain principles that apply to Chelsea within the Department and with myself. We applied the sanctions to Roman Abramovich, and obviously he cannot benefit in any way from the club, but it was important to maintain the integrity in the club and enable the club to continue to play and the fans to continue to enjoy football. With regard to the sale, I believe that there has been a huge amount of interest. All I will say here is that anyone who is interested in buying Chelsea football club should please go straight to the club. The Government are not handling that side of—