Premier League: Project Restart - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:40 am on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Lord Mann Lord Mann Non-affiliated 11:40 am, 19th May 2020

We are the biggest industry in the world in terms of football, and the Premier League is the world-leading league. Many clubs, particularly down the football pyramid, are on the cusp of economic disaster. Would the Minister agree that it would be economically prudent to allow the league to complete its season and keep the integrity of the football system that we have, and then we can deal with the problems of next season?