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My Lords, I declare my interest as a lifelong supporter of the greatest team in south-east London, known to its supporters as “Charlton nil”. Can the Government encourage the football authorities to get the players to set an example on the field and not challenge authority in a way that only encourages hooliganism?
My Lords, I welcome unequivocally the direction of travel of this White Paper. How could I do otherwise, when all the Government’s recommendations were among those of your Lordships’ Select Committee on gambling harms, which I had the privilege of serving as chairman? I heard what the Minister said about consultation. This reminds me of the great saying in the film industry, “Hurry up...
Does my noble friend the Minister know whether the Government have any plans to outlaw boxing?
Entered the House of Lords on 27 January 2011