Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions Ministers have had with the Football Association on the scheduling of local derby football matches.

Photo of Richard Caborn Richard Caborn Minister of State (Sport and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport


The scheduling of football matches is a matter for the Football Association to decide in consultation with local police.

In the light of the events that took place during the matches at Everton and Burnley last weekend, I understand that the Football Association plans to review the scheduling of matches with the police and broadcasters in advance of the next round of the FA Cup.

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