Football: World Cup

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 2nd June 2008.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the role is of (a) the Minister for Sport and (b) his Department in seeking to bring the World Cup to England in 2018.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

My role in seeking to bring the World cup to England in 2018 is to lead for Government, coordinating support for the Football Association's bid, while representing and defending the Government's interests and liabilities. The role of the Department is to support me in this.

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