Football: Qatar

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell DUP, East Londonderry

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make representations to FIFA on reducing deaths among workers constructing stadia and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The British Government takes the issue of migrant workers rights seriously and we would expect FIFA to do the same.

We are encouraged by the steps taken by the Qatari Government in response to concerns about the rights of migrant workers and continue to support efforts where we can. The Qatari Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has responsibility for those working on 2022 World Cup infrastructure and has ensured that a Workers Charter is incorporated into all infrastructure contracts to protect workers.

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