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Football: Corruption

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th November 2016.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to undertake any further action to prevent corruption within football.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The integrity of sport is absolutely paramount, and the new UK Sports Governance code published last month - part of our 'Sporting Future' strategy - is clear that we expect the highest standards of governance and transparency from all our sports governing bodies that want to receive public funding in future. Among the requirements is that organisations have strong leadership in place, with the right checks and balances to minimise the likelihood of integrity issues arising.

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