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Football: Russia

Home Office written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Gavin Robinson Gavin Robinson Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on safeguarding British football fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing and the Fire Service)

The Home Office is working closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport about the safety and security preparations for the 2018 Russia World Cup. In the event of one or more Home Nations qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals these preparations will include a range of assessments and actions to minimise the risk to travelling fans.

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