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MPs debate the Governance of the Football Association

02 February 2017

On Thursday 9 February MPs debated and approved a motion on the Governance of the Football Association in the House of Commons. Damian Collins, Chris Matheson and Andrew Bingham led the debate.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

The House of Commons Library also produced a briefing paper which includes more information on the debate's topic.

The Motion debated and approved

"That this House has no confidence in the ability of the Football Association (FA) to comply fully with its duties as a governing body, as the current governance structures of the FA make it impossible for the organisation to reform itself; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to reform the governance of the FA."

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

Further Information

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