Government respond to the Committee's Grassroots Sport and the European Union report

16 June 2011

On 6 April 2011 the Committee published a report on Grassroots Sport and the European Union. The Government responded to the report on 22 May 2011. A debate will be held on the floor of the House in due course.

The report looked at how the EU can maximise the potential of sport in its own policy making and delivery and how it can help Member States do likewise. EU legislation can impact upon sport in a number of areas including intellectual property and single market legislation. The report looked at how these should be applied to sport in order to ensure the sustainability of grassroots sport, particularly its revenue streams from the broadcasting of professional sport. The report also looked at how the voice of grassroots sports can be heard in Brussels and how grassroots organisations can be encouraged to make use of the opportunities available to them at EU level. 

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