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Financial Fair Play In The Football League

EDM number 1005 in 2012-13, proposed by Timothy Farron on 31/01/2013.
Categorised under the topic of Sports.

That this House commends the Financial Fair Play policies enacted by the Football League; recognises the positive impact these measures will have on ensuring clubs do not spend beyond their means in order to reach the Premier League's promised land; further recognises that this can only benefit football fans who are too often being given cause to despair over the vulnerability of their club to irresponsible owners failing to run clubs sustainably; notes that penalties will remain applicable to clubs who do achieve promotion by breaking the fair play rules in the form of a fair play tax; further commends those league clubs such as Derby, Morecambe and others who have introduced innovative schemes to improve attendances and ensure ticket prices remain affordable to fans; and calls on clubs to continue exploring options to fill grounds with passionate supporters of their local team.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Tim Farron31/01/2013Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley01/02/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jonathan Edwards01/02/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Mike Hancock05/02/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Meale06/02/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn06/02/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Martin Caton06/02/2013GowerLabourSigned
George Galloway06/02/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Sandra Osborne07/02/2013Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Paul Flynn07/02/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Stephen Williams07/02/2013Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Rotheram11/02/2013Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
John Leech12/02/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff04/03/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
David Crausby14/03/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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