Football Governance Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee am ar 14 Mai 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

[Sir Mark Hendrick in the Chair]

Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston 9:25, 14 Mai 2024

Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. Hansard colleagues will be grateful if Members email their speaking notes to hansardnotes@parliament.uk. I also ask everybody present to switch any electronic devices they have to silent. Tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings, although, obviously, water is provided on the tables. Members who may wish to take off their jackets are free to do so, because it is getting a bit warmer nowadays.

We will first consider the programme motion on the amendment paper. We will then consider a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication and a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions before oral evidence sessions. In view of the time available, I hope that we can take these matters formally and without debate. I first call the Minister to move the programme motion in his name, which was agreed yesterday by the Programming Sub-Committee for this Bill.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 14 May) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 14 May;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 16 May;

(c) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 21 May;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 23 May;

(e) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 4 June;

(f) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 6 June;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:

TABLE

Date

Time

Witness

Tuesday 14 May

Until no later than 10.10 am

Mr Kieran Maguire, Senior Teacher in Accountancy, University of Liverpool; Dr Christina Philippou, Principal Lecturer in Accounting, Economics and Finance, University of Portsmouth

Tuesday 14 May

Until no later than 11.00 am

The English Football League; The Premier League; The National League

Tuesday 14 May

Until no later than 11.25 am

The Football Supporters’ Association

Tuesday 14 May

Until no later than 2.30 pm

Solihull Moors F.C.; Dagenham & Redbridge F.C

Tuesday 14 May

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Cambridge United F.C.; Bolton Wanderers F.C

Tuesday 14 May

Until no later than 3.30 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.; Crystal Palace F.C.

Tuesday 14 May

Until no later than 3.50 pm

The Football Association

Tuesday 14 May

Until no later than 4.10 pm

Women in Football

Tuesday 14 May

Until no later than 4.40 pm

The Football Foundation; Fair Game

Thursday 16 May

Until no later than 11.50 am

The Professional Footballers’ Association

Thursday 16 May

Until no later than 12.10 pm

Kick It Out

Thursday 16 May

Until no later than 12.40 pm

Action for Albion; Supporters Trust at Reading: STAR; Arsenal Supporters’ Trust

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule 1; Clauses 4 to 5; Schedule 2; Clauses 6 to 9; Schedule 3; Clauses 10 to 18; Schedule 4; Clauses 19 to 20; Schedule 5; Clauses 21 to 24; Schedule 6; Clauses 25 to 66; Schedule 7; Clause 67; Schedule 8; Clauses 68 to 74; Schedule 9; Clauses 75 to 80; Schedule 10; Clauses 81 to 92; Schedule 11; Clauses 93 to 95; Schedule 12; Clauses 96 to 98; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill; and

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 6 June. —

Resolved,

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.— (Stuart Andrew.)

Resolved,

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Stuart Andrew.)

Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room, and will also be circulated to Members by email. We will now go into a private session to discuss the lines of questioning.

The Committee deliberated in private.