HC Deb 20 March 2002 vol 382 c408 9.54 pm
Mr. David Hinchliffe (Wakefield)

I wish to present a petition signed by more than 30,000 rugby league supporters, which draws attention to their concerns over inaccurate and ill-informed commentary on their sport in some sections of the media.

The petition requests: that the House of Commons shall recognise the support which Rugby League has throughout the United Kingdom; acknowledge its unique contribution to the sporting life of the nation; and call upon the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to make every effort to promote fair and constructive media coverage of Rugby League.

To lie upon the Table.