HC Deb 19 June 1961 vol 642 c87W
43. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

asked the Minister of Labour what action he proposes to take, in view of the repudiation by the Football League of the agreement reached, under the auspices of his Department, with the Professional Footballers' Association.

Mr. P. Thomas

The Football League has sent to the Professional Footballers' Association a list of the points agreed at the Annual General Meeting of the League on 3rd June, and has informed the Association of the reasons for the clubs refusing to implement in full the terms of the agreement made on 18th January as revised on 16th May. I understand that the players are now considering this communication from the League, and it would not be appropriate for my right hon. Friend to take action at the present time.