§ Mr. Mason
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions he has had with the Football League and the Professional Footballers Association regarding the imposition of value added tax on professional football; what estimate he has made of the effects of a 10 per cent. VAT on the football clubs, and Third and Fourth Division clubs, in particular; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
None. I am always willing to meet representatives of 475W the league and the players, but questions of value added tax are primarily for my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer. I expect professional sport to be covered by the comprehensive study of the effect of value added tax on sport which the Sports Council has in hand.