HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 cc331-2W
46. Mr. McNally

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will assess the implications for the survival of a number of Football League clubs of the Inland Revenue seeking winding-up orders against them.

Mr. Macfarlane

Negotiations between the Inland Revenue and individual Football League clubs are a matter for the parties concerned, and the local communities. Football League authorities have of course a general concern, but will accept that clubs are private businesses and subject to the normal laws and responsibilities.