§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the response from the football authorities to the Sports Minister's recent call for one body to represent both the Football League and Football Association.
§ Mr. Atkins
I understand that the Football Association council is to consider the proposals made by the Football League for a joint board of management at its meeting on 14 January. I welcome any constructive proposals for greater unity between the two bodies but the details of how this is achieved arc matters for the football authorities.