HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 c298W
32. Mr. Bob Russell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce a tax redistribution arrangement based on turnover for professional football clubs. [101797]

Dawn Primarolo

The football authorities, which are independent of Government, are best placed to make decisions on the development of football, including the distribution of income within the game. The tax system is not an appropriate mechanism for redistributing funds between football clubs.