HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 c352W
Mr. Wyatt

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will publish the accounts of the FA (FIFA) World Cup 2006 bid for(a) 1996–97, (b) 1997–98 and (c) 1998–99. [102307]

Kate Hoey

The bid to host the World Cup in 2006 is a bid by the Football Association, with the full backing of the Government and Sport England, who have allocated £3 million of Lottery funding for the bid. The bid is not by Government and any decision to publish the accounts is for the FA to make. Reference to the bid is made in the FA's 1998 general annual report and accounts.