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Newcastle United Football Club: Saudi Arabia

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 127554, tabled on 9 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his oral evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee in April 2020 on the proposed Saudi takeover of Newcastle United Football Club, for what reasons he has assessed the Saudi public investment fund and the Crown Prince to be separate entities.

Answered on

16 December 2020

As the Secretary of State said during his evidence at the select committee, it is for the Premier League alone to make assessments of potential acquisitions of football clubs under its Owners’ and Directors’ Test.