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Football: Qatar

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 128696, tabled on 11 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has made to FIFA on the reported deaths of workers during the building of infrastructure for the Qatar 2022 world cup.

Answered on

16 December 2020

Hosting the 2022 World Cup has seen an increased focus on human rights in Qatar, particularly the welfare of migrant workers. We welcome the concrete steps Qatar has taken on this matter, including the significant legislative reforms earlier this year. The UK continues to press for the swift implementation of these measures. We stand ready to further assist and support Qatar’s continued efforts to implement change.

We continue to engage regularly with the International Labour Organisation and explore areas of their work where the UK can add particular value.

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