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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 130733, tabled on 16 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his oral contribution of 22 April 2020 to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Q65, what the evidential basis was for his assessment that it is a company backed by the sovereign wealth fund, so it is not him personally buying it.

Answered on

11 January 2021

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.