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Football: Ethnic Groups

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL11838, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the English Football League about the impact of the ‘Rooney Rule’ on the racial diversity of football managers.

Answered on

20 January 2021

The Government is in regular contact with the English Football League on a range of issues, including diversity.

Whilst the ‘Rooney Rule’ was not explicitly discussed, actions aimed at improving diversity, and their impact, were discussed in a roundtable with key football stakeholders led by Ministers in November 2020.