Football governance on the agenda at the Commons next week

The House of Commons Select Committee will be taking further evidence in its Football Government follow-up session on Tuesday.

This will be the Committee’s final evidence session following up from its 2011 Football Governance Report. This session will provide an opportunity for the committee to hear from the supporters groups, the Football League, National Game Board and the Football Association, with a particular focus on the proposed reforms to governance structures, club ownership, and the debt problem.

The witnesses include Malcolm Clarke, Chair, and Steve Powell, Director of Policy, Football Supporters Federation, David Lampitt, Chief Executive, and Tom Hall, Head of England and Wales, Supporters Direct.

Also due to appear is Greg Clarke, Chair, Andy Williamson, Chief Operating Officer of the Football League and Roger Burden, Chair, National Game Board and David Bernstein, Chair, and Alex Horne, General Secretary, of the Football Association.

The committee is chaired by Conservative MPJohn Whittingdale and includes Labour MP Tom Watson, who gave the Murdoch family such a hard time earlier this year.