Press Release: 15.30, September 8th 2010
The debate on football ownership today in a packed Westminster Hall was reported to be the best attended in living memory.
Among those in attendance were Sports Minister Hugh Robertson, former Sports Ministers Gerry Sutcliffe and Kate Hoey, and former Culture Secretary Andy Burnham.
Many MPs spoke in praise of members of M.U.S.T. for having lobbied so effectively, with 632 MPs (an astonishing 97% of the total 650 MPs) having received letters from their United-supporting constituents in recent days urging them to attend the debate.
M.U.S.T. members also asked MPs to urge Hugh Robertson to keep his promise to: "take a serious look at reforming the governance and structure of football in this country" and intervene by the end of summer if football hadn’t got its own house in order.
Steve Rotheram MP (Labour, Liverpool Walton), who led the Debate, said: