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Concussion in sport written evidence

MPs will examine links between sport and long-term brain injury in an inquiry examining concussion in sport. The inquiry will consider scientific evidence for links between head trauma and dementia and how risks could be mitigated with two sessions, the first taking place on Tuesday 9 March. The Committee will also take evidence on the implications for youth sport, funding for further scientific research, and the role of national governing bodies and major sporting organisations in ensuring member clubs receive up to date medical advice and promote good practice. In the second session of the inquiry, MPs will hear from individual players and governing bodies.

The inquiry will not consider material involved in on-going legal proceedings, however it will consider potential implications of successful legal action and what impact that could have on sport in the longer term.

Written evidence

The DCMS Committee invited written submissions to the inquiry by 30 March. This has now been extended until 6pm on Friday 2 April

The Committee is aware of ongoing court proceedings and, due to the sub judice resolution of House of Commons, will not publish any material that may be directly related to those proceedings. The inquiry will not consider individual cases of brain injury.

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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