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Minister questioned on potential UK and Ireland World Cup 2030 bid

15 November 2021

Nigel Huddleston MP faces questions on the potential UK-Ireland Football 2030 World Cup bid when he gives evidence to the DCMS Committee’s inquiry into Major Cultural and Sporting Events.


Thursday 18 November 2021

At 11.00am

  • Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage and Civil Society at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Carrie Cooke, Deputy Director, Unboxed and City of Culture
  • Sian Joseph, Deputy Director, Ceremonials

The Government’s support for the bid and the opportunities it presents to implement reforms in football are likely to be considered. MPs are also examining preparations for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and whether, post-Tokyo 2020, the listed events regime needs modernising for the digital age.

This fourth session for the inquiry will also examine the Government’s plans for next year’s festival of creativity ‘Unboxed’ and the Platinum Jubilee, and how they might boost visits to the UK, following evidence that attracting major events tourism is a “highly competitive industry” between UK nations.

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