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EDM (Early Day Motion) 149: tabled on 20 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the UK-based members of the Trinidad and Tobago World Cup squad, the Soca Warriors, on their spirited performance in Germany against England, Paraguay and Sweden; is dismayed that payments to the team from sponsors, including British Gas, Adidas, ebay and Kentucky Fried Chicken, as well as television networks, have allegedly disappeared into a company controlled by FIFA vice-president Jack Warner and his son Daryll and that each member of the team has been offered a derisory share of only £494; calls upon FIFA president Sepp Blatter to intervene and force the Warner family to open their accounts to an independent auditor so that the team can be fairly recompensed; invites British Gas, Adidas and other sponsors to state whether they were aware that one-third of their sponsorship monies were to be withheld from the team to fund the Trinidad and Tobago campaign to qualify for the 2010 World Cup; and calls upon FIFA to accelerate the tardy pace of its investigation into the well-documented revelations by auditors Ernst & Young of the dealings by Mr Warner and his son Daryan into thousands of World Cup tickets, including 900 offered to England fans at premium prices.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.