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BOLTON WANDERERS FOOTBALL CLUB

EDM (Early Day Motion) 888: tabled on 16 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 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 notes that Bolton Wanderers Football Club (BWFC) is in severe financial difficulties and is facing the threat of administration; further notes that BWFC was a Premier League team and could now face the prospect of a 12 points deduction and possible relegation to League One; notes that BWFC forms part of the fabric of the community in Bolton, central to its sense of identity; notes that thousands of the club's supporters have shown tremendous patience, loyalty and passion; recognises that BWFC is in discussions with various investors and bidders and is hopeful that it will succeed in finding a buyer; and calls on the Sports and Tourism Minister to convene an urgent meeting between the club, the Football Association and HM Revenue and Customs to delay taking action for up to six months to enable the club to find a suitable investor and avert a further crisis.