§ 27. Mr. McCabe
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to encourage football supporters to have greater influence in the running of their clubs. 
§ Kate Hoey
The Government believe that groups of supporters can take a responsible role in the running of football clubs. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced the Supporters Direct Initiative in January. In shadow form, this is already providing advice to groups of supporters wishing to form shareholding trusts. The Government will make a detailed announcement concerning the operation of the Supporters Direct Unit shortly.