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Mike Wood: West Bromwich Albion pioneered the fight against racism in football in the 1970s with club legends such as Cyrille Regis, Brendon Batson and Laurie Cunningham. Will the Minister support police in the West Midlands and across the country in bringing charges against those who subject players, fans and officials to racist abuse from the stands?
Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
It is absolutely right that across Government, we stand fully beside the police if they have the evidence and back them up. I have met with West Midlands police about the forthcoming Commonwealth Games and its commitment to ensure that the community is well policed and looked after, and this issue is surely part of that.