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MP Calls for Leeds Investigation

MP Calls for Leeds Investigation

Harrogate & Knaresborough Liberal Democrat MP Phil Willis has called for an enquiry into whether criminal activity has taken place at Leeds United during the administration process.

In a commons motion, Willis has called on the Serious Organised Crime Agency and Serious Fraud Office to investigate the clubs financial status and just what involvement Ken Bates` offshore accounts had in the CVA agreement.

The petition, co-signed by the Liberal Democrats Sports Spokesman Bob Russell states: "That this house. . . is appalled that the owners of Leeds United, Forward Sports Fund, not only avoided the effects of points deduction by going into administration after relegation from the Championship was confirmed, but re-emerged from administration within 24 hours having abandoned £35m worth of debts.'

The issue that £7million owed to HM Revenue & Customs was wiped off during the administration process has also been brought into the argument, but it was Revenue & Customs that Ken Bates actually blamed for the club slipping into administration: Bates said: 'The Inland Revenue acted extremely unreasonably.

Over the last two-and-a-half years Leeds have paid between £15m and £20m to the Revenue, but our cash flow dried up and we asked for a holiday.

The Revenue said no and put foward the petition to wind up the club. I'm sorry small creditors have lost money, but that is totally down to the Revenue.'



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Writer:LUFC1
Date:Thursday June 14 2007
Time: 11:12AM

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