Friday 20 January 2017 / 10:29 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Fifa and the Qatari authorities should not be putting profit before safety – Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Sports Minister, commenting on the
death of a British man working on the Qatar World Cup site, said:

“My thoughts go out to the friends and family of the person who
tragically died working on a construction site in Qatar.

“It is unacceptable that basic health and safety precautions are
not being followed. Fifa and the Qatari authorities should not be putting
profit before safety.

“Fifa President Gianni Infantino needs to show where his
priorities lie, launch an urgent investigation and ensure everything is done to
protect workers.“