13 June 2012: Lord Faulkner of Worcester asked Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to follow Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Commission in boycotting matches played in Ukraine during the Euro 2012 football championships, as a result of the imprisonment and alleged ill-treatment of Yulia Tymoshenko. [HL490]
The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Howell of Guildford): The Government fully support England's participation in Euro 2012. We hope this is a successful tournament for the England team, the fans, and the people of Ukraine and Poland.
No Ministers will be attending group games at Euro 2012. We are keeping attendance at later stages of the tournament under review.