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Football Hooliganism

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the violence in Norwich on the occasion of the visit of the Manchester United football supporters, he will further consider specific action aimed at curbing this particularly violent section of the community.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Derby, South (Mr. Johnson) on 31st March.—[Vol. 929, c. 560–2.] The Chief Constable of Norfolk is sending me a report on the disorder connected with the football match between Norwich and Manchester United on 2nd April, and I shall take it into account in my further discussions with the football organisations and the police.I would also refer to what my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Department of the Environment with responsibility for sport, said in the debate on 6th April.