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Sporting Events (Crowd Control)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give an up-to-date report on the discussions he has had about crowd behaviour at sporting events.

The Government's concern has been primarily with crowd behaviour at football matches, though we are watchful for problems at other sports. Our discussions with the football authorities continue in my working group. A package of measures has been agreed; many of them, like our alcohol legislation, are in force. We continue to discuss the implementation of particular measures like membership cards and CCTV and to review needs and any fresh proposals that come forward.