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Football Matches (Policing Costs)

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will estimate the net annual costs to public funds of policing Football League matches.

The information on which to base such an estimate is not available centrally. It is for police authorities to determine the charges for providing police officers for duty inside the ground and to ensure that, so far as possible, they recover the full cost.