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Local Government Finance

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Wentworth (Mr. Hardy) on 25 June, Official Report, columns 44–46, if he will detail the specific grants given to Bradford, Wandsworth and Westminster.

[holding answer 2 July 1990]: The information, as given on the local authorities' 1990–91 budget returns, is as follows:Wales, the total number of arrests at such matches, and the number of arrests as a percentage of the total attendance, accurate to four decimal places, for the seasons 1987–88, 1988–89 and 1989–90.

[pursuant to his reply, 19 June 1990, c. 483]: The Association of Chief Police Officers is today publishing figures supplied by individual police forces relating to attendances and arrests at Football League matches in England and Wales during the season 1989–90. These figures are some guide to the level of offences committed at such football matches. The figures do not record the outcome or seriousness of the cases involved. Figures for individual clubs relate to arrests at the home ground in question, involving supporters of any club.Total figures for the last three seasons are:

1987–881988–891989–90
Attendances17,968,96518,366,14319,360,194
Arrests6,1066,1855,945
Arrests as percentage of attendance0.03400.03370.0307
This indicates a 5.4 per cent. rise in attendances and a 3.9 per cent. fall in arrests between 1988–89 and 1989–90: overall a reduction of 8.9 per cent. in arrests as a proportion of attendances.Figures for individual clubs over the last three seasons are:

Season 1989–90
AttendancesNumber of arrestsArrest as percentage of attendances
Aldershot46,537360·07
Arsenal639,7631430·02
Aston Villa485,3562150·04
Barnsley207,389540·03
Birmingham195,2421520·07
Blackburn221,054510·02
Blackpool93,5271070·11
Bolton167,770730·04
Bournemouth171,4322130·12
Bradford199,041690·03
Brentford130,189250·02
Brighton198,105550·03
Bristol City262,0371140·04
Bristol Rovers142,791500·03
Burnley142,967470·03
Bury79,210270·03
Cambridge45,34910·00
Cardiff84,302320·04
Carlisle107,959150·01
Charlton204,503640·03
Chelsea415,2392360·05
Chester55,914460·08
Chesterfield98,265540·05
Colchester70,940170·02
Coventry271,5431920·07
Crewe93,156110·01
Crystal Palace323,792760·02
Derby County329,912890·02
Doncaster62,255510·08
Everton494,766680·01
Exeter112,634190·01
Fulham103,321670·06
Gillingham88,42170·01
Grimsby137,623490·03
Halifax38,637470·12
Hartlepool56,988160·03
Hereford61,981490·08
Huddersfield129,549250·02
Hull City144,198570·04
Ipswich293,597300·01
Leeds United635,8331680·02
Leicester269,3871150·04
Leyton Orient100,385200·01
Lincoln93,6291160·12
Liverpool700,908840·01
Luton186,45190·01
Maidstone55,912200·03
Manchester City531,541570·01
Manchester United740,476600·01
Mansfield71,933100·01
Middlesbrough374,249360·01

Attendances

Number of arrests

Arrest as percentage of attendances

Millwall236,0091080·04
Newcastle505,8402150·04
Northampton73,56410·00
Norwich318,052490·01
Notts County141,438460·03
Notts Forest391,014840·02
Oldham223,55780·00
Oxford133,822510·04
Peterborough110,777120·01
Plymouth200,720220·01
Portsmouth209,644420·02
Port Vale206,485960·05
Preston145,1891140·08
QPR249,760700·03
Reading93,974210·02
Rochdale47,510280·06
Rotherham127,692480·04
Scarborough53,204310·06
Scunthorpe81,007150·02
Sheffield United388,677970·02
Sheffield Wednesday397,615870·02
Shrewsbury81,283180·02
Southampton313,222730·02
Southend83,880100·01
Stockport89,758250·03
Stoke City286,368490·01
Sunderland401,098850·02
Swansea88,396480·05
Swindon216,463300·01
Torquay49,484270·05
Tottenham502,830730·01
Tranmere171,200270·01
Walsall93,765550·06
Watford238,074400·02
West Bromwich259,7241160·04
West Ham465,8731820·04
Wigan63,486140·02
Wimbledon145,380200·01
Wolverhampton392,0313220·08
Wrexham54,97430·01
York59,395390·06

Season 1988–89

Attendances

Number of arrests

Arrests as percentage of attendances

Aldershot60,249650·12
Arsenal676,2671670·02
Aston Villa443,3623440·08
Barnsley166,129210·01
Birmingham144,577650·04
Blackburn191,379370·02
Blackpool88,701660·07
Bolton124,626400·03
Bournemouth186,002350·02
Bradford242,007850·03
Brentford129,296500·04
Brighton208,022470·02
Bristol City186,371730·04
Bristol Rovers121,856670·05
Burnley162,583470·03
Bury77,346270·03
Cambridge59,655170·03
Cardiff100,643160·01
Carlisle73,696170·02
Charlton177,760470·03
Chelsea371,6853040·08
Chester70,119200·03
Chesterfield86,746440·05
Colchester66,42170·01
Coventry302,9021900·06
Crewe74,202300·04
Crystal Palace245,342710·03

Attendances

Number of arrests

Arrests as percentage of attendances

Darlington53,278260·05
Derby County335,9641320·04
Doncaster49,796200·04
Everton521,444800·01
Exeter59,832120·02
Fulham113,5801260·11
Gillingham84,907230·02
Grimsby98,949790·08
Halifax43,577620·14
Hartlepool46,921210·04
Hereford49,619280·05
Huddersfield133,989340·02
Hull City135,915180·01
Ipswich288,319310·01
Leeds United500,9061590·03
Leicester239,357950·04
Leyton Orient87,34080·01
Lincoln90,051190·02
Liverpool734,9021320·02
Luton176,68170·00
Manchester City540,476390·01
Manchester United693,257600·01
Mansfield92,033400·04
Middlesbrough378,210860·02
Millwall293,9261600·05
Newcastle433,4871660·04
Northampton91,03030·00
Norwich318,844860·03
Notts County130,654490·04
Nottingham Forest394,911660·02
Oldham160,325120·01
Oxford145,788360·02
Peterborough74,469140·02
Plymouth198,443190·01
Portsmouth233,9801620·07
Port Vale154,426790·05
Preston163,703510·03
QPR235,018950·04
Reading117,613250·02
Rochdale45,127470·10
Rotherham116,279310·02
Scarborough66,895510·07
Scunthorpe104,588550·05
Sheffield United280,315500·02
Sheffield Wednesday380,807800·02
Shrewsbury108,100370·03
Southampton296,0471460·05
Southend84,479300·03
Stockport64,061530·08
Stoke City214,979440·02
Sunderland342,217490·01
Swansea112,895510·04
Swindon198,881440·02
Torquay53,852160·03
Tottenham464,8761270·03
Tranmere121,830200·02
Walsall140,4951480·11
Watford279,446440·01
West Bromwich290,6831450·05
West Ham394,1262010·05
Wigan72,26340·01
Wimbledon148,169170·01
Wolverhampton330,6991920·05
Wrexham61,051120·02
York59,1191320·22

Season 1987–88

Attendances

Number of arrests

Arrest as percentage of attendances

Aldershot70,642390·06
Arsenal598,0591530·03
Aston Villa403,8363080·08

Attendances

Number of arrests

Arrest as percentage of attendances

Barnsley168,339550·03
Birmingham188,7221010·05
Blackburn211,120790·04
Blackpool96,935360·04
Bolton114,778210·02
Bournmouth168,7571490·09
Bradford285,5091970·07
Brentford105,430720·07
Brighton205,263340·02
Bristol City225,861210·01
Bristol Rovers84,753180·02
Burnley144,770900·06
Bury58,99750·01
Cambridge52,896290·05
Cardiff101,752430·04
Carlisle51,282270·05
Charlton173,629140·01
Chelsea408,5382710·07
Chester580,096220·04
Chesterfield61,239210·03
Colchester40,60700·00
Coventry350,1651940·06
Crewe51,828210·04
Crystal Palace215,496780·04
Darlington50,37450·01
Derby County343,107860·03
Doncaster43,223280·06
Everton555,692240·00
Exeter56,264830·15
Fulham116,454990·09
Gillingham106,260320·03
Grimsby76,541660·09
Halifax39,358380·10
Hartlepool48,972210·02
Hereford50,712280·06
Huddersfield150,3341260·08
Hull City157,507380·02
Ipswich258,037990·04
Leeds Utd443,0941840·04
Leicester223,049310·01
Leyton Orient90,32280·01
Liverpool791,977330·00
Luton161,88410·00
Manchester City428,655350·01
Manchester United783,099380·00
Mansfield90,894210·02
Middlesbrough321,2191100·03
Millwall185,165440·02
Newcastle419,7421490·04
Newport40,261350·09
Northampton126,578110·01
Norwich313,904320·01
Notts County144,824560·04
Notts Forest384,6481300·03
Oldham147,995190·01
Oxford218,6321050·05
Peterborough71,881150·02
Plymouth226,152290·01
Portsmouth324,7802820·09
Port Vale88,126220·02
Preston139,998200·01
QPR265,813910·03
Reading150,352200·01
Rochdale44,903320·07
Rotherham84,107470·05
Scarborough70,5041460·21
Scunthorpe74,405460·06
Sheffield United223,960600·03
Sheffield Wednesday395,519900·02
Shrewsbury108,202680·06
Southampton290,6172080·07
Southend79,32030·00
Stockport52,154170·03
Stoke City211,234570·03
Sunderland400,760800·02

Attendances

Number of arrests

Arrest as percentage of attendances

Swansea100,957100·01
Swindon209,800670·03
Torquay67,434210·03
Tottenham517,970740·01
Tranmere76,847530·07
Walsall128,153470·04
Watford291,464430·01
West Bromwich222,2611320·06
West Ham396,4731490·04
Wigan86,77640·01
Wimbledon159,691490·03
Wolverhampton226,9641320·06
Wrexham51,539170·03
York62,902620·10