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World Cup Tickets

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been in relation to the touting of tickets to England World Cup 2006 matches (a) in England and Wales and (b) via internet sites based in England and Wales; how many of these have resulted in convictions; and if he will make a statement. (84971)

This information is not available centrally. Arrest data for ticket-touting offences during 2005-06 football season are currently being collated and will be published later this year. Measures within the Violent Crime Reduction Bill will extend coverage of ticket touting offences to the internet when the unauthorised sale of tickets for a regulated football match takes place within England or Wales.