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Security: Football Grounds

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of the Football Licensing Authority’s seminar on the possibility of weapons of mass destruction being used at major sporting venues was dedicated to potential (a) atomic, (b) biological and (c) chemical incidents. (109370)

The only seminar of this type was an awareness day on CBRN terrorist attack, organised by Stoke City football club, with inputs from the local authority, emergency services and the FLA, in July 2004. This included a scenario of a gas attack inside the ground. Counter-terrorism protective security advice is a matter for the Home Office and the police.