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UK Football Police Unit

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers are assigned to the UK Football Police Unit. (186316)

The UK Football Policing Unit undertakes a range of co-ordination and infrastructure functions related to the role of the police in preventing and tackling English and Welsh football disorder at home and abroad. The UKFPU incorporates the Football Banning Orders Authority and the UK National Football Information Point required under EU provisions. There are currently six police officers seconded to the unit in addition to a British Transport police liaison officer.