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Crimes of Violence: Football

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 has been applied to remove football supporters from (a) Premier League, (b) Championship, (c) League One, (d) League Two and (e) Football Conference football grounds since the Act came into force. (254800)

Home Office does not collate statistics on the service of notices on football supporters under section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many orders under section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 have been served on football supporters; on how many such people those orders have been served; and if she will make a statement. (254974)

[holding answer 9 February 2009]: Home Office does not collate statistics on the service of notices to football supporters under section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. Discussions are underway with the Association of Chief Police Officers, the UK Football Policing Unit and local police forces about the appropriate use of section 27 notices in policing football.