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Smoking: Sport Stadiums

Volume 685: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many stadia covered by the licensing provisions of the Safety at Sports Grounds Act 1975 have already introduced comprehensive bans on smoking, or intend to do so within the next 12 months.[HL7390]

The Safety at Sports Grounds Act 1975 requires sports grounds designated under the Act to hold a general safety certificate. There is no centrally held information identifying the numbers of stadia covered by the 1975 Act which have introduced smoking bans or intend doing so in the next 12 months. A sports ground safety certificate will include conditions designed to ensure spectator safety at that ground. Such conditions are determined by the relevant certifying local authority following consultation with a number of expert organisations including local police and fire authorities.