HC Deb 23 January 1951 vol 483 cc9-10
19. Mr. Garner-Evans

asked the Secretary of State for War on how many occasions during the past 12 months Army personnel have been used to control crowds at weekend and midweek sporting events, respectively.

Mr. Strachey

Once. At the request of the police, 160 soldiers were permitted in their capacity of private citizens to act as stewards to help in controlling the crowds at the Arsenal versus Carlisle football match on Thursday, 11th January.