HC Deb 09 July 1959 vol 608 c151W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have taken place during the present period of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament against ticket-touts for causing obstruction of the free passage of the footway, and with what results; and whether he will give directions to the Metropolitan Police to take similar action at Wembley Stadium on the occasion of important international and other sporting events.

Mr. R. A. Butler

During the period referred to the Metropolitan Police prosecuted seventeen persons at Wimbledon for obstructing the public highway. All were convicted and fines ranging from 10s. to £2 were imposed. The measures to be taken for the enforcement of the law are for the Commissioner, who informs me that the police give all proper attention to the highway in the vicinity of Wembley Stadium.

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