§ 60. Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of recent incidents caused by crowds attending football matches, as a result of which28W
§ Mr. Maclay
The information is as follows:
several people were injured or endangered; what representations he has received from the local authorities concerning their powers to lay down crowd control measures; what reports he has29W
received from chief constables on these matters; and if he is satisfied that sufficient powers exist to protect the safety of the public.
§ Mr. Brooman-White
My right hon. Friend has received a report on the circumstances in which three persons were injured in the crowd at a football match at Glasgow on 1st March, and he has asked for a report on the incidents which took place at a match in Edinburgh on 15th March. He has received no representations from local authorities about these incidents. My right hon. Friend does not think that the report that he has received calls for action on his part but, as indicated, he is awaiting a further report.