§ 70. Mr. Dunnett
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that a small minority of spectators cause disturbances at football matches open to the public; and if he will introduce legislation to increase the current penalties imposed on those found guilty of such disorderly conduct.
§ Miss Bacon
My right hon. Friend realises that such disturbances can be very unpleasant but the maximum penalties for this type of offence are already substantial. Within the statutory limits the penalties to be imposed in individual cases are for the courts to decide.