HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 cc160-1W
Mr. Money

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Lord Wheatley's Report on safety in fotball grounds will be published; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maudling:

The Report, for which I wish to thank Lord Wheatley, has been published today as a Command Paper. The Government accept the Report in principle, and, in particular, the recommendation that certain football grounds should be subject to a statutory licensing control administered by local authorities. So that the necessary legislation may be prepared, there will now be consultations with those concerned, particularly with local authority and football interests, on the proposals in the Report.

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