§ Mr. Jim Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will convene a meeting of all interested organisations to agree standards for footwear used in sport involving bodily contact, in view of injuries caused by unsuitable footwear used at present.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
Regulations governing the type of footwear to be worn by participants are laid down by the governing bodies of a number of sports involving bodily contact. However, I am consulting the Sports Council on the question whether there is a need for more extensive or stricter standards.