HC Deb 11 December 1975 vol 902 c316W
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.