HC Deb 17 October 1975 vol 897 cc827-8W
Mr. R. C. Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any further proposals to deal with the problem of violence and hooliganism in connection with football matches; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Denis Howell

The measures agreed on and recommended by my working party are proving to be successful in practice. The number of undesirable incidents in football grounds has been substantially reduced this season, and the new measures announced by British Rail and the Traffic Commissioners in respect of rail and motor coach traffic are proving extremely helpful. I am keeping the situation under close review.