HC Deb 17 May 1977 vol 932 cc111-2W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is proposing to give advice to Association foot-ball clubs to prevent the selling of admission tickets to banned individuals who are buying tickets from those who acquire tickets from, or on whose behalf they were acquired, from the home club.

Mr. Denis Howell

The football authorities have recommended, with my full support, that, until further notice, terrace tickets for Chelsea and Manchester United Football Clubs' away matches should be sold only to supporters of the home teams. I am very much aware of the problems of enforcement, and my Working Party on Crowd Behaviour will be considering these problems further at its next meeting.