§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to seek to prohibit profiteering by ticket and other agencies from sales of tickets to sports matches; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
This is a problem which extends beyond sport but in the past it has proved difficult to produce proposals which discriminate between legitimate ticket agencies and the undesirable activities of those who exploit genuine supporters. Sports bodies are continually trying to prevent the unauthorised resale of tickets intended for genuine club members and supporters and will certainly investigate any evidence which my hon. Friend can provide.