§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the measures introduced in the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The Act has been in force for only three months and it is therefore too soon to make any firm assessment, but the police believe that it is making a useful contribution in dealing with the problem of football hooliganism.