§ 1. Mr. Pendry
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has had any reaction from the Football League as to the financial effects on football clubs following the enactment of the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol Etc.) Act.
§ Mr. Tracey
The responsibility for this Act lies with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to whom the hon. Member's question should have been re-directed. I apologise to the hon. Member for the fact that this was not done.
In answer to the hon. Member's question, I have recently received a letter from the Football League expressing concern in general terms about the financial effects of the Act. My right hon. Friend informs me that he has asked the league for more detailed information and expects to receive it very shortly.