§ Mr. John Carlisle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to bring into force the relevant provision in the Public Order Act 1986 relating to the relaxing of current restrictions on the possession of alcohol in executive boxes and similar rooms at football grounds.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Under the Public Order Act 1986 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1986, schedule 1 to the Act, which contains this provision and other amendments to the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985, will come into effect on 1 January 1987. A number of other provisions, including in particular section 11 (advance notice of processions) and section 38 (contamination of, or interference with, goods with the intention of causing public alarm or anxiety, etc.) will come into force on the same day. We intend to bring most of the rest of the Act into force on 1 April 1987.