§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many notices have been issued under sections 7(1), 9(1) and 23, respectively, of the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 since the Act came into force.
§ Mr. John Patten
Section 7 of the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 has not been brought into force. We have ascertained that between 1 January 1988, when section 9(1) came into force, and 31 March 15 notices prohibiting and 31 restricting use have been issued, under section 10 of the Fire Precautions Act 1971, by 12 tire authorities in England and Wales in respect of 25 buildings. For some of the buildings in multiple occupation more than one notice was served. Information about notices issued by local authorities under section 10 of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 as amended by section 23 of the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act is not collected centrally.