HC Deb 17 March 1988 vol 129 c663W
Mr. Heffer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has as to how many arrests there have been(a) inside football grounds and (b) outside football grounds arising from football matches during the current season.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

There were 2,297 arrests arising from Football League matches up to 31 October 1987, the latest date for which figures are available for this season. The figures do not distinguish between arrests occurring inside and outside football grounds.