HC Deb 24 April 1989 vol 151 c414W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if, following the letter of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the Minister for Sport, to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Mossley Hill of 11 April, he will describe the circumstances in which he would act upon the complaints of the chief executive of a football club about the inadequacy of ticket allocations at a semi-cup final or cup final; what account he took of police advice in reaching his conclusions; and whether he will review ministerial involvement in overseeing ticket allocation at major fixtures;

(2) what representations his Department received prior to the Football Association's semi-final scheduled for Hillsborough for 15 April about arrangements at the game; what consideration he gave to these representations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moynihan

The hon. Member wrote to me on 22 March about the arrangements at the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough on 15 April. No other representation was received. The arrangements for the match will be among the matters to be considered by Lord Justice Taylor's inquiry.