§ Mr. Simon Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the provisions to make restriction orders under section 15 of the Football Spectators Act 1989 will come into effect; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
These provisions came into effect on 24 April. Guidance to the courts, the police, and to the Football Spectators Restriction Orders Authority which will administer the scheme centrally has been placed in the Library. These provisions are expected to be of value in deterring and preventing hooliganism in respect of certain football matches outside England and Wales by prohibiting offenders who are made subject to restriction orders by the courts from attending those matches.