§ 34. Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to introduce legislation to enable chief constables to veto the holding of Football Association and league football matches.
§ 75. Sir Marcus Fox
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what machinery now exists for the exercise of a police veto on a football fixture.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
On 8 May when my right hon. and learned Friend met representatives of the Football League316W they agreed to work out urgently with the Association of Chief Police Officers effective arrangements for obtaining police advice about the scheduling of fixtures and to act upon it on all occasions. We shall keep these arrangements under review, but at present we have no plans to introduce legislation on this matter.