§ Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to extend the safety at sports grounds legislation to spectator sports grounds other than football grounds.
§ Mr. Waddington
The Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (as amended by the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987) provides for designation of sports grounds which have accommodation for more than 10,000 spectators as requiring a safety certificate issued by the local authority. Designation currently extends to all football, rugby union, rugby league and cricket grounds identified as having accommodation for over 10,000 spectators. There are no plans to extend the designation process to other classes of grounds.