§ Sir John Wheeler
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress the Government have made in their negotiations with Sweden on corresponding offences under the Football Spectators Act 1989.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
I am pleased to confirm that the Football Spectators (Corresponding Offences in Sweden) Order 1992 comes into force today. This has the effect of enabling the courts in England and Wales to impose restriction orders in respect of football-related convictions in Sweden.