HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 cc553-4W
21. Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional resources are being made available to the Metropolitan police in respect of crowd control during Euro 96. [30288]

Mr. Maclean

Policing outside football grounds is part of normal police duties, and costs are met from existing resources. The cost of policing inside the stadia will be met by the Football Association.

Police tactics for Euro 96 include the use of modern technology to transmit quickly to the regional centres photographic images of those involved in any disorder. The Football Trust is meeting the cost of this equipment, which is being made available close to the grounds hosting matches, in New Scotland Yard and in the national criminal intelligence service football unit.