§ Mr. Fabricant
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will assess the advantages of withdrawing the passports of convicted football hooligans during the period of the football tournaments involving British teams abroad. 
§ Mr. Michael
The withdrawal of passport facilities to persons convicted of football-related offences would be a very serious step. But we will give consideration to it and to other possible steps that might be required for the future.441W
The Football Spectators Act 1989 already allows the courts to impose restriction orders on persons convicted of football related offences. These require them to report to a police station on the day of a football match abroad involving a team from England or Wales.
§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many restriction orders under the Football Spectators Act 1989 have been made since 1 May 1997.