HC Deb 05 March 1998 vol 307 c708W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how often individuals convicted of football-related offences will be required to report to designated police stations in Britain during the World Cup. [32408]

Mr. Michael

The Football Spectators Act 1989 provides that a person convicted of a football-related offence and made subject to a restriction order by the court is required to report to a police station at times that would prevent him travelling to key designated football matches outside England and Wales involving teams from England or Wales. Failure to comply with the order without reasonable excuse is a criminal offence

The Restriction Orders Authority will be writing in advance of World Cup matches to individuals subject to restriction orders informing them of their attendance times at the police station.

The 1991 Act extends to England and Wales only. There is no similar provision in Scotland.