§ Joan Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in London have been charged with offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 following incidents at London clubs. 
§ Kate Hoey
The Metropolitan Police advise that in season 1998–99 there were 47 arrests under the Football (Offences) Act 1991. Of these, 24 people were charged with offences under the 1991 Act. A further eight people were issued with a caution. Information is not readily available for earlier years and I will write to my hon. Friend when this becomes available.