HC Deb 06 February 2001 vol 362 c501W
Jackie Ballard

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) arrests have been made and (b) convictions secured under the provisions of the Football Disorder Act 2000. [148407]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Since the Act came into force on 28 July, there have been 1,534 arrests for football-related offences as defined in Schedule 1 of the Football Spectators Act 1989 (as amended by the Football (Disorder) Act 2000). No information is available on the number of convictions. Most types of offences committed in connection with football are not specific to football and convictions are recorded by category of offence rather than by the location or circumstances of the offence. However, during this period, the courts have imposed 191 of the new football banning orders introduced by the 2000 Act.

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