HC Deb 16 March 2001 vol 364 c768W
Mr. Ivan Henderson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Working Group on Football Disorder will submit its findings and recommendations. [154521]

Mr. Charles Clarke

We have today published the Working Group's report and a copy has been placed in the Library. It contains over 50 recommendations aimed at improving the image of English football, the behaviour of its followers and the role of football in promoting social inclusion. A targeted action plan is included. The report stresses that the need to improve communication and develop productive partnerships will be crucial to enhancing the game's reputation and maximising its vast potential to help deliver an inclusive and tolerant society.