HC Deb 22 October 2001 vol 373 c86W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many football banning orders have been issued to date; and of those how many were in respect of individuals with no relevant previous criminal convictions. [7251]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 15 October 2001]: The current number of extant football banning orders imposed by the courts is 716. All types of order, other than orders on complaint, were imposed following conviction of a football related offence as defined in schedule 1 of the Football Spectators Act 1989. All persons subject to orders on complaint have convictions for violence or public order offences, though not necessarily football related.

effect on 1 August 2001, have recently extended the upper age limit to 15 and allowed the police, as well as local authorities, to initiate schemes.

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