HC Deb 18 July 2002 vol 389 c554W
Mr. Davidson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many England fans were banned and prevented from visiting Japan and Korea for the 2002 World Cup; how many such fans were found to have travelled to Japan or Korea; how many England fans were deported from Japan or Korea, and for what offences they were deported; and if he will make a statement. [69946]

Mr. Denham

1,053 people were prevented from travelling to the World Cup by the conditions of their football banning orders. One individual subject to a banning order attempted to enter Japan but was intercepted by the Japanese immigration authorities and returned to England. No England fans were deported from Japan and Korea for misbehaviour but two individuals were deported by the Japanese Immigration Bureau following revocation of their landing permission. In accordance with commitments given during passage of the Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Act 2002, a detailed report on the World Cup security operation. including the impact of football-related legislation, will be submitted to Parliament on receipt of closing information from the Japanese authorities.