HC Deb 07 November 2002 vol 392 cc830-1W
Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the average cost to public funds was for policing at(a) Premiership, (b) Nationwide league and (c) non-league football ground on a match day in England in the last 12 months; [78885]

(2) what assessment he has made of the cost to public funds of policing at Premiership football grounds in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. [78886]

Mr. Denham

The information requested is not held centrally. A working group comprising representatives of Government, police and football authorities has been set up to examine a range of strategic football-related public order issues, including the cost of, and charging arrangements for, policing football matches.