Hooliganism (Football Matches)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1967.

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Photo of Mr Dick Taverne Mr Dick Taverne , Lincoln 12:00 am, 26th October 1967

Responsibility for prosecutions rests with chief officers of police; it is not a matter in which my right hon. Friend can intervene. The Criminal Justice Act, 1967, substantially increases some of the maximum penalties for various kinds of hooliganism.