– in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 30th June 1989.

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Photo of Mr Peter Pike Mr Peter Pike , Burnley 9:34 am, 30th June 1989

I wish to present a petition, which reads as follows: To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.The Humble Petition of supporters of Burnley Football Club and members of the Burnley Football Supporters' Club, Sheweth.That we condemn the proposed legislation to force football supporters to carry identification cards, and we believe that a system of identity cards will have little impact on the problem of football related violence, will hinder football's attempts to attract a new generation of supporters and will lead to the eventual demise of the game as a spectator sport.Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House will urge the Government to bring forward proposals which will have the support of genuine football supporters.And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.The petition is signed by 1,963 signatories and has my full support.

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