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Sportsgrounds: Safety

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have received from (i) football clubs and (ii) local safety authorities on safe standing.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Representations have been received from the following football clubs about the possible introduction of certain types of accommodation which could facilitate standing at parts of their respective grounds: Bristol City, Peterborough United, Grimsby Town, Shrewsbury Town and West Bromwich Albion. Representations about the all-seater policy have also been received from Southampton City Council. The Sports Grounds Safety Authority is the regulatory body responsible for overseeing and advising on safety at sports grounds. The SGSA discusses a wide range of issues with local safety authorities in the course of normal business.

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