Football: Safety

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which organisations have expressed to his Department their support for the safe standing initiative at football stadiums.

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

The English Football League and the Football Supporters’ Federation have expressed support for the introduction of standing accommodation.

Representations have also 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.

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