§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking, in accordance with paragraph 1.5 of the document, "Releasing Enterprise" (Cm. 512) to obtain a compliance cost assessment in respect of his plans for control of spectators at designated football matches.
§ Mr. Moynihan
[holding answer 10 January 1989]: The Football Spectators Bill, which will be introduced in the House of Lords shortly, will give statutory backing to a national membership scheme for football spectators. It will be for the Football Membership Authority (FMA), which, subject to the will of Parliament, will be appointed by the Secretary of State, to draw up the detailed scheme. We hope that the Football Association and the Football League will establish a joint body to form the FMA. A compliance cost assessment will be undertaken at the appropriate time.