§ Mr. Terry Fields
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations his Department has received concerning proposals to build a national stadium to improve the safety of sports spectators in the light of events at Hillsborough on 15 April; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hurd
My Department has not received any representations about proposals to build a national studium. Responsibility for the safety and comfort of 285W spectators rests with the individual sports ground operator or event organiser, who must comply with the terms and conditions of any safety certificate in force for the ground in question.