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Merseyside Police: Football

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 13093, tabled on 22 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential effects of changes in the Merseyside Police mounted division on that forces' capacity to police football matches at Anfield and Goodison Park.

Answered on

2 November 2015

I have had no such discussions. Policing outside of sports stadia is a matter for individual clubs and the local police to determine. My Department has responsibility for ensuring the safety of spectators inside of sports stadia.

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