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West Bromwich Albion Football Club

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 135890, tabled on 16 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what advice the Sports Ground Safety Association provided to his Department on the application by West Bromwich Albion to introduce a safe standing area at that club's stadium.

Answered on

24 April 2018

Spectator safety at sports grounds remains the priority for Government. The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) is the regulatory body responsible for overseeing and advising on safety at sports grounds. My officials meet and receive advice from the SGSA as part of the normal process of policy development. The Sports Grounds Safety Authority provided technical advice and background information on the proposal from West Bromwich Albion FC to install rail seating at The Hawthorns.