Select Committee on Delegated Powers and Deregulation Nineteenth Report



FOOTBALL (OFFENCES AND DISORDER) BILL

INTRODUCTION

8.  This private member's bill has been brought from the Commons. It contains no new powers but it makes consequential changes to existing powers (see clauses 3(12), 5(2) and (5), and 10).

9.  Clause 5(5) substitutes new subsections (9) to (11) in section 22 of the Football Spectators Act 1989. That section allows for the making by courts here of restriction orders (requiring attendance at a police station at a time during a "designated football match") against persons convicted abroad of offences corresponding to offences here which qualify for restriction orders. What is a corresponding offence is determined by an Order in Council under subsection (1). The changes made by clause 5(5) simplify the process for proving overseas convictions.

RECOMMENDATION

10.  There is nothing in the bill which the Committee wishes to draw to the attention of the House.


 
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