FOOTBALL (OFFENCES AND DISORDER) BILL
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
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.
10. There is nothing in the bill which the Committee
wishes to draw to the attention of the House.