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Football Spectators and Sports Grounds Bill

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2007-08

Last updated: 30 October 2008 at 19:00

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Long title

A Bill to amend the law relating to football banning orders and their enforcement; to confer further powers on the Football Licensing Authority and to amend its name; and for connected purposes


The Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 introduced football banning orders in Scotland based on, but not identical to, those in England and Wales. Key areas
  • This Bill would harmonise football banning order legislation across the UK so that banning orders imposed in England and Wales are recognised in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • It would also reconstitute the Football Licensing Authority as the Sports Grounds Safety Authority. The Safety Authority would have new advisory functions enabling it to provide advice on safety at sports grounds to national and international bodies and individuals.


Mr Russell Brown
Dumfries and Galloway

Current version of the Bill

Bill as introduced - html version
20 February 2008

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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