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Safety at major sporting events


MPs are to examine issues around the safety of spectators at football matches and other major sporting events following the scenes and problems experienced by crowds at recent high-profile games.

The DCMS Committee inquiry will consider whether crowd management policies at stadiums in the UK are sufficient to maintain spectator safety and what steps can be taken to protect British supporters at major events abroad. The Committee will also examine the effectiveness of legislation concerning football, including the issues of safe standing and alcohol consumption at matches, and whether there need to be changes to regulations governing fans at matches.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 8 September 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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14 March 2023
Inquiry Safety at major sporting events
Witnesses Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Oral Evidence
19 January 2023
Inquiry Safety at major sporting events
Witnesses Racecourse Association, Wembley Stadium, England and Wales Cricket Board, and English Football League
Oral Evidence
8 November 2022
Inquiry Safety at major sporting events
Witnesses Sports Grounds Safety Authority, Football Safety Officers Association, National Police Chiefs' Council, and Security Industry Authority
Oral Evidence
Iridium Consultancy (SAF0025)
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (SAF0024)
Premier League Disability Advisory Group (SAF0001)

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