Football: Sportsgrounds:Written question - 20201

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Asked on: 15 December 2015
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Football: Sportsgrounds
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 12142, if his Department will publish any expert advice it has received to inform its policy on the safety of safe-standing facilities at higher tier sports stadia.
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Answered by: Tracey Crouch
Answered on: 06 January 2016

Government is not, at present, persuaded by the case put forward to re-introduce standing accommodation in grounds covered by the all-seater requirement. We will, however, monitor its introduction in Scotland closely and reassess this position once evidence from the Scottish experience is available and the Hillsborough Inquests have concluded, taking into account any recommendations made by the coroner on stadium safety.

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