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EDM (Early Day Motion) 374: tabled on 09 February 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House is disappointed by the decision of local magistrates to end the tradition of a post-match drinking licence following matches at Twickenham; believes that the progressive departure of fans from the ground helps the flow of traffic, use of public transport and reduces the overall disturbance to the local community; notes the steps taken by the RFU to improve facilities around the ground for fans leaving; welcomes the fact that there have been no alcohol-related arrests in the grounds at Twickenham; and therefore urges the police and the local authority to work closely with the RFU to restore the licence.

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leave out from 'House' to end and add 'applauds the Metropolitan Police for seeking licensing arrangements at the RFU which best meet the needs of public order, public safety and community relations; deplores efforts to politicise a matter which has been extensively considered on its merits before the local magistrates' court; and calls on the Home Secretary to allow the police to charge promoters of major entertainment events, including sport, for the extra cost of policing outside stadiums so that over-stretched police resources are not diverted from their priority task, which is crime.'.
Liberal Democrat, Twickenham
EDM 374A1: tabled on 10 February 2000