Supporters will be aware from previous NUST articles of the recent high profile surrounding the Safe Standing Campaign and in particular of the Parliamentary petition which has now gained over 111,000 signatures, passing the 100,000 required to have the matter considered for debate in Parliament.
The government have now released a statement in response to the petition which is detailed below;
‘’The Government believes that all-seater stadia are currently the best means to ensure the safety and security of fans at designated football matches in England and Wales.
The Government thanks all the football supporters who made their views known through this petition.
The Government believes that all-seater stadia are currently the best means to ensure the safety and security of fans at designated football matches in England and Wales, while continuing to work closely with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority and football authorities to consider advances in technology and data that may enhance the existing policy.
A debate in Parliament on this issue has been tabled for 25 June, when the nuances and complexities of sports ground safety will be covered in more detail.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’’
As previously reported the issue is to be debated on 25th June 2018.We will report on any further developments.