SAFE STANDING-PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE
We recently reported on the issue of Safe Standing and the reaction amongst supporters following the Sports Ministers decision to reject the application by WBA to install Rail seating at The Hawthorns claiming that Safe Seating was only being promoted by a ‘vocal minority’.
A parliamentary petition was promoted by Safe Standing supporter Jon Darch and in next to no time the magic 100,000 signatures required to consider the matter for a Parliamentary debate was reached. In fact figures continued to rise and the petition gained more than 110,000 signatures.
It has now been confirmed that the issue will be debated in parliament on 25th June and further information is awaited.
Whilst Crystal Palace became the first Premier League club to come out and publicly support the Safe Standing petition, after discussions about the subject of Safe Standing at last week’s Fans Forum it was pleasing to see NUFC join in the debate and raise awareness of the issue amongst our own fan base.
We will provide further updates once information is available.