Campaign to get safe standing re-introduced

Last updated : 22 November 2006 By Rams Mad Editor

Do you prefer to stand at football matches? If so maybe lending your support to a campaign designed to bring back safe standing areas within stadiums may be just what is needed.

Mike Hancock the Liberal Democrat MP for Portsmouth South, who has put forward the following Early Day Motion EDM101:

“That this House urges the Government to re-examine the case for introducing small, limited sections of safe standing areas at football grounds; further urges the Government to recognise that there is widespread support for such areas, and that improvements in stadium design and technology mean that with rigorous safety specifications standing areas could be safely re-introduced; and calls on the Minister concerned to convene a meeting of representatives of the police, supporters, Premier League clubs and the Football Licensing Authority to find a way forward.”

At the time this article was written 18 MP's have signed the EDM. To see who these MP's are click here. If you wish to help this motion gain more support please contact your local MP. For help finding your local MP please click here.