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WRITTEN STATEMENTS OF OPINION TABLED ON 21/01/2013

R Signifies the Member has declared an interest

OPIN-2013-0150 Supporting the 'Safe Standing Campaign'

Raised By:

Andrew RT Davies

Bethan Jenkins

Peter Black

Ann Jones

Subscribers:

William Graham 22/01/2013

Darren Millar 22/01/2013

Llyr Huws Gruffydd 22/01/2013

Eluned Parrott 22/01/2013

Mark Drakeford 23/01/2013

Byron Davies 23/01/2013

Jocelyn Davies 23/01/2013

Elin Jones 23/01/2013

Vaughan Gething 28/01/2013

Kirsty Williams 29/01/2013

Mohammad Asghar 05/02/2013

Janet Finch-Saunders 05/02/2013

Suzy Davies 06/02/2013

Nick Ramsay 07/02/2013

Russell George 14/02/2013

Supporting the 'Safe Standing Campaign'

The National Assembly:

Notes the appetite amongst football supporters in Wales for the introduction of safe standing areas in the Premier League and Football Championship;

Recognises the role which AMs can play in lobbying the UK Government and football authorities for the introduction of safe-standing areas on a limited, trial basis;

Notes the role safe standing at football matches could play in reducing ticket prices, improving access to high-level football, enhancing spectator choice and improving atmosphere;

Recognises that safe standing is operational, popular and well-established at top-level football in Germany; as well as at many sporting events across the UK.

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