UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill - call for evidence

The Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee has recently been designated as the ‘lead Committee’ scrutinising the Scottish Government’s UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill.  The Bill contains provisions in relation football matches taking place at Hampden Park, Glasgow, as part of the UEFA 2020 football tournament.  Specifically, the Bill contains provisions in relation to—

  • Prohibiting the unauthorised sale of Championship tickets in excess of face value or with a view to making a profit
  • Prohibiting unauthorised street trading within an ‘event zone’ in Glasgow when such a ‘zone’ is in operation
  • Prohibiting unauthorised advertising within an ‘event zone’ when such a ‘zone’ is in operation
  • Creating criminal offences for ticket touting, unauthorised street trading and advertising; and
  • Providing for the designation of enforcement officers who would be given powers to enforce these offences

The Committee would welcome views on the provisions contained in the Bill.  The closing date for the call for evidence is Monday 7 October.

How to submit your views

The call for written views will close at 5.00pm on Monday 7 October 2019. Please be aware that the Committee will be taking evidence on the Bill on 3 October. Should you wish to make the Committee aware of specific issues before that meeting on 3 October we would appreciate written views by lunchtime on 2 October.

Due to the time required to process and analyse submissions, late submissions will only be accepted with the agreement of the Committee.

Before making a submission, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how we process your personal data—

Please use template provided to format your submission—

CTEEA UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill submissions template

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.

Written responses should be sent electronically, in the template format (as above) to the following mailbox: [email protected].  . Ideally written submissions should be no more than four sides of A4.

If you cannot submit electronically, you may send in a hard copy written submission. Please print off and include a copy of the Data Protection Form with your hard copy submission and send them to

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee
Room T3.40
Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh EH99 1SP


For details about the Committee’s work on this Inquiry please contact Mark Johnson: [email protected] or phone 0131 348 5226.

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