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The Daily Mail article - "Own goal": letter regarding postponement of football games over the festive season

Geoffrey Podger, HSE's Chief Executive responds - 03 January 2006

The Editor
Daily Mail
Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
Kensington
LONDON W8 5TT

3 January 2006

Sir,

To put the record straight, contrary to the claims of your correspondent, Mr C I Day whose 'Own Goal' letter was printed in the Daily Mail on 3 January 2006, the Health and Safety Executive took no part in any decision to postpone football games over the festive period. Such decisions are matters for the police and local authorities.

Yours faithfully,

GEOFFREY PODGER
Chief Executive
Health and Safety Executive

Updated 2008-12-05