HC Deb 15 June 1982 vol 25 cc239-40W
Mr. John Grant

asked the Attorney-General what is his policy towards prosecution of those involved in making, distributing and showing horror and terror video films which specialise in violence; if any current prosecutions are under consideration; and if he will make a statement.

The Attorney-General

A decision to prosecute for any offence is based on the facts of each case. This policy will be adopted towards horror and terror video films in deciding whether or not they contravene the relevant legislation.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has had three such videos referred to him. These are presently under consideration.