HC Deb 03 February 1983 vol 36 c162W
35. Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will seek to introduce a system of control by the British Board of Film Censors over video cassette films available for rent or sale.

Mr. Mayhew

The British Board of Film Censors and the British Videogram Association are currently considering the extension on a voluntary basis of the existing film classification system to video cassettes for home viewing. If such a system is introduced, we shall wish to assess its effect before deciding whether statutory controls are required.