HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 c278W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to ban the sending to schools of weapons collectors' catalogues; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Rumbold

My right hon. Friend has no power to prevent books or other materials from being sent to schools. However, we look to advertisers to ensure that unsuitable material is not directed at children and young people, and that the provisons of the British code of advertising practice are followed. Schools should raise suspected breaches of the code with the Advertising Standards Authority, which administers it.