§ Mr. Richards
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures are being taken to stop the flow of illegal pornography from other European countries into the United Kingdom.
§ Sir John Cope
The importation of obscene material and indecent material featuring children into the United Kingdom from any country remains illegal. Routine frontier Customs controls on goods from EC countries ceased on 1 January 1993, but anti-smuggling checks better targeted in response to the known risks continue to prevent the importation of illegal goods. Routine checks also continue on goods from non-EC countries.