HC Deb 23 April 1996 vol 276 c69W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will make a statement on her policy in respect of the introduction of V-chips. [25350]

Mr. Sproat

The Secretary of State has initiated a thorough and careful analysis of the new V-chip technology and associated issues in conjunction with broadcasters, regulators and other interested parties as well as with our partners in Europe. This is not a straightforward issue. There are practical and technical difficulties in introducing new technology of this kind and we would not wish to be rushed into a premature decision.