HC Deb 11 November 1997 vol 300 c465W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received on the showing of violent films on national television, with particular reference to "Natural Born Killers"; and if he will make a statement. [14812]

Mr. Fisher

The Department has received 17 letters about violence on television in the last three months. One of the letters received this month referred specifically to the film "Natural Born Killers" to be shown on Channel 5 on 8 November.

A working party established by the broadcasting regulators is currently pursuing initiatives to meet public concern about the portrayal of violence and I understand that it is likely to report its conclusions early in the new year.