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Video Recordings Act 1984

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Classification and labellingU.K.

7 Classification certificates.U.K.

[F1(1) In this Act “ classification certificate ” means a certificate—

(a)issued in respect of a video work in pursuance of arrangements made by the designated authority; and

(b)satisfying the requirements of subsection (2) below.

(2)Those requirements are that the certificate must contain [F2the title assigned to the video work in accordance with section 4(1)(b)(ia) of this Act and]

(a)a statement that the video work concerned is suitable for general viewing and unrestricted supply (with or without any advice as to the desirability of parental guidance with regard to the viewing of the work by young children or as to the particular suitability of the work for viewing by children [F3or young children]); or

(b)a statement that the video work concerned is suitable for viewing only by persons who have attained the age (not being more than eighteen years) specified in the certificate and that no video recording containing that work is to be supplied to any person who has not attained the age so specified; or

(c)the statement mentioned in paragraph (b) above together with a statement that no video recording containing that work is to be supplied other than in a licensed sex shop.]

[F4(3)For the purposes of this Act, a video work is not a video work in respect of which a classification certificate has been issued if every classification certificate issued in respect of the video work has been revoked.]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 1-17 repealed and revived (21.1.2010) by Video Recordings Act 2010 (c. 1), ss. 1(1), 2(2) (with Sch. paras. 2(2), 6)

F2Words in s. 7(2) inserted (20.9.1993) by 1993 c. 24, ss. 1(3), 6(2).

F3Words in s. 7(2) inserted (3.11.1994) by 1994 c. 33, ss. 90(2), 172(4)

[F57AClassification certificates for particular video recordingsU.K.

(1)A classification certificate issued in respect of a video work may be issued so as to have effect only for the purposes of a video recording that is described in the certificate (whether by reference to its contents, to the manner in which it is, or is to be, supplied or otherwise).

(2)For the purposes of this Act, a video recording contains a video work in respect of which a classification certificate has been issued if (and only if) a classification certificate that has been issued in respect of the video work has effect for the purposes of the video recording.]

8 Requirements as to labelling etc.U.K.

[F1(1)The Secretary of State may, in relation to video works in respect of which classification certificates have been issued, by regulations require such indication as may be specified by the regulations of any of the contents of any classification certificate to be shown in such a manner as may be so specified on any video recording containing the video work in respect of which the certificate was issued or any spool, case or other thing on or in which such a video recording is kept.

F6( 2 ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F6( 3 ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 1-17 repealed and revived (21.1.2010) by Video Recordings Act 2010 (c. 1), ss. 1(1), 2(2) (with Sch. paras. 2(2), 6)

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