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Video Recordings Act 1984

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7 Classification certificates.E+W+S+N.I.

[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classification certificate has been issued if every classification certificate issued in respect of the video work has been revoked.]

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F1Ss. 1-17 repealed and revived (21.1.2010) by Video Recordings Act 2010 (c. 1), ss. 1(1), 2(2) (with Sch.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

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