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Scotland Act 1998

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The subject-matter of the following are reserved:

(a)

the Video Recordings Act 1984.  This Act makes provision for regulating the distribution of video recordings.  In particular it makes provision for the classification and labelling of recordings and the supply and possession of videos that are not classified; and

(b)

sections 1 to 3 and 5 to 16 of the Cinemas Act 1985.  This Act makes provisions relating to the licensing of premises for use for film exhibition (including provision for certain exemptions from the requirements to hold a licence).

In addition, legislative competence in respect of the classification of films for public exhibition as carried out at present by the British Board of Film Classification, is reserved.

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