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The Video Recordings Act 1984 (Commencement No. 3) Order 1986

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1986 No. 1125 (C.31)

VIDEO RECORDINGS

The Video Recordings Act 1984 (Commencement No. 3) Order 1986

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2nd July 1986

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 23(2) of the Video Recordings Act 1984, I hereby make the following Order:—

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Video Recordings Act 1984 (Commencement No. 3) Order 1986.

(2) This Order does not extend to Scotland.

(3) In this Order—

the Act” means the Video Recordings Act 1984;

the 1985 Order” means the Video Recordings Act 1984 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1985.

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, sections 9 and 10 of the Act shall come into operation on 1st September 1986 for the purpose of prohibiting the supply, the offer to supply or the possession for the purpose of supply of a video recording to which Article 3(a) of the 1985 Order does not apply and which contains a video work which satisfies the requirements in paragraph (3) below.

(2) Where a video recording to which paragraph (1) above applies also contains another video work not being a work which satisfies the requirements in paragraph (3) below, sections 9 and 10 of the Act shall come into operation for the purpose set out in paragraph (1) above only in respect of the video work which satisfies the requirements in paragraph (3) below.

(3) The requirements which a video work must satisfy are that—

(a)its visual images, when shown as a moving picture, are not substantially the same as the moving picture produced on showing a film registered, or deemed to have been registered, under Part II of the Films Act 1960(1) on or after 1st January 1940;

(b)its visual images are accompanied by sound which comprises or includes words predominantly in the English language; and

(c)no classification certificate has been issued in respect of it.

Douglas Hurd

One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office

2nd July 1986

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order brings sections 9 and 10 of the Video Recordings Act 1984 into force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for certain purposes on 1st September 1986. The sections are brought into force in Scotland on the same day and for the same purposes by the Video Recordings Act 1984 (Scotland) (Commencement No. 3) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/1182).

Sections 9 and 10 create the offences of supplying, offering to supply and possession for the purpose of supply of a video recording containing an unclassified video work. This Order brings these sections into force in respect of an unclassified English language video work which has been sold, let on hire or offered for sale or hire in the United Kingdom to the public in video form before 1st September 1986 and of which no film version has been registered since 1st January 1940 under Part II of the Films Act 1960 (c. 57).

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Sections 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 22 and 2310.6.85As to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 1985/883; As to Scotland, 1985/904.
Sections 2, 3, 6, 11 to 17 and 211.9.85As to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 1985/1264; As to Scotland, 1985/1265.
Sections 9 and 10 partially1.9.85As to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 1985/1264; As to Scotland, 1985/1265.
Sections 18 and 19 as to England, Wales and Northern Ireland1.9.851985/1264.
Section 20 as to Scotland1.9.851985/1265.
(1)

The Films Act 1960 was repealed by section 7(1) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Films Act 1985 (c. 21) but the register under Part II continues to be kept under section 7(3) of the 1985 Act.

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