asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to provide for a mandatory system of licensing of new audio and audio-visual recordings for broadcasting or public performance.
We see no necessity in view of the controls which already exist under broadcasting legislation, the Video Recordings Act 1984 and the Obscene Publications Act.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the playing of obscene, indecent or violent records by radio stations; and will make a statement.
None. The IBA and the BBC are responsible for ensuring that their respective broadcasting services meet acceptable standards.