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Childrens Television Programmes (Imports)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ban the importation of the children's television programme "Captain Power" and the "Soldiers of the Future."

It is entirely a matter for the broadcasting authorities to decide whether individual programmes contravene their programme standard obligations. I understand that this programme has been considered by the Cable Authority, which sees no objection to the programme itself but would want to reconsider the matter in the context of any related advertising or marketing of products in the United Kingdom.