Lord Storey – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Storey on 2015-12-17.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they do not require British Board of Film Classification categories for films shown on television, unlike films in cinemas or on video and DVD.

Baroness Neville-Rolfe

Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code sets the standards for television that broadcasters must follow and takes into account the British Board of Film Classification’s guidelines and classification decisions in its guidance to broadcasters. The Code also includes rules for protecting children, such as a watershed on television to prevent unsuitable material being shown before 9pm when children could be watching.