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Video Games

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to implement recommendations of the Byron Review relating to assistance to parents to restrict children's access to games which are not suitable for their age.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The Government are currently working with a number of key organisations on the detail of making statutory the Pan European Games Information scheme for games aimed at those aged 12 or over. This accords with the recommendations made by Tanya Byron in her report “Safer Children in Digital World”. It is vital that we are satisfied that the arrangements that we are putting in place work for industry, regulators, those involved in enforcement, and, especially, for parents.

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