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Vaz cites game violence at PMQs

Ben Parfitt
MP Keith Vaz, an outspoken critic of mature video games, has once again raised the issue in parliament, pressing deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman in yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

“In a survey published last week, 74 per cent of parents said that they were very concerned about the increasing level of violence in video games,” Vaz stated in the opening question of the session, according to Edge.

“Given the fact that there is increasing availability of these games on the internet exhibiting scenes of graphic and gratuitous violence, when is the government proposing to implement the Bryon Report in full?”

Dr Tanya Byron has previously recommended that all games undergo BBFC certification – a process currently only required for games with known violent content.

The government is still pondering the report’s recommendations.

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