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VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES (No. 2)

That this House is reminded of the consequences of the ineffectual Pan European Game Information (PEGI) classification system for video games following the testimony of Anders Breivik about the tragic events in Norway in July 2011; notes that in his submission of evidence to the court Breivik describes how he trained for the attacks using the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare; is disturbed that Breivik used the game to help hone his `target acquisition' and the suggestion that the simulation prepared him for the attacks; is concerned that PEGI as a classification system can only provide an age-rating and not restrict ultra-violent content; recognises that in an era of ever-more sophisticated and realistic game-play more robust precautions must be taken before video games are published; and calls on the Government to provide for closer scrutiny of aggressive first-person shooter video games.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 25.04.2012
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 30.04.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.04.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 30.04.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 25.04.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 25.04.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 30.04.2012
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 25.04.2012