Pornography: Internet:Written question - 2803

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Asked by Tom Watson
(West Bromwich East)
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Asked on: 21 October 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Pornography: Internet
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost to the public purse was of developing policy on Age Verification for online pornography since 2015.
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Answered by: Matt Warman
Answered on: 24 October 2019

Development costs from 2015-2016 were met through existing DCMS headcount resources. Since 2016, the government has spent approximately £2.2million through a contractual agreement with the British Board for Film Classification to implement age verification for online pornography. Building on on that work, we are now establishing how the objectives of Part Three of the Digital Economy Act can be delivered through our online harms regime.

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