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Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there were of retailers selling video games with an 18 classification to children under the age of 18-years in (a) England and Wales and (b) Newport East in the last year for which figures are available. 
Paul Goggins: There is no specific offence of selling video games with an '18' classification to children under the age of 18 years. There is, however, an offence of supplying video recordings of classified work in breach of classification under the Video Recordings Act 1984, which partly covers video games as well as videos.
In England and Wales in 2004 there were 11 prosecutions for this offence, of which four were against companies. One of these prosecutions against a company took place in South East Gwent petty sessional area, which covers Newport East.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions the Government
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have had with other governments on policing the borders of Germany during the 2006 FIFA World cup; what the outcome of these discussions was; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Goggins [holding answer 21 March 2006]: There have been extensive discussions with the German Government and the governments in neighbouring and transit countries regarding the monitoring of fans travelling to Germany and host countries. Uniformed English police officers will work with the Federal police in Germany and in the UK. English police officers will also be deployed in transit countries.
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