Repeal and revive provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984.
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
Repeal and revival of provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984
On the commencement of this Act, sections 1 to 17, 19, 21 and 22 of the Video
Recordings Act 1984 (regulation of the distribution of video recordings)—
cease to be in force, and
having been notified to the European Commission in accordance with
the Technical Standards Directive on 10 September 2009, come into
force again by virtue of this subsection.
In subsection (1) “the Technical Standards Directive” means Directive 98/34/
EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down
a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards
The Schedule to this Act contains transitional provision.
Short title, commencement and extent
This Act may be cited as the Video Recordings Act 2010.
This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.
This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
In this Schedule “a relevant provision” of the Video Recordings Act 1984
means provision contained in any of sections 1 to 17, 19, 21 and 22 of that
References to enactments etc
References (however expressed) to a relevant provision of the Video
Recordings Act 1984, whether in that Act or in any other enactment,
instrument or document, have effect in relation to times after the
commencement of this Act as references to that provision as it has effect by
Nothing in this Act affects the operation or exercise in relation to the Video
Recordings Act 1984 (or a relevant provision of that Act) of—
an enactment that operates in relation to Acts passed before or in the
same Session as that enactment (or in relation to provision contained
a power conferred by an enactment that is exercisable in relation to
Acts passed before or in the same Session as the enactment
conferring the power (or in relation to provision contained in such
“Enactment” includes an enactment contained in an Act of the Scottish
Parliament, Northern Ireland legislation or a Measure of the National
Savings for action taken under the Video Recordings Act 1984
Where anything mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) has been made, issued,
assigned or given (and not revoked, withdrawn or cancelled) before the
commencement of this Act, it has effect in relation to times after the
commencement of this Act as if made, issued, assigned or given under the
Video Recordings Act 1984 as it has effect by virtue of this Act.
a designation under section 4 of the Video Recordings Act 1984
(person to be authority responsible for making arrangements
referred to in that section),
arrangements and determinations made, and classification
certificates issued and titles assigned, by the designated authority in
accordance with that Act,
an approval of tariffs by the Secretary of State for the purposes of
section 4(5) of that Act, and
an order under section 4B of that Act (power to review certain
Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the date on which anything mentioned in
paragraphs (a) to (d) of sub-paragraph (2) is treated as having been made,
issued, assigned or given.
Power to enable designated authority to review certain determinations
The reference in section 4B(1) of the Video Recordings Act 1984 (power to
enable designated authority to review certain determinations) to the coming
into force of section 4A of that Act is to be treated as a reference to 3
November 1994 (date on which section 4A first came into force).
For the purposes of Part 3 of the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act
2008 (civil sanctions), the offences in sections 9 to 14 of the Video Recordings
Act 1984, as they have effect by virtue of this Act, are to be treated as having
been contained in those sections immediately before the day on which the
Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 was passed.
Nothing in this Act affects the extent or application of a relevant provision.