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Unsolicited Free Magazines And Children

EDM number 185 in 1989-90, proposed by Tim Devlin on 12/12/1989.

That this House notes with misgiving the production by Hamfield Publications Limited of Plus Magazine dated 22nd November which was distributed free through 42 regional newspapers, and which featured a lurid and suggestive front page advertising an item about juvenile prostitution and a further article entitled, Children of Divorce, which was likely to cause worry and depression to children who read it; considers that such a magazine is not appropriate for free and unsolicited delivery to households throughout Britain where it may be freely perused by children of all ages; and calls upon the Advertising Standards Authority to investigate the matter and make representations to Hamfield Publications immediately.

This motion has been signed by a total of 8 MPs.

Timothy Devlin12/12/1989Stockton SouthProposed
Nicholas Winterton13/12/1989MacclesfieldSigned
Martin Smyth14/12/1989Belfast SouthSigned
Elizabeth Peacock11/01/1990Batley & SpenSigned
Audrey Wise23/01/1990PrestonSigned
George Howarth25/01/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
Martyn Jones31/01/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Ann Taylor14/02/1990DewsburySigned

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