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Last Updated: Sunday December 05 2004 14:06 GMT

Game warnings 'should be clearer'

Warnings on computer games are not big enough, and more needs to be done to help parents understand age limts, a government minister has said.

Patricia Hewitt said laws stopping kids getting 18-rated games aren't being followed, and should be tightened up.

She is set to meet with the BBFC, who rate films, to discuss how kids can be stopped from getting violent games.

Anyone who sells an 18 rated game to a child can be fined 5,000 and sent to jail for up to 18 months.

Parents are expected to spend millions of pounds on computer games this Christmas.

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