Prime Minister Gordon Brown's knife crime adviser Richard Taylor plans to urge the Prime Minister to impose a new violent game tax.
As the government announces plans to reduce knife crime, Taylor has told the British Home Affairs Committee, "I have young people who I mentor and I see them go up and buy the games and it saddens me that they are being able to have such a negative impact."
Taylor, however, has not revealed the size of the proposed levied tax — nor does there yet seem to be a plan in place for judging which games would have the tax levied against them.
The official is also worried about rap music. "To me, there is a lot of negativity that comes out of this music, especially that which is coming from America," he stated, adding that the language used in rap music is of particular concern.
Back in 2000, Taylor's son was knifed to death. Part of his current position is to advise the Prime Minister on ways to change British youth behaviour.