Legislative grounds for banning of the Sex Pistols' "Nevermind the Bollocks"

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

What was the legislative and/or regulatory basis upon which the BBC banned the album "Nevermind the Bollocks" in 1977? Please include any releasable documentation related to the banning of this album.

Yours faithfully,
Lewis R. Waring

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Dear Mr Lewis R. Waring,


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