Wait, they forgot to what?
So the procedural error was that they forgot to inform the EU about the bill? in 1984?
The EU DIDN'T EXIST IN 1984!
Now on the face of it this is an entirely understandable mistake to make, assuming that the EU has always been the EU, but it didn't exist in 1984 even so. It was the EEC back them, still sold as a free trade area (even though it was a customs union), and didn't become the EU until 1996.
What riles me is that even back then our parliament had to "inform" the then EEC of laws it was implementing which, if it had been a free trade area, would not have had to happen. Today, in most cases, the government can't even start making policies without express permission from the EU (which is why the government has become obsessed with expanding its power in just a few tiny slices of its previous legislative authority, as everything else belongs to the EU). Why? Why should a sovereign country have to ask permission to implement laws on its own territory?
Oh wait, I forgot, we aren't a sovereign country any more.
On another note, in some senses I agree with David Hicks. Implement a system that doesn't prevent things from being published without a classification. BUT... if the contents of a film are misrepresented then the film maker should be punished just as any other producer would be punished for misrepresenting their products.