HC Deb 15 November 1926 vol 199 c1522

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the large number of cinema films of an undesirable character now being exhibited in India; and whether he will take steps, in consultation with the Government of India, to bring about a stricter censorship of films intended for public exhibition?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)

The matter is one which is kept under close observation, and the Secretary of State is in regular communication with the Government of India regarding it. Under the existing laws the arrangements for censoring films in India ought to be adequate, but it must be recognised that it may be more difficult in that country to secure the experienced examination that is possible m this country.

Colonel DAY

From where do these films come?


They come from a great number of places, the majority of them from America.

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