HC Deb 15 November 1926 vol 199 c1518

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the number of undesirable cinema films now being exhibited in various Crown Colonies and Protectorates; and whether he will arrange, in consultation with the various Governments concerned, for the institution of a stricter censorship?


I have been in communication with the Governors of the Dependencies in connection with the subject referred to by my hon. Friend, of the importance of which I am well aware. Adequate censorship powers are held by their Governments, and I think they can be relied on to use their discretion effectively in a matter where a full knowledge, of local conditions is essential.