§ 10. Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the notice of the Governments of our tropical Colonies or Protectorates has been drawn to the need for a stricter degree of censorship of films; and, if so, will he state in which of the Colonies or Protectorates, if any, an independent board of film censors has been appointed?
§ Mr. AMERY
I have recently addressed a despatch to Governors reminding them of the importance of exercising the censorship powers which the law confers on most Colonial Governments. I am not aware that there exists in any Dependency a board of censors independent of the administrative authorities, although in many of the Colonies and Protectorates censorship boards have been set up to which unofficial members are appointed.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Can the right hon. Gentleman say why people in the Colonies should suffer from the censorship?