HC Deb 14 February 1929 vol 225 cc524-5
14. Mr. DAY

asked the Home Secretary the number of hooks printed and published on the Continent of Europe that have been banned from, circulation in Great Britain for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date?


During the year 1928, I issued warrants to the Postmaster-General in respect of 11 books printed and published on the Continent of Europe, with a view to preventing their circulation through the post in this country. Under the Customs Acts, which are not administered by me, there is also power to prevent the importation of copies of indecent books. I have no information as to the number of different books copies of which have been stopped under this power.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any publicity is given to the names of these books, so that people will know what books are banned?


No. The hon. Member must take his own steps to find out the names.