§ 23. Mr. LOVAT-FRASER
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider the desirability of making the question of the influence of the cinemas on children the subject of inquiry?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Clynes)
I do not think any general inquiry of the kind suggested by my hon. Friend would be likely to lead to any definite or practical conclusion.
§ Mr. LOVAT-FRASER
Is my right hon. Friend not aware of the constant complaints made of the injurious effect of cinemas on children, and of their being the cause of juvenile offences?
§ Mr. CLYNES
I shall be glad to receive any information to corroborate that supplementary question. I can only say that much is now done by the licensing authority to prevent films having an injurious effect upon children.
Does the right hon. Gentleman not think that it would be better if the censor of films was appointed by the Home Office and not by the industry itself?