HC Deb 18 April 1932 vol 264 cc1249-50

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the new film advisory committee set up for the purpose of considering suitable films for the Colonies has yet actually passed any such films for public exhibition; and whether it is intended to make a public announcement as to the names and nature of such approved films?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Robert Hamilton)

The committee to which my hon. Friend refers is not under Government control. It was nominated by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to assist the British United Film Producers Company, Limited, in the selection of suitable films for exhibition in the Colonies and to advise the company generally on questions relating to the distribution of such films. The committee is of an advisory nature only and is not intended to replace the local censorship authorities. The last part of the question does not therefore arise.