HC Deb 22 April 1937 vol 322 c1902
26. Mr. Day

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the continued widespread demand for the general improvement and standard of cinematograph sound films, he will consider the appointment of a committee to fully investigate the question of censorship of such films?

Sir J. Simon

The hon. Member I think has already had a reply from the Under-Secretary about this matter on 20th January.

Mr. Day

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider in new legislation making provision for an appeal from the Board of Film Censors to one authority?

Sir J. Simon

I did not know that the hon. Gentleman was suggesting legislation. Many things would have to be considered before legislation was undertaken.

Viscountess Astor

Does not my right hon. Friend think there could be a great improvement of the censorship of films, and does he not have constant protests from different bodies, particularly of women, saying that they think there ought to be a stricter censorship?

Sir J. Simon

A censorship is a very difficult question. The difficulty is that different people have different views.