HC Deb 06 December 1937 vol 330 c32
75. Mr. Bull

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the practice adopted by many cinemas of announcing that certain priced seats are full when this is not actually the case, with the object of in ducing people to pay for higher-priced seats; whether there is any system of supervision to protect the public, particularly those using the cheaper seats, in cases of this kind; and, if not, whether he will consider legislation giving local authorities power to introduce it, just as in the case of fire precautions inspection?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)

If my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars of the complaints which he has received, they will be brought to the notice of the local authority.

Mr. Bellenger

In view of similar complaint of which other hon. Members can furnish particulars to the hon. Gentleman, will he say whether the action he proposes will have any effect?

Mr. Lloyd

The local authorities can consider this matter only when there is a question of the renewal of licences.

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