HC Deb 12 July 1937 vol 326 c836
2. Mr. Day

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will state from the information in his possession the number of films that have been prohibited from exhibition in India for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; and whether he has any knowledge and will give particulars of any alterations that have taken place in the various regulations issued in India for the exhibition of talking films during the previous three years?

Earl Winterton

My Noble Friend will endeavour to obtain this information for the period up to 31st March, 1937.

Mr. Day

Will the Noble Lord also inquire how many of these films are British-produced films, and how many are foreign?

Earl Winterton

There is some difficulty in making too particular an inquiry, because the day-to-day administration of the Cinematograph Act is a matter for the Provincial Governments.

Mr. Macquisten

Are there not a considerable number of films in this country which ought to be prohibited?