HC Deb 18 March 1937 vol 321 cc2243-4
31. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to certain films portraying scenes of horror now on exhibition in London; whether he is aware that neither the names nor the normal advertisements of such films, by which most people select their entertainment, give any indication of their character; and whether, for the sake of sensitive or nervous people and children who are upset by such films and of healthy people who have a natural repugnance to them, he will represent to the trade that such films should be marked with an H or other indication that they portray scenes of horror?

Sir J. Simon

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. If the hon. Member will supply me with further information concerning the films to which he is referring and the cinemas at which they are being shown, I will have inquiries made.

Mr. Gerro Jones

I will send the information to the right hon. Gentleman.