HC Deb 29 March 1938 vol 333 cc1831-2
30. Mr. Muff (for Mr. G. Griffiths)

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the recent conviction of a British picture corporation for having displayed posters outside a cinema advertising a certain film; and whether any steps have been taken, or are contemplated, to prevent the exhibition at special cinemas of indecent films which have been banned by the censor?

Sir S. Hoare

I have made inquiry and I find that the proceedings to which the hon. Member apparently refers were taken in respect of a poster not because it was indecent or because any part of the film advertised was indecent, but because

it contravened the conditions prescribed by the licensing authority. The latter part, therefore, of the question does not arise.

Mr. T. Williams

Are there special cinemas in any part of this city for the exhibition of films which have been banned by the censor and passed by the local authorities?

Sir S. Hoare

I should say certainly not, but I should like to have notice of the question.