§ 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?