HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 cc401-2
34. Mrs. Adamson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the complaints of British residents in Hong Kong against the action of the British censor there in withdrawing the licence previously given by him for the public exhibition of the feature film, "Inside Nazi Germany"; whether he is aware that this action was taken after the British censor had been in consultation with the German Consulate; and whether he will have inquiry made into the matter?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I am informed that, prior to the receipt of any representations from the German Consulate, the Hong Kong censor had viewed this film and reserved judgment on it. After a second view, subsequent to the receipt of representations from the German Consul-General, the censor passed the film for silent exhibition only, and it was shown as such. On appeal against this decision the Board of Censors unanimously confirmed it.