HC Deb 21 June 1956 vol 554 cc1609-10
19. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what complaints he has received about the sale of gramophone records of an indecent character; and what action he is taking.

Major Lloyd-George

None, Sir.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Has the right hon. and gallant Gentleman taken the trouble to listen to the two records of which I have sent him details? Is he aware that no paper in the country would dare to print the words used on one of them, and is it in the public interest that these wretched things should continue to be publicly sold?

Major Lloyd-George

The hon. and gallant Gentleman was good enough to send me details, but unfortunately he forgot to send the records. I am sure he will be very surprised to hear that I have not got a gramophone in my office at the Home Office. I have never heard the records. One was called "John and Marsha", and another one was called "Don't touch me nylon". I have not had a chance to hear either of them. In any case, it is not my responsibility to prosecute; it is a matter for the police.