HC Deb 02 March 1966 vol 725 cc1295-6
35. Sir C. Taylor

asked the Attorney-General whether he has now referred the book handed to the Solicitor-General by the hon. Member for Eastbourne to the Director of Public Prosecutions; and whether proceedings will be taken against the printers, publishers and distributors of it for obscenity.

The Attorney-General (Sir Elwyn Jones)

I have referred the book to the Director of Public Prosecutions, who is considering whether criminal proceedings should be taken.

Sir C. Taylor

As this is probably one of the most filthy, disgusting and degrading books that anybody could ever write, can we be assured that criminal proceedings will be taken as well as the destruction of copies of the book?

The Attorney-General

I have told the House that the book has been referred to the Director, and I have no doubt that he will give most careful consideration to all the matters to which the hon. Gentleman has referred.