§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Reginald Maudling)
I recently received, and am studying, proposals for amendment of the law from the 1651 Society of Conservative Lawyers and from the Nationwide Festival of Light. I continue to receive complaints from the public about obscene publications, the display of indecent material, and trends, particularly towards violence, in the cinema.
§ Mr. Maudling
I am certainly grateful for all advice that I receive in this matter. My concern, of course, is not enforcing the law—which is a matter for the police—but if necessary amending it. So far, I have not been persuaded that any proposals put to me would be an improvement, but I am very grateful for all the advice that I get.
§ Mr. Hamling
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the proposals of the Conservative lawyers would make the present law even more absurd than it is now?