§ Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the present censorship of plays is being held up to ridicule, and of the widespread opinion that under the present system good plays are sometimes banned whilst plays exceeding the limits of propriety are allowed, steps will be taken to review the present system and to invite suggestions from representative people as to a more effective method of exercising control over stage performances?
§ Mr. SHORTT
The Prime Minister has asked me to reply to this question. As the hon. Member is aware, the Lord Chamberlain is responsible for the censorship of stage plays. Neither he nor I have any information supporting the statements in the question, and I am not prepared to take any action in the matter.