HC Deb 05 March 1924 vol 170 c1420W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is any record of or control over private cinematograph theatres; and whether any and, if so, what steps are taken to prevent the introduction into this country of undesirable films?


Except when given in a private dwelling-house to which the public are not admitted, exhibitions of cinematograph films are subject to the control of the local authorities under the Cinematograph Act of 1909. In addition to this safeguard, a careful watch is kept by the police and the Customs to prevent the importation into the country of films which are contrary to public morals.