HC Deb 13 March 1941 vol 369 c1430W
Mr. Rowlands

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that in some towns in Warwickshire cinemas are ordered to close at 9 p.m., although dance halls and public houses are not so restricted; and, in view of the fact that no such official curfew has been imposed in London and most other towns in the country, will he see that these unfair restrictions are removed?

Mr. H. Morrison

In order to reduce the risks arising from enemy action, a closing hour of 9 p.m. was imposed upon theatres and cinemas in certain parts of the country. I understand, however, that the question of extending the closing hour is at present under consideration.