HC Deb 22 November 1946 vol 430 c188W
Lieut.-Colonel Sharp

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what conditions his regulations oblige film exhibitors to advise the public when films shown may not be seen by children unaccompanied by adults.

Mr. Ede

This obligation is imposed by conditions in the licence granted by the licensing authorities under the Cinematograph Act, 1909. The model conditions recommended by the Home Office and usually adopted require,inter alia, that immediately before the exhibition of a film its category shall be shown in a legible manner to the audience, that every poster advertisement shall indicate the category, and that at the entrance to the cinema a notice shall be prominently displayed, giving the title and category of the film and the approximate time at which the shewing of each film begins with the information that while films in category A are being shown no persons under the age of 16 may be admitted to, or remain in, the cinema unless accompanied by their parent or adult guardian