HC Deb 01 May 1952 vol 499 c110W
Mr. Crouch

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will supply newsagents with the same list as is issued to the police of banned books.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The police are not supplied by the Home Office with a list of banned books, but only with a list of books that have been condemned by the courts. If a list of that kind were sent to booksellers it would imply that they were free to deal in any books that did not appear on the list, and would be misleading. There is no censorship of books by the Executive in this country.