HC Deb 11 May 1956 vol 552 c130W
Mr. Harold Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in the interests of health and prevention of fire, he will make regulations to prevent smoking in all cinemas and theatres during performances.

Major Lloyd-George

I have power to make regulations affecting safety in cinemas, but no power to make regulations regarding theatres. The danger of serious fires being started as a result of smoking in the auditoriums of cinemas is not sufficient to justify the making of a regulation to prohibit it.

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