HC Deb 17 April 1957 vol 568 cc193-4W
51. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state the names of those films which have been declared unsuitable for African audiences by the Northern Rhodesia African Film Censoring Board since 1st January, 1957, to the latest convenient date; how many of these were proscribed after they had been advertised for showing at the multiracial cinema in Lusaka owned by Mr. V. Mistry; what was the longest notice given of this proscription for films already advertised and what was the shortest notice; and if he will make a statement on the Film Censoring Board, its origins, composition, and methods of work.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

These matters are regulated by the laws of Northern Rhodesia. I have consulted the Governor and shall circulate the information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.