§ 11. Mr. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the British Board of Film Censors, which is not responsible to Ministerial control, has power to prevent Her Majesty's subjects viewing films because of their political and controversial nature; and whether he will therefore take the necessary action to bring this board of censorship under Parliamentary control.
§ Mr. Renton
No. The decision whether a film may be shown to the public rests in the last resort with the180W local licensing authorities, and the function of the British Board of Film Censors is purely advisory.