HC Deb 29 November 1960 vol 631 cc35-6W
72. Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will introduce legislation to give the authorities specific powers to prosecute purveyors of obscene publications, while making admissible any evidence of literary merit.

Mr. Maclay

I have no reason to believe that the law as it stands is not satisfactory.

Mr. Dempsey

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that existing laws in Scotland are inadequate to prevent the publication and sale of indecent or obscene literature; and if he will introduce amending legislation.

The Lord Advocate

No. I have no reason to believe that the existing laws are inadequate.