HC Deb 17 May 1962 vol 659 cc137-8W
41. Sir A. Hurd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consult local authorities with a view to giving them additional powers to control film advertisements, whether displayed outside cinemas, in public places or elsewhere, in view of the suggestive and crude posters, now being displayed in many places, which depict in an unnecessarily emphatic way the sex features of certain films.

Mr. Renton

Local cinema licensing authorities have power to control advertising material displayed on cinema premises. The poster advertising industry has its own voluntary censorship arrangements for posters displayed on public hoardings, and the trade organisation representing the majority of film distributors has established its own viewing committee. My right hon. Friend has no reason to think that further statutory powers are needed.