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Cinematograph Films (Censorship)

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that various authorities are passing resolutions approving the desirability of some censorship over films; and whether he is willing to collect and publish police evidence on the subject?

I have received two or three resolutions lately in favour of a Government censorship, but very few complaints have reached me as to the exhibition of objectionable films. I may point out that a committee of the National Council of Public Morals made an elaborate inquiry into the subject in 1917 and received statements from a number of Chief Constables, which are referred to in the report. I see no reason for any further inquiry at the present time.