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Pornographic Film Shows (Police Action)

Volume 720: debated on Thursday 18 November 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that pornographic films are being shown in Soho for an entrance fee of £5 per person in spite of the fact that projectors and films have been confiscated by the police; if he will instruct the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to hold an immediate investigation of this practice; and if he will make a statement.

The situation described by the hon. Member is well known to the Commissioner of Police. As a result of police action there have been 61 convictions this year for offences relating to obscene films in London and further cases are under consideration for possible prosecution; 282 films, 43 projectors and some screens have been forfeited.