Legislative Council: Division Pressed on Military Establishments – Government and Housing Proposals
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The Hon. Mr. Pollock asked a series of questions on the last meeting. The replies are given by the Hon. Colonial Secretary. Question 3: 'In view of the bad example set by the exhibition of crimes of violence and other criminal acts on cinema films, will the Government give directions to the Consors [sic] to refuse to pass films for exhibition in this Colony which show the execution of any of such crimes or criminal acts?' Answer: 'It would be difficult to suppress all films that depicted crimes of violence as mere subsidiary incidents in long serials, as to do so would eliminate a very large proportion of the films received here. The censoring authorities have however been requested to give careful attention to the matter and in particular to prohibit films in which crimes of violence and the use of firearms by evil-doers form the chief attraction.