Obscene Publications Act, 1959

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1960.

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Photo of Dr Donald Johnson Dr Donald Johnson , Carlisle 12:00 am, 24th November 1960

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has considered the communication sent to him by the hon. Member for Carlisle on the subject of the working of the Obscene Publications Act, 1959; and whether, in the light of the procedural precedent created by the case of Lady Chatterley's Lover, he will appoint a committee to which publishers may submit their publications on a voluntary basis and whose certificate will be an absolute defence against prosecution under the Act.