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

Will not the operation of this Act in its present form inevitably, as time goes on, turn the publication of any literature dealing with sex into a closed shop? Does he not agree that whereas we must respect literary merit, this varies from generation to generation, and that it would be no bad thing to have the opinion of people of common sense?