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 Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden 12:00 am, 24th November 1960

No, Sir, I do not think that the new Act is any less severe in regard to obscenity and, in fact, it is a great deal more severe in regard to pornography, but it does now give the chance to bring in evidence on certain terms decided by Parliament. After that, we must leave the matter to the jury.