Cinemas (Admission of Children)

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 Dennis Vosper Mr Dennis Vosper , Runcorn 12:00 am, 24th November 1960

Cinema licensing authorities already have power to prohibit or restrict the admission of children by means of conditions attached to cinema licences. These conditions usually prohibit the admission of children under 16 to films which have been granted the X certificate of the British Board of Film Censors, and of unaccompanied children to films which have been granted the A certificate. A breach of a condition is an offence on the part of the licensee.