Cinemas (Smoking)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19 November 1964.

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Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West 12:00, 19 November 1964

I know of about half a dozen authorities which have contemplated such a ban but have decided not to proceed with it; it is very doubtful whether it could properly be imposed as a condition of a cinematograph licence. As regards the second part of the Question, I am not at present convinced that such legislation would be the best way of dealing with the matter.