The Supervisory Commission

The sheer number of publications made the 1949 law difficult to put into practice. Its repressive aims were ultimately achieved by administrative and not legal means.
A Supervisory Committee was established, to control publications for children and teenagers. Meeting once a month, its powers were only advisory.
Its thirty members came from parliament, the government, various pressure groups (families, youth…), education, judiciary…
Each publication was reviewed by a reporter.
The Committee issued warnings to publishers and had the power to request bans on publication.