HC Deb 30 October 1919 vol 120 cc874-5
59. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the establishment of a national film museum; whether steps are being taken to preserve the film pictures taken of certain actions during the War; and if not, whether some of the profits of the War Office cinematograph committee can be applied in this way?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. All the official War films (except the Palestine films which are in Sir W. Jury's possession) have been handed over to the War Office and are stored in specially prepared fireproof rooms at the War Office. The question of the preservation of all these films is now under consideration.