HC Deb 16 June 1925 vol 185 c255
4. Viscount SANDON

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the proposals recently made advocating licence fees for foreign films as the best measure for the assistance of the British cinema film industry; and whether, in view of this industry being so vital on social and national, apart from trading, grounds, he will grant assistance, either on the lines suggested or by some other method, in order to foster its growth?


My attention has been called to the suggestion to which my hon. Friend refers, but, in present circumstances, at any rate, the Government do not see their way to give effect to it.