HC Deb 14 December 1926 vol 200 cc2740-1
1. Colonel DAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the proposal to introduce legislation with regard to the blind booking of films; and, if so, whether the Government intend to introduce a Bill covering this subject?


asked whether he is able to give an approximate date for the introduction of the Bill which is intended to carry out the recommendations of the Imperial Conference in regard to British and Empire films?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

The whole subject of Empire film production is under consideration, but I am not at present in a position to make any statement.

Colonel DAY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say, with regard to the blind booking of films, whether the policy adopted by other Departments is entirely at variance with the policy he has put before the House?


I am not aware that any policy is being adopted by other Departments. At the proper time, when the Cabinet has considered the matter, I will, of course, make a statement.

Colonel DAY

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that the policy of the Admiralty is to have their films blind booked at the present time?