72. Lieut.-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state approximately the amount of money taken to the United States out of this country in 1925 in respect of American films exhibited here; and whether the profits so derived by American film interests were subject to any taxation by the British Government?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I regret that the information asked for in the first part of the question is not available. As regards the second part, I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that the Inland Revenue authorities do not fail to take the necessary steps to secure the assessment of any tax which is legally due in these cases.
Sir F. HALL
Is the right hon. Gentleman able to recover taxation in this way 844 for films exhibited here when the money is taken to America?
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, the total value of the films imported into this country appears to be very much less than- the value transmitted in respect of them?