§ 36. Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, under what conditions permission would be granted to give facilities for a British film in the Royal Parks?
§ Captain HACKING (for the FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Southwark on 15 Monday, last week. Facilities for cinematography in the Royal Parks are only granted on application, subject to there being no posing of artists or staging of film scenes.
Captain ARTHUR EVANS
Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that his right hon. Friend stated in this House a short time ago that all reasonable facilities would be granted to British producers who are anxious to give their films an authentic British atmosphere and background, which is so necessary for national propaganda purposes?
§ Captain HACKING
As I have already explained in the _House, the parks were not instituted for that purpose. There are still people using the parks who like to have fresh air, without thrills.