HC Deb 29 November 1926 vol 200 cc817-8
48. Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Prime Minister whether he will agree to the institution of a small inquiry into the facilities which can be legitimately given under Government auspices for the making of British films in this country?

Mr. A. M. SAMUEL (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I have been asked to reply. The general question of the steps that can be taken to stimulate the manufacture of British films is under consideration. If, however, my hon. Friend will state the nature of the facilities he has in mind, I will have them looked into.

Colonel DAY

Is it not a fact that the exhibitors, the distributors and the film producers cannot agree among themselves Would it not be better to allow them to come to some agreement themselves first before suggesting any inquiries?


That is not quite the question which was put to me by my hon. Friend, and I am not in a position to answer.