HC Deb 28 March 1927 vol 204 cc867-8
65. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the many advertisements appearing in certain papers advertising bogus training schools for cinema artistes; and, in view of the fraudulent promises made to many members of the public by these schools, will he consider the appointment of a Departmental Committee to inquire into this question with a view to the introduction of legislation to prohibit the same?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

I have received the information which the hon. Member has been good enough to send me, and I am having it examined. When I am in a position to form an opinion upon it, I will communicate with him.

Colonel DAY

Will the right hon. Gentleman give instructions to the police to take special notice of this great fraud that is being practised at the present time?


I must be supplied with a report first. I am having the facts examined, and when I am satisfied that it is necessary, I will act.