HC Deb 11 December 1928 vol 223 cc1882-3
4. Mr. DAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade the names of the three films claimed as British which have failed to satisfy the requirements of the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927, so as to come within the category of the British film; and will he state the names of the firms who were responsible for the production of these films?


The Act only requires the publication of the names of films and their makers after they have been registered. The object of this provision is to give renters and exhibitors such information as will enable them to fulfil their quota requirements. In the case of the films referred to by the hon. Member no such consideration applies, and there is no provision of the Act which requires publication. In these circumstances I hardly think it would be fair to publish particulars of unsuccessful applications.


Have there been any other instances, except these three, that have been brought to the notice of the right hon. Gentleman?


That is quite a different question, and I should like to have notice of it.