HC Deb 05 June 1928 vol 218 c5
8. Mr. DAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Advisory Committee appointed under the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927, have reported to him the present position in the cinematograph trade with regard to blind and block booking; and whether his Department has taken any action in the matter?


No formal report has been made by the Committee on the subject, but it is, I understand, well in their mind as in my own. In reply to the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. and gallant Member for Chelmsford (Colonel Howard-Bury) and the hon. and gallant Member for Dulwich (Sir F. Hall) on 9th May.


As this has been running in the right hon. Gentleman's mind, what action is he taking?


I am not taking any action. If there is an infringement of the Act, and satisfactory evidence of it, a prosecution will take place; but I think that satisfactory evidence of the general condition is the great increase in the production of British films and their distribution throughout the world.

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