HC Deb 01 March 1928 vol 214 c581
37. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury when Mr. Foxen Cooper was appointed official adviser on cinematograph films to His Majesty's Government; and what are his exact duties?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)

Mr. Foxen Cooper was appointed technical adviser on cinematography as from 1st April, 1924. His duties are to advise Government Departments on questions relating to cinematography and to supervise the preservation and use of films in the possession of the Government.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

What were this gentleman's qualifications for the post? Had he any technical experience in cinematography?


I cannot give facts like that offhand; if the hon. Member will put down a question I will do my best to obtain the information for him.