HC Deb 25 April 1929 vol 227 cc1058-9
39. Mr. DAY

asked the Under-secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether any applications have been made to his Department for the purpose of taking films in the royal parks or buildings under his direct control; whether any permissions have been granted; and, if so, will he give particulars?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Lieut.-Colonel Sir Vivian Henderson)

From time to time applications are received for permits to take cinematograph pictures in the royal parks, or of various public buildings in charge of the Office of Works, and it is the Department's practice to grant such permission on condition that there is no staging of scenes, either with or without performers, in connection with film plays.


In view of the arrangements now come to with the London police, does not the hon. and gallant Gentleman think that his Department should be more sympathetic towards the taking of films of British scenes in British parks?


I am not aware that the Department is unsympathetic.