HC Deb 10 December 1929 vol 233 cc233-4
25. Mr. DAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any formal Reports have been made to him by the Advisory Committee appointed under the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927, on the position in the cinematograph industry with reference to blind and block booking; and what action his Department has taken?


No formal Report on the subject has been made by the Advisory Committee, but at the end of 1928, on their recommendation, a letter was written by the Board of Trade to the Kinematograph Renters' Society and the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association, drawing the attention of those bodies to the tendency that was stated to exist among some renters and exhibitors to ignore the requirements of Part I of the Act, and inviting their aid in ensuring that all their members were fully aware of the requirements and would co-operate in carrying them into effect.


Will the right hon. Gentleman make Regulations to see that this part of the Act is carried out?


We are doing everything in our power under the Act to see that that is done.