HC Deb 29 April 1930 vol 238 cc12-3
10. Mr. DAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the difficulty exhibitors in the cinematograph industry are experiencing in obtaining a sufficient supply of good British silent films to comply with the quota conditions of the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927, he will consider the introduction of a short Bill to repeal this Act?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. William Graham)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the same question asked by the hon. and gallant Member for Bethnal Green, North East (Major Nathan) on 14th April.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that it is almost impossible for these cinema houses to keep open by applying the quota conditions, and rather than have them close up altogether will he not consider that some modifications should be made?


I have often informed the House that these are controversial matters, and are considered from time to time by the Advisory Committee, but I have also told the House that I cannot promise amending legislation under existing conditions.