HC Deb 01 July 1930 vol 240 c1751
6. Mr. DAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there have been any changes during the previous 18 months in the composition of the advisory committee appointed under the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927; and can he give particulars?

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

Since 1st January, 1929, there have been two changes in this Committee: Mr. F. W. Baker was appointed a representative of film renters on 15th November, 1929, in place of Mr. T. C. Elder, resigned; and Mr. John Maxwell was appointed a representative of film makers on 13th January, 1930, in place of Lieut.-Colonel A. C. Bromhead, C.B.E., whose term of office had expired.


May I ask my right hon. Friend how long is the duration of these appointments, and whether all the various societies concerned are asked for nominations when re-appointments are made?


The chairman is appointed for three years, and the members of the committee are appointed for periods some of two years and some of three years. The two-year period has now expired. Before any appointments are made, the representative bodies are consulted.