HC Deb 05 March 1930 vol 236 cc420-1
37. Mr. DAY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any of the Colonies have notified his Department that they could not intro duce legislation corresponding with the quota clauses contained in the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927: and can he give particulars?


No Colony has sent any notification of the kind suggested. A resolution was passed by the West Indian Conference held in Barbados last year, recommending that the Colonies represented at the Conference should pass legislation providing for a proportion of British films to be exhibited. This legislation is at present being drafted.


Can my hon. Friend say when he expects it will be passed, as the House of Commons was promised it when the Bill was introduced?


No, Sir. I understand that the Colony of Trinidad is framing a model Order, but I have no information as to when it is likely to be ready.