§ Mr. LUNN
The, total sum spent from the Empire Marketing Fund in the current financial year for the production of cinematograph films is £353 14s. Against that expenditure must be set a receipt of £164 0s. 5d., being the Board's share of the rentals of a film produced on their behalf. The net expenditure on film production in the current financial year is therefore £189 13s. 7d. As regards the second part of the question, the subject matter appropriate for the Board's films is discussed by the Board's film Committee in the first instance. The subjects so recommended are then discussed and approved by the Board.
§ Captain Sir WILLIAM BRASS
Does not the hon. Gentleman think that that is far too little money to spend for this purpose, and does he not realise that cinema propaganda is the best kind of propaganda for the Empire?
Sir N. STEWART SANDEMAN
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether these films are made by British companies in British machines?
§ Mr. ARTHUR MICHAEL SAMUEL
Does the hon. Gentleman share in the condemnation implied in the question of the hon. Member for Central Southwark (Mr. Day)?