§ 23. Mr. DAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any recent fresh appointments hate been made to the advisory committee under the Cinematograph Films Act?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
One-half of the members of this Committee recently retired in rotation. To fill the vacancies the Board or trade have appointed Mr. C. M. Woolf, representing film makers, and Mr. A. B. King, representing film exhibitors; the remaining vacancies have been filled by the re-appointment of the retiring Members.
§ 32. Mr. DAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the number of applications made to his Department, for the six months ended to the last convenient date, for exemption certificates for non-compliance with the quota conditions as laid down in the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927; and will he state the number which are at present under consideration by his Department?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
In addition to the submission in respect of the last quota year, concerning which I gave my hon. Friend information in reply to his question of 27th January, 12 submissions have been received in respect of the present quota year from exhibitors who have ceased during that period to carry on business at the cinema for which they were licensed. They are all at present under consideration.
§ Mr. GRAHAM
My information that those are the applications, namely, the 12 since the last quota year ended.