HC Deb 12 May 1931 vol 252 cc960-1
1. Mr. DAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of meetings held during the previous 12 months by the advisory committee appointed under the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927; whether this committee has considered the altered conditions of the film industry since the advent of sound films after the passing of the Cinematograph Films Act; and can he say whether any recommendations have been made to the Government by the advisory committee for the purpose of amending the existing legislation?

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

Four meetings of the advisory committee have been held during the last 12 months. I understand that the committee have considered from time to time the alterations in the conditions of the film industry consequent upon the advent of sound films, but no recommendations have been made to me as a result of that consideration.


Has the right hon. Gentleman received many complaints from the trade with regard to the operation of this part of the Act?


I cannot say without notice.


Is the right hon. Gentleman considering an amending Bill?


No, I have already indicated that at this stage it is quite impossible to promise amending legislation.

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