HC Deb 05 October 1931 vol 257 c787
20. Mr. DAY

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of cinematograph films that have been made by or for the Ministry of Agriculture upon which the sum of £1,828 15s. 2d. has been spent, and the subject of these films; and whether any further films are at present in the course of production?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir John Gilmour)

The sum of £1,828 15s. 2d., which was the total amount spent by the Ministry on the production of cinematograph films in the six years ended July last, was in respect of 10 films. Since then two further films have been completed at a cost of £339 14s. 2d. The subjects covered include poultry education and research and the poultry industry, the destruction of foodstuffs by rats, and improvement in marketing methods. No further films are in preparation.


Are these films shown publicly or privately?


They are loaned out to various agricultural bodies and shown by them.

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