HC Deb 26 April 1932 vol 265 cc184-5

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of prosecutions which have been instituted against cinemas for not having the requisite proportion of British films; and whether he is satisfied that the Act is being everywhere enforced?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

Since the commencement of the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927, 50 prosecutions have been instituted against exhibitors for failure to exhibit the required quota of British films. The statutory returns made by exhibitors are carefully examined and checked, and I am satisfied that there is general compliance with the provisions of the Act.