HC Deb 12 April 1934 vol 288 cc468-9
17. Mr. THORNE

asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a report from his inspector in connection with the death of a film operator and injury to his assistant who received severe burns to his hands at the Picture Coliseum, High Street North, East Ham; whether the Home Office regulations were complied with; and if the box which contained the films was satisfactory?


There is no Government inspector appointed under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, but the local licensing authority and the coroner who held the inquest have furnished me with reports on this regrettable accident. I am informed that the Home Office regulations were complied with, but I am making further inquiry with a view to considering whether the question of the film container should be dealt with by regulation.