§ 35. Mr. HERBERT WILLIAMS
asked the Home Secretary the reasons for proposing to apply to non-inflammable films the regulations which have been made applicable to inflammable films in the interest of protection against fire?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The revision of the regulations made in 1923 under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, has been under consideration for some time past, but at no time has it been contemplated that the same regulations should be applied to films on a. nitro-cellulose base which is highly inflammable and presents special risks and to films on an acetate base. It is well recognised that the risks are far less in the latter cam and that these considerations must be borne in mind in the framing of any regulations.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
May I take it from my right hon. Friend's reply that political agitation on this subject is very misdirected