§ 36. Mr. DORAN
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the financial activities of alien film producers who, having been placed in liquidation in their own countries, are now seeking to exploit the British public; and whether he proposes to take any steps to prevent their doing so?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
If my hon. Friend will supply me with particulars of the persons to whom he refers, I will have inquiries made.
§ 13. Mr. DORAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that British film production has now reached a stage of real efficiency, he will consider initiating proposals for the revision of the percentages allotted under the Film Quota Act?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
As at present advised, I am not prepared to initiate legislation to vary the quotas for British films laid down in the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927.
§ 14. Mr. DORAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that endeavours are being made to defeat the Film Quota Act through a system by which many of the principal film corporations with American interests have set up subsidiary renting organisations; and, in light of this, whether he will take steps to ensure that the primary intention of the Act is fulfilled?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I have no knowledge of the system to which my hon. Friend refers, but I shall be pleased to consider any information he may place before me.