HC Deb 19 November 1936 vol 317 c1907

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is doing anything to speed up the production of educational films suitable for exhibition in schools; and whether he can do anything to cheapen the cost of hiring such films as are now available?


I am anxious to see an extension of the use of films in schools as an educational medium and the new edition of the Board's Handbook of Suggestions will contain references to their educational value. As the hon. Member will realise, the question of cheapening the price of suitable films for the schools is really a question of supply and demand, and a matter with which among others the British Film Institute is concerned.