§ 26. Sir Nicholas Grattan-Doyle
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is in a position to state the intentions of the Government in respect of the recommendations made by the Departmental Committee on films; and, if not, whether he will cause such decision to be expedited, having regard to the uncertainty as to the future which at present prevails in the film industry?
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I am not yet able to add anything to the reply which I gave on 1st June to the hon. Member for East Dorset (Mr. Hall-Caine). Discussions with the trade interests are still proceeding, and my hon. Friend may rest assured that every effort will be made to expedite the matter.
§ Sir N. Grattan-Doyle
Can the Minister say when he thinks he will be able to add something to that answer?
§ Mr. Stanley
I cannot give any definite assurance, but I hope it will be possible to make a full statement before the end of the summer.