HC Deb 26 April 1938 vol 335 cc4-5
26. Mr. Day

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs particulars of any communications that have passed between his office and the Dominions, in order to see whether they are prepared to introduce legislation corresponding to and including the quota and other important clauses contained in the Cinematograph Films Act, 1938?

The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald)

Copies of the Bill were communicated to the Dominions, and they were kept informed of developments during its passage through Parliament. They have now received copies of the Act as passed. I understand that the Premier of New South Wales has stated that he is considering the question of introducing some amendment to the relevant law of that State, but I have no information as to the intentions of Governments in the Dominions elsewhere.

Mr. Day

Will the Minister use his endeavours with the other Dominions to see that they bring in legislation in line with ours?

Mr. MacDonald

If there is any way in which we can help, we shall not lose an opportunity.