HC Deb 28 March 1938 vol 333 cc1693-4

Lords Amendment: In page 22, line 13, after "made," insert "either."

6.28 p.m.

Captain Wallace

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This and the two following Amendments are designed to give effect to the original intention of the Clause, namely, that either the maker or the renter who acquires a film for distribution in Great Britain could register it, as at present provided under the Act of 1927. As the Clause is drafted, without these Amendments, the maker would not have the right to register it at all if the right of distribution in this country had already been acquired by a renter. It often happens that United Kingdom distribution rights are acquired by a renter before the film is actually made and if, in those circumstances, the renter was the only person who could register it, the maker would have no control over it for quota purpose and might therefore be unable to dispose of the "reciprocity rights." The Amendments carry out what, I am sure, was the intention of the House.

Subsequent Lords Amendments, to page 22, line 15, agreed to.