HC Deb 28 March 1938 vol 333 cc1669-70

Lords Amendment: In page 5, line 33, to leave out "said film" and insert: fact that he has, before the end of the year beginning with the said date, acquired the film for distribution in Great Britain.

5.4 p.m.

Captain Wallace

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

This and the next Amendment are really drafting. Clause 4 deals with the case of specialised films which have only a limited circulation, and these two Amendments are designed to make clear the intention of the Bill, that someone who rents one of these specialised films shall not have it counted in determining the amount of quota to which he is liable. The second of the two Amendments makes it clear that while the renter, by order of the Board of Trade, can obtain exemption for one year, if he rents the film after one year it is liable to quota only in respect of the later period. These two Amendments simply embody in better language the intention of the Committee.