HC Deb 16 November 1938 vol 341 cc868-9
65. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Air on what date negotiations began with an American film company for the production of a film to stimulate interest and recruiting in the Royal Air Force; on what date, and for what reason, these negotiations fell through; for how long, and with how many other film companies, have negotiations been proceeding with a similar object; and whether any person other than the Secretary of State has authority to bring this matter to a decision?

Sir K. Wood

Discussions have taken place with a number of British companies, some of which are associated with American companies, for the production of films of the nature referred to. Assistance has been afforded by the Royal Air Force in the production of three films, one of which has already been exhibited, while a second has just been completed. As regards the last part of the question, my approval is normally obtained before assistance is given in the production of films of a major character.