HC Deb 18 April 1939 vol 346 cc150-1
18. Mr. Day

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the difficulty experienced by exhibitors and/or renters in obtaining sufficient attractive British films to comply with the quota provisions of the Cinematograph Films Act, 1938; will he give particulars of any recommendations that have been made to him by the Films Council appointed under this Act for the purpose of making any variation of these clauses; and what action he proposes to take?

Mr. Stanley

I have received no representations in the sense of the first part of the hon. Member's question. As to the latter part of the question, I have nothing to add to my answer to the hon. Member of 4th April last.

Mr. Day

Has the right hon. Gentleman had brought to his notice the very curious position in which exhibitors are finding themselves through not being able to obtain sufficient suitable British films?

Mr. Stanley

No, Sir.