HC Deb 24 July 1939 vol 350 c1001
13. Mr. Wakefield

asked the Prime Minister whether any steps are being taken in the interests of British propaganda to encourage the wider distribution abroad of British news-films; and, if so, whether, in view of the fact that this is to a large extent dependent on the adequate distribution of foreign and Dominion news-film in this country, he will take steps to secure the removal of the present restrictions under which British news-reel companies are compelled to restrict supplies of their films for exhibition in Great Britain to such places as are approved by the cinematograph theatre interests?

Mr. Butler

The answer to the first part is in the affirmative. The second part does not come within the purview of my Noble Friend.

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