HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 c146
4. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the circumstances under which permission was refused recently for a film made by the British Council about British architecture to be shown to a representative audience of the Royal Institute of British Architects; and whether, in view of the interest which such a body takes in a matter of this kind, the decision can be reviewed?

Mr. Eden

The British Council received no request from the Royal Institute of British Architects to show to them its film on British architecture, but would of course be glad to do so at any time. The film was financed entirely from public funds.

Mr. Mander

Were the Royal Institute of British Architects consulted at all in the preparation of this film?

Mr. Eden

That is another question. There has obviously been some misunderstanding here, and I hope my answer will clear the matter up.

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