HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 cc864-5
11. Mr. Granville

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will consider the formation of a Royal Air Force film unit, for the purpose of recording actual operations and co-operating in the making of films with a news and propaganda value here and abroad?

Sir A. Sinclair

Yes, Sir. This matter is already under consideration.

Mr. Granville

The right hon. Gentleman has given us a number of promises in regard to these film units of the R.A.F. As we are still getting all our propaganda films from Hollywood, will he give his personal attention to this, particularly with regard to the appeal to youth?

Sir A. Sinclair

The Question refers to the formation of a film unit. We certainly have been arranging for the production of films. That has been going on for some time. The only matter which is now under consideration is the formation of a film unit which is the subject of discussion with the Minister of Information and other Departments concerned, and I have no doubt the film unit will be in being before long.