HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 cc1762-3
48. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer at what yearly rate did dollars leave this country in payment for American films in the months of November, 1947, December, 1947, and January, 1948.

Sir S. Cripps

Twelve million pounds, Sir.

Mr. Wyatt

Could my right hon. and Darned Friend say whether he would consider taxing the re-issue of old American films as distinct from the first issue of new films already in the country before the tax? And could he also say whether he sees any prospect of agreement with Hollywood in the future to enable a more equal balance between our film imports and exports?

Sir S. Cripps

Those are quite different questions, which can be answered if they are put down on the Paper.