§ 26. Mr. Shepherd
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he proposes to take to secure an extension of the Eady Plan, in view of the vital need for long-term programme planning to ensure continuity of film production.
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Thorneycroft)
I look to the industry to take the initiative in working out plans for continuing the British Film Production Fund, which I believe is an important factor for the well-being of the British film industry. I appreciate that producers need to be able to look well ahead in making their plans, and I hope that all sections of the industry will co-operate in producing a scheme as soon as possible.
§ Mr. Shepherd
Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that statements such as were made in another place the other day do not help this situation?