§ 34. Dr. Broughton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the cost of importing cinematograph films from the United States of America and from other foreign countries, respectively, during the first quarter of this year.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The cost of films from the United States of America was approximately £2,070,000 and that of films from other non-sterling areas approximately £172,000.
§ Dr. Broughton
Has the Chancellor of the Exchequer any intention of altering this ratio when the existing agreement with United States film interests expires in September?
§ Mr. Butler
The hon. Member is quite right in saying that the agreement expires in September; but, of course, we are at liberty to review the position before that date. Further than that I cannot go.