HC Deb 10 March 1953 vol 512 cc1109-10
5. Mr. E. Fletcher

asked the President of the Board of Trade what changes he is contemplating asking Parliament to make in the Cinematograph Films Act, 1938, in the light of Mr. Justice Vaisey's judgment in the Monsoon case.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

None, Sir.

Mr. Fletcher

May we take it from the answer that the right hon. Gentleman would regard the recent decision as applicable to the rather special facts of that case and that it will not be interpreted by the Board of Trade to exclude from the British quota certificate any genuinely made British films?

Mr. Thorneycroft

It certainly would not exclude any genuinely made British films. I think the judgment in that case was based on the facts of that case, which, as the hon. Member knows, were rather special.