HC Deb 31 January 1956 vol 548 cc756-7
52. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much dollar expenditure has been incurred on the import of United States films for use on television in the last six months.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I regret that the figures are not available.

Mr. Chetwynd

Is the Chancellor aware that the B.B.C. and the I.T.A. are showing many rubbishy American films, and that it is a complete waste of money? Will he make it his business to find how many dollars are being spent in this way when obviously we need them for more important purposes?.

Mr. Macmillan

I am sorry to say that I have not got the figures, but if and when I can obtain them I will see that they are communicated to the hon. Member and to the House.

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