HC Deb 16 November 1959 vol 613 cc769-70
5. Lady Tweedsmuir

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the current year's expenditure on documentary films for showing overseas; and how many prints are being issued.

Dr. Hill

About £515,000, and about 14,000 prints.

Lady Tweedsmuir

Can my right hon. Friend say how the year's expenditure compares with last year's expenditure, and also what proportion of these films are suitable for television?

Dr. Hill

Last year's expenditure was £433,000. It is difficult to make a mathematical calculation here as to the proportion that is appropriate for television showing, for a good deal of the material is appropriate both for cinema showing as for television showing.