HC Deb 26 January 1960 vol 616 c99
Mr. J. Rodgers

I beg to move, in page 9, line 16, to leave out "commencement of this Act" and to insert: coming into operation of this section". This Amendment has the effect that the length of films registered before 1st October, 1960, instead of before the commencement of this Act shall be determined by treating every 90 feet of length as equivalent to a playing time of one minute. The Amendment is consequential on the revised Clause 18 (5) which alters the dates on which various parts of the Bill will come into force. Clause 16 (1), which substitutes playing time for the length in feet as the statutory measure of a film's length, is now to take effect from 1st October, 1960, instead of, as originally drafted, from the commencement of this Act. It is, therefore, necessary that the method of calculating the length of films registered before the change shall apply to all films registered before 1st October, 1960. With that explanation the House will, I hope, accept this Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.