The Minister of State, Board of Trade (Mr. F. J. Enroll)
As the Answer is long, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Erroll
British commercial officers abroad give all assistance in the promotion of British film exports.
§ Following is the information:
§ The overseas earnings of British films actually remitted to the United Kingdom were as follows:
§ Similar figures for 1959 are not yet available, but it is hoped to publish them shortly. I will send the hon. Member a copy of the figures when they are published.
§ These figures cover remittances in respect of direct distribution expenses and of rents, royalties and sales of rights in films; they do not include the earnings of films specifically made for television but include the earnings of films made primarily for cinema distribution but sold abroad to television interests.