HL Deb 05 December 1956 vol 200 cc769-70

My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to provide for the imposition of a levy on exhibitors of cinematograph films and for the making from the proceeds thereof of payments to, or for the benefit of, makers of British cinematograph films and to the Children's Film Foundation Limited; to amend the law relating to the functions and finances of the National Film Finance Corporation; to extend the period during which, under section one of the Cinematograph Films Act. 1948, the inclusion of British cinematograph films amongst registered films exhibited to the public in theatres in Great Britain is obligatory and increase the maximum amount of certain fees payable under the Cinematograph Films Act, 1938; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(Lord Mancroft.)

On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.