HC Deb 04 August 1926 vol 198 c3019W

asked the Prime Minister whether, with a view to encouraging the British film industry, he will consider the imposition of an import tax on the cost of production of foreign films instead of the present ineffective tax on the negative; and whether he will consider the setting up of an impartial censorship, independent of all trade interest and support, so as to prevent the exhibition in this country of films which are opposed to British sentiment and character?


My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has noted the suggestion made in the first part of my bon. and gallant Friend's question. The question of censorship is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, and be informs me that on the information at present before him he doubts whether there is sufficient reason for proposing any change in the existing arrangements.

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