HC Deb 23 April 1929 vol 227 cc723-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the total length of film which has been registered up to date under the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927; what proportion of film so registered which will rank for quota is British; how many British film studios are at present in operation in this country; and what proportion of these have been opened since the passing of the Act; and whether he has any further particulars as to the general effect of the Act on the British film industry?


The total length of film registered under the Act is 7,700,000 feet; all of this ranks for exhibitors' quota and 15 per cent. is British. There are, I believe, about a score of studios in this country of varying importance. Three large studios have been built since the Act was passed, and others have been enlarged and modernised. In reply to the last part of the question, the Act has undoubtedly greatly stimulated production.

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