HC Deb 19 December 1929 vol 233 c1637W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that during the last six months there has been a great diminution in the manufacture of cinematograph films in this country, resulting in some studios being closed down, with consequent increase in unemployment; and what action his Department is taking or will in future take to see that the provisions of the Cinematographs Films Act are enforced?


I am informed that for various reasons the great increase in British production which took place last year, has not been maintained during the present year, but that there are now distinct signs of improvement. In reply to the second part of the question, it is certainly the intentien of the Government to maintain the Films Act and enforce its provisions. It is of course for the renters concerned to take steps to acquire the quota of British films laid down.