HC Deb 16 December 1932 vol 273 cc679-80W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the reasons for the refusal by his Department to grant a British quota registration to a short semi-propaganda historical film called "The Highway," which complies with Section 27 (3) of the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927, is of general interest, merit, and was produced for an important British industry for public exhibition at British cinemas?


If a film complies with the requirements of Section 27 (3) of the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927, but falls within the classes enumerated in Section 27 (1) of the Act of films to which the Act does not apply, it cannot be registered, except under proviso (1) to that Section on the ground of special exhibition value. After consulting the Cinematograph Film Advisory Committee, the Board of Trade have found themselves unable to register the film in question under this proviso.