HC Deb 11 April 1938 vol 334 c768W
Mr. R. Duckworth

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now state the nature of the representations from the United States with regard to provisions in the Cinematograph Films Act placing obligations on the renters of American films in this country and designed to limit the importation of American films into this country; and whether these representations were in any way related to the negotiations for the Anglo-American trade agreement?

Captain Wallace

Representations have been received from the United States Government as to the effect of certain aspects of the Government's proposals on the American film industry. In the course of these representations, the trade negotiations were referred to. The object of the new legislation is not to limit the importation of foreign films but to ensure a gradually increasing production and exhibition of British films.