HC Deb 21 March 1938 vol 333 cc857-8W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education what is the total number of schools which now possess film apparatus; and what arrangements exist for the increase of this number during the coming year?

Mr. Lindsay

According to information supplied by the British Film Institute, there are at present 871 film projectors in use in schools. The provision of film apparatus is primarily a matter for the school authorities, but the Board are prepared to pay grant of 50 per cent. on expenditure by local education authorities on such provision.