HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c848W
Mr. Isaacs

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information whether he will consider providing portable cinema entertainment for the children in the evacuated areas in view of the difficulties of otherwise obtaining entertainment?

Sir E. Grigg

I am not aware that there are difficulties that prevent childrenin the evacuated areas from obtaining entertainment; but if the hon. Member is referring to children evacuated from these areas, I can inform him that concrete schemes for the showing of films to evacuated children are now being discussed with the Board of Education and the Ministry of Health. The practical difficulties are formidable, and complete schemes would be expensive. I fear that until the further investigations now being made are completed, I can make no definite promise as to the outcome. I can assure the hon. Member, however, that all the Government Departments affected fully appreciate the importance of the subject.

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