HC Deb 25 April 1940 vol 360 c396W
Colonel Baldwin-Webb

asked the Minister of Information whether, before approving or supporting the proposal for the subsidising of a news reel in Belgium, he will weigh carefully the certain disadvantages which would result from its adoption, in view of the fact that at present there is no reason for dissatisfaction over the relative display of Allied and enemy news films in that country?

Sir J. Reith

I understand that the Belgian Government are contemplating the establishment of a State-controlled news reel, but that is of course entirely their own business. There is no suggestion that it should be subsidised by His Majesty's Government.