HC Deb 18 March 1940 vol 358 c1657W
Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the films now being shown by the Gaumont-British and Paramount news services, dealing with agriculture and the food supply, in which films he is featured, were made under the auspices of his Department; and, in particular, whether the call for the stoppage of hunting in war-time was included in those films with his authority?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

In view of the urgent need for ploughing up in time for cropping this year, the News Reel Companies very generously accepted my suggestion that they should cover the food production campaign, but they acted entirely on their own responsibility in dealing with the agricultural subjects which they featured.