HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 c2108W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Information which Government Department will receive the profits from the film "Target for To-night," and, in view of the fact that it was made exclusively by serving members of the Air Force, has he considered crediting these profits to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund?

Mr. Thurtle

Any profits from this film will accrue to the Exchequer, which has borne the cost of production.

Mrs. Rathbone

asked the Minister of Information why propaganda films, such as "Target for To-night," are permitted to be held up for prior exhibition in one or two big cinemas instead of being generally released throughout the country; and whether, in view of the interest such films have for all sections of the community wherever they may live, he will review these arrangements?

Mr. Thurtle

The exhibition in the West End of "Target for To-night" did not hold up its general release, which starts on 18th August. I am satisfied that the arrangements made in regard to the release of the film ensure the speediest and most effective distribution.

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