HC Deb 09 September 1942 vol 383 cc167-8W
Rear-Admiral Beamish

asked the President of the Board of Trade the present situation in regard to the supply of films for photographic dealers; and whether arrangements can be made for priority for serving men's families to obtain such films as are available?

Mr. Dalton

The demands for photographic film for essential war requirements are very heavy, but as large supplies as the circumstances allow have been allocated to photographic dealers and photographers. I do not think it would be practicable to reserve a first call on these trade supplies for serving men's families, but I have made arrangements for extra supplies of film to be made to the Y.M.C.A. under their scheme for the photographing by amateur photographers of the relatives of serving men.