HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 cc30-1W
Mr. Hogg

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the monthly value of American films imported into this country dur- ing the 12 months of 1945 and January, 1946, respectively.

Mr. Dalton

Recorded imports of exposed cinematograph film (mainly from the U.S.A.) were valued as follows in each month of 1945. (Figures for January, 1946. are not yet available.)

January 9.634
February 9,418
March 13,190
April 12,872
May 8,623
June 11,409
July 23,060
August 9,640
September 26,128
October 12,472
November 13,416
December 19,785

It will be noted that the total imports in 1945 amounted to only some£170,000. As I' informed the hon. Member for Twickenham (Mr. Keeling) on 7th February, total remittances of royalties by film companies to the United States in 1945 amounted to£16,800,000.