§ 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.