HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 c69W
93. Lieut.-Colonel Sharp

asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he is taking to ensure that the full amount of screen time allocated to British films under the Cinematograph Films Act, 1938, is so allocated.

Mr. Belcher

In spite of the present shortage of British long films and the large number of quota defaults which that shortage has made unavoidable, the exhibitors as a whole have been allotting to British films more than the minimum amount of screen-time which the existing legislation prescribes. Defaults are brought to light by inspecting annual quota returns, and the worst cases are dealt with by taking legal proceedings.