HC Deb 22 May 1947 vol 437 cc285-6W
85. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the recent film taken to illustrate the visit of the Soviet Members of Parliament to this country has been approved by his Department; and what steps will be taken to improve its range and colour before it is generally released.

Mr. Mayhew

I regret that this film did not come up to expectations owing to the difficulties encountered in its production. The weather throughout the Delegation's visit was so bad that the outdoor scenes were inevitably somewhat drab. Moreover, the scope of the operations w limited because it was not possible to photograph certain scenes—for example those within the precincts of this House and in the Guildhall. The film was originally accepted as being as good a record of the visit as could be expected in the circumstances, but it is now being reexamined in the hope that means may be found of effecting some improvements.