72. Mr. Scott-Elliot
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many feature films were produced in British studios during 1947; and what was the average cost per film.
§ Mr. Belcher
Forty-nine British films of first feature standard were registered during the 12 months ended 31st March last and may therefore be taken to have been produced during 1947. On the usual assumption that the total costs were about twice the labour costs, the average cost per film was about £220,000.