HC Deb 01 July 1948 vol 452 cc233-4W
70. Mr. Follick

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that British films are released for exhibition in the Caribbean Republic through the U.S. Company, Universal-International; that all reference to their British origin in titles, credits and sub-titles, etc., is excluded so as to give the impression that they are U.S. products; and if he will take steps to ensure that such British films shall have some distinguishing and unmistakable reference to their origin.

Mr. H. Wilson

I am informed that British films, released in Latin American countries by Universal-International, carry titles and credits in Spanish and Portuguese in the same form as in the English version with the exception that the name of the distributor is shown as Universal-International. If my hon. Friend has evidence that this is not the case perhaps he will be good enough to communicate it to me.