HC Deb 02 March 1948 vol 448 c49W
52. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that certain American film companies are exhibiting in Great Britain trailers of films which the British public will have no chance of seeing owing to the producers' anti-tax boycott of the British market; and if he will take steps to prevent this method of agitating for a change in our fiscal policy.

Sir S. Cripps

I am not sure that this is an agitation for a change in the import duty, but in any case I am sure that the public understand that we cannot afford to spend dollars on films at present.