§ 67. Sir T. Moore
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many films have been produced by the Central Office of Information for the past three years; what proportion have been recorded on American sound systems; and why British sound recordings have not been used.
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
Four hundred and thirty-three sound films, of which 180 were recorded on British and 253 on American sound systems. The Crown Film Unit uses an American system with which it was already equipped when transferred to the Ministry of Information nine years ago, and there would be no advantage in discarding this and acquiring a new one. The Colonial Film Unit, also a part of the Central Office, uses a British system. When films are made under contract, the Central Office accepts whatever recording systems the contractors normally use.