HC Deb 20 June 1950 vol 476 cc94-5W
81. Mr. J. Foster

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has noted that 21 branches of the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association voted for cancellation of the 1945 Newsreel Agreement and only four branches voted against; and whether he proposes to cancel the newsreel cross-over order scheme.

Mr. Rhodes

I assume that the hon. and learned Member is referring to the Cinematograph Film (Control) Order, 1943, which controls the supply of news-reel prints to the newsreel distributors. My right hon. Friend has for some time, in consultation with interested sections of the industry, been examining the practicability of revoking this Order. Discussions are still proceeding and he will make a statement when these are concluded.