87. Mr. C. I. Orr-Ewing
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury when the Central Office of Information's film of the opening ceremony of the new Chamber of the House of Commons will be ready for despatch to the Empire, Colonies, and other countries.
§ Mr. Jay
The opening ceremony of the new Chamber of the House of Commons was not filmed by the Central Office of Information. The newsreel companies, however, have already sent overseas their films of this occasion, and have included parts of those films in the newsreels which, by arrangement with the oversea departments and the C.O.I., they compile specially for distribution in certain oversea countries. In addition, the C.O.I. are having the B.B.C.'s television film of the opening ceremony re-edited for oversea purposes, and copies of this version should be ready for despatch to British information posts and the Colonies in about a week's time.