HC Deb 19 June 1952 vol 502 cc111-2W
75. Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the public interest in the Festival of Russian Films at the Scala Theatre and the Russian semi-documentary film "The Fall of Berlin," now showing in London West End cinemas, what reciprocal arrangements exist for the display of 35 mm. British films in Russian cinemas.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

None, although I understand that discussions to this end are in train between film distributors in the United Kingdom and the Government of the U.S.S.R. which, of course, exercises complete control over the showing of British films in that country. I should add that there are no restrictions here on the import and exhibition of films from any foreign country: arrangements are entirely a matter for individual commercial interests.