HC Deb 28 October 1953 vol 518 c386W
Mr. McNeil

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has considered the resolution sent to him from the General Council of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of 7th October, 1953, to the effect that, while the Cinema Exhibitors Association reaffirmed their view that British film production could only be maintained with the support of a British Film Production Fund levy on the exhibitors, preferably on a voluntary basis, the association could not, because of the deteriorating financial position of the exhibitors' side of the industry, pledge themselves to further voluntary levies for production until a reduction in entertainments tax had been assured or secured; and what answer he proposes to return to this resolution.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I have received no such resolution.