HC Deb 17 March 1955 vol 538 cc131-2W
9. Mr. Jeger

asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he proposes to take regarding the 734 cinemas which failed to fulfil the prescribed quota of British films.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Proceedings will be instituted where appropriate, but much detailed information has to be collected before decisions are taken. The hon. Member will appreciate that an exhibitor who has failed to achieve his quota may apply under Section 13 of the Cinematograph Films Act, 1938, for a certificate that his failure was due to circumstances beyond his control.