HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 c38W
Mr. Swingler

asked the President of the Board of Trade the average number of cinema attendances per week in each quarter of 1955; and how these compared with the figures for 1954.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Figures of cinema attendances are not yet available for the fourth quarter of 1955. The average number of attendances per week for each quarter of 1954 and for the first three-quarters of 1955 is as follows:

—— 1954 1955
Thousands Thousands
1st quarter 25,051 23,778
2nd quarter 24,770 23,667
3rd quarter 25,927 22,200
4th quarter 22,389