§ Mr. Hunter
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the amount of money earned by the sale or renting of British films in Europe during 1958;9W
(2) the amount of money earned by the sale or renting of British films in the United States of America during 1958.
§ Sir D. Eccles
The available information relates to the overseas earnings of British films actually remitted to the United Kingdom in respect of the rents, royalties and sales of rights analysed according to areas from which the currency was received, which are not necessarily the areas in which it was earned. Figures for 1958 were as follows:
Dollar receipts £982,000 Receipts from the member countries of the organisation for European Economic Co-operation £2,008,000
These figures do not include the earnings of films specifically made for television showing, but include the earnings of films made primarily for cinema distribution but sold abroad to television interests.