Mr. H. Wilson
asked the President of the Board of Trade the percentages in force for quota purposes under the Cinematograph Films Act for each quota year since 1948, distinguishing first-feature quotas from those for supporting programmes, and indicating the principal changes in the basis of coverage of the quota.
§ Mr. Maudling
The first-feature quota for the year ending 30th September, 1949, was 45 per cent. and for the subsequent year 40 per cent.; in each year since then it has been 30 per cent. The supporting programme quota has been 25 per cent. for the entire period. Until 24th April, 1960, the quota legislation covered all 35 m/m. films excluding newsreel; and commercial advertising films. Since that date British newsreels have been included.38W
in films; they do not include earnings of British newsreels. Comparable information for earlier years is not available.