HC Deb 25 January 1961 vol 633 cc35-6W
Mr. H. Wilson

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of first-feature films produced and eligible for British quota purposes in each year since 1948; and the numbers of each of these produced by American-owned companies or subsidiaries thereof.

Mr. Maudling

The Board of Trade does not distinguish in its records of long films registered as British, those which subsequently receive showings as first features on the circuits or elsewhere. However, the National Film Finance Corporation has published a record of major schemes expected to be started by 1964–65. I intend to give specific starting dates to all of them as soon as possible.