HC Deb 25 July 1962 vol 663 c145W
44. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if foe is aware that the fortnightly service provided by the Highlands and Islands Film Guild to Melness, Tongue, Skerray, Bettyhill, Melvich and Halladale, will be discontinued following his decision to cut the Government grant; and how much is being saved per annum by cutting this service to these townships, which are many miles from any commercial cinema.

Mr. Noble

I understand that the Guid are reconsidering the withdrawals they had proposed. This follows revised information from the B.B.C. about television reception in the area. So far from being cut, grant has increased in recent years; but with spread of television and rising costs, the Guild are trying to con-centrate their resources on places (hat need them most.

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