HC Deb 13 December 1963 vol 686 cc131-2W
Mr. Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what information he has been given by the independent film producers regarding the types and classifications of the British first feature films which have been awaiting a circuit booking for some time; and what is the average delay between completion of the finished prints of these films and the date on which they are offered to one of the circuits.

Mr. D. Price

The independent film producers have not given me any list of the types and classification of British first feature films which have been or are awaiting a circuit booking. The Cinematograph Films Council has, however, sought information on the number of unreleased first feature films made or in process of production to enable it to consider a proposal that it should advise an increase in the film quota. As to the second part of the Question, the Cinematograph Films Council will doubtless seek this information if they consider it relevant to their present review of the industry's difficulties.

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