§ 36. Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for Industry Trade and Regional Development if he will now make a statement on measures to deal with monopolistic practices in the cinema trade.
§ 38. Captain Orr
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what consideration he has now given to the Report of the Cinematograph Films Council; and whether he will make a statement on the future of the industry.
§ Mr. Heath
The allegations of abuse of a monopoly position and the Cinematograph Films Council's recommendation that, if it were practicable, a larger measure of competition in film exhibition would be advantageous are receiving close attention. I will make a statement on them as soon as my consultations274W and my consideration of the important and difficult issues that arise have been completed.