HC Deb 16 July 1964 vol 698 cc273-4W
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 consultations and my consideration of the important and difficult issues that arise have been completed.