§ Mr. Mason
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what agreement has been reached regarding the future of the EMI-MGM Film Studios at Elstree, Borehamwood ; if the trade unions were consulted ; what effect on manpower will result ; whether it is his intention to use financial support from the National Film Finance Corporation ; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
The management of EMI announced on 16th November that following negotiations with the trade unions it was agreed that Elstree Studios would remain open on the understanding that the number of employees will be reduced to about 250. It is not the function of the National Film Finance Corporation to support particular studios.