§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what progress has been made in the setting up of the British Film Authority; who has already been appointed; which bodies have been consulted about nominations; and, in par- 184W ticular, which trades unions have been invited to submit names of suitable, experienced persons.
§ Mr. Dell
As indicated by my right hon. Friend the then Prime Minister in reply to Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds, South-East (Mr. Cohen) on 29th March, legislation will be required to establish a British Film Authority. Meanwhile, I am considering the appropriate composition of an interim committee to maintain progress.