HC Deb 29 April 1976 vol 910 cc183-4W
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- 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.