HC Deb 02 November 1998 vol 318 cc314-5W
Mr. MacShane

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many towns in the United Kingdom with populations of over 100,000 do not have a cinema. [57291]

Janet Anderson

My Department does not compile information of this type. However, a recent report by the European Audiovisual Observatory indicated that in 1996 there were 742 cinema sites in the UK with 2,166 screens.