HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 c350W
24. Mr. Cawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to encourage the British film industry to make more films for children. [102020]

Mr. Chris Smith

I have asked the Chairman of the Film Council to consider the recommendation of the Film Education Working Group that production of films for children should be one of the priorities of the Council's Lottery strategy. The availability of a wider range of films for children could lead to both educational and commercial benefits.