HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 c712W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support she is providing to the British film industry to increase the number of UK productions. [124490]

Estelle Morris

DCMS established the UK Film Council in April 2000 as the Government's strategic lead body. The creation of the UK Film Council brought together, for the first time, responsibility for the film industry, film culture and education.

The UK Film Council uses grant in aid and money from the National Lottery to support film production, as well as film development, training, education and film culture. Film production is also supported by tax relief for British qualifying films under the Finance (No. 2) Act of 1997.