Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Marketing Board (Film).

– in the House of Commons on 30th October 1929.

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Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the amount to be paid to the film company which produced the cinematograph film on behalf of the Empire Marketing Board; whether this film was produced on a contract price; and will he give the House particulars?

Photo of Mr William Lunn Mr William Lunn , Rothwell

The cinematograph film made on behalf of the Empire Marketing Board was produced, on a contract basis, by a British film company. As regards the first and third parts of the question, I regret that I am unable to depart from the settled policy of regarding contract prices as confidential.

Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether tenders were invited for this contract?

Photo of Mr William Lunn Mr William Lunn , Rothwell

I should have to have notice of that question. I cannot say.