Film Industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 19th April 1932.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any film studios have recently been erected in this country by American or other interests; and whether he is contemplating any legislation in connection with this matter?

Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

I am not aware that any American or other foreign interests have recently erected film studios in this country, and the second part of the question therefore would not appear to arise.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of increasing the quota of British films shown in this country?

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in order to encourage the further development of the British film industry, he will introduce legislation to increase the quota of British films?

Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

The Government do not intend to propose an amendment of the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927, in the direction suggested by my hon. Friend.