Oral Answers to Questions — Film Industry.

– in the House of Commons on 2nd April 1941.

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Photo of Mr Edgar Granville Mr Edgar Granville , Eye

asked the; Prime Minister whether he will consider setting up a Ministry of Films for the purpose of assisting the industry to organise itself upon a sound basis and to enable this vital field of propaganda to play its full part in total war?

Photo of Mr Edgar Granville Mr Edgar Granville , Eye

In view of the technical difficulties of film production in this country, will the right hon. Gentleman see that the interests of highly skilled trained technicians, of whom there are very few in this country, and whom it has taken many years to train, are not completely lost sight of?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The whole position of the film industry in this country is under consideration, and I would ask my hon. Friend to await a statement which is to be made on the subject by the President of the Board of Trade.

Photo of Mr Charles Williams Mr Charles Williams , Torquay

Does the right hon. Gentleman really think there is need for more Ministries at the present time?