Film Industry

Oral Answers to Questions — Germany – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Photo of Lady  Grant of Monymusk Lady Grant of Monymusk , Aberdeen South 12:00 am, 29th June 1949

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at what date the occupying Powers intend to hand back control of the German film industry to the Germans on a Laender governmental basis.

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I am looking into this and will write to the hon. Member.

Photo of Lady  Grant of Monymusk Lady Grant of Monymusk , Aberdeen South

Can the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that if it takes place, the occupying Powers will maintain an effective power of censorship?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I would like notice of questions about censorship in Germany, once the government is established. I would not like to answer off-hand, but I will look into the matter.