Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th April 1954.
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asked the President of the Board of Trade how many prosecutions have now been initiated against film quota defaulters for the year 1951–52.
Proceedings have begun in three cases. Counsel is advising in a number of further cases and some are receiving consideration in Scotland.
As there were over 1,000 cases of exhibitors failing to fulfil in this
year the quota of 30 per cent. of feature films, does the right hon. Gentleman regard this as satisfactory action?
I think the hon. Gentleman is mixing up failure to fulfil the basic quota with offences under the Act. They are separate things.
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