Film Quota

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th November 1954.

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Photo of Mr Woodrow Wyatt Mr Woodrow Wyatt , Birmingham Aston 12:00 am, 9th November 1954

Is the Minister aware that there is great uneasiness in the film industry at the way in which he has shielded offenders against the requirements of the Quota Act by not instituting prosecutions against them? Is he also aware of the machinery laid down in the Act by which he should submit these cases for consideration to the Films Council and ask for its advice; and even though most members of the Council are themselves guilty of this offence, is it not better to carry out the provisions of the Act rather than to ignore them?