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Film Industry

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th May 2002.

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Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Labour, Glasgow Cathcart

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the impact of the Budget on the film industry.

Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

It was announced in the Budget that the film tax relief will be restricted to films intended for the commercial cinema only, and that television production will no longer be able to access the relief. The relief was originally intended to help build a sustainable film industry and there has been a general acceptance that this is a necessary refocussing of the relief.

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