Film Industry: UK Production

House of Lords written question – answered on 2nd March 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Benjamin Baroness Benjamin Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 14 February (Official Report, col. 505), how many of the 191 films that were passed by the British Board of Film Classification in 2010 were United Kingdom productions; how many children's films were made in the United Kingdom in 2010; and what proportion of the UK Film Council's budget is spent on children's and young people's films (a) produced in the United Kingdom, and (b) made in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Baroness Rawlings Baroness Rawlings Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

We do not hold statistics for how many of the films passed by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) in 2010 were UK productions. We can only confirm the number of the films which received final certification through the British Cultural Test.

We do not hold statistics for how many children's films were made in the UK in 2010. The figure for the number of films classified by the BBFC in 2010 as suitable for children and young people was given in my oral Answer on 14 February (Hansard, col. 505).

In 2010, the UK Film Council made six grants totalling £113,500 towards children's and young people's films. This works out at 0.757 per cent of the UK Film Council's budget for film funding in that year.

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