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Cinematograph Films Act

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received representations that the Cinematograph Films Act should be amended by increasing the quota on renters and distributors and abolishing the quota on exhibitors; and, if so, whether he will refer these proposals to the advisory committee under the Act for a full Report?

I have received suggestions from individuals to this effect, but not from a body representative of the trade or any section of it. In any event, as has already been intimated in this House, I could hold out no hope of any legislation on this subject in the near future. In these circumstances, I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by referring the proposals in question to the advisory committee.