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Dollar Expenditure (Periodicals)

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 12 April 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the practice whereby British magazines obtain most of their light fiction by buying second rights from American magazines, at a heavy expenditure of dollars; and whether he proposes to restrain or discourage this practice.

No, Sir. No large expenditure of dollars is involved and I am reluctant to interfere in a matter on which tastes differ.

I beg to give notice that I intend to raise this matter on the Adjournment.