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Central Office Of Information

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how much has been spent on films by the Central Office of Information during the past year; and what percentage is this of the total amount spent by that Office.

The total expenditure on the production and distribution of films by the Central Office of Information from 1st October, 1946, to 30th September, 1947, including staff, was about £923,000. This was about 25 per cent. of the gross expenditure of the Central Office. This includes all the costs of non-theatrical showings in this country.