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Film Production (Entertainments Duty)

Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he will take to ensure that an adequate portion of the recent entertainments tax concession is devoted to promoting the British film-producing industry.

As the hon. Member knows, representatives of the various sections of the industry have been discussing among themselves how the benefit of the recent concession should be divided between exhibitors and the British Film Production Fund. My right hon. Friend is now considering the replies of the four associations to the letter to which he referred in answer to a Question by the hon. Member for Hillsborough (Mr. G. Darling) on 22nd July, 1954.