841.4061 Motion Pictures/113: Telegram
The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Kennedy) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 11—8:45 a.m.]
201. Embassy’s 158, February 24, 4 p.m.23 Amendments to the films bill providing for triple credit and reciprocity credit will be moved by Lord Swinton in House of Lords March 14. The language has been somewhat changed in order to meet some of the objections made by exhibitors groups in House of Commons. Although the new amendments are not so favorable to American interests as those withdrawn in the House of Commons, nevertheless, they do incorporate in the legislation the triple credit provision much desired by American distributors.[Page 21]
Inasmuch as there are likely to be changes in the language of the amendments finally accepted by the Lords, we will cable a full report only after their adoption.
- Not printed; it reported that in the House of Commons on February 24 the Government had withdrawn amendments to the films bill providing for triple credit and reciprocity credit in order to prevent an adverse vote (841.4061 Motion Pictures/109).↩