§ Mr. McENTEE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what work is done by the cinematograph staff of the Stationery Office and where the moving pictures are exhibited; and what are the duties of the technical adviser, receiving £929 a year, and the one operator and two women assistants that with him complete the staff of four attached to the Department?
§ Major ELLIOT
The duties of the staff in question, which for reasons of administrative convenience is attached to the Stationery Office, are to assist Government Departments generally in questions relating to cinematography and to supervise the storage, preservation and use of films, of which a large number are, for a variety of purposes, in the possession of Departments. The moving pictures are tested and shown in a special room in the basement of the War Office. When exhibited to the public they are shown in the ordinary cinema theatres.