§ 78. Mr. Foot
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the statement recently issued by Odeon Theatres, Limited, and the serious implications raised by it for the future of the British film industry, he will reconsider the request made to him in December. 1947, for an inquiry into the affairs of this concern, either under the Companies Act, 1947, or by some other procedure.
§ Mr. J. Edwards
On the facts at present before me, I see no sufficient reason to justify an inquiry into the affairs of the Odeon group under the Companies Act.