§ 18. Mr. Whittingdale
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what recent consultations she has had with representatives of the film industry. 
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
I have regular consultations with representatives of the film industry on a wide range of film-related issues. Specifically this summer I visited the United States of America where I met leading figures from the American film industry including representatives from MCA, Warner Bros. and the Motion Picture Association of America.
More recently, I attended the Edinburgh film festival, and visited Shepperton studios and the Warner Bros. feature animation studio in central London.