Foreign News: Movie Rights

Indignation was expressed in the House of Commons when it was learned that Mr. McNeill, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, had leased the right to film the signing of the Locarno Treaties (TIME, Nov. 2) to a single cinema firm for only £150 ($750).

Lieutenant Commander Ken worthy, M. P., renowned for his chronically embarrassing interjections, cried: "The Government has given away something quite valuable." Several honorable gentlemen reproved him and insisted that the Government should not have profited at all.

Finally Mr. McNeill himself arose: "Gentlemen, the £150 represents the 'cost of production'...

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