The following pieces of information have been extracted from various
Ministers by the industrious Mr. Nigel Birch : A film called "How to Make-a Telephone Call" was made by the Central Office of Information, at a cost of £6,000 "to impress on members of the Civil Service the improvement which the efficient handling of the telephone is likely to achieve in the conduct of business."
A film called "Four Men in Prison" was made by the COI at the instance of the Home Office at a cost of £16,000. No reasons given.
A film called "Come Saturday" was made by the COI at the instance of the Foreign Office, at a cost of £14,634, "to show that the British are not an exclusively dour people and do not take their pleasures sadly." Some £3,000 was recovered by the exhibition of the film.
If you want to know where the money goes, this is where.