Question NW353 to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

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18 March 2022 - NW353

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

What is the final status of the grant for Peru and Bala movie; (2) whether the grant remains cancelled; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what were the reasons for his department overturning the previous approval of the grant; (3) whether he will furnish Mr MJ Cuthbert with the final report and/or audit findings of his department’s audit department regarding a complaint laid by the filmmakers on 6 March 2020; if not, why not; if so, on what date?


The department informs me that the grant approval for the movie Peru and Bala was cancelled due to the applicant’s failure apparently to comply with the Film and Television incentive guideline requirements and with the conditions set out on the approval letter. I will be reviewing the file and will thereafter provide the member with a further update.


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