Advertising Displays (Control)

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1945.

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Photo of Miss Thelma Cazalet Miss Thelma Cazalet , Islington East 12:00 am, 12th April 1945

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what steps he is taking to control the erection of advertisements over the countryside.

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

Certain statutory powers exist now for the control of these advertisements. The Government are now considering whether further legislation for such control is needed and what forth the legislation should take.

Photo of Miss Thelma Cazalet Miss Thelma Cazalet , Islington East

Is my right hon. Friend aware that already large boards are going up in country districts advertising coca-cola?

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

I do not know about that particular commodity being advertised, but I hope soon to enter into talks and conversations with industry and local authorities on this very matter.