HC Deb 31 July 1912 vol 41 c2027
12. Captain MURRAY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the Bill recently passed by the French Chamber of Deputies, which proposes that the signboards, advertising various medicinal and commercial products which, in the opinion of many, disfigure the landscape on both sides of the railway lines in France, should be subjected to taxation at the rate of £2 a year the square yard for boards under six yards in length, £4 the square yard for those under ten yards £8 the square yard for those under twenty yards, and £16 the square yard for all over that size; and whether he will consider the advisability of introducing taxation of a similar nature in this country?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I am in complete sympathy with the object that prompts my hon. and gallant Friend's question, but I fear I can give no undertaking on the point.