HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 c832
5. Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Paper Commissioners have issued an order forbidding the use of posters above a certain size, and confining their use to the purchaser's own premises; that many of such posters are kept in stock and made to serve different advertisers all over the country; and whether, in view of this fact, he will allow the sale or the stock of this description, although over regulation size, and the use of such posters on hoardings?


The Order confining the use of posters to the purchaser's own premises applies only to retailers. As regards posters above the size of 2,400 square inches, which is the maximum permitted by the Order, a general licence was issued on 8th November, permitting the completion and exhibition of such posters provided that their printing was commenced on or before the 2nd March, 1917, and that they were in stock on the 22nd October.