HC Deb 19 February 1930 vol 235 c1387
107. Mr. HURD

asked the Home Secretary how many county councils have failed to use the powers conferred upon them to regulate roadside and other advertisements; and whether he will take steps to make it clear to them that the disfigurement of the countryside is contrary to public policy?


Only two counties in England (Huntingdonshire and the parts of Kesteven) and five in Wales (Brecknock, Carnarvon, Cardigan, Flint and Monmouth) have not made by-laws either under the Advertisements Regulation Act, 1907, or the Act of 1925 for the protection of amenities against disfiguring advertisements. There does not appear to be a need for my right hon. Friend to take any special steps in the matter.


Having passed the by laws, do they use them?


I understand that they are fully aware of their powers.