HC Deb 01 October 1941 vol 374 c581
70. Major Sis George Davies

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply whether his attention has been called to the large numbers of advertising hoardings and billboards no longer required for the purposes for which they were erected, which are, in many cases, eye-sores and possible sources of danger in case of conflagration caused by enemy action; and whether he will look into the possibility of removing them and using the timber for more immediately useful purposes?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

The question of recovering timber from hoardings has repeatedly been considered but in view of the poor condition of most of the timber and of the heavy wastage involved in recovering it, the employment of labour for this purpose could not be justified in present conditions.