§ 50. Mr. Keeling
asked the Minister of Supply whether he will take power to 1967 remove all metal and timber advertisement hoardings from the countryside so as to increase the supply of scrap and wood?
§ Sir A. Duncan
In conjunction with my Noble Friend the Minister of Works and Planning, inquiries are being made to ascertain whether any considerable quantity of serviceable material would be made available from these sources.
§ Major Lyons
Are not these hoardings very valuable for displaying Government announcements, encouraging war savings and other Government purposes?
§ Sir Joseph Lamb
Are not tons of metal being used for this purpose in advertising commodities which cannot be supplied in quantity?
§ Sir Herbert Williams
Do not the newspapers publish a great many advertisements of people who cannot supply the goods advertised for the purpose of keeping their goodwill?
§ Captain Studholme
Would it not be a great public improvement if these hideous advertisement hoardings which disfigure the countryside were removed for ever?