HC Deb 22 June 1955 vol 542 cc1307-8
42. Miss Pitt

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what steps he is taking to regulate the broadcasting of advertisements from low-flying aero-planes.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

In connection with the possibility of a revision of the Air Navigation Order I have recently consulted the local authority associations on this subject. I am now considering their views. At present control of aircraft engaged in advertising is confined to the normal safety rules, except that leaflets may not be dropped.

Miss Pitt

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is a potential danger to other road traffic when this constant and disconcerting human voice, immensely amplified, appears to fill the whole of the air and exposes road users to certain actions which may cause danger to life?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I have realised for some months the possibility of difficulties of that sort. That is why I initiated discussions with the local authorities some little time ago, because I think that they must come into this matter.