HC Deb 18 February 1969 vol 778 cc199-200
22. Mr. Graham Page

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will make a statement on the progress of his discussions with interested parties regarding outdoor advertising.

Mr. Skeffington

My right hon. Friend has now received the comments of interested parties on the proposal made by the Outdoor Advertising Council for an alternative appeals procedure and on other proposed amendments to the Control of Advertisements Regulations. These are now under consideration.

Mr. Page

Would the Parliamentary Secretary say whether the Minister is now convinced that it would be wrong to abolish appeals from refusal of town planning permission for outdoor advertising?

Mr. Skeffington

I think my right hon. Friend would prefer to make a statement when he has given due consideration to representations that are being made. The point made by the hon. Member has not been lost on the Minister.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

When does the Minister expect to bring in regulations about advertising in garage forecourts?

Orders before the House, that they should be reduced.

Following is the information:

Mr. Skeffington

I cannot give a precise date, but there should not be undue delay.