HL Deb 25 March 1924 vol 56 cc1023-4

Amendments reported (according to Order).

Clause 1:

Extended powers of making bye-laws.

1.—(1) The powers of a local authority under section two of the Advertisements Regulation Act, 1907 (in this Act referred to as the principal Act), shall include powers to make byelaws for regulating, restricting or preventing within their district or any part thereof the exhibition of advertisements so as to disfigure or injuriously affect—

  1. (a) the view of rural scenery from a highway or railway, or from any public place or water; or
  2. (b) the amenities of villages in rural districts ; or
  3. (c) the amenities of any historic or public building or monument or of any place frequented by the public solely or chiefly on account of its beauty or historic interest.

(2) In section two of the principal Act the words "or to disfigure the natural beauty of a landscape "are hereby repealed.

(3) This section shall not apply to the exhibition of advertisements on or upon any railway station, yard, platform or railway approach belonging to a railway company.

LORD DANESFORT had on the Paper an Amendment to insert at the end of the clause:—"or upon any dock, quay, pier, landing stage, wharf, lock or toll station belonging to any harbour, dock or canal undertaking, and being situate within the limits of any county borough or municipal borough or of an urban district having a population of twenty thousand or upwards."

The noble Lord said: After I had placed this Amendment on the Paper I learned that my noble friend Lord Southwark, who represents, I think, the London Chamber of Commerce in this matter, objected to the last three lines of the Amendment, from the word "undertaking" to the end. In order to meet his views I am prepared to leave out all words after "undertaking," and I understand that my noble friend Lord Newton will accept the Amendment so modified. I beg, therefore, to move it down to the word "undertaking."

Amendment moved— Page 1, line 26, at end insert (" or upon any dock, quay, pier, landing stage, wharf, lock, or toll station belonging to any harbour, dock, or canal undertaking").—(Lord Danesfort.)