§ 3.8 p.m.
§ LORD MOTTISTONE had the following Notice on the Paper: To ask His Majesty's Government, whether they can ensure that in all planning schemes adequate steps are taken to prevent the disfigurement of the neighbourhood by ugly signs or advertisements; whether they will consider the introduction of such additional legislation as may be necessary to secure the powers needed for this purpose; and to move for Papers. The noble Lord said: My Lords, Lord Woolton, who was to have replied to the Motion standing in my name, is most unfortunately laid up and unable to leave his room. He regrets infinitely any inconvenience caused, but I understand he wishes to make the statement himself as it is of some importance. Therefore I have no alternative, while apologizing for this unavoidable delay, but to ask your Lordships' leave to postpone this to an early date. I understand that Lord Woolton's condition is such that in a few days he may be quite well again. He could not possibly come to-day, however, and he asked me to express to your Lordships his infinite regret. Therefore I beg leave to postpone the Motion.
§ Motion postponed.