HC Deb 28 June 1928 vol 219 cc723-4W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the increasing disfigurement caused by out-door advertisements, which are continually becoming larger and more conspicuous, he will set up a committee to consider measures for the control of such advertisements in urban as well as in rural areas?


The problem of rural scenery was fully considered by Parliament in 1925, when the Advertisements Regulation Act of that year was passed. So far as concerns matters within the scope of that Act, it is much too early to review the position. If the hon. Member has in mind the protection of residential areas, that is a very difficult and controversial question, which, so far as I am aware, has as yet been dealt with only in connection with town planning schemes. I am not prepared to set up a committee as suggested, but I would be willing to consider calling a conference later in the year if in the meantime I receive evidence of any general demand for action.