HC Deb 08 March 1939 vol 344 c2159W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any information as to whether other countries, and particularly the United States, have regulations controlling the erection of illuminated advertisements on motor roads; and can he made a statement on the experience derived from the adoption of such regulations?

Mr. Burgin

I am not aware of any regulations in foreign countries relating to the control of illuminated advertisements on motor roads, but I understand that in Belgium and Germany the erection of advertisements liable to confuse road-users or to impair the efficiency or visibility of signals is forbidden. I have no information as regards the United States of America. I am not in a position to make the statement asked for in the latter part of the question.