§ Mr. Francis Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that, without consent under the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations, large numbers of brightly coloured roadside advertisements are being displayed in rural areas throughout the country in pursuance of a campaign launched by the National Farmers' Union; and what action he proposes to take to secure their early removal in the interests of amenity and public safety.
§ Mr. MacColl
Yes, but local planning authorities have power to act against368W such contraventions and, while my right hon. Friend also has default powers, he sees no reason to intervene at this stage.
I understand the display is a temporary measure.