HL Deb 31 July 1984 vol 455 c779WA
The Marquess of Ailesbury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why, at the height of the tourist season, they permit the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus to be surrounded by unsightly advertising hoardings.

Lord Skelmersdale

The statue of Eros is owned by the Greater London Council. They have erected hoardings to protect the statue prior to restoration work. Planning permission was not required for this. I understand that the advertisements are unlicensed fly posters.

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