§ Mr. Batiste
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to combat the growth of unauthorised fly posting.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
Unauthorised "fly-posting" is an offence which is open to prosecution by the local planning authority, under section 109 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971. Since July 1982 district councils and London boroughs have also had power, under section 109A of the 1971 Act, to remove or obliterate any illegally displayed placard or poster after giving two days' notice of their intention to do so. Guidance about dealing effectively with "fly-posting" is given in paragraphs 39 to 41 of the annex to my Department's circular No. 11/84, which was issued to all local authorities on 9 April last year.