§ Lord Rogan
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether vehicle registration plates which incorporate the European Union flag are classified as an "outdoor advertisement" under the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992. [HL4886]
§ The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)
All flags, including the European Union flag, are classified as outdoor advertisements and as such are controlled by the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992. Under the regulations, advertisements on vehicles may be lawfully displayed without consent provided the vehicle is normally employed as a moving vehicle.