HL Deb 08 July 2003 vol 651 cc37-8WA
Lord Monson

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they plan to curb the proliferation of litter caused by the placing of unsolicited advertising material under the windscreen wipers of parked cars; and whether this practice constitutes a threat to road safety. [HL3632]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty)

We do not have any plans to control such advertising material. Placing advertising material under car windscreen wipers is not considered to constitute a littering offence under Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

We have no reason to suspect that the placing of advertisements under car windscreen wipers constitutes a road safety risk.