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London Airport (Advertisement)

Volume 644: debated on Monday 10 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Aviation how much money he has received in rental for the site of the large whisky bottle advertisement at London Airport.

It would be contrary to established practice to disclose the details of a particular contract.

The hon. Gentleman cannot shelter behind that Answer. Are we not entitled to know what his right hon. Friend has sold our birthright for? Is he not aware of the disgust expressed by arrival and departure passengers at London Airport at this monstrous vulgar advertisement? Finally, may I ask whether this is the thin end of the wedge? Are we to expect monstrous advertisements such as this springing up all over London Airport? Why does not he pull it down?

What? London Airport? I cannot be drawn on the details of a particular advertisement or contract. I agree that this advertisement is not to everybody's taste.