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Aerial Advertising

Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade when he intends to lay an order making advertising by means of trailing banners from aircraft legal.

As I indicated in my written answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Southend, East (Mr. Taylor)—[Vol. 28, c.620]—I shall lay amending regulations before the House in the near future.

asked the Minister for Trade how many prosecutions are pending for breaches of regulations prohibiting aerial advertising; and whether a prosecution against those persons responsible for such advertising on Sunday 4 July at Menwith hill, near Harrogate, is to be undertaken.

No prosecutions are pending at present. Consideration is being given to prosecuting those responsible for the alleged incident referred to.